Dean wishes students a safe Thanksgiving, reminds students of critical survey participation

Dear Students,

Allegheny County COVID-19 case rates have continued to rise in the last week, keeping the county in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday coming next week, please take care to consider travel and gathering plans that keep you safe. Please review the important information for you to know this week, below.

New this week:

ACTION NEEDED: Please complete the Student Housing Survey

The University has partnered with a national consulting firm to assess the need to improve the quality and availability of student housing on campus. Please complete their survey, no matter your housing status or future plans. Your input will inform the decision-making process and have an impact on the future of our Carlow community. For completing the survey, you will receive a $5 drink coupon for Frank’s Café and be entered in a drawing for a $100 Target gift card! Click here to take the student housing survey.

ACTION NEEDED: Please take the Campus Pantry Survey

The Carlow Closet is conducting a survey to help us improve our campus pantry. All those who complete the survey and send a screen shot of the last screen will be entered in a draw for a $30 Target gift card. Click here to take the campus pantry survey.

ACTION NEEDED: Reporting positive COVID-19 Results

Students, please report confirmed COVID-19 infections to Health Services so that we may provide support. All reported positive COVID-19 cases are reflected in the Campus Dashboard, which can be found by clicking here. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, please contact Health Services to provide that data by calling 412-578-6474.

University Closed November 24-26

The University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus Police will remain available throughout the break for emergencies by calling 412-578-6007 (emergency) or 412-578-6005 (non-emergency).

Weekend Student Activities

SGA Meeting and Town Hall – Thursday, Nov. 18 @ 6 p.m.

Tonight, all are welcome to join the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting at 6 p.m. and Town Hall meeting following at 6:30 p.m. to review progress on Dining Services feedback gathered during the Oct. 7 Town Hall. As always, this weekly meeting will be held on the second floor of the University Commons.

Bingo Night – Thursday, Nov. 18 @ 7 p.m.

Tonight, join us for a fun night of bingo, popcorn and nacho bar, drinks, and prizes on Thursday, Nov. 18, in Gailliot Center! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for guests. Proceeds benefit The Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning Education Center in Uganda.

Outdoor Club Friendsgiving – Thursday, Nov. 18 @ 7 p.m.

Tonight, Join the Outdoor Club in Franny’s for a Thanksgiving feast with friends. Students are asked to bring one canned or boxed food item to donate to Uptown Partners. The student who brings the most items will win a holiday themed prize basket!

Saturday, Nov. 20 @ 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Women’s and Men’s Basketball

Join the campus community as we cheer on the Celtics against conference rival West Virginia University Tech at Oakland Catholic High School. The men take the court at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Celtic women at 3:00 p.m. To view schedules, review highlights, and find game live feeds, visit the Carlow Athletics page. Go Celtics!

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.

Congratulations to Our Celtic Athletes!

Carlow University women’s volleyball is coming home the number three team in the nation after defeating the University of Maine Fort Kent in straight sets in the USCAA Championship consolation game!

Carlow University men’s cross-country runner Saul Barrera placed eighth in the nation at the 2021 USCAA Championship. Congratulations, Saul!


Spring Registration

Registration for Spring and Summer 2022 is open in Self Service. Please take time to schedule a meeting with your advisor to review your courses of study. Full information, including helpful videos, are available on the Registrar’s Self Service & Registration Resources site in Isadora. To access Self Service, go to Isadora and click Self Service under Quick Links. If you are having difficulties, please reach out to your advisor, the Student HUB (412-578-6389), or Student Affairs by calling 412-578-6293 or emailing , and we will be happy to assist.

Report Safety Concerns to Campus Police

The Carlow Police recently received indirect reports of student safety concerns that slowed efforts to provide support. When a concern arises, the best method to fully inform students is to work with Campus Police to gather accurate and detailed information. You may report most effectively by calling campus police at 412-578-6007 (emergency) or 412-578-6005 (non-emergency), by using any emergency blue phone on campus, or using the CampusShield app downloadable to any android or iOS device. Please help us address these issues when they are occurring.

Symptomatic? Contact Health Services

Students who are symptomatic should stay where they are and contact Health Services by calling 412-578-6474 or emailing Please also contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP), along with faculty, supervisors, or other appropriate individuals. Because we have received many questions about what to do in such an instance, we are sharing additional guidance, which can be found by clicking here. Please do not come to campus, attend classes, or learning experiences until you are certain of your health status.

The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) is Open for Tutoring and Academic Coaching

Remember that the CAA is tutoring and coaching online and in person. Make an appointment at, call 412-578-6271 or stop by the CAA office on the fourth floor of the University Commons. Make the second half of the semester a success!

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.

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 .

Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!


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

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