Skip to main content


Campus status lowered to 2 - Green - Localized; Full schedule of in-person classes to begin meeting Sept. 24

With the support of Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, the University is lowering the campus status to 2 - GREEN - LOCALIZED. A full schedule of in-person classes will begin meeting Thursday, Sept. 24.

In his message to students, University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wrote, "This is news we have all looked forward to, and it is because of your continued diligence in following COVID-19 safety protocols. As a result of your efforts, the seven-day average of COVID-19 active case numbers on campus has continued to decline. We all must stay vigilant: today’s success can easily be rolled back if we don’t continue to take the precautions that have been working."

As the University returns to in-person learning, students are asked to remember:

  • In-person classes have been carefully designed to promote safety. Abide by room occupancy, follow physical distancing guidelines, wear face coverings, and clean and disinfect common areas between classes/uses. These are requirements for everyone attending in-person class sessions.
  • Some study spaces are now available in selected buildings. If safety protocols are not followed in these spaces or if they are abused in other ways, the spaces will be closed.
  • "COVID-19 captains" are available in each building for assistance and questions. Ask instructors about the captains for locations or see this list.
  • Enhanced safety measures remain in effect, including no in-person dining (grab-and-go options are still available); no visitors — even from within the University community — allowed in your room, suite, apartment or house; and you must remain on campus unless for an approved educational or work reason, or for medicines and groceries, to protect against COVID-19 spread in the greater Dayton community. 
  • Continue to follow safety protocols, including wearing face coverings and physical distancing, even if you have recovered from COVID-19. 

Visit the University of Dayton Path Forward Messages to Campus page to read the messages sent to students, employees and parents and guardians about today's announcement.

Here are the dates of previous status changes:

Aug. 20 - The University elevated the COVID-19 Campus Status from 1 - Green - Contained to 2 - Green - Localized.

Aug. 23 - The University raised the status to 3 - Yellow - Caution.

Aug. 27 - The University raised the status to 4 - Red - Warning.

Sept. 11 - The University lowered the status to 3 - Yellow Caution. 

Visit the University of Dayton COVID-19 case update page for a description of statuses.


News and Communications Staff