University seeking student input via newly released survey

University Communication to Students
Distributed: September 24, 2020
Posted: September 25, 2020  


Dear Students,

Feedback suggests that we are settling into a Fall routine as we close out this week. Please see the following important updates about campus availability and operations.

Student Resources Survey

We are seeking information to help the University understand how students are feeling about access to student service offices such as Student Affairs, The Hub, Center for Academic Achievement, and other offices of need. Please take a few moments to complete this survey here.  

Campus Space Available

To confirm, campus is open for the academic year for study and occupancy in between classes. We have heard a few may be experiencing challenges having back-to-back classes on-ground and then online. If you are running into this issue, please contact Student Affairs at 412-578-6293 or submit a report and let the Care Team know about your needs, questions, or concerns. We will reach out and assist you.

Screening Schedule

Please continue to self-screen daily prior to coming to campus. For those coming to campus, the weekly screening schedule is now posted on the website and updated each week. Please note that on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all screening is consolidated to one location – Francis Warde Hall. If you have class on campus, including AJP, you are expected to be screened before reporting for class. NOTE: We will be adjusting, and consolidating, screening times and locations in response to light user volume. Please look for a communication in the days to come.  

Student Activities and Support

Student organizations and activities are getting up and running. We will be adding information in upcoming Thursday communications or you may contact .

Coming Events

September 25 – Mercy Service Day – another future option will be offered

September 30 – Voting Justice 2020 – Join Carlow University's Social Justice Institutes for a non-partisan virtual plenary on critical election issues from a social justice perspective. We will address voting rights, voter suppression, the political process, and the power and limitations of voting as a tool for social change. For more information and to register:

October 1 – 1pm-3pm: LGBTQ+ Tie Dye Event

To sign up for the event, use the link. Please note that registration is required prior to the event!

Anyone who has a group interested in hosting or planning an activity on campus should contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Student Government Positions Available

Undergraduate students interested in serving on the Student Government Association (SGA) are encouraged to declare candidacy. The deadline for declarations of candidacy for the Student Government Association (SGA) for the positions of either SGA President or SGA Vice-President is this Friday, September 25, at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in running for either of these positions, please feel free to contact Erin Boyles at . Currently, elections for these positions are slated for some time during the week of September 28.

Health and Counseling Services

Health and Counseling Services are offered by appointment via telehealth. To schedule an appointment, students can email with their full name and contact information to request a phone call to schedule, or can call 412-578-6474 (leave a message if no one is available to take their call). Medical emergencies should be directed to emergency resources, including, but not limited to, Campus Police at 412-578-6007 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus.

Mental health emergencies should be directed to emergency resources, including, but not limited to, Campus Police at 412-578-6007 if on-campus, 911 if off-campus, or resolve crisis services if located anywhere in Allegheny County at 1-888-796-8226.

U.S. Census

Make sure you have been counted! If you lived in Pittsburgh on April 1, 2020, we encourage you to complete the U.S. census. The deadline is September 30. Only taken every 10 years, it is important to your local community - this community - that you be counted. Visit 2020census.gov.

Be well and stay safe,

Timothy P. Phillips, PhD

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students