Students encouraged to nominate faculty for prestigious teaching and advising award

Dear Students,

Allegheny County continued to experience downward trending case counts this week, though positivity rates remain above 10% and in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Please review additional important information for you to know this week below.

New This Week:

Mask Requirement Remains in Place

There is no change to the mask requirement when on campus. The University is evaluating and monitoring conductions, along with guidance from the CDC, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Health Department.

Your Voice Matters: Take the Carlow Campus Climate Survey on Sexual and Domestic Violence

Please consider taking this survey regardless of whether you have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault or not. Your perceptions are critical, and we value your feedback. The results of this confidential survey will be used to improve policies, practices and support for students at Carlow.

Survey Invitation and Gift Card Giveaway: Look for the survey invitation in your email inbox or scan the QR code from posters around campus. As a thank you, you can opt to participate in a gift card giveaway at the end of the survey.

Student Activities

  • Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6 – 10 p.m. @ Oakland Catholic HS: It’s Senior Night!
    Come out and support our senior basketball players, game day staff and cheer team!
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 – Tuesday, March 1: Spill the Tea with the DSO
    Here’s a chance to talk about your experience with Technology, Facilities, Academics and other accessibility at Carlow. Tell your story or use the following link to drop in a post-it note anonymously on our Spill the Tea JamBoard by clicking here.
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2 – 3:45 p.m. @ PPG Place: Ice Skating
    Join us as we take to The Rink at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh for some winter wonderland fun. Tickets to attend are $5. Visit the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of the University Commons to pay with cash or check. Tickets are still available!
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 from 12 – 4 p.m. @ Seven Springs: Snow Tubing at Seven Springs
    Bundle up and join as for an afternoon off campus snowtubing with friends! Transportation to Seven Springs will be provided. Tickets are $20. Stop by the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of the University Commons to buy your tickets. Cash and check only. Tickets are still available!
  • Monday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Antonian Hall Room 501: ARC Open House
    Please join us at our open house and learn how the Advocacy and Resource Center can help students access needed resources on and off campus to support their success at Carlow. Light refreshments will be available.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. @ Franny’s (Frances Warde Hall): Pizza with Police
    Join us in Franny’s to get to know our Carlow Police members and a slice of pizza!
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. @ 2nd Floor of University Commons: **Career Bingo
    Come play Bingo! Win lots of Prizes! Sponsored by the Office of Career Development.
  • Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ Galliot Center and Lobby: Divine 9 – Meet the Greeks
    The Divine 9 worldwide consist historically of Black Greek letter organization that make up the National-Panhellenic Council. This event welcomes all of the Carlow community to come and learn about each organization’s history, membership intake process and programs.

Teaching and Advising Award Nominations

Each year, Carlow students nominate faculty to receive two prestigious awards: The Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Sisters of Mercy Award for Excellence in Advising. The faculty who are recognized with these awards consider it quite an honor. Your thoughtful nominations are now being requested for these awards.

Students may nominate full-time faculty (both graduate and undergraduate) who are in their third year or more of teaching at Carlow University. The President will make the final decision. The recipients of these awards will be announced at the Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Rosemary Heyl Theater, Antonian Hall. All students are invited to attend!

Please submit your nomination by Wednesday, March 15 by clicking on Teaching Nomination Form and Advising Nomination Form.

Carlow is now on TikTok!

Interested in creating TikTok content for Carlow? We are looking for current students to take over the account to create their own unique posts. Put your social media talent to work and fill out this quick and easy application now. Once complete, the Marketing and Communications team will get you connected. Apply at!


Masks Available

Please wear recommended masks that are properly fitting. Disposable, white surgical style with nose fitting and KN95 masks are available should you forget one or need to replace the one you have. Cloth masks, while fashionable, have been proven ineffective. Please stop by Campus Police Dispatch, Frances Warde Hall, to obtain one.

Want to help plan activities on campus? Become a member of the Carlow Campus Activities Board!

Have an interest in helping plan events and activities on campus? Want to assist with getting speakers, comedians and musicians on campus? Interested in the behind-the-scenes activities for Spring Off the Green? Join the Campus Activities Board! Interested students should reach out to Erin Boyles () or Mystique Cash ().

Responding to Health Issues

As we navigate the pandemic environment, please use the following guidelines:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, if you have any COVID-19-related symptoms, please do not come to campus. Instead, please contact Health Services, 412-578-6474, and/or your primary care physician (PCP) for further guidance.

When symptomatic, students are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty regarding course requirements and maintaining progress in a remote status.

Testing Information for COVID-19

Please note that any student who is exempt or otherwise not yet fully vaccinated is required to test weekly. Students may share their results to Health Services using the following confidential reporting form by clicking here! Opportunities to test on-campus will be held throughout the semester, with details shared to eligible students via their Carlow emails from both Health Services and University Communications.

Reporting test results received outside of IH21 testing: COVID Test Results Reporting Form. The IH21 testing registration for February can be found by clicking here.

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report 

At 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 contact you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Stay healthy and enjoy your weekend!



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

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