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COVID-19 Resources

The University is committed to protecting the health and safety of our campus community. The steps we are taking are at the recommendation of the state of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County are in the best interest of UD and the surrounding community.

As the situation evolves, we will post updates here. We will send campuswide communications when there are major changes in the situation, which you also can find below. 

Please see President Spina's message to the University community about classwork moving online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

To our knowledge, there are no COVID-19 cases connected to UD; however, the University is remaining vigilant. Our highly residential campus environment and our responsibility to the larger issue of public health require us to be proactive, rather than reactive, in making decisions that affect the well-being of our community.

For questions not answered by this website, please email covid19@udayton.edu.

General Information

The student health center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To make an appointment, call 937-229-3131, press 1. If you have a fever or cough, press 2 to talk to a nurse first. Please call the health center first before coming to the center.

If you are feeling anxious or worried because of the news about COVID-19, students can call the counseling center and employees may contact Lifeworks Employee Assistance Program.

All University of Dayton Counseling Center services will be provided digitally or by telephone. Students can contact the counseling center at 937-229-3141 to discuss appointment options.

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What if I have come in contact with someone being tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19, or I live or work where there is COVID-19?

If you are a resident of or work in a community where there is an ongoing spread of COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance calls for you to monitor your health and call your health care provider right away if you develop symptoms of COVID-19

If you have been identified by the public health department as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are being tested for the virus, please contact your health care provider, work remotely and self-quarantine until a health care professional determines you do not have or are free of the virus. See CDC explanation of "close contact" here.

Regardless of whether you have been exposed or are being tested, the University is asking everyone who can work from home to do so.

Please note the seasonal flu and other respiratory viruses are still prevalent in the area. While it is prudent to take symptoms seriously, do not assume you have or someone else has COVID-19 because they are unwell. 

I'm not feeling well. Who decides if I need to be tested? 
I am an employee who was sent home due to fever. What should I do?

Please call your health care provider who will decide whether you need to be tested. Your health care provider may consult with public health officials for additional guidance. If you don't have a primary care provider, you can reach out to a telehealth service, such as LiveHealthOnline, which is available to those with health insurance through the university.

Please note the seasonal flu and other respiratory viruses are still prevalent in the area. While it is prudent to take symptoms seriously, do not assume you have or someone else has COVID-19 because they are unwell. 

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

If you are positive for COVID-19, you should abide by CDC guidelines, including self-isolation. Call your health care provider or a telehealth provider to discuss self-care recommendations. The health department will trace your contacts to identify people recently in contact with you so they can take precautions, including self-quarantine. If you need to go into a facility such as an urgent care center or an emergency room, call before you go and let the facility or 911 know that you are positive for COVID-19 and follow their instructions to prevent spread of the virus to health care providers, patients and others.

How long should I isolate myself?

How long someone is actively infectious can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials.

Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from isolation includes a number of factors for doctors and public health experts to take into consideration. Someone who has been released from isolation is not considered to pose a risk of infection to others.

If I have been identified by the public health department as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, are there steps I should take to help avoid getting sick?

In addition to following health department guidance about self-quarantine, here are additional recommended precautions from the CDC for household members, intimate partners and caregivers in a non-health care setting of a patient with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, or a patient under investigation. See CDC explanation of "close contact" here.

I'm a supervisor. What if someone reports to me they have COVID-19?

If you receive a report, confirmed or unconfirmed, that a member of your team has been exposed to or has contracted coronavirus, please call the Health Center at 937-229-3131 for guidance. Please remember not to share the person's health information with colleagues. This is a violation of their privacy, and this information is protected by HIPAA and other laws. We continue to be in close contact with regional public health officials to investigate cases and trace potential contacts. 

I'm a supervisor. What should I do if I suspect someone has COVID-19?

Supervisors (with the support and involvement of HR as needed) should ask employees who are exhibiting symptoms to go home and contact their health care provider for further evaluation, including when it is safe to return to work. We ask staff to cooperate with supervisors for the well-being of all.


On-campus tours and admitted student visit days are canceled. Interested students and families can schedule a virtual tour or information session by calling 800-UD-PRIDE. 

UD is committed to being as flexible as possible for students who have applied or been admitted for the fall 2020 entering class. Families are encouraged to confirm enrollment as soon as possible or by June 1, but the University will offer extensions on a case-by-case basis.

New Student Orientation is on as scheduled, although the University is planning to accommodate families who may not be able to travel to campus by June or July. This planning includes moving sessions to a virtual format, if necessary.

For current high school juniors considering applying for the fall 2021 entering class, UD will transition to test-flexible admission. Details are forthcoming.

Read the full message to prospective students here.


The student health center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To make an appointment, call 937-229-3131, press 1. If you have a fever or cough, press 2 to talk to a nurse first. Please call the health center first before coming to the center.

All University of Dayton Counseling Center services will be provided only digitally or by telephone. Students can contact the counseling center at 937-229-3141 to discuss appointment options. The counseling center also will be making every effort to contact existing clients to see how they are doing.

If you are in imminent danger of suicide, please call 911. If you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide and need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 or text "Help" to 741741.


University of Dayton classes are online until at least the end of the summer 2020 session.


Events, including Stander Symposium

All University-sponsored events and gatherings are canceled until further notice.

Stander Symposium will not be conducted in person and the keynote address is canceled. The Stander Symposium program committee is planning ways to offer an exclusively virtual symposium on Wednesday, April 22. The program committee will provide options for facilitating Stander presentation formats online. Additional information will follow soon.  

Anyone needing to opt-out of the symposium because of the unexpected pressures on this semester should visit the Stander Symposium tab in Porches where they can view student submissions. To remove a project from the symposium click "discard" under the project title.

If you have suggestions or additional questions about the virtual Stander Symposium, please e-mail stander@udayton.edu

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Reunion Weekend still is scheduled for June 12-14, but registration as been pushed back to mid to late April. Visit the Reunion Weekend website for updates.

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Dining services

All dining facilities are takeout only. Updates to hours will be posted on the dining services website

The card services office is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or request door access, e-mail onecard@udayton.edu.  

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University libraries

University Libraries are closed. This includes Roesch Library, the Marian Library, the U.S. Catholic Special Collection, and University Archives and Special Collections.

Students, faculty and staff can contact the library for remote guidance via email, text, chat or Zoom meeting. Click here for contact information

The Libraries' website and research guides provide online access to materials, including e-books, journal articles, primary sources and more for all members of the UD community. 

Faculty needing materials to support their online courses should contact their liaison librarian.

Holds will be available at the first-floor lobby Hello desk between 8 a.m. and noon on Fridays during the library closure. To place a hold, click the "Request" button in the library catalog.

Refer to the University libraries website for the latest information.

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RecPlex

Campus Recreation, including all facilities, programs, and services, is closed effective immediately until further notice.

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UD merchandise stores

The team store at University of Dayton Arena, the campus bookstore and Flyer Spirit on Brown Street are closed until further notice.


Pick up and delivery of mail to campus offices continues.

Letters for students received by UD mailing services will be forwarded to your home address listed with the University. Please make sure your home address on file is correct. Students also should submit a change of address form at their local post office or online. Be sure to include your complete UD address including the zip code (45409 or 45419).

UD mailing services cannot forward Amazon or DHL packages. Cancel your Amazon order and reorder them to have them sent to your current residence. Call UD mailing services at 937-229-2087 to discuss options for receiving DHL packages. UPS and FedEx packages can be forwarded to you if you provide us a shipping label, which you can receive from UPS and FedEx. E-mail the label to udmailingservices@udayton.edu. 

For questions and to discuss special circumstances for retrieving packages, call 937-229-2087 or email udmailingservices@udayton.edu. Be sure to leave your first and last name, including the spelling, and your phone number.


Public Safety (emergencies) - 937-229-2121

Public Safety (non-emergency) - 937-229-2131

Library Help Desk - 937-229-4234 or library@udayton.edu

Dining Services - 937-229-2441

Housing and Residence Life - 937-229-3317

Student Health Center - 937-229-3131

Counseling Center - 937-229-3141

For questions not answered by this website, please email covid19@udayton.edu


Please consider a gift to the Student Crisis Fund, which helps any currently enrolled student who has an unanticipated emergency or unforeseen financial difficulty that requires immediate financial assistance. Click here to learn more about the fund or to make a donation.

Here are suggested volunteer opportunities from the University of Dayton Center for Social Concern. Please observe public health guidelines for remaining healthy and consider the risk to you and others. Visit go.udayton.edu/coronavirus for links to CDC tips for cold and flu prevention and Ohio Department of Health, CDC and World Health Organization information on the coronavirus.

  • Donate blood - Make an appointment to donate at the Community Blood Center at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220. Appointments are necessary to limit the number of people in the building and allow time to disinfect the space between donors.
  • Donate or volunteer at/to food banks, food pantries, K-12 schools and soup kitchens that are very busy helping families, children and seniors get fed. Consider making a cash donation to your local food bank. The Dayton Food Bank is doing a great job but can use extra financial help. If you're not from Dayton, find your local Feeding America Food Bank to donate to or volunteer there.
  • In Dayton, help is needed at the House of Bread (www.houseofbread.org/get-involved or 937-226-1520). St. Vincent de Paul needs some volunteers at their food pantry every second and fourth Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon (volunteerinfo@stvincentdayton.org or 937-222-5555, ext. 103). In Old North Dayton, there are two food pantries that could use volunteers on the weekends. (Contact Matt Tepper at ondneighbors@gmail.com)
  • K-12 schools are working to provide school lunches to students and may require assistance handing out bags to students and parents. Contact your local school to find volunteer opportunities. To help out at other school districts in the Miami Valley, check out https://hallhunger.org/coping-with-covid-19. Help spread the word on how children can get meals while out of school by sharing the Cincinnati and Dayton public schools plans for helping feed children. 
  • Make a meal, buy groceries, run an errand or just be there to talk on the phone with your neighbors. Call them and find out what they need and then put it on their porch. If you don't know their phone number, put a note on their front door with your phone number on it. Check in on anyone you know is alone, isolated, or who might struggle with anxiety or depression. 
  • Patronize local restaurants and other small businesses. Many local restaurants are now offering carry-out and delivery. Or buy gift certificates to use later from restaurants and other small local businesses you normally patronize. 
  • Homeless shelters are on the front lines serving those who are most at risk. They are in great need of donations. St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton needs twin sheets, bath towels and washcloths. You can ship them through Amazon or bring them to the 24/7 donation center at 120 W. Apple Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You can make online donations at stvincentdayton.org/.
  • Childcare - Offer childcare to parents who have no options while their kids are out of school.
  • Pray for our world. Pray for the most vulnerable. Pray in thanksgiving for and protection of our doctors, nurses, daycare workers, and anyone else unable to be well protected from this pandemic because of their vocation.

Information about the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and Campus Ministry offerings

The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for private prayer as long as the university is open. We ask you to respect others who may be there to pray by maintaining social-distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart).


The Archbishop of Cincinnati has cancelled the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and all publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies through Sunday, May 3. There are many reasons that persons may not be able to attend Mass. The Code of Canon Law 1248.2 gives us some direction in cases like this.

Campus Ministry is working on plans for supporting the faithful to honor the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) and Easter. Please check back here for updates. 

If you wish to watch Sunday Mass online, area parishes live-streaming Mass include:


There are many reasons that persons may not be able to attend Mass. The Code of Canon Law 1248.2 gives us some direction in cases like this. We are invited to pray alone or in our homes when we cannot attend Mass. 

Two resources that can help us find words for prayer include Give us this Day, which provides online and digital options, plus an App for Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass readings (including the prayers of the day) and a reflection. Magnificat Online is a similar resource that has provided free access during this time. 

Celebrating the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our lives as Catholics. When we are unable to celebrate Eucharist together, we can practice a “Spiritual Communion." In this way, we express our longing for Jesus and unite our suffering to Him. For those unable to attend Mass and are watching live-streamed, you may offer the following prayer at the time of communion: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Campus Ministry also encourages you to pray at home or consider these resources:

  • All are invited to join a campus minister and others live for a 15-minute prayer every weekday at noon (Eastern Time) at go.udayton.edu/noonprayer
  • Pray the Marianist Three O’Clock prayer daily (in your own time zone). This is a prayer of spiritual unity and solidarity for the Marianist family. Marianist communities all over the world interrupt their work and study at 3 p.m. daily to express communion with Mary and the Beloved disciple, who are closely united with Jesus on the cross. 
  • Campus ministry is posting to YouTube its Wednesday Lenten Evening Prayers.
  • A COVID-19 prayer for people affected by the coronavirus or by other serious situations and those who assist them. 
  • Give us this Day provides digital options and an App for praying Morning or Evening Prayer, Daily Mass Readings (including prayers) and a reflection. 
  • Magnificat Online is a similar resource that has provided free access during this time. 
  • Phone apps for personal prayer like Give Us This Day, IBreviary, Laudate, Common Prayer (Ecumenical), The Prayer App (2000+ Catholic Prayers), Pray As You Go and Reimagining the Examen

UD Campus Ministry will offer the sacrament of reconciliation 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays in the chapel.

If you wish to speak with a priest or a campus minister during this time, please call the Campus Ministry office at 937-229-3339. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.  We are happy to schedule Zoom "face-to-face" conversations to offer you support.

For questions about your wedding in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, please contact Katie Mathews at mathewsk1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2019.

For questions about interdenominational ministry, please contact the Rev. Dustin Pickett, campus minister for Christian diversity, at udim@udayton.edu.

For any questions not answered in this section, please contact Campus Ministry at 937-229-3339.


Information for students

Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their advisers prior to making decisions about withdrawing from courses, changing grading options to pass/fall or asking for exceptions. Once requests are made, students need to abide by their changes. Additionally, international students sponsored by their governments are strongly encouraged to consult with their sponsors before making these changes.

Can I get an extension on withdrawing from class? 

The new deadline to withdraw from a class is April 24. Click here for more information. We strongly recommend you speak with your advisor prior to withdrawing from a class.

Is there a pass/fail option? 

The University has announced a pass/fail option. Click here for more information. Be aware some graduate or professional programs will not accept pass/fail grading options for required courses. We strongly recommend that you speak with your advisor prior to moving to Option 2.

How does the pass/fail option (grading option 2) affect my GPA? 

Pass/fail grades do not factor into your GPA. 

If I am retaking a course, can I change to the pass/fail option (grading option 2)?  

Yes, but if you're doing so to improve your GPA, please remember pass/fail grades are not factored into your GPA.  

What grade do I need to get to "pass?" 

A passing grade using grading option 2 will indicate you earned a C- or better in the course.  

If I am retaking a course and change to grading option 2, will that retake count toward the limit of 12 credit hours I am allowed to retake?  

If you are retaking a course and change to pass/fail (grading option 2), the course will not count toward your limit of 12 credit hours you can retake. 

Where can I find additional information about withdrawing from a class or the pass/fail option? 

Please first check the message Provost Benson sent to students March 24. If you don't find your answer there, please consult with your adviser.

How can I access library resources?

University library buildings are closed. The Libraries' website and research guides provide online access to materials, including e-books, journal articles, primary sources and more for all members of the UD community. Students can contact the library for remote guidance via email, text, chat or Zoom meeting. Click here for contact information. More information is available on the Libraries’ website.

What if I left my books on campus?

If you left your textbooks on campus due to COVID-19, you may receive free digital copies of up to seven titles by creating an account with your UD email address at bookshelf.vitalsource.com.

Will tutoring, supplemental instruction, and other systems of learning support continue to be offered?

Tutoring, supplemental instruction, writing support through the Write Place, Global Learning Support, and academic coaching will continue to be offered through the Office of Learning Resources (OLR), though with some variation due to the remote environment. Students should be able to schedule most services through the Student Success Network (SSN). OLR will keep its website updated with the most current information. Please email specific questions to learningresources@udayton.edu, and OLR staff will respond as soon as possible within normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT).

Will remote education impact academic integrity?

UD has long experience with online learning. We have not seen evidence that online environments are less effective than traditional classrooms in advancing student learning. That finding is also supported by a great deal of research that has been conducted nationwide over the past decade.

Is registration for summer and fall courses moving forward?

The University has made the decision that all summer session courses will be delivered online. We will pause registration for summer until no later than April 9, so we may work through the many planning issues presented by this change. Students will register for fall classes through Porches with their registration PIN as they have previously done. Students have been sent information electronically on how to use the calendar scheduler in SSN to connect with their advisors.

How can I get drop/add forms signed?

From your UD email account, email your add/drop request to your dean’s office. Copy your instructor(s) and advisor on your email. In the subject line, please enter your student ID # and your academic major. In the body of your message please be sure to indicate specific course details: class name, subject, course number, section number. Your dean’s office will review the request and, once approved, will forward it to Flyer Student Services for processing.

What if I planned on getting approval for summer courses elsewhere?

Fill out the transfer credit pre-approval form and attach all required documents in an email to your dean’s office. 

What about study abroad?

All summer education abroad programs and off-campus immersion trips are currently canceled.

Will we reschedule or offer the Stander Symposium in an alternate form?

Stander Symposium will not be conducted in person and the keynote address is canceled. The Stander Symposium program committee is planning ways to offer an exclusively virtual symposium on Wednesday, April 22. The program committee will provide options for facilitating Stander presentation formats online. Additional information will follow soon.  

Anyone needing to opt-out of the symposium because of the unexpected pressures on this semester should visit the Stander Symposium tab in Porches where they can view student submissions. To remove a project from the symposium click "discard" under the project title.

If you have suggestions or additional questions about the virtual Stander Symposium, please e-mail stander@udayton.edu

Can research continue?

Research activities that cannot be delayed, cannot be conducted remotely, and that abide strictly by public health protocols for social distancing may continue. There should be no direct contact with human subjects in research; all contact with human subjects should be remote. Click here for additonal information about conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions about appropriate student research activities during this time should be directed to your professor or adviser.

What is happening with the May commencement ceremony?

Commencement ceremonies are postponed. The University will work with class leaders to find a future date to bring seniors back to campus for a commencement ceremony to honor you and your accomplishments and celebrate the strength of this community. 

Will I still graduate in May?

If you have met the graduation requirements at the completion of the spring semester, your degree will be conferred on May 9, 2020. Your diploma will be mailed to the address you indicated on the graduation application through Porches, and transcripts can be ordered online at any time. Graduating seniors with questions about their degree completion should contact their academic advisor.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed after your dean posts your degree. You should expect it to arrive 2-3 weeks after you receive the email communication that your degree was posted. 

How can I learn to be successful in an online environment?

Visit https://isidore.udayton.edu/keeplearning to stay up to date with information on how to thrive in an online learning environment. OLR staff are available for academic coaching appointments if you’re struggling in this new online environment or worried about how things will work for you. Schedule your coaching appointment through the Student Success Network. If unable to schedule, contact success@udayton.edu.

Can I still use my academic accommodations related to a disability or medical condition?

Yes, your accommodations still apply. OLR will continue to remind professors of this. If you have questions about how your accommodations will work for a particular class, please discuss with that professor. If you still have questions after doing that, email disabilityservices@udayton.edu and one of the OLR Disability Services staff will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT). 

Accommodation letters can be requested or modified at any time of the semester. If you are eligible for and want to use academic accommodations for this semester, please request accommodation letters in AIM if you haven’t already done so. Instructions for requesting accommodation letters are available in AIM (go.udayton.edu/AIM). If your needs have changed given the new environment, you can also modify your accommodation request in AIM. 

If the new online environment has created new barriers, please reach out to disabilityservices@udayton.edu or learningservices@udayton.edu for support. We are available and will follow up with you during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT).

What do I do if I have a new medical or disability issue? 

Log into AIM (go.udayton.edu/AIM). If you are new to disability services, you can fill out an Initial Accommodation Request. If you already have accommodations but need something new, follow the link to Request Additional Accommodations (on the left side of the screen).

Will I still have final exams?

The delivery of final exams or alternative final course assessments will be determined by each professor. Please contact your professor for details and expectations. It may take a few weeks for your professor to determine how best to design a final course assessment in an online environment.

How do I contact my professors?

Email is the first choice. Watch your class Isidore site for updates and announcements. Your professor is very likely to be using your UD email address when contacting you.

Do I have to "go to class" at the scheduled time?

Each professor will decide how their class time will work. It is critical that you watch your class Isidore site and your email for updates and announcements. Contact your professors individually with any questions.

What do I do if I have problems with my technology?

If you are having trouble with IT issues, you can either call the UDit service center at 937-229-3888 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT), or go to the UDit website and click on "request services" at go.udayton.edu/udit.

I’m in a different time zone than UD. How can I make that work?

Make sure you let the people you’re communicating with know what time zone you’re in so they can make adjustments when possible. It will not normally be possible to deliver the same course section at multiple times, however.

What if I have a question not addressed here?

Please contact your professors and academic advisors for guidance. 


Does this decision affect degree programs that already are offered online?

Online degree programs, such as MBA@Dayton, Law@Dayton, the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership for Organizations, and others offered in partnership with 2U or developed in-house will continue uninterrupted on the standard academic schedules they follow.

Can research continue?

Research activities that cannot be delayed, cannot be conducted remotely, and that abide strictly by public health protocols for social distancing may continue. There should be no direct contact with human subjects in research; all contact with human subjects should be remote. Questions about appropriate student research activities during this time should be directed to your professor or advisor.

How can I access library resources?

University library buildings are closed. The Libraries' website and research guides provide online access to materials, including e-books, journal articles, primary sources and more for all members of the UD community. Students can contact the library for remote guidance via email, text, chat or Zoom meeting. Click here for contact information

What if I left my books on campus?

If you left your textbooks on campus due to COVID-19, you may receive free digital copies of up to seven titles by creating an account with your UD email address at bookshelf.vitalsource.com.

Will tutoring and other systems of learning support continue to be offered?

Tutoring, writing support through the Write Place, Global Learning Support, and academic coaching will continue to be offered through the Office of Learning Resources (OLR), though with some variation due to the remote environment. Visit the OLR website for more information. Please email specific questions to learningresources@udayton.edu, and OLR staff will respond as soon as possible within normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT).

Can I get an extension on withdrawing from class? 

The new deadline to withdraw from a class is April 24. Click here for more information. We strongly recommend you speak with your advisor prior to withdrawing from a class.

Is registration for summer and fall courses moving forward?

The University has made the decision that all summer session courses will be delivered online. We will pause registration for summer until no later than April 9, so we may work through the many planning issues presented by this change. Students who traditionally take in-person classes will register fall classes through Porches. Online programs should follow their calendars for registration (udayton.edu/fss).

How can I get drop/add forms signed?

1. From your UD email account, email your add/drop request to your dean’s office:
College of Arts and Sciences: dpoe01@udayton.edu, Exception: CPS students email jbuckley1@udayton.edu.
School of Business Administration: Please follow your unit’s registration instructions.
School of Education and Health Sciences: Please follow your unit’s registration instructions.
School of Engineering: jgrant2@udayton.edu.

2. Copy your instructor(s) and advisor on your email.

3. In the subject line, please enter your student ID # and your academic major.

4. In the body of your message please be sure to indicate specific course details:
   -Class name
   -Subject
   -Course number
   -Section number

The appropriate office in your academic unit (dean's office, graduate program director, etc.) will review the request and once approved will forward it to Flyer Student Services for processing. If you have any questions, please contact fss@udayton.edu.

What is happening with the May commencement ceremony?

Commencement ceremonies are postponed. The University will work with class leaders to find a future date to bring seniors back to campus for a commencement ceremony to honor you and your accomplishments and celebrate the strength of this community. 

Will I still graduate in May?

If you have met the graduation requirements at the completion of the spring semester, your degree will be conferred on May 9, 2020. Your diploma will be mailed to the address you indicated on the graduation application through Porches and transcripts can be ordered online at any time. Graduating students with questions about their degree completion should contact their academic advisor.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed after your dean posts your degree. You should expect it to arrive two to three weeks after you receive the email communication that your degree was posted. 

Is the Graduate Student Summer Fellowship program still moving forward? 

Yes, the faculty review teams have been contacted and will meet remotely. Proposal reviews are due on Friday, April 3, and award announcements will be made the following week. Award distributions will take place on schedule, and fellowship funds should be available by May 15, as previously announced.

Should Graduate Assistants continue their work?

Yes. Graduate assistants (GAs) are employees, as well as students, and should continue to carry out their responsibilities, where they can do so safely. In most cases, GAs will be working remotely. If they have questions about the safety of their work areas or their work assignments, they should raise these with their supervisors. Supervisors should be sensitive to and understanding of concerns or anxieties that GAs have in current circumstances. While GAs should expect to continue their normal weekly work schedule, they should understand that emerging circumstances might alter their work assignments.

Where GAs have responsibilities to teach classes or labs or to assist in other instructional functions, they should carry out those activities remotely, in accordance with the guidance of their supervisors. Where GAs have research responsibilities, they should continue to carry them out, where they can do so safely. Where GAs are assigned responsibilities in offices outside of academic units (e.g., in Student Development or Campus Ministry), they should continue to carry out their work assignments, where feasible. If their normal work cannot be done under current campus conditions, they should be assigned other responsibilities by the offices that employ them, so long as those other responsibilities can be performed safely.

Can I still submit my thesis/dissertation for formatting review?

Yes. Theses and dissertations ready to be submitted to Graduate Academic Affairs (GAA) for formatting review must be submitted electronically as usual. GAA staff who are working remotely will continue to review theses and dissertations in a timely fashion. See the GAA Porches page for details and deadlines. 

Will I still be able to receive bound copies of my thesis or dissertation? 

Yes. St. Mary's Hall is currently closed to all parties who do not work in the building. When full access to campus returns, we will be able to accept hard copies of theses/dissertations for binding. It is likely that there will be a delay in submitting documents for binding, but bound thesis/dissertation copies will be available to all who wish to obtain them.

Can I still defend my thesis this semester?

Thesis/dissertation defenses can and should continue to take place either in-person following social distancing procedures (at least 6 feet separation between individuals) or via Zoom. Contact your advisor to make the appropriate arrangements. UDit can help with arrangements, especially document sharing; e.g., PowerPoint slides. 

How can I learn to be successful in an online environment?

Visit https://isidore.udayton.edu/keeplearning to stay up to date with information on how to thrive in an online learning environment. OLR staff are available for academic coaching appointments if you’re struggling in this new online environment or worried about how things will work for you. See the OLR website for help with scheduling coaching appointments or email learningresources@udayton.edu.

Can I still use my academic accommodations related to a disability or medical condition?

Yes, your accommodations still apply. OLR will continue to remind professors of this. If you have questions about how your accommodations will work for a particular class, please discuss with that professor. If you still have questions after doing that, email disabilityservices@udayton.edu and one of the OLR Disability Services staff will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT). 

What do I do if I have problems with my technology?

If you are having trouble with IT issues, you can either call the UDit service center at 937-229-3888 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT), or go to the UDit website and click on "request services" at go.udayton.edu/udit.

I’m in a different time zone than UD. How can I make that work?

Make sure you let the people you’re communicating with know what time zone you’re in so they can make adjustments when possible.

What if I have a question not addressed here?

Please contact your professors, program director and academic advisors for guidance.


Does the university recommend international students return home?

The University recommends students return to their home countries, when possible

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, there is increasing stress on local health care systems and other community resources that will limit availability. Additional restrictions may be placed by the city, state or federal government on the University and other local service providers that would impact our capacity to support you.

We recognize the global spread of COVID-19 now makes travel increasingly difficult. and will be more challenging for some students. This recommendation is not a requirement. We know these decisions can be difficult. Talk to your family and trusted others to decide what is best for you.

Some countries have already begun restricting all outbound and/or inbound travel. 

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services has created an FAQ document that addresses many common concerns. Click here to view the ISSS COVID-19 FAQ.

If international students return home, can they complete the semester from outside the USA?

Yes. You will be able to complete your spring semester courses online. UD will work closely with you to maintain your status with the University.

Does the university's move to remote instruction affect students' immigration status?

UD's move to online courses will not impact F1 and J1 immigration status, as long as students remain registered for a full course load and engaged in classes. Students can continue to take courses from their home countries without risk to their immigration status.

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services has created an FAQ document that addresses these and many other concerns. Click here to view the ISSS COVID-19 FAQ.

If you cannot return to your home country, please consider:

The University will not be able to provide ongoing support for food and transportation, and the University's capacity to support you in ways we normally do could diminish as we move forward.  You could consider contacting any family or friends you have in the U.S. to see if it might be possible to stay with them during this time. 

We recognize it may take a few days to make arrangements to return. In the meantime, staff at the University are working to continue to provide support. Here are services available to you for a limited time.

  • Food - The Emporium in Marianist Hall is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
  • Transportation - the University is making arrangements to provide free Uber rides for urgent needs. To request a ride, click here.
  • Housing - For students staying on campus, housing will share a transition plan soon. Housing will work with you as you make plans to return home.

Is the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office open? 

ISSS is working remotely. What does that mean? 

  • Most questions can be answered by e-mail.  We are checking messages frequently.
  • We are accepting documents and signatures digitally (e-mail). We can accept digital signatures on all of the documents found on our forms page.
  • Students can still call us from 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays to speak with an adviser. 
  • Advisers can schedule appointments with students by phone or video chat.  Please e-mail the adviser directly to request a phone or video appointment.
  • In-person advising is only available for urgent cases, by appointment, in order to protect the health and safety of our students and the Dayton community.  
  • We will still be receiving and sending mail from Rike Center 204.  I-20s, DS-2019s, and other immigration documents will be mailed to students as necessary.  
  • Finally, please note that a travel signature is not required to exit the U.S. ISSS can mail a copy of the I-20 with a new travel signature to any address in the world. 

For urgent cases, students may also call our emergency line at 937-848-0073. If your questions are not urgent, we ask students to call our office at 937-229-2748 or e-mail isss@udayton.edu first. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

What about personal travel?

We strongly recommend all students, faculty and staff reconsider any personal travel. 

As the situation may quickly change, students, faculty and staff planning any travel should check travel advisories from the CDC, U.S. Department of State and local health authorities prior to and during any travel. Be prepared for restrictions to or sudden changes to mobility. Anyone traveling must assess the risk to their ability to return to the U.S. Anyone returning from travel must comply with all guidelines regarding quarantine, self-monitoring, etc. 

Unfortunately, the University will not be able to provide assistance to students, faculty or staff in cases of personal travel.

Information current as of 11:38 a.m. April 4, 2020.


Will residential J.D. classes be online?

Yes. The online learning plan instituted after spring break will continue through the end of the semester.

Does this decision affect Law@Dayton students?

The Law@Dayton weekly online class schedule will not change. The spring semester 2020 Get REAL Week will now be online. 

How are non-J.D. programs affected?

Classes in the Government Contracting and Procurement Master's Program will continue online through the remainder of the semester. Online LL.M. and PatentPlus certificate students will continue online classes as normal.

What will happen to graduation?

University of Dayton commencement ceremonies are postponed indefinitely, although the School of Law is considering the possibility of some kind of virtual engagement the weekend of May 9-10. We will provide updates when available. Degrees will be conferred by mail. 

How is bar preparation affected? Will I be able to sit for the bar?

The School of Law will continue its bar prep course (Law 6895/5895) online, and as of now we are planning for students in the summer Road to Bar Pass Program to be able to stay in campus housing this summer, if conditions permit. Please contact Micheline Kidwell at kidwellm1@udayton.edu if you have questions. All third-party vendor bar prep programs will be online as usual. Please continue to prepare for the bar exam, assuming it will take place in July. 

Will I receive a refund or credit for any unused portions of housing or meal plans?

Students will receive a credit or, in certain circumstances, a refund for unused portions of housing or meal plans. Please click here for details.

Am I allowed into Keller Hall?

Anyone with card access can return to Keller Hall for UDSL-approved purposes or to retrieve belongings provided they keep their time in the building to a minimum and they maintain social distancing. If you have questions, contact Shannon Penn, assistant dean for student affairs and registrar, at LawOffOfReg@udayton.edu.

How does this affect co-curricular or extracurricular activities, like law clinics and law review?

Students should direct questions to their instructors or advisers.

Is the Zimmerman Law Library open?

The Zimmerman Law Library is closed until further notice.

How can students continue study groups?

The School of Law discourages in-person study groups and encourages students to meet via an online platform like Zoom. Click here to set up your free Zoom account and to learn more about getting started.

Do we need to turn in keys for mailboxes or lockers?

Students graduating in May should either return their keys in person at Keller Hall (provided they limit their time in the building and maintain social distancing) or mail them to Janice Mitchell; University of Dayton School of Law; Keller Hall; 300 College Park; Dayton, OH 45469-2772. Returning students can keep their keys. 

What if I need to get items left behind in my mailbox or locker?

Students can access their mailboxes or lockers anytime, or leave items until they return for in-person classes. 

Graduating students are reminded to retrieve their belongings before returning their keys.

We ask everyone to limit their time in the building and maintain social distancing.

If graduating students are unable to return to retrieve their items by the end of the semester, they can contact B.J. Adams at badams3@udayton.edu or Dean Penn at LawOffOfReg@udayton.edu. 

Will I be able to access career services? 

Career services staff are available to meet with students via Zoom, talk on the phone, or consult via email. Call 937-229-3215 or email CSO@udayton.edu for questions or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Whom can I contact if my question is not answered here?

Please contact Dean Penn at LawOffOfReg@udayton.edu.


All University travel remains canceled until further notice. We strongly recommend all students, faculty and staff reconsider any personal travel. 

As the situation may quickly change, students, faculty and staff planning any travel should check travel advisories from the CDC, U.S. Department of State and local health authorities prior to and during any travel. Be prepared for restrictions to or sudden changes to mobility. Anyone traveling must assess the risk to their ability to return to the U.S. Anyone returning from travel must comply with all guidelines regarding quarantine, self-monitoring, etc. 

Unfortunately, the University will not be able to provide assistance to students, faculty or staff in cases of personal travel.

Information current as of 11:38 a.m. April 4, 2020.


We are working diligently with Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County on a plan that will comply with local, state and federal orders to control the spread of COVID-19, including the Ohio Department of Health's "Stay at Home" order which has been extended until at least May 1. 

To keep everyone safe, students not currently on campus are required to remain off-campus. It's important students do not make plans to return until Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County approves our plan and we communicate our plan with you. The University has secured all buildings and has restricted door access. UD police will continue to patrol campus and the student neighborhoods to prevent thefts and unauthorized entry into buildings and residences. 

For students still living on campus, please do not change residences or move off-campus without notifying housing@udayton.edu, or allow visitors to stay with you, so we can maintain the security and health of the campus community. We also encourage you to maintain social distancing. Please contact University Public Safety (937-229-2121) for emergencies. Housing and residence life on-call staff can be reached at 937-231-6356.

Students will receive a credit or, in certain circumstances, a refund for unused portions of housing or meal plans. Please click here for details.

If you have questions not answered here, including about arrangements for staying in campus housing because of extenuating circumstance, email housing@udayton.edu. If you have questions about the housing and meal plan credits, email Flyer Student Services at fss@udayton.edu.

The University of Dayton's Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing updates about how and when students can safely retrieve their belongings from their residences. We hope to provide our next update by May 1.


Career Services is open virtually during the University's normal work hours, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Virtual appointments by phone or Zoom also are available 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by appointment only. 

Career Services also is available to assist students who are looking for a summer internship or job because of a cancellation of a study abroad or other summer program. 

To schedule a virtual appointment with a career advisor, visit Handshake or call 937-229-2045.

For quick responses about job offers and salary negotiations, email careerservices@udayton.edu


Information for faculty and staff

I'm a supervisor. What if someone reports to me they have COVID-19?

If you receive a report, confirmed or unconfirmed, that a member of your team has been exposed to or has contracted coronavirus, please call the Health Center at 937-229-3131 for guidance. Please remember not to share the person's health information with colleagues. This is a violation of their privacy, and this information is protected by HIPAA and other laws. We continue to be in close contact with regional public health officials to investigate cases and trace potential contacts. 

I'm a supervisor. What should I do if I suspect someone has COVID-19?

Supervisors (with the support and involvement of HR as needed) should ask employees who are exhibiting symptoms to go home and contact their health care provider for further evaluation, including when it is safe to return to work. We ask staff to cooperate with supervisors for the well-being of all.

Are faculty allowed to work from campus?

Faculty are expected to work remotely except where particular elements of their work require them to be on campus, for instance for the conduct of their research or to use specialized IT resources for teaching. Minimizing physical presence on campus is a top priority.

What resources are available to support online teaching and learning?

Instructions, training and support for facilitating classes online for the remainder of the semester are available at https://isidore.udayton.edu/keepteaching. The Office of eLearning will continue to offer support sessions via Zoom at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday through April 3. More sessions will be added if necessary. Faculty are strongly encouraged to review the resources posted on the Keep Teaching site and support one another before they reach out for assistance given the large number of faculty and courses transitioning online during this time.

How can I transition my laboratory or studio class, capstone projects, performance ensemble or other experience-based modes of education to a virtual environment?

Answers to these questions are situation- and discipline-specific. Please consult your department chair and your colleagues both at UD and across the country. Many faculty are discussing these challenges on social media, through disciplinary listserves, and in the higher education media. In situations where students are required to give a presentation to the entire class, it is important to note Zoom can be used for student presentations (see http://go.udayton.edu/keepteaching).

Will I be required to give final exams?

For reasons of maintaining the academic integrity of our courses, final assessments of student learning of some type must be administered. Since in-person testing is not possible, alternatives to traditional testing may be better suited to the online environment. In consultation with one’s department chair and colleagues, faculty can consider options such as final papers/projects, Zoom interviews, open-book exams, etc. While the need to account for academic integrity and exam security is important, faculty will likely need to be flexible with their expectations during the remainder of the semester. The University is not prepared to offer online exam proctoring services at this time given complex logistics and increased costs; however, the University is still required to provide testing accommodations for eligible students. The Office of eLearning has begun working on resources to help faculty consider alternatives for traditional in-class final exams. Resources will be shared on the Keep Teaching site as soon as possible. The Office of Learning Resources is preparing a document about testing accommodations that will be sent soon to all faculty who are teaching students eligible for accommodations.

Will tutoring, supplemental instruction and other systems of learning support continue to be offered?

Tutoring, supplemental instruction, writing support through the Write Place, Global Learning Support, and academic coaching will continue to be offered through the Office of Learning Resources (OLR), though with some variation due to the digital environment. Students should be able to schedule most services through Student Success Network; details are still being worked out. OLR will update its website daily with the most current information. Please email specific questions to learningresources@udayton.edu, and OLR staff will respond as soon as possible during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Include your phone contact information if you would prefer to work by phone.

What resources are available to ensure I am accommodating students with disabilities in the most effective ways?

It is the faculty member's responsibility to continue to provide accommodations for students who share an accommodation letter.

OLR's Disability Services staff will be available during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to consult with faculty about specific accommodation needs. Call 937-229-2066 or e-mail disabilitytesting@udayton.edu with questions or to set up an appointment. Include your phone contact information if you would prefer to work by phone. Appointments for disability services, accommodations and voluntary medical withdrawals will be conducted via telephone. 

See this set of modules prepared by eLearning for help. Ensuring video materials are captioned (Zoom recordings and Warpwire Videos are automatically captioned), all text materials are provided in accessible format, and online quizzes and tests are set up to allow for extended time are the first things to think about. 

If you use Isidore for tests or quizzes, please consult these Isidore instructions to learn how to set extended time on Isidore tests for students with accommodations. If you use a different platform, consult their materials or support staff for information on how to extend a student’s testing time.

We will not be using AIM for student test requests while classes remain online only. Please assign extended time to any student who is eligible for it as per their accommodation letter (under the heading Alternative Testing). Even though we will not be using AIM for student test requests, it still remains a vital source of information for you. Log on to AIM to see the list of students in your courses and sections who have requested accommodations. You can click on "View" next to each student's name to see the current accommodation letter with their extended time listed. If you have not logged into AIM before or are having issues, please e-mail disabilitytesting@udayton.edu or call 937-229-3475.  

Many UD students (including those not registered with disability accommodations) are dealing with anxiety related to the abrupt transition to an online learning environment. We ask for flexibility in the case of issues that may arise. Technical issues should not impact a student’s grade or right to accommodations. 

Please make it clear to your students how they can contact you during the testing window if they have any questions or problems. It is impossible for OLR to proctor tests given that staff is working remotely. Please keep that in mind as you design your assessments. 

What should I do for international students in my class who are in the process of returning to their home countries?

It is likely that, with the decision to continue the rest of the semester online, many of our international students will decide to try to return home in the coming weeks. Many of these students are experiencing unique stressors. Please give thoughtful consideration to these students’ special circumstances, including their travel schedules. Also, please be aware that students who will now be in other parts of the world or the U.S. may be participating in synchronous class sessions from multiple time zones.

Can research continue?

Research activities that cannot be delayed, cannot be conducted remotely, and that abide strictly by public health protocols for social distancing may continue. There should be no direct contact with human subjects in research; all contact with human subjects should be remote. Click here for additonal information about conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions about faculty and student research activities should be directed to one's department chair or dean. For questions about research activity supported through UDRI, faculty should contact Allan Crasto.

How might the extension of online course work affect tenure reviews and applications?

The provost’s office is in discussion with the deans about adjustments that might be made to tenure timelines for pre-tenure faculty members. 

Will my department office remain open?

Please consult your department chair about access to the department office or to office staff. Please remember that, for reasons of public health, department staff are expected to work remotely to the greatest extent possible.

Is registration for summer and fall courses moving forward?

The University has made the decision that all summer session courses will be delivered online. We will pause registration for summer until no later than April 9, so we may work through the many planning issues presented by this change. Additional guidance for advisors will be coming from deans’ offices, from Aaron Witherspoon (Director of University Advising Initiatives), and from the Registrar’s office. Students have been sent information electronically on how to use the calendar scheduler in SSN to connect with their advisors. The LTC is developing resources on distance advising that will be posted soon.

Will students still submit teaching evaluations?

Yes, student evaluations of teaching will continue to be conducted at the end of the semester. The survey period, due dates and messaging campaign will remain unaltered. Students will be unable to complete the SET surveys in a classroom, so it would be important for instructors to encourage students to complete their SET surveys. Instructors and students can access their SET surveys and monitor completion progress at http://go.udayton.edu/set.

Are we expected to continue office hours (virtually)?

Faculty members should continue to make themselves available to students for questions and consultation about their coursework or research. Faculty should inform their students about how best to reach them and communicate with them. Office hours can be handled in a number of ways including Google Chat, phone and Zoom. Faculty can find resources on the Keep Teaching site for setting up virtual office hours through Zoom. Students will be juggling both synchronous and asynchronous classes. Just as synchronous classes need to be conducted at their scheduled face-to-face day and time, it will be helpful to provide consistency in office hours and availability.  

Does this decision affect degree programs that already are offered online?

Online degree programs, such as MBA@Dayton, Law@Dayton, the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership for Organizations, and others offered in partnership with 2U or developed in-house will continue uninterrupted on the standard academic schedules they follow.

Will we reschedule or offer the Stander Symposium in an alternate form?

Stander Symposium will not be conducted in person and the keynote address is canceled. The Stander Symposium program committee is planning ways to offer an exclusively virtual symposium on Wednesday, April 22. The program committee will provide options for facilitating Stander presentation formats online. Additional information will follow soon.  

Anyone needing to opt-out of the symposium because of the unexpected pressures on this semester should visit the Stander Symposium tab in Porches where they can view student submissions. To remove a project from the symposium click "discard" under the project title.

If you have suggestions or additional questions about the virtual Stander Symposium, please e-mail stander@udayton.edu

What about study abroad?

All summer education abroad programs and off-campus immersion trips are canceled.

Am I expected to work if I am ill or in self-quarantine?

Please consult your physician if you are feeling ill, notify your department chair, and do not come to campus for any reason. Many forms of work can continue in self-quarantine, depending upon your home circumstances. Please consult your physician and go to the University’s COVID-19 resources webpage for updates: go.udayton.edu/coronavirus. Student illnesses should be handled using standard policies and practices, with the understanding that there are likely to be more than the usual number of illnesses in the next two months.

Does the recently passed Families First Act apply to me?

No. As an employer of more than 500 employees, the act does not apply to the University of Dayton. Please follow previous guidance regarding the issues addressed in the act.


Are any staff able to work from home allowed to work on campus? Can I obtain equipment needed to work remotely from the University?

All employees whose work is able to be performed remotely should continue working remotely and find resources at go.udayton.edu/keepworking. Laptops are in short supply, but faculty and staff needing laptops to work remotely should contact UDit. While efforts are ongoing to purchase more, such requests should be made only if there is a significant need. Contact UDit by calling 937-229-3888, emailing ITservicecenter@udayton.edu or using the website to submit an online request at https://udayton.edu/udit/help/index.php.  

Will hours change for staff continuing to work on campus?

Unless the situation changes and the University establishes different expectations, staff whose work must be performed on campus and who are well are expected to work on campus as usual.

What if my work must be performed on campus, but I have a health condition that places me at high risk if I contract COVID-19?

Employees who are at increased risk for developing COVID-19 (should they be exposed to the virus) due to underlying health conditions or other factors are urged to consult their physician about steps they can take to protect their health. If increased risks are certified by their physician, employees should contact the Office of Human Resources about potential accommodations.

What health precautions should I take if I am required to work on campus?

Continue to practice social distancing measures to avoid exposure to or infection by the virus causing COVID-19. These include limiting large-group gatherings and keeping at least a 6-foot distance between people. Conduct meetings with larger groups via Zoom or conference call.  Managers and supervisors must not pressure anyone to come to work if they are ill or need to stay at home to care for ill dependents. 

I'm a supervisor. What if someone reports to me they have COVID-19?

If you receive a report, confirmed or unconfirmed, that a member of your team has been exposed to or has contracted coronavirus, please call the Health Center at 937-229-3131 for guidance. Please remember not to share the person's health information with colleagues. This is a violation of their privacy, and this information is protected by HIPAA and other laws. We continue to be in close contact with regional public health officials to investigate cases and trace potential contacts. 

I'm a supervisor. What should I do if I suspect someone has COVID-19?

Supervisors (with the support and involvement of HR as needed) should ask employees who are exhibiting symptoms to go home and contact their health care provider for further evaluation, including when it is safe to return to work. We ask staff to cooperate with supervisors for the well-being of all.

Can I adjust my work hours if I work off campus?

Staff who are working remotely should work with their unit leaders and supervisors to determine their work schedules.

What should I do if I have been told by public health officials to self-isolate or quarantine at home?

Employees who are required to self-isolate or self-quarantine (by public health officials or guidelines, health care providers or the University), and whose work is not suitable for telecommuting, should use paid sick leave during the period they are in isolation or quarantine.

Will paid leave be available for staff whose work must be performed on campus, but who also are unable to arrange care for non-sick individuals, such as school-aged children whose schools have closed related to COVID-19 concerns?

Employees should use limited sick leave to care for immediate family members who are not ill but need care due to any COVID-19 related closures of schools or daycare centers, or for other breakdowns in care arrangements. Employees are not permitted to bring children or elders to work with them, even if the children or elders are well.

If I am caring for an sick family member or am able to work while in self-isolation or self-quarantine, will I have to use sick leave? 

Employees who must provide care to immediate family members who are ill are urged to use the available sick or vacation time per the policy; refer to the Benefits and Leave of Absence Handbook or your union contract (bargaining-unit members) or Benefits and Leaves of Absence Handbook for Faculty for additional details..

Employees who are required to self-isolate or self-quarantine (by public health officials or guidelines, healthcare providers or the University), and whose work is not suitable for telecommuting, should use paid sick leave during the period they are in isolation or quarantine.

What if I have exhausted my sick leave?

Employees with insufficient accrued sick leave should contact the Office of Human Resources.

Does the recently passed Families First Act apply to me?

No. As an employer of more than 500 employees, the act does not apply to the University of Dayton. Please follow previous guidance regarding the issues addressed in the act.

Are any workforce or pay reductions planned?

The University is examining options to maintain financial stability during this period while working to minimize financial burdens faced by staff if reductions are deemed necessary. We are closely monitoring any relief that may be provided to the University or its workforce through federal and/or state action. We will send updates as soon as they’re available to help staff plan for any potential furloughs, pay shifts or other cuts.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine strongly recommended employers take employee temperatures. UD immediately tried to secure a supply of thermometers, but thermometers are in short supply and they are prioritized for medical professionals.

Gov. DeWine softened his recommendation, acknowledging thermometers were not readily available and employers were not required to take temperatures. Rather, he emphasized businesses should do what they can to keep workers safe.  

UD has instructed employees who can work from home to do so and asked employees are still working on campus who are exhibiting symptoms to stay home. If you are a supervisor of a unit whose work must be conducted on campus and you believe temperature-taking is necessary to keep your workforce safe, please consult the Office of Human Resources or the Division of Audit, Risk & Compliance on proper measures. 


All University travel remains canceled until further notice. We strongly recommend all students, faculty and staff reconsider any personal travel. 

As the situation may change quickly, students, faculty and staff planning any travel should check travel advisories from the CDC, U.S. Department of State and local health authorities prior to and during any travel. Be prepared for restrictions to or sudden changes to mobility. Anyone traveling must assess the risk to their ability to return to the U.S. and/or their ability to return to meet the requirements of their jobs. Anyone returning from travel must comply with all guidelines regarding quarantine, self-monitoring, etc. and be prepared to resume their work per their contract. 

Unfortunately, the University will not be able to provide assistance to faculty or staff in cases of personal travel.

Information current as of 11:38 a.m. April 4, 2020.


The Bombeck Center is closed until further notice.

Information for suppliers

Please call 937-229-3868 during our normal working hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Our office is closed to visitors. Staff is accessible via e-mail as well.

Please see our COVID-19 page within our How to Buy website for more information about how you can help the University curtail expenses.


All onsite visits from suppliers have been suspended. Suppliers are encouraged to use Zoom for conference calls with UD employees. For delivering to campus or performing services on campus, please confirm building access with your UD point of contact. Call the Office of Procurement and Payable Services if you cannot reach your on-campus contact.


Central Receiving is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Packages are being delivered to offices but there may be delays because of limited staffing.


Request a contract or purchase order for all goods and services sold to the University to facilitate the invoice payment process. Click here for info on how to submit a purchase order.

Please check with the purchase order owner to verify if goods and services are still needed. If a purchase order needs to be closed in Runway, please reach out to purchase@udayton.edu to request this change.

If you are submitting an invoice for work done on a purchase order, you can electronically submit it through the UD supplier portal. Email questions to udsupplier@udayton.eduIf you cannot submit via the supplier portal, we strongly encourage you to email invoices to accountspayable@udayton.edu. If you do not have a purchase order or ontract number referenced, please copy the UD employee who authorized the purchase. Invoices sent by mail will be picked up weekly but we will not have access to daily mail delivery.


UDRI purchasing will remain open to support sponsored projects.

Call 937-229-3868 or email udsupplier@udayton.edu.


Additional resources

April 3

Message to staff about committing to pay salaries through April

Message to faculty about 2020-21 contracts

Housing update about retrieving belongings

March 31

Transition of summer courses to online format (similar follow-up message sent to parents and guardians)

Campus News Digest

March 30

UDit tips and tools for working at home

March 27

Message from the Office of eLearning about preventing and eliminating disruptive Zoom attendees

March 26

Message from Office of Learning Resources to faculty

March 25

Message to faculty about pass/fail grading option impact on honors credits

March 24

Message from Provost Benston to faculty - Setting realistic expectations of our students, our colleagues and ourselves

Housing update about retrieving belongings (similar follow-up message sent to parents and guardians)

Pass/fail options and late withdrawals for undergraduate students (similar follow-up message sent to parents and guardians)

March 20

Message from University administration to faculty and staff

Message from the vice presidents for human resources and business and administrative services to staff

Message from the provost to faculty

Message from the provost and vice president for student development to students (follow-up message to parents and guardians)

Message from the associate provost for global and intercultural affairs to international students

Message from the School of Law dean to law students

March 17
Important housing and dining plan info for students (similar follow-up message sent to parents and guardians)

Message to campus about COVID-19 testing at UD Arena

March 16
Premier Health, University of Dayton to set up COVID-19 collection site

March 15
Message from University administration to UD students

March 13
Coronavirus information for faculty and staff

March 12
Updates for international students

March 11
Message to the University community from Police Chief Savalas Kidd

Message to parents from Police Chief Savalas Kidd

Message to students in Europe requiring them to return home

March 10
Message to students about suspending 
in-person classes, students returning home and remote learning after spring break

Message to faculty and staff about suspending in-person classes suspended, and decisions on working remotely

Message to parents and guardians about suspending in-person classes, students returning home and remote learning after spring break

March 9, 2020
Important travel announcements and campus information

March 4, 2020
Update regarding study abroad programs

March 3, 2020
Reminder to campus community to register all international travel

March 2, 2020
Update regarding A-10 and NCAA tournament games at University of Dayton Arena

Feb. 28, 2020
Update to University community following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton update to higher education officials

Jan. 31, 2020
Initial update the University community


Facilities Management is continuing to keep hand sanitizer units filled throughout campus.

Cleaning crews cleaned and disinfected touchpoints and surfaces in common areas of academic and residential buildings, and provided additional cleaning and/or disinfecting of high-traffic places and high-use buildings such as the RecPlex, Bombeck Center and the Health Center. Touch surfaces are were cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant.

The University deep-cleaned residential and academic buildings during spring break.