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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 exploring ways to get COVID-19 vaccines for students, faculty and staff

The University is evaluating the governor's updated vaccination timeline to see how the University may be able to serve students, faculty and staff who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. UD has been approved to be a COVID-19 provider; however, the state is working through the timetable for allotting vaccines to colleges and universities for their faculty, staff and students. In the meantime, click here to search for vaccine providers. Click here for the University's COVID-19 vaccine FAQs.

Praying from the heart

Join an online version of Prayers of the HEART from 12:15-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Click here for the Zoom link. Participants will gather virtually 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. 

Women of UD 2021 Virtual Celebration

Join the campus community at 9 a.m. Friday, March 19, to recognize the 2021 Women of UD Honorees. Zoom details are available on the Women's History Month events page (UD login required to attend). To learn more about the honorees, listen to their reflections and read their narratives on the Women’s Center Instagram page. For more information, contact


Cultivate retreat for sophomores

This in-person retreat for sophomores empowers participants to explore their God-given gifts and talents. Cultivate will be held from noon to 5 p.m. March 27. There is no cost to attend and food will be provided. Register at


Human Rights Center hosts roundtable on advocacy against Agent Orange

To mark the release of the new documentary The People vs. Agent Orange, the Vietnam Legacies Project at UD's Human Rights Center is hosting a virtual roundtable 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, on the health effects of chemical defoliants and what advocates have done to seek accountability. The discussion will feature families of American veterans, along with insights from Vietnamese-Americans. Sign up here, and visit The Neon's webpage to watch the film.

Family News Digest

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