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COVID-19 Resources

Campus News Digest


Click here for information on current operations, including previous updates and messages to the University community.

Click here for more information on COVID-19, including on coming in contact with someone tested for or diagnosed with the virus. Also, find information on when to call a doctor, tips for keeping healthy and maintaining anxiety and stress, and information from the CDC, World Health Organization and Ohio Department of Health information. 

Click here for messages regarding the Path Forward, UD's work to implement safety measures for the fall.


March 31, 2020 

Welcome to Campus News Digest, a new weekly e-newsletter for the University of Dayton community

Every Tuesday during the COVID-19 outbreak, the University news and communications team will share news, announcements and articles to help us stay connected while we work remotely. Check out the sections for everyone, for students and for faculty and staff. To submit an announcement, please send a brief introduction (no more than 2-3 sentences) with a website link (not a pdf) to no later than noon each Friday for consideration for the following Tuesday's newsletter. 



Stay vigilant, stay safe

Ohio public health officials remind us that COVID-19 is circulating in our communities. While we're not aware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases connected to UD, faculty, staff and students here and at home are encouraged to continue practices that reduce their personal risk and the risk of community spread. Among those tips: be vigilant about physical distancing, stay home if you're sick, and follow other precautions recommended by the CDC. For daily updates about confirmed cases in Ohio and more COVID-19 info, visit the Ohio Department of Health website. 

How do I get that chapel background for Zoom? 

Missing our beautiful campus? Stay connected, even while we're apart, with campus images for your Zoom background, desktop or mobile wallpaper, or social media. Visit this curated collection from Marketing and Communications to download photos. 

UDit offers tips for working remotely, avoid "rascals"

As we settle into the routine of working remotely, here are some tips and resources for collaborating effectively at a distance, including how to prevent "Zoom bombing."  

UD in the News

University of Dayton faculty shared their expertise on how the pandemic is affecting American life in The Conversation, The New York Times, The Columbus Dispatch, The (Toledo) Blade and the Catholic Moral Theology blog, among others. Visit UD in the News March 7-27 to read more.



UD alumni offer online mentoring to students through Flyer Connection 

UD alumni are happy to help current students with virtual mentoring and networking during these challenging times. Students can register for Flyer Connection to network with alumni across the country in a variety of fields. Find out more and join at 

UD Health and Wellbeing offers tips for students 

It's natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief and worry during a crisis like a pandemic. You may feel overwhelmed by the weight of the world, and as though you have no control over anything happening. But your Flyer Family is with you and can help you take control of your wellbeing. This new resource for students outlines information to help you make it through this pandemic while maintaining your mental, physical and social wellbeing. Visit the Health and Wellbeing website for the resources. For more tips on managing anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the CDC website.


All buildings locked, require keycard access 

Faculty and staff who are required to be on campus as well as students who remain on campus will need their University ID to access University buildings until further notice. The Emporium will remain open (no ID swipe required) for dining services 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The Health Center will also remain open during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If you need access to an area or building for which you do not have access, your supervisor will need to contact Campus Card Services at for authorization. If you need immediate access to an area or building, contact Public Safety at 937-229-2121.

Center for Leadership offers free, online sessions on timely topics

The Center for Leadership is offering free, one-hour, live webinars to all benefits-eligible UD employees at 11:30 a.m. daily. Space is limited, so click the links to register. Click here for description of sessions and to register. For more information, contact the Center for Leadership at 937-229-3115 or

"Print and Ship" options now available

New print and ship options will be available from UD Print and Copy Services starting April 1. You can order coursepacks, class readings, handouts, postcards, brochures, flyers, etc., to be shipped to a single address or to a mailing list provided by you. To place an order or for more information, call 937-229-4126 or visit  Print and Copy Services to order online.