Carthage College strives to be a valuable resource for our neighbors in Kenosha and beyond. We invite members of the community to experience the beauty of our campus, attend fine arts and athletic events, and join us for learning opportunities throughout the year. 

Attend Events

Carthage brings internationally renowned musicians, artists, authors, scientists, playwrights, and speakers to Kenosha every year for events that are open to the public.

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Art Gallery in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art in 2020.

Art Exhibits

The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists. The gallery hosts five exhibitions every year, and opening receptions that offer residents the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. Admission is always free.

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Carthage celebrated Homecoming and Family Weekend with fun events including Casino Night, Alumni ...

Athletic Events

Carthage fields 28 NCAA Division III sports, including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, volleyball, lacrosse, and water polo. Carthage teams regularly win championships in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Join Carthage to cheer on the Firebirds at athletic events in Tarble Arena, Art Keller Field, or Augie Schmidt Field.

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Randall Tucker, chief inclusion officer for Mastercard, spoke at Carthage about why diversity and...

Guest Speakers

Carthage welcomes many distinguished visitors to campus every year, including leaders in business, sports, entertainment, sciences, the humanities and more. Special speakers include the Business and Professional Coalition, Spotlight on Sports Series, Johnson Distinguished Visitors Series, and more.

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Carthage's annual Christmas Festival was held Dec. 3-5, 2021.

Christmas Festival

Carthage’s Christmas Festival is held the first weekend in December. More than 5,000 people attend annually.

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A photo of students performing their instruments at a music concert.

Musical Performances

The Carthage Music Department offers concerts and recitals nearly every week. The department brings some of the world’s finest musicians to Kenosha County, and Carthage faculty and students regularly perform free concerts and recitals.

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A performance of Carthage College's production of She Loves Me in 2021.

Theatre & Dance

Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages 6-8 productions every year. The College’s New Play Initiative brings playwrights of prominence from around the world to Kenosha County, where they create and premiere new works.

Carthage Theatre

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Learn at Carthage

The Carthage Arts Academy provides affordable, expert instruction in a wide variety of instruments for the community. Students and music lovers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Artist-teachers offer private lessons in piano, organ, voice, music theatre, string instruments, brass instruments, percussion, woodwinds, and harp. Group eurhythmics classes for children ages 4-12 are offered on Saturdays.

Learn more about the Carthage Arts Academy

Carthage’s academic divisions and departments regularly bring experts of all disciplines to campus for speaking events. Watch the online Carthage calendar and regional media for upcoming events.

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Have a young athlete in the family? Consider sending your child to a summer sports camp at Carthage. Carthage coaches and athletes offer camps for children in soccer, girls and boys volleyball, boys basketball, swimming, baseball, and girls lacrosse.

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Carthage offers in-demand master’s degrees — some of which can often be completed in just 10 months. Earn a master’s degree in athletic training, education, business design and innovation, sports management, or music theatre vocal pedagogy.

Learn about Master’s Programs at Carthage

Carthage offers rigorous degree and certification programs for adults, through which they can advance their careers and gain new skills through part-time evening studies. Courses are taught by top professors, and are offered in the evenings year-round.

Learn about adult and evening programs at Carthage

Kenosha Oaks Scholarships for Undergraduate Students: Carthage awards eight four-year full-tuition scholarships to Kenosha residents every year, as a way of honoring the relationship we share with the City of Kenosha. 

Full Tuition Scholarships for Adult Kenosha Residents: Carthage offers two four-year Adult Undergraduate Studies scholarships to qualifying residents of the City of Kenosha seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Each tuition-only scholarship is worth more than $110,000.

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Use Carthage Facilities

Looking for the perfect setting for your next event, meeting, or corporate gathering? The picturesque Carthage College campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin, may be the perfect place. Our lakeside views, magical natural setting, and superb amenities will help you strategize, rejuvenate, strengthen your team, and celebrate.

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Work at Carthage

Carthage is a great place to advance your career.

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