Students invited to Fall 2021 Job & Internship Fair, reminded to take COVID-19 precautions as indoor events increase

Dear Students,

Allegheny County community transmission rates saw a reduction in the last week yet remain high enough to keep the county in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Campus rates remain low and manageable. Cooler weather and more frequent indoor activity require continued vigilance with using preventative measures. Please review important information for you to know this week.

Weekend Student Activities

Kennywood Fall Fest

Tickets for Kennywood’s Fall Fest are now SOLD OUT. But if you are interested in purchasing a Kennywood Fall Fest ticket, please email . If there is additional interest, we will purchase more tickets at a group rate.

Thursday, Oct. 21 @ 6 p.m. – SGA Meeting & BINGO

Tonight, all are welcome to join us for the Student Government Association (SGA) for a meeting on the second floor of the University Commons. Afterwards, at 7 p.m., stick around for BINGO!

Through Saturday, Oct. 23 – Fall Festival continues

  • Friday, Oct. 22 @ 7 p.m.: Join us on the second floor of the University Commons as we play Just Dance and Mario Kart!
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12-3 p.m.: Carlow patch! Join us on the Green for a pumpkin and some treats!

Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 2-4:30 p.m. – Carlow Blood Drive

Roll up your sleeves and donate at the Carlow Blood Drive! Join us in the Gailliot Center. To schedule your appointment, go to https://donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and use the code: CU03. If you cannot schedule online, please call 412-209-7000 or email Michael at .

Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 2-4:30 p.m. – Fall 2021 Job & Internship Fair

The Job & Internship Fairis on Wed. Oct. 27 from 2pm-4:30pm in Gailliot, University Commons, fifth floor. This event is in person and masks are required. All majors are welcome! To register and see a list of participating organizations go to https://carlow.joinhandshake.com

Remember your family and friends

Make a mask and add loved ones’ names to the prayer book and papal picado to be displayed in McAuley Chapel the first week of November. Material will be available:

  • Monday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AJP.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of University Commons.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 in UC210 Campus Ministry Room.
  • Friday, Oct. 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in AJP.
  • Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of University Commons.

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.

Campus Dashboard Updated

The University has updated the Campus Dashboard to now include reported vaccination rates, which can be found by clicking here. To date, 74% of employees and 60% of students are confirmed as vaccinated, with rates being impacted most by non-response. Also noted, only 4% of employees and 14% of students have been confirmed unvaccinated. Rates will be updated weekly on Mondays. Thank you for your commitment to the common good!

Reminders

Shuttle Service Drivers Needed

If you have a valid driver’s license, are 21 years or older, and are willing to be certified by Police Services, please email to apply.

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.

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

Keep an eye out for a final round of HEERF III funding distribution prior to the semester break. The University will again be opening the application in the next couple of weeks. Notice will be advertised throughout all university communication locations.

ACTION REQUIRED: Student Testing Requirements

Per CDC guidelines, the University will be testing students who are unvaccinated or who have not indicated their vaccination status. This applies to all who have in-person classes or learning experiences. Groups of students will be randomly identified to test each week and students will receive an email communication regarding where and when testing is expected.

If you are vaccinated and have not already responded, please provide detail here so that we might remove you from this testing requirement. The form to submit your status can be found by clicking here. If you have trouble clicking the above link, enter the URL below into your web browser’s navigation bar: https://forms.office.com/r/muXR8ep4VX.

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:

Sisters of Mercy Endorse Vaccination

Sr. Sheila Carney shared a communication sent to all Sisters of Mercy calling for full vaccination. The communication read in part, “Catherine McAuley, reflecting on her own health concerns, wrote in her letter to Sister Aloysius Scott (September 1841): “How happy it would make me if I knew you were doing all in your power to keep up your strength…” One demonstration today of”keeping up our strength” is assuring one another that we are all vaccinated and doing our best to assist in creating a safe and healthy environment for all with whom we daily interact.”

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 .

Stay healthy and enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,

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

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