Skip to main content

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.


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

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence named regional programming center

The Ohio Cyber Range Institute has selected the Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence as a regional programming center for its demonstrated capacity, expertise, experience and commitment to develop and deliver programming in education, cybersecurity awareness, and workforce and economic development. Read more here.

Even apart, we are one

"We are one UD. We are one human community." That's the message University President Eric F. Spina delivered at virtual spring degree conferral ceremonies May 9-10, 2020. Read his full remarks here and his remarks during the virtual law degree ceremony here

ROTC Cadets to receive commission virtually

The University of Dayton Army ROTC will hold its first-ever digital commissioning ceremony for eight Cadets to take the oath of office as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15. This is the first time since 1945 that UD has had to alter its commissioning ceremony. View the ceremony via Zoom here.

UD in the news May 1-8

Mary gardens, mothers in isolation, politics and a UD program helping Dreamers make new lives are among this week's news highlights. The Academic Minute and The Conversation also featured a trio of faculty. Visit UD in the news May 1-8 to read more.

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.


On the move

The first students will arrive on campus later this week to retrieve their belongings from their UD residences. Housing and Residence Life coordinated the schedule so students and families are spread out across campus and within buildings; no more than 150 students at a time will be on campus weekdays, and 250 on weekends. Students received information on how to reserve their time slot in a May 6 email; read the email here.

Deadline to return rental books extended, in-person option now available

Students can return rental books without penalty now until June 26. Complete this form to let the UD Bookstore know your method for returning textbooks. In-person returns will be accepted May 15 through June 21. 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, click here or email


The UD Path Forward

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina has created the UD Path Forward Task Force to develop plans and options for returning to campus this fall. Information on the task force and its working groups on academics; student life; protective measures; infrastructure and operations; and other topics, as well as on guiding principles, is available on Porches

Virtual faculty meeting Friday, May 15

Join the final faculty meeting with President Eric F. Spina, Provost Paul Benson, Executive Vice President Andy Horner, and outgoing and incoming Academic Senate Presidents Mark Jacobs and Leslie Picca from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15. Please note the earlier start time for this meeting. Instructions on how to log in or listen to the meeting are on the Faculty tab in Porches.

Volunteers needed to assist with student move out

Housing and Residence Life is looking for staff and faculty volunteers to assist students with the move out process May 15-June 21, with shifts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 6 p.m. each day. Click here for more information on available shifts, move-out tasks and the University's safety measures during this process. Contact Steve Herndon, assistant vice president for student development and executive director of housing and residence life, at with questions. 

Town Hall events cover finances, future

More than 1,280 faculty and staff joined two virtual town hall meetings last 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.


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.