This page was last updated 12/31/2021

Question: How are courses being offered?
Answer: In collaboration with faculty and staff leadership, Carlow has made the decision to offer on-ground undergraduate and graduate classes virtually until Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. This provides sufficient time operationally to ensure that we are prepared to return to an on-ground, academic learning experience that is in the best interest of all. By then, all will be vaccinated or have obtained waivers requiring weekly testing, making it possible to fully return to the delivery of an on-ground academic experience. 

In-person classes are scheduled to resume on Jan. 24, 2022. 

Question: How can I find out how classes are being delivered?
Answer: Students can find detailed information about their course modalities by utilizing Web Advisor. Watch this video to understand how to access and read your course schedule.

Question: Do professors still have office hours?
Answer: Yes. Please work with your advisor and/or professor to determine if meetings will be held in-person or virtually. 

Question: How are classrooms being managed?
Answer: Classroom scheduling has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Carlow University is ensuring that cleaning and disinfecting supplies are available in each classroom. Additionally, Facilities continues to regularly clean the classrooms to ensure a safe and hygienic environment.

Question: As a parent, I’m not comfortable with my child attending on-campus classes. What are our options?
Answer: Students can make schedule choices based upon the modality of the course being offered, and all modalities can be accessed through WebAdvisor.

Question: How will the University communicate with students and parents about changes in the academic calendar?
Answer: Any changes will be communicated via the Carlow University website, the intranet and email.

Question: What will happen if I have in-person classes and am not vaccinated by January 24, 2022?
Answer: Please reach out as soon as possible to your Carlow faculty advisor who will work with you to explore options that can inform your decision-making. Our goal is to help students to obtain the skills necessary to be career-ready.

Question: If I am online, or am taking all classes remotely, what is the University policy on being vaccinated?
Answer: If you are taking all classes remotely throughout your Carlow education and you will not take part in any on-campus activity, you are not required to be vaccinated or test weekly. If you are doing an internship, the rules of the internship site will apply.

Question: If my student/advisee chooses not to be vaccinated, what are their options for completing their program of study?
Answer: Please reach out as soon as possible to your Carlow faculty advisor who will work with you to explore options that can inform your decision-making. Our goal is to help students to obtain the skills necessary to be career-ready. There are a variety of variables, depending on the student’s program of study and progress toward degree completion. For example, certain programs require a student to be on campus or have a placement at a site with vaccination requirements. In those cases, completing the degree would not be possible without being vaccinated. Another option would be to switch to a fully online program at Carlow, of which there are many.

In some instances, a student may be far enough along in their program of study to complete a final semester with courses that are currently offered online. Students should be encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and program director for further guidance. Students should understand that if they choose not to make arrangements as indicated, Carlow would have no recourse but to drop them from all their spring and summer courses.  

Question: Can students decide to switch from in-person classes to online courses? 
Answer: An online option may not be available for all courses and is specific to each student’s program of study.  Schedule choices may be made based upon the modality of the course being offered. All modalities can be accessed through self-service. For more specific information, it is recommended that students contact their advisor or program director for assistance.

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