Dean requests student participation in COVID-19 survey to help University prepare for Fall semester

Dear Students,

It is welcome news that reports indicate that within Allegheny County, 66% of adults have chosen to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The positive test rate remains low, just above 1%. With the D-strain of the COVID-19 virus circulating, health officials nationally and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continue to strongly recommend that all adults be vaccinated. Fall 2021 planning is well underway and we anticipate a fully accessible campus learning environment.

New this week:

COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

To assist with Fall planning efforts, we are asking students to voluntarily complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Survey. The purpose is to help Carlow understand, in aggregate form, what percentage of our overall community has chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This survey will not ask you to provide your name and is completely anonymous. Employees have also been asked to complete a similar survey. Information from this survey will be used to assess the need for health safety materials and services through the 2021-22 academic year. Thank you in advance for your response.

University Closed July 5 for Independence Day

Carlow University will be on holiday for Independence Day, Monday, July 5, 2021. Offices will be closed and no classes will be in session. Please enjoy your holiday weekend responsibly!

Welcome Week Fall 2021

Fall Welcome Week will be August 18-22. Please keep an eye out for the full schedule soon! We are excited to welcome student back to campus.


Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

We all need assistance sometimes. 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 throughout the year, including the summer session, and will make contact with you to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or

The CAA is Open for Tutoring and Academic Coaching

The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) is tutoring and coaching online! Students can make an appointment with a tutor or academic coach through the scheduling system’s video feature or through email with a writing tutor. The CAA is here to help! Find them online at, by calling 412-578-6146 or emailing

Disabilities Services Office

Assistance through Carlow’s Disabilities Service Office is also available. Accommodations can be requested for the summer sessions through these links:

Students requesting accommodations for the first time:

Students renewing accommodations in a semester request:

Please email with questions or concerns.

Enjoy the Independence Day weekend and be sure to travel safely if you will be doing so this weekend.


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

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