Dean shares information on counseling and disability services, reminds students to submit vaccination status

Dear Students,

Allegheny County remains in the high-risk zone for community transmission, as case rates continued to be high this past week. Details may be found by clicking here. While campus rates remain low, concern about continued spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant calls for continued commitment to the common good to maintain an open learning environment.

New this week

Weekend Student Activities

  • Friday, Sept. 24 – Mercy Service Day
    Take part in a Carlow tradition! First year students, FYMs and instructors will go into the surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods to honor the Carlow University’s long-standing commitment to service.

  • Friday, Sept. 24 @ 5 p.m. – Athletic Walk of Fame
    Join the Carlow University athletics department as we honor our talented student-athletes who have demonstrated strong performance and unparalleled character.

  • Saturday, Sept. 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – “Blizzard of Bucks” Game Show
    Join your peers on the second floor of University Commons for a fast and fun game show-style competition! Each contestant is drawn at random to compete against each other in three rounds of wild, goofy games for a chance to step into the exciting Money Machine. Contestants will then have 30 seconds in a swirling sea of green to “Go for the Dough.” Any finalist could walk away with up to $500 in cash! Even audience will get chances to win cash and other prizes with our “Let’s Make A Deal” & “Most Enthusiastic Audience Member” contests.

Pittsburgh Area: To find information on events happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, click here. Remember, Port Authority of Pittsburgh offers $1 trips with Carlow student ID evenings and weekends. Bus schedule information can be found by clicking here. We will be offering a shuttle service on Saturday and Sundays soon. Please stay tuned for more information!

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. Students may request accommodations for the fall semester through these links:

Please email with questions or concerns.

Counseling Services Available

During the pandemic, Counseling Services is fully accessible for in-person and telehealth appointments. Evening and Sunday appointments are available by request. Individual and group sessions are also available. Contact and access information can be obtained on the Health and Counseling Services HCS Homepage.


ACTION NEEDED: Submit Vaccination Status Information

If you have not already responded, Carlow University is requiring students to report their vaccination status. We need each of you to click here to submit your information. Please submit your information immediately. All information is confidential and will be gathered in aggregate form to guide University policy, prevention, and mitigation decisions. Please understand we will be following up with each student to confirm compliance and failure to do so may result in conduct review.

Not feeling well? Here’s who to contact

We have been getting questions about what to do when student have COVID-19 symptoms. In short, stay where you are and contact Health Services 412-578-6474 or your Primary Care Physician (PCP). There are different guidelines for those vaccinated and unvaccinated regarding need to test, quarantine, and isolate. We recommend you use the following CDC guidelines:

Symptomatic? Report COVID-19 Test Results

If you are experiencing symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19, please stay home and contact Health Services or your Primary Care Provider. Students are encouraged to self-report their test results to inform Carlow University’s COVID-19 dashboard. Students should contact Health Services by clicking here, calling 412-578-6474 or emailing .

If you have trouble clicking the above link, enter the URL below into your web browser’s navigation bar:

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

With 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 make contact with you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Stay well and be safe!


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

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