Face-to-face classes cancelled for remainder of Spring semester

A Message from President Suzanne K. Mellon to the Carlow University Community:

The health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remains our highest priority during this global pandemic.

I have been in close communication with the other Pittsburgh university presidents today, and we are working in tandem with the appropriate government agencies to make the best decisions possible in a rapidly changing environment.

In addition, the Internal Response Team has been meeting daily to monitor developments and collaborate with essential agencies in the best interest of our community. Academic Affairs and the deans have been working with their faculty to finalize plans to provide online and alternative delivery modalities to allow students to complete their semester. For the remainder of the Spring term, all classes will be delivered in an online or alternative modality, and there will be no face-to-face classes.

Effective immediately, we are postponing the start of the courses that were face-to-face by one week to provide a transition for the provost, deans, and program chairs and directors to finalize plans with the faculty for these online and alternative delivery methods moving forward. These classes will resume on Monday, March 23, in their new format.

Non-online CAP IV courses that meet in person also will be delayed by one week. Attendance policies will be lenient during this term.

All students currently enrolled in online courses will resume classes as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

At this point in time, the residence halls will remain open, and the regularly scheduled athletic events will continue following the guidelines of the NAIA.

A detailed communication will be disseminated tomorrow that outlines critical specifics for students, faculty, and staff.

Historically, this university has demonstrated great resiliency in the face of adversity. We will continue to work together to protect the health and safety of our community while ensuring the academic integrity and continuity for our students to complete the semester.

Suzanne K. Mellon PhD