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

Friday, April 17, 2020


Virtual pomp and circumstance

The University will hold three virtual celebrations May 9-10 to recognize the accomplishments and honor the graduation dates of the Class of 2020. School of Law students will be recognized at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, and graduate/doctoral students will be honored at 2 p.m. that day. The undergraduate celebration will take place at noon Sunday, May 10. Students should check their email for links to their respective celebrations and instructions on how to send a photo for possible inclusion in the ceremony. 

Social justice and the common good 

The Human Rights Center and Fr. Ferree Chair for Social Justice Kelly Johnson will hold the third session of virtual teach-ins 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 17, with a session on "The Pandemic and the Common Good." Visit the Human Rights Center website for registration information. 

If buildings could talk

he streets are quiet and the houses feel empty. Even UD's ubiquitous squirrels think "this is nuts." Our statues, residence halls, landscapes and animals all contribute to the character of campus, and they're noticing the absence of their human friends. View this cute video from our own Media Production Group to see how much campus is missing #FlyersAtHome. 

Community across the states

The students of the Faith, Vocation and Leadership legacy house continued their tradition of dining in community via Zoom, and invited President Eric F. Spina to join them one Monday evening. Read what they shared about life at home and how they thanked God for "the space to share in community across the states."

Artemis Center advocates available by Zoom

Artemis Advocate, a free, confidential service for students, faculty and staff navigating domestic violence or other relationship-related concerns, is available for online Zoom appointments. Access the calendar here to schedule an appointment. You will receive a private Zoom link for your conference.


Set yourself up for success

Are you worried about finals, learning online or time management? The Office of Learning Resources reminds you to check out these new interactive modules to help you develop plans and strategies to decrease your stress and increase your success! Set up your free account here.

Information to return rental books to the bookstore

Students need to complete this form by May 11 to let the UD Bookstore know how you are returning your textbooks by the May 18 deadline. The bookstore will follow up with detailed instructions once you complete the form. The mail-back option will include a free mailing label. Student accounts will be billed for books not returned by May 18, but charges will be waived if books are received by July 15. The bookstore will assume anyone not completing the form has sold their books and will assess a $25 penalty in addition to the replacement cost of the book. For more information and questions, email


New roles in enrollment management

Jennifer Creech, assistant vice president of strategic enrollment management and registrar, has accepted a new position at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Associate registrar Maria Newland has been named interim registrar effective May 1. Read the full announcement on Porches.

Culture Works campaign suspended

The University will not be asking employees to give to Culture Works this year through an organized workplace campaign, but regular Culture Works donors may wish to continue their support. Visit the Culture Works home page for more information.


Hope in times of crisis

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives is offering a free seminar, “Hope in Times of Crisis,” Sunday, April 19. Email John LeComte to register. Click here for more details on the seminar. 

Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University news and communications team will share news to help us stay connected. To submit an item, 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 social (media)

Sheet signs for solidarity. Socially distant selfies by Flyer doctors. Even a virtual concert by the Pride of Dayton Marching Band. Don’t forget you can stay connected with the University community while staying at home through social media. Follow and tag UD on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or use #FlyersAtHome.