Dean shares weekend activities, final reminder for American Relief Plan distribution

Dear Students,

Allegheny County remains in the high-risk zone for community transmission as case rates and hospitalizations continue to be of concern. Details may be found by clicking here. Concern about continued spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant calls for our collective actions to maintain an open and active learning environment.

New this week, there are several important updates to manage the start to the academic year within the COVID-19 environment.

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.

Last call: American Relief Plan distribution – Please complete confirmation

The University is in the process of distributing Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III funds, received under the American Relief Plan, directly to students. All students are eligible and will receive a base distribution. Those demonstrating additional financial need will also receive a supplemental distribution.

To receive a distribution, students need to complete the confirmation form by Sept. 12, 2021. The form can be found here.

Not feeling well? 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:

Weekend Student Activities

Emotion Matrix: Experience a thrill unlike anything else in the world on Friday, Sept. 10 from 6 – 10 p.m. in the Antoninan Theater! Emotion Matrix is the exclusive touring virtual reality 360 experience that includes a motion platform and sensory/emotion enhancements brought onsite to your location. Emotion Matrix is engineered with the highest technology to deliver a full 4D virtual reality!

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.


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:

Properly Fitting Masks Must Be Worn Indoors

Carlow University requires properly fitting masks to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We have been getting reports of masks below noses, and individuals without masks at times. Please take care when entering buildings, classrooms, and common spaces to put on a mask. If you lose or forget a mask, you may obtain a disposable mask at Campus Police, Frances Warde Hall.

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 .

Enjoy your weekend and please stay safe!


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

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