Students encouraged to RSVP for President Humphrey’s approaching inauguration

Dear Students,

Allegheny County COVID-19 infections trended downward this week, resulting in just over a 5% infection rate, and placing Pittsburgh in the “low” CDC Community Level. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here.

Please review additional important information for you to know.

New This Week:

Get excited for Inauguration! RSVP now!

President Humphrey’s inauguration week is coming fast and we want you to be a part of the festivities! Join the Carlow community, prominent leaders in Western Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey on Friday, March 25 for the Dr. Humphrey’s inaugural mass, installation ceremony or both! A reception for all guests will follow.

History will be made as Carlow University honors its 11th president. Reserve your free spot to attend this can’t-miss event by March 18. RSVP by clicking here!

Can’t wait? Check out this one-on-one conversation between KDKA’s Kevin Battle and President Humphrey!

Carlow Food Packing Extravaganza

You are invited to honor Dr. Humphrey on the occasion of her inauguration as our president by joining our entire community, including faculty, staff, students, Campus Lab School students and Sisters of Mercy, as we pack 20,000 meals for the people of Burkino Faso, the world’s most food threatened country. Choose one of two sessions on Tuesday, March 22: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. to experience this fast paced and engaging event. Both sessions will be held in St. Joseph Hall.

Registration is required! Sign up here:

Questions? Contact Sister Sheila ()

Student Activities

Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ AJP 107: Morning with Mister Rodgers

Carlow Future Educators will be hosting a keynote speaker who will discuss personal stories with Mister Rodgers and how she continues his legacy.

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Dress for Success!

Do you have an upcoming interview, internship, career fair, new job, or training program? Come receive support in selecting FREE business professional clothing, shoes, accessories, and personal care items from the Dress for Success Pittsburgh Team. All Carlow students who identify as female, if you are interested, please visit the TRIO SSS Office (UC 402) or email to by Monday, March 14.

Tuesday, March 15 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. @ CAA Room: Learning English as Another Language

Is English your second or third language? If so, then the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) wants to learn from you! The CAA is providing an opportunity for you to share what strategies you use in order to be successful in your classes. The CAA is also interested in what kinds of difficulties you may have encountered, such as reading or test-taking. Come and talk with us!

Tuesday, March 15 from 7 – 8 p.m. @ Zoom: Red Dog Reading Series

Carlow’s undergraduate-run reading series featuring local and regional writers. The event includes an open mic (two pages/minutes per reader). Email Ed Simo () for the Zoom link and open mic signup.

Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ 2nd Floor of the UC: All of Us Research Project

Representatives will be here to share information on the project and to get you signed up!


Become a TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) Scholar today!

Want to join a national network of students and a community of Carlow students who share similar backgrounds, have similar questions and concerns about the college process and aspire to similar goals? Become a TRIO SSS Scholar today! Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services at Carlow University serves students who are first-generation, income-eligible, and/or students with disabilities. This opportunity is available to qualified ungraduated students.

Please note that to be eligible for TRIO SSS, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and

AT LEAST ONE of the following: first-generation college student, income eligible, and/or students with a disability.

Space is Limited! Apply to become a TRIO Scholar Today by clicking here or in person at our Office UC 402. To learn more about the TRIO SSS Program at Carlow email or visit our website.

Indoor Mask Requirement

On Friday, Feb. 25, the CDC altered their mask guidance, which is now based upon specific community’s level of spread. Even though Allegheny County community level is considered low and this would indicate that masks are optional by the CDC guidelines, the University will continue to maintain its indoor mask requirement at this time.

We are reviewing the CDC’s changes and will make any adjustments to our COVID-19 response so long as it aligns with our continued commitment to the common good.

Mercy Video Contest for Student Videographers: Entry Deadline April 1

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas has launched its sixth annual video contest. Follow the video link here* *for all the contest details including rules, tips for creating videos and past winning entries.

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 ().

Take over the Carlow TikTok!

We are looking for current students to take over the Carlow TikTok 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!

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 .

Travel safely as you return to campus from break. It will be great to have you back on campus as we head into the last eight weeks of the semester!


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

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