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

Friday, May 8, 2020


Virtual pomp and circumstance 

Tune in this weekend for virtual degree conferral ceremonies from the comfort of your home. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred at noon Sunday, May 10, with graduate degrees awarded at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, following the 11 a.m. ceremony to confer degrees for law school graduates. Each ceremony will be broadcast at

Student becomes teacher, online

When K-12 schools closed in response to COVID-19, UD education majors had to continue their teaching and learning online. University of Dayton Magazine shares how senior Cole Hepp and his fellow student teachers worked to adapt as they transitioned to distance teaching for their K-12 students. 

Tips for parents as teachers

Feeling overwhelmed with working and teaching from home while working with and teaching your own children? ECHO (Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity) from the Center for Catholic Education has developed newsletters to assist with social, emotional and everyday resource challenges presented as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. You can find these newsletters here. 

Appointment-only tech support during summer

As of May 4, the UDit Service Center is offering in-person support by appointment only. Call 937-229-3888 or email to talk with a technician about remote support options or schedule an appointment to visit Anderson 28 for equipment drop-offs, hardware assistance and other issues that can’t be resolved remotely. Click here for UDit service center hours

May is for Mary

Join Campus Ministry at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, for our final Tuesday Night Live from the Chapel event. May is for Mary! is an evening of Marian songs and hymns requested by those  who tune in. To watch, visit or the Campus Ministry Instagram account.


Moving, moving, moving 

Starting May 15, students can retrieve their belongings from their University of Dayton residences. The phased approach, approved by Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, will offer students four-hour blocks during assigned periods: May 15-24 for Ohio residents within 60 miles of campus, May 25-31 for all other Ohio residents, and June 1-21 for University of Dayton students outside Ohio. Students received information on how to reserve their time slot in a May 6 email; read the email here.


Town Hall events cover finances, future

More than 1,280 faculty and staff joined two virtual town hall meetings this week to hear information and pose questions about the financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the path forward. More information, including links to watch videos of the town halls, is available on Porches.

Wellness that works

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Wellness that Works program is providing a weekly mindfulness series with insights and tips from experts. The first topic is From Stress to Compassion: Coping During a Pandemic. Click here to access the webinar recordings. 


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. 

Catch up with Campus Report

In addition to the Campus News Digest newsletter, the Campus Report tab within Porches continues to provide news and information of interest to the University community. Be sure to visit regularly to learn more about campus happenings and updates on faculty, staff and student accomplishments. 

Be social 

Maintain your connection with the University community while staying at home through social media. Follow and tag UD on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or use #FlyersAtHome.