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Family News Digest


Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians.  

COVID-19 status level 2 – GREEN - LOCALIZED

For the most up to date information, check the COVID-19 case dashboard.  

UD extends 2FA protection to student accounts

This month, UD is extending our 2-factor authentication (2FA) account protection to include all enrolled students. All UD students (undergraduate and graduate) need to enroll in 2FA by Feb. 23 by following the prompts in the 2-Factor Authentication enrollment portlet in Porches. Learn more at  

Last day to drop without record

Tuesday, Feb. 9, is the last day to drop classes without record. For questions or concerns, students should speak to their advisors. 

Counseling Center offers groups for spring semester

Research shows group counseling is an effective mode of treatment for various concerns and offers unique therapeutic benefits compared to individual counseling. As demand for group therapy has increased, the Counseling Center is offering a variety of groups for spring semester. To learn more, visit Seminars and Group Therapy

Virtual career fair week

Career Services invites UD students and alumni to attend virtual career fairs Feb. 8-10 from 2-5 p.m. The three industry-based fairs will be hosted on Handshake. Students and alumni must register for the fairs and sign up for group or one-on-one sessions to connect with employers. Please encourage students to attend the fairs and contact with any questions. 

Entrepreneurship program seeks students for fall cohort

Leonardo Enterprises is a technology entrepreneurship program for students who have heard the call to adventure and believe they have what it takes to change the world. The fall cohort will fund four to eight students, and is open to all undergraduate majors. Encourage students to visit the Leonardo Enterprises website to learn more and submit an application.

How are coronavirus vaccines being distributed in Ohio? 

Vaccinations in Phase 1B continue. The next phase of vaccination began Feb. 1, extending eligibility to Ohioans 70 years of age and older and employees of K-12 schools with in-person or hybrid components. With a limited supply of vaccines, it will take a number of weeks to go through this phase. In time, Gov. Mike DeWine hopes every Ohioan can receive a vaccine as soon as large quantities are available. Read more in this vaccine distribution fact sheet from the Ohio Department of Health.  

The UD way

Last semester first-year student Odyssey Oehme took 19 credit hours while working two part-time jobs: 15 hours a week as a desk assistant on campus and 17 hours on the weekends as a dietary aide at a local nursing home. Supporting herself while in school is a necessity, but a daunting task — especially when expenses hit like when her laptop stopped working during online learning. Learn more about how UD comes together to figure it out for students with urgent needs like Odyssey.

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