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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

Visit the Allegheny COVID-19 website for the latest updates regarding Allegheny’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fire Alarm Tests: 7/27

Posted on July 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

Public Safety and Physical Plant will be testing the fire alarms in the residential buildings on Tuesday, July 27, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When a fire alarm sounds you are required to evacuate the building; however, as this is a test which will require multiple alarm activations, the weather may be inclement, and we need to practice physical distancing, you may remain in place and reflect upon what you would do in an actual emergency. Questions regarding these tests may be directed to the Public Safety Office at (814) 332-3357.

Boxes for Moving

Posted on July 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant would like to remind everyone that boxes are available at Physical Plant for the many moves we are conducting this summer. If you need boxes, please put in a work order and let Physical Plant know when you need them and how many boxes are needed. We also ask that you please do not throw those boxes away when done with them, but tear them down and let HK or Physical Plant know so they can be picked up and reused. Thank you.

Allegheny Student Network

Posted on July 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

Students on campus now can connect to the Allegheny Students wireless network everywhere on campus. This network provides wireless internet and access to printing to all Allegheny College students on their computers, phones, and tablets. For other devices, such as game consoles or smart devices, the Allegheny My Devices network is available. You will find instructions for joining both networks at our Student Network page, as well as contact information for MyResNet in case of any questions. The AC-Wireless network remains available for Allegheny College employees who use a wireless connection.

Employee Assistance for Student Move-In and Welcome Week

Posted on July 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

We are seeking everyone’s help between August 10 and 24 to welcome students and facilitate opening the College successfully. We need people to assist on each of the four move-in days (August 10, 13, 18 and 19), as well as people to help with tasks each day through August 24. Many different jobs are available from which you can choose. Please select as many of the roles/tasks that you are willing to do on as many of the days and times that you are available. This will help with scheduling and ensure that we have adequate coverage. Please complete this form by August 1. Thank you in advance for your support.

Fall Student Job Postings

Posted on July 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who wish to hire students to work for them during the fall semester need to submit the Job Posting Description Forms by Monday, July 26. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for the fall semester as well as advertise for any open positions. Supervisors can complete the Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors form here. Our office will be sending out information about the job applications to the incoming first-year class by the end of July, so you can expect applications shortly before classes start in August. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Critical Windows Update

Posted on July 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

LITS is actively monitoring the situation with the PrintNightmare vulnerability recently discovered in Windows operating systems. LITS has already deployed all currently available patches issued by Microsoft and will continue to do so as they are released. Remote employees using college-owned Windows devices should connect to the VPN, launch the Start menu, then search for “Check for updates.” If you use Windows on a personal device, LITS encourages all users to install all available updates immediately using the same process as above. Please contact or call the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768 If you have questions.

Employees: Are You Interested in Croquet and/or Golf?

Posted on July 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

Employees: would you be interested in getting together with colleagues for some friendly competition in croquet and/or golf? If you would be, please email Pam Higham ( and let her know so we can gauge interest.

Fall 2021 Registration Update (July 2021)

Posted on July 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

Self-Service re-opened for all students to Add or Drop unrestricted Fall classes on Tuesday, July 6. Students may register for up to 20 credits without special permission.

July Tech Tuesday Workshops

Posted on July 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join LITS Public Services staff for a closer look at each week’s Tech Tip and learn more about Google Workspace and other technology hacks. Each week’s workshop has a theme; feel free to RSVP for any or all of the sessions. July workshops will be held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., using Google Meet. For details and to RSVP, please use this form. And as always–please contact the InfoDesk at with any questions!

Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards Available

Posted on June 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation now has inflatable stand-up paddleboards, hard kayaks, and inflatable kayaks available for free rental to Allegheny employees and students. E-mail if you are interested.

ACRoSS Starts Next Week: 7/6

Posted on June 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS) begins next Tuesday, July 6, from noon to 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ACRoSS will be held virtually using this Zoom link. We ask that when you join the meeting, please have your microphone turned off so as to reduce background noise and feedback. We do encourage members of the audience to have their cameras turned on (when possible) so that students can see the audience as they present. The current schedule for ACRoSS can be found at this link and will be updated as necessary. The program will proceed similarly to how it has in the past. Research mentors will briefly introduce their summer research students and then those students will present about the projects they are working on this summer. Some students will be in the early stages of their projects while others will be further along. After each presentation, we will open for questions for the students. And, as always, ACRoSS is open to the full Allegheny College and Meadville communities. If you have any questions about the series, please contact the Director of URSCA, Aimee Knupsky, at

Sakai Project Site Export Extension

Posted on June 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Attention Sakai Project Site Owners: The deadline for exporting the contents of your project sites has been extended to July 31, 2021. We hope that this helps to mitigate some stress for you.

Canvas Workshops for Faculty

Posted on May 27, 2021 | Filed under Events

Rosita Scerbo, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures, will offer a two-day workshop on using Canvas for course design. Both returning and new faculty members are invited to attend. Dates are August 9-10, from 2 to 4 p.m. A full workshop description is here and you can sign up here.

Pelletier Library Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Beginning Friday, May 21, Pelletier Library will move to summer hours: Monday through Friday the library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 28, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 1 through July 31. Saturdays and Sundays, Pelletier will be closed, as well as for the Memorial Day (May 31) and Independence Day (July 5) holidays. During library hours, employees and resident students will be able to access the building using their Allegheny College ID. All visitors must observe the College’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please contact the InfoDesk via email at or by calling 814-332-3768 with any questions.

Suggestions for Managing Phones Over Vacation and Furlough

Posted on December 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

So that LITS can provide appropriate support to employees on furlough or vacation, we encourage employees to consider how they want to manage their office phones well in advance of their expected absence. Given the potential number of requests and the time required for LITS to manage more complex requests, we cannot promise to complete without several days notice.
We ask that the community consider these three options:
1. Change your outgoing voicemail greeting to indicate you are out. This can be done off-campus, and we strongly recommend this solution. Your voicemail can include a suggested alternative number for those callers needing an immediate response.
2. Go to your office and follow these steps to forward your line to another number.
3. Put in a ticket and LITS will set up forwarding of your line to another line in your office or to a colleague’s extension. Please allow at least 3 business days to process your request. We request that this option be reserved for phones that handle all incoming calls for a department, such as those of office managers. Read more…

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or