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Message to campus about housing and dining plan


Previous updates and messages to the University community and links to CDC tips for cold and flu prevention and Ohio Department of Health, CDC and World Health Organization information on the coronavirus can be found here.


March 17, 2020

Dear UD student, 

As our society enters an era of unprecedented challenges, we are mindful that you and your fellow students are facing significant uncertainty and disruption in your education because of the threat of COVID-19. We are hopeful that the aggressive measures we — along with many other universities and entities — have taken at the request of the governor and public health authorities will contribute to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting public health at UD, in Ohio and across the country.

Recognizing that many of our students and families make sacrifices to pursue a University of Dayton education, the University will take the following actions to reflect the shortened period of time you will use University housing and meal plans

  • We will issue prorated credits on student accounts for housing for the period of time students are unable to return to their campus housing. These credits will roll over to the next academic year for returning students. If the student will not be living in UD housing during the next academic year, the housing credit will be applied to tuition charges for the next academic year.  
  • For students with meal plans, balances of both the Flex and the Standard plans will roll over from this year and can be used next year. The University is waiving all current limitations on the amount that may be carried over. 
  • Those living in UD housing or using their meal plans during the extended break will not be eligible for the credit and/or roll over. 
  • Seniors graduating in May will receive a prorated housing credit on their student account as well as a credit for any remaining meal plan balance. These credits will first apply to any outstanding balance owed to the University. If the account balance is paid in full at graduation, the University will issue a refund to the student. Students should sign up online for direct deposit of refunds, known as 'eRefunding' via Porches on the Flyer Student Services tab. Otherwise, checks will be mailed to the permanent address on file. Check or cash refunds are not available in person.
  • Because faculty instruction is continuing on a remote basis and students will be making progress toward completion of their academic program, no financial credit will be provided for tuition. 
  • If you have questions about the housing and meal plan credits, visit Room and Board Credit FAQs or email Flyer Student Services at

As this public health emergency is evolving, we will continue to share information as it becomes available. We do understand the serious nature of this pandemic and continue to take our guidance from public health officials. Please be sure to check our coronavirus website often, as it will be updated regularly.

During this time of challenge for our UD community and the world, we are hopeful that each of you and your families remain safe and healthy. Be assured that you are in the prayers of the University’s administration, faculty and staff.

Andrew Horner
Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services

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