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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.  


Vaccines open for students in Montgomery County; Ohio to open vaccinations next week

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has opened its COVID-19 vaccination appointments to anyone 16-years-old and older for the Pfizer vaccine and 18 and older for the Moderna and Janssen by Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Registration for PHDMC appointments for the week of March 29 will be available on its website at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 26. They are free and insurance won't be billed. Find more information here. Beginning March 29, Ohio will open vaccination eligibility to all 16-years-old and older (including college students from other states). Click here to search for vaccine providers. UD and Premier Health are working to add COVID-19 vaccination appointments at UD Arena. Please check the University's COVID-19 vaccination FAQ page for links to make appointments. Additional slots will be posted there as they become available. You will need your insurance card, student ID and driver's license for vaccination sites other than the Public Health site.

COVID-19 vaccine reporting will help fall planning

Students should report their completed vaccinations and upload a copy of their vaccination record through this form. Reporting will help UD plan and manage the pandemic on campus now and in the fall. Find all FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine here. 

Holy Week

As a Catholic, Marianist university, Holy Week is a sacred, special time of the year. During Holy Week, Christians remember Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection. Together, these events comprise the Paschal Mystery, a central mystery of the Christian faith. Services during Holy Week include Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil (a day of waiting) and Easter Sunday. This year, Holy Week is March 28-April 4. For more on Holy Week services on campus, and other ways to get involved, visit


Marian Forum takes place Thursday

A March 25 Marian Forum will explore the theme Annunciation and Contemporary Challenges: Be Not Afraid (Luke 1:30). Presenters will explore connections between the scriptural story of the Angel Gabriel and contemporary challenges of racism, immigration and the pandemic. Visit the College of Arts and Sciences Newsroom to register for this free event.

Marianist religious life Q&A session

In this interactive workshop, hear the stories of several vowed Marianists, learn about religious life and take away new insights about living the University mission in daily life. Register here for a virtual session 10:30 a.m.-noon March 30, presented by Father Jim Fitz, S.M., vice president for mission and rector, and Allison Leigh, director of Marianist strategies.


Graphic Design students recognized by AAF-Dayton 

Several UD Department of Art + Design senior graphic design majors were recognized for their work at the Hermes Awards, hosted by the Dayton chapter of the American Advertising Federation on March 4. Recognized for three silver awards were Emily Cordonnier and Megan Farnan whose work will advance to the regional competition. Seven bronze awards were presented to Cordonnier and Farnan as well as Shannon Stanforth, Elizabeth Weiler, and Grace Burke. The remote event can be viewed here.

UDayton Votes ambassadors wanted

UDayton Votes is looking for ambassadors for next year's team. Students who are passionate about civic engagement and want to encourage others to get involved should consider applying. Applications close April 5. Contact with any questions. Find the application here.

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