Spring semester registration opens, students reminded to request second round of relief fund distribution

Dear Students,

Allegheny County continues to see COVID-19 case rates above 6%, keeping the county in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here.

On campus, COVID-19 case rates remain low as we head into the final weeks of the semester. Please continue to treat COVID-19-like symptoms with caution and avoid coming to campus. Review the important information below.

New this week

Action Required: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) – Round Two Distribution

Round 2 of HEERF III funding distribution is now available for request!

What we need you to do: To receive a distribution, students need to complete the confirmation form by November 7. The form can be found by clicking here.

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.

Weekly Dining Services Update

  • A binder with weekly recipes will be available at Tiernan Hall for review and ingredient identification.
  • If you don’t see what you want, please ask. In Tiernan, the grill can replicate most offerings at Frank’s Café, including the Pittsburgh Salad or Grilled Chicken addition!.
  • Waffles are now all gluten free! Word is they are better than ever!
  • The Grill is now open for all of the weekend brunch hours.

Weekend Student Activities

Tonight: Diwali Light Celebration @ 6:30 p.m

Join us on the Campus Green as we celebrate the great Hindu festival of Holi – the Festival of Light! A brief description and lighting ceremony will be held, followed by a tasting of traditional Holi appetizers.

Tonight: SGA Meeting @ 6 p.m

All are welcome to join us for the Student Government Association (SGA) for its weekly meeting on the second floor of the University Commons!

Friday, Nov. 5 & Saturday, Nov. 6 @ 7 p.m. – On-Campus Movie Screening

Join us on the second floor of the University Commons on Friday and Saturday for a screening of “F9: The Fast Saga” at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7 from 4-6 p.m. – Tailgate Thanksgiving Donation Drive

On Sunday, Lot B will play host to a Tailgate Thanksgiving Donation Drive. Stop by, help by donating Thanksgiving dinner items, and enjoy some hot drinks!

Monday, Nov. 8 @ 9 p.m. – Student-Athlete Association Movie Night

Join the campus community for the movie “Creed” in the Gailliot Center. All are welcome!

Saturday, Nov. 13 @ 7 p.m. – Documentary on Behavior Modification School

Artist and filmmaker Leslie Koren, assistant professor of media arts at Robert Morris University, has created a documentary focused on her high school years at a rural behavior modification boarding school in Utah. After the screening, she will hold a Q&A session, moderated by Film Pittsburgh Executive Director Kathryn Spitz Cohan. If you are interested in attending this event at The Tull Family Theater as part of the Three Rivers Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., tickets are available in advance online at www.filmpittsburgh.org; if any tickets remain available, they will be sold that day at the door.

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.

Downtown’s got the Edge

Have you got the Downtown Pittsburgh Edge? Support local businesses while you revisit some of your favorite places – or even be introduced to something completely new – while receiving special offers, discounts, deals, and more! When you shop or visit in person, show your Downtown Pittsburgh Edge card or keychain to take advantage of the program. Out and about while exploring the neighborhood? Look for the Edge window decals to see what businesses you can save at or browse this month’s deals here.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for a celebration that’s 125 years in the making! All are invited to “crash” their historic Oakland campus for a free celebration marking our shared anniversary! Experience the Library and museums like never before as art, literature, information, history and science collide during this family-friendly weekend. Cultural organizations from around the city will join in bringing museum and library spaces to life with special story times, hands-on artmaking, live performances, science demonstrations, historic tours and more! Appropriate COVID 19 safety protocols will be followed. Crash in on the fun and head to www.crashthecarnegies.org for more details!

Symptomatic? Not sure what to do?

Students who are symptomatic should stay where they are and contact Health Services by calling 412-578-6474 or emailing hcs@carlow.edu. 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. Confidentially upload your COVID-19 test results to health services by clicking here.

We recommend you use the following CDC guidelines:


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 https://carlow.mywconline.com/, 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.

Campus Dashboard Updated

The University has updated the Campus Dashboard to now include reported vaccination rates, which can be found by clicking here. Rates will be updated weekly on Mondays. Thank you for your commitment to the common good!

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 fun and safe weekend!


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

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