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Physically distant activities on campus Sept. 4-6

Sept. 4, 2020

Dear Students,

Thank you for your continued efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 on campus. We acknowledge restricting your movement and activities as much as you have is not easy or ideal. But we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices you're making for your fellow Flyers and the greater Dayton community. 

As you should have already seen in an email from Jeffrey Cooper, health commissioner of Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, we need you to continue your push to stay on campus through the Labor Day weekend and into next week (also remember Monday is a class day) so we can help restrict the spread of COVID-19 into the broader community. We know you can do this, as we often have come together as a UD community to support each other. We can stay on track with our plans for the semester, but only if you continue doing what Health Commissioner Cooper and the University is requesting of you.

We know students are clamoring for opportunities for engagement on campus. With limited activities, Campus Recreation is making the following recreation spaces available:

Students must make reservations for RecPlex, outdoor group fitness classes and kayaking/canoeing at Old River Park here. No reservations are needed for events at Stuart Field. Students must have UD ID for entry. Face coverings, physical distancing and other safety precautions are expected and will be enforced at all events and activities (indoor and outdoor, except swimming). While we know members of our community in quarantine or isolation will be unable to enjoy these opportunities, it's important they remain in isolation or quarantine until cleared to resume normal activities.

In addition to opportunities at RecPlex, Stuart Field and Old River Park, the Division of Student Development and beyond have been working on the following virtual and safe in-person activities for students. 

Free Food

Dining Services will provide free pizza and soft drinks, while supplies last from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at Stuart Field; free deli wraps, chips and water from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Stuart Field; and free corn dogs, chips and water 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Stuart Field.

Dining Services will provide free hotdogs and hamburgers, chips and popcorn, and soft drinks, while supplies last, outside Marycrest from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

Dining Services and Campus Ministry will serve free donuts after all Sunday Masses.

Dining Services' Rudy on the Run food truck will be serving free food while supplies last at Old River Park from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Virtual Concert Series: Max Boyle

9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, via Zoom

UD alum Max Boyle, most recently seen on "The Voice" (Season 17), kicks off the Campus Activities Board Virtual Concert series this Friday. Join CAB for a fun night of live music, followed by a Q&A. Students must register on 1850 to receive the Zoom link. Register here. Contact: 

Glow Games

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, KU Central Mall

Want to start off the year with some neon CAB fun? Come and play cornhole, can-jam, putt-putt golf, and more with CAB. All shared objects will be disinfected between students. Contact:

Movie Night

9-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, KU Central Mall

After playing your favorite backyard games, settle in for a viewing of "The Lion King" (2019 version) on the Central Mall big screen. 


7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

10 a.m., Noon, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Register for Mass here. 

Sport, sports and more sports

Campus Recreation and the Division of Athletics team up to provide you an opportunity for individual and team sports activities on Stuart Field from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Come test your skills and earn some swag. On Sunday, from 2-6 p.m. on Stuart Field, several UD club sports will hold information sessions and demonstrations.

Leagues are forming for Chicago-style softball, cornhole, golf skills, disc golf, kickball, distant dodgeball and tennis. Register your team here by 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. If playing is not your thing, remember you may not be able to watch your favorite team play on TV, so go watch and support your friends in their battle for UD intramural immortality. Games start at 6 p.m. Sunday on Stuart Field. 

In addition to activities above, there still are plenty of opportunities to join a student organization, or opportunities to learn leadership skills, earn PATH credit or fulfill scholarship needs.

Students can browse and connect with more than 200 recognized student organizations at Many student organizations also are sponsoring virtual opportunities open to all UD students. Students can browse these opportunities at or in the 1850/CampusGroups app. Contact:

The Student Leadership Programs Office is providing students with access to online leadership resources and modules throughout the semester. The modules focus on leadership, the common good, values alignment and learning in community. They also provide opportunities for students who are Leadership in Service Scholars to fulfil their scholarship requirements. Several of the modules offer PATH credit each month. For example, Introduction to Leadership for the Common Good is PATH eligible until Sept. 10. Students can check for more information and to know which events are PATH eligible. To access the modules on the Isidore site, email

Even if you do not participate in these activities, we hope your choices reflect the University's care for the common good on campus and in the greater Dayton community. Doing so can slow the spread of COVID-19, and help us realize our desire to stay on campus and have the UD experience many of us treasure.

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students