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Student News Digest


Welcome to Student News Digest, a new e-newsletter for University of Dayton students

Last week you heard from President Eric Spina on the UD Path Forward. As a current UD student, the University is committed to communicating with you about important updates on fall semester planning; resources for learning, faith and health; and hearing from various voices from across campus as we look toward August.

Phased approach to move out began May 15

Students began retrieving their belongings from their University of Dayton residences last weekend. The phased approach, approved by Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, offers 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. Please reference the message sent May 6 about retrieving belongings for more details.

Schedule updates

Health center hours are now 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mailing services are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends, through June 21, so students can pick up mail and packages while on campus to retrieve their belongings. In-person Masses in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are canceled through May 24, but you can join UD's Marianist brothers for live Mass at 10 a.m. Sundays on YouTube. For more information and other updates, visit

Praying from the heart

Join an online version of Prayers of the HEART from 12:15-12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 via Zoom. Participants normally gather around the Peace Pole on the third Thursday of the month for a 15-minute prayer between classes focused on current issues in the world, the nation and in our community.

Don’t forget to complete your FAFSA form.

File the 2020-21 FAFSA to be considered for federal, state and university aid. Students with a net tuition guarantee will automatically be considered for renewal of University funds. FAFSA forms received after the April 1 priority deadline are considered for aid on a rolling basis. Review Porches and complete any outstanding financial aid requirements (most financial aid forms can be completed electronically via Adobe Sign). Financial aid awards will be available beginning in mid June, aid should be considered estimated until all requirements are complete. Students may complete the application to be considered for donor-funded scholarships, awards will be made throughout the summer.

The University is here to support student learning this summer

The Office of Learning Resources offers online tutoring, academic coaching and Write Place support and will work with students regarding disability- or medical condition-related accommodation needs throughout the summer. For more details:

Your book questions, answered

The UD Bookstore advises that course materials can be pre-ordered online June 22-Aug. 9. For ease and safety, the bookstore recommends that course materials be shipped to your home, as they won’t be available for in-store pickup until the start of the fall semester and the checkout process will be low touch and cash will not be accepted. For more, visit

Convey what you've learned to prospective employers

Career Services invites students to upcoming virtual workshops about current workforce challenges and how to overcome those obstacles. Session topics, dates, times and registration links can be found on the Career Services website. Please register on Zoom in advance for the sessions.

Join the documentary premiere

University of Dayton media production students will premiere their short-form documentary, “Dayton’s Darkest Summer: The Rise from Tragedy,” which reflects on how the city is recovering from the tornadoes and mass shooting that happened in 2019, and shares stories of survivors, witnesses and those who lost loved ones. An open discussion with the production team will follow the film. You can join at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, via Zoom.

UDigital goes live

Check out UD's new digital engagement site UDigital for virtual events, entertainment, education, networking, spiritual growth and more.


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