Carlow University to Transition to In-Person Instruction This Fall

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Current Planning Includes a Return to Pre-Pandemic Classroom Seating

Pittsburgh, Pa. – This morning, Carlow University President Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, announced that the university will be transitioning back to an in-person instructional class schedule featuring face-to-face classes and standard options of hybrid or online. Current planning will incorporate pre-pandemic classroom seating capacities in the fall semester.

“We continue to monitor and follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County,” said Dr. Mellon. “If anything changes, we will flex as needed. We anticipate that all members of our campus community will have the opportunity to receive a vaccine over the next few months.”

Dr. Mellon concluded the announcement by thanking Carlow faculty, staff, and students for their “commitment to the common good,” which allowed the university to continue learning during the pandemic.


About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in two colleges: the College of Health and Wellness and the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Health and Wellness includes the departments of Nursing, Respiratory Care, Healthcare Data Analytics, Health Management, and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and the Physician Assistant programs. Graduate programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy will soon be added.

Carlow University also believes in the education and growth of students both inside and outside the classroom, where they can join student government, clubs, and academic honorary societies where they can develop skills in judgment, leadership, analysis, decision-making, and communication. For student-athletes, Carlow’s 14 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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