Additional vaccination clinic announced in final student update of 2021

Dear Students,

Unfortunately, Allegheny County is reporting problematically high and generally rising case rates, keeping the county in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Recommendations from the Allegheny County Health Department are to limit large gatherings during the holidays, especially involving those who have traveled. Please review important information for you to know this week.

New This Week:

University Closure Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

The University will be closed beginning Dec. 23 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. From Thursday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 3, only essential workers will be on campus. Note the HUB will be open Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may contact the HUB for assistance by calling 412-578-6389.


ACTION NEEDED: Spring Registration

Students are encouraged to register for spring 2022 classes at their earliest convenience, as we will soon begin evaluating sections to determine whether consolidation needs to occur. If you have a hold and are unable to register, you may find details in Self-Service. You may also contact the HUB for assistance by calling 412-578-6389.


On Friday, Dec. 3, the University announced that vaccination will be required as of Jan. 24, 2022 for all students, faculty and staff who are not fully online. Full details may be found here:

Additional related information, including waiver requests, may be found here:

Vaccination Clinic – Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 – Gailliot Center

We will offer a vaccination clinic as follows:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Pfizer and Moderna first, second and booster doses.

You may schedule a vaccine appointment here. If these days and times do not work then you may contact Integrated Health 21 or consult the website of the Allegheny County Health Department.

Meal Plan Flex Balances Carry-over

If you have a balance of meal plan flex dollars on your account, fear not! You DO NOT need to spend them down prior to semester end. These balances DO carry over to the Spring semester!

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

With the beginning of each semester, students occasionally struggle with affordability, academic adjustments, and connecting to the community. If you become concerned about yourself or others, please submit a report and let the Care Team know about any needs, questions or concerns. We are active and will contact you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

May each of you have a blessed, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

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