This page was last updated 09/05/2020


Note: Carlow University’s decisions are based on CDC, national, state and local guidance for colleges and universities.


Question: Are there students living in residential housing this fall?

Answer: Yes. Students have moved into the residence halls.

All students, including those with fully online classes, are permitted to live in the residence halls.


Question: How many students are being permitted to live in the dorms?

Answer: Fall occupancy is limited to 75% capacity. At this time, the University is not moving to single rooms in the residence halls.


Question: Can resident students have visitors or guests?

Answer: Commuter students and visitors are not allowed in the dorms at this time.


Question: Are lounges open in the residence halls?

Answer: To mitigate the spread of coronavirus, the lounges in residence halls are closed.


Question: How are residence halls being cleaned? What is the protocol?

Answer: Refer to the Facilities section of our website for information on the University’s cleaning protocols.


Question: Are residential students restricted to stay on campus?

Answer: No. However, the Allegheny County Health Department has asked all universities to strongly discourage students from attending large social gatherings. Carlow University strongly encourages all students to limit their outside movement to essential needs to limit the risk of exposure.


Question: If classes are offered fully in person for the second semester, could a student secure a dorm room for the second semester if he/she did not stay in the dorms during the first semester?

Answer: Yes, although the University cannot guarantee availability.


Question: If a student changes his/her mind and decides not to live on campus in the fall, how does her/she make this change?

Answer: Contact the Director of Residence Life and Financial Aid.


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