Students advised of COVID-19 vaccine requirement for certain clinical sites, reminded to report positive test results

Dear Students,

COVID-19 case rates in Allegheny County have remained problematically high, keeping the county in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Dr. Bogen, executive director of the Allegheny County Health Department, cited the need to resist “letting our guard down” with cooler temperatures and greater frequency indoors. As such, please continue to treat COVID-19-like symptoms with caution and avoid coming to campus.

New this week:

ACTION NEEDED: Reporting Positive COVID-19 Results

All reported positive COVID-19 cases are reflected in the Campus Dashboard, which can be found by clicking here. Some have suggested we are not receiving all reported cases and thus our actual rates are higher. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, please contact Health Services by calling 412-578-6474. It is vital to provide that data and for us to be able to provide guidance to you.

ACTION NEEDED: Report Safety Concerns to Campus Police (412-578-6005)

The Carlow Police have 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 412-578-6005, 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 as they occur.

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Clinical Sites Require Vaccination

The University has been notified that all Carlow faculty and students in any programs that use AHN for practicum or internship sites will need to provide confirmation of COVID-19 multi-dose vaccination by January 4, 2022. Please consult your advisor or clinical supervisor for details if you feel this may pertain to you.

Symptomatic? Contact Health Services

Students who are symptomatic shouldstay 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.

Weekend Student Activities

Today, we honor our veterans

Veteran’s Day is a time to remember and pay tribute to the individuals who have bravely served our country in the military. Our nation’s continued freedom and liberty are a direct result of each member of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force. We owe a debt of gratitude to them and salute their bravery and willingness to risk their lives to protect us and our way of life. The Carlow University community is fortunate to include service members and families of military personnel, both past and present. Today, and every day, we thank each of you for your service and sacrifice.

SGA Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 11 @ 6 p.m.

Tonight, all are welcome to join us for the Student Government Association (SGA) for its weekly meeting on the second floor of the University Commons.

Craft Night – Thursday, Nov. 11 @ 7 p.m.

Tonight, please join us as we make holiday wreaths on the second Floor of the University Commons!

Women’s Basketball Game – Friday, Nov. 12 @ 6 p.m.

Cheer on your team via stream! Watch the Women’s Basketball as they play against Bentley University: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/bentley/.

On Campus Movie Screening: Jungle Cruise – Friday, Nov. 12 @ 7 p.m.

Join us on the second floor of the University Commons for a fun movie night!

Women’s Basketball Game – Saturday, November 13 @ 1pm

Cheer on your team via stream! Watch the Women’s Basketball as they play against Johnson and Wales University: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/jwuri/.

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 by clicking 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!

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.

Planned Power Outage in Oakland – Sunday, Nov. 14 @ 4 p.m.

Please note that some shops and restaurants in Oakland may be closed due to planned maintenance. The following addresses have been identified as being affected by this outage:

  • 207 Atwood Street.
  • 3600 thru 3721 Forbes Avenue (both even and odd side of the street).
  • 3600 thru 3618 Fifth Avenue (even side of the street).
  • 3901 thru 3909 Forbes Avenue (odd side of the street).
  • 3801 thru 3815 Forbes Avenue (odd side of the street).

At this time, we do not expect Carlow’s campus to be affected.

Reminders:

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.

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 carlow.mywconline.com, 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 .

Thank you for your commitment to the common good!

Sincerely,

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

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