Dean seeks student volunteers for Celtic Celebration as spring break approaches

Dear Students,

The Allegheny County COVID-19 infection pattern has continued to trend downward to just above 7% this week. That said, the county still remains in the high-risk category for infection rate. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Carlow will continue to require wearing masks when inside campus buildings, including classrooms.

Please review additional important information for you to know.

New This Week:

Spring Break March 7-11

Next week, the University will be on Spring Break, Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11. Though classes will NOT be in session during that time, the campus will remain open. Classes will resume Monday, March 14.

Indoor Mask Requirement

On Friday, Feb. 25, the CDC altered their mask guidance, which is now based upon specific community’s level of spread. Even though Allegheny County community level is considered Low and this would indicate that masks are optional by the CDC guidelines, the University will continue to maintain its indoor mask requirement at this time.

We are reviewing the CDC’s changes and will make any adjustments to our COVID-19 response so long as it aligns with our continued commitment to the common good.

Become a TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) Scholar today!

Want to join a national network of students and a community of Carlow students who share similar backgrounds, have similar questions and concerns about the college process and aspire to similar goals? Become a TRIO SSS Scholar today! Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services at Carlow University serves students who are first-generation, income-eligible, and/or students with disabilities. This opportunity is available to qualified ungraduated students.

Please note that to be eligible for TRIO SSS, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and

AT LEAST ONE of the following: first-generation college student, income eligible, and/or students with a disability.

Space is Limited! Apply to become a TRiO Scholar Today by clicking here or in person at our Office UC 402. To learn more about the TRiO SSS Program at Carlow email or visit our website.

Student Activities

Thursday, March 3 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ 2nd Floor of UC: All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is a national effort that aims to build the largest, most diverse database of health information. The program will support researchers in efforts to understand how different genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors impact health and disease. They will be providing information and assistance in registering for one of two on-campus clinic dates: March 24 and April 6. To begin enrollment, go to All participants will receive a $25 gift card after completing their visit!

Thursday, March 3 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: “Rejecting White Christianity”

Featuring Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre, this workshop will teach students about the reality of white-saviorism and toxic charity and help them practice a new way of thinking about service and charity outside of these dangerous ideologies. Students who want to move out of the theoretical and undertake their project will be encouraged to submit their project for a “Racial Justice Mini-Grant,” a new initiative being organized by the Center for Experiential Learning, the Center for Mercy Heritage & Service, and The Atkins Center for Ethics. Register for the event:

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Dress for Success!

Do you have an upcoming interview, internship, career fair, new job or training program? Come receive support in selecting FREE business professional clothing, shoes, accessories and personal care items from the Dress for Success Pittsburgh Team. All Carlow students who identify as female, if you are interested, please visit the TRiO SSS Office (UC 402) or email to by Monday, March 7.


Responding to Health Issues

As we navigate the pandemic environment, please use the following guidelines:

Regardless of vaccination status, if you have any COVID-19-related symptoms, please do not come to campus. Instead, please contact Health Services, 412-578-6474, and/or your primary care physician (PCP) for further guidance.

When symptomatic, students are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty regarding course requirements and maintaining progress in a remote status.

Celtic Celebration Student Volunteers Needed for March 19!

Celtic Celebration (Admitted Students Day) will be taking place on Saturday, March 19! The Admissions Office is looking for student volunteers to help welcome admitted students to campus with Carlow pride!

Opportunities include directing families to their sessions, handing out masks, chatting with families during lunch and helping with set-up and tear-down. Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. For questions, please email Gabby Adams at . Link to sign up and learn more:

Mercy Video Contest for Student Videographers: Entry Deadline April 1

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas has launched its sixth annual video contest. Follow the video link here for all the contest details including rules, tips for creating videos and past winning entries.

Masks Available

Please wear recommended masks that are properly fitting. Disposable, white surgical style with nose fitting and KN95 masks are available should you forget one or need to replace the one you have. Cloth masks, while fashionable, have been proven ineffective. Please stop by Campus Police Dispatch, Frances Warde Hall, to obtain one.

Want to help plan activities on campus? Become a member of the Carlow Campus Activities Board!

Have an interest in helping plan events and activities on campus? Want to assist with getting speakers, comedians, and musicians on campus? Interested in the behind-the-scenes activities for Spring Off the Green? Join the Campus Activities Board! Interested students should reach out to Erin Boyles () or Mystique Cash ().

Take over the Carlow TikTok!

Interested in creating TikTok content for Carlow? We are looking for current students to take over the account to create their own unique posts. Put your social media talent to work and fill out this quick and easy application now. Once complete, the Marketing and Communications team will get you connected. Apply at!

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

At the beginning of each semester, students occasionally struggle with affordability, academic adjustments and connecting to the community. 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 and will contact you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Have a wonderful Spring Break next week! For those traveling, please do so carefully and safely!


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

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