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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.  

University lowers summer undergraduate tuition

The University  is lowering summer undergraduate tuition to help students who wish to use the summer months to advance toward their degrees. Summer 2021 tuition will be $875 per credit hour, a 46% reduction from the original published rate for undergraduate courses. More information is available online and details about financial aid are available here.

Key dates on the academic calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 23, is the first one-day mini-break for spring term. There are no day classes. Graduate classes meeting at or after 3:35 p.m. or only once per week will be held as usual. Students are encouraged to take time to relax and rejuvenate.  

New wellbeing platform YOU@Dayton

YOU@Dayton is a comprehensive wellbeing platform designed to help students successfully navigate the college experience and take charge of their future in three areas – SUCCEED (academics/career); THRIVE (physical/mental health); and MATTER (purpose/community/social and spiritual connections). The private portal is customized for the University of Dayton and accounts are personalized to student life with content updated weekly. YOU includes information about campus resources, provides self-checks and guides you in thinking about your future. Find out more with this Practical Guide to Community.

The Busy Person's Retreat: Exploring Lent

Exploring Lent invites members of the UD community to explore the Lenten season in the context of their everyday lives. This opportunity is designed to meet people where they are in the busy-ness of their daily lives. Participants will be provided with weekly content that invites them to engage in at least 30 minutes of personal prayer while also meeting with a spiritual companion once a week for the duration of Lent. Registration is open at Participants can register at any time during Lent to begin receiving materials and meet with a spiritual companion.

Engineers Week Feb. 21-27

Students are invited to join the School of Engineering for events and chances to win prizes during Engineers Week Feb 21-27. There will be an "#I am a Udayton Engineer" photo contest, the annual E-Week tee shirt (& cookie) giveaway, a Goosechase scavenger hunt, game night, a live podcast, ice skating and more! Learn more here or contact Ken Bloemer at

Core Students win McGrath Award

The Core Program is proud to announce four students – Emily Rotunda, Mira Wilson, Maya Drayton and Emma Grace Geckle – won the 2021 Fr. Jack McGrath, S.M., Award for Research in Catholic Intellectual Traditions. You can find more information at Core's Facebook page:

Praying from the heart

Join an online version of Prayers of the HEART from 12:15-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Click here for the Zoom link. Participants will virtually gather around the Peace Pole on the third Thursday of every month for a 15-minute prayer between classes focused on current issues in the world, the nation and in our community. 

Join us for two upcoming Uniquely UD virtual events:

Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program, noon ET, Wednesday, Feb. 24

UD’s Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program is celebrating 25 years of building a community of success for underrepresented minority engineering students. Join us for a conversation with current students, alumni and MEP staff as they share new developments in MEP and the impact the 25-year program has made in the lives of its students. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Flyer Consulting, noon ET, Wednesday, March 10

The student-run organization Flyer Consulting provides complimentary business consulting services to nonprofit organizations promoting economic growth locally and around the world through business development, entrepreneurial mentorship and microloans. Join us for a discussion with students, staff and community stakeholders to learn how Flyer Consulting is providing technical assistance to scale and sustain small businesses and nonprofits through the Greater West Dayton Incubator and a microloan program in Nairobi, Kenya, through the Marianist-run organization Incentive from the Marianists to Assist the Needy to be Independent. Register here to receive the Zoom link

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