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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.

It is just a drill: ROTC training with mock weapons this evening

University of Dayton ROTC cadets will conduct military drills on Stuart and KU fields from 5 to 7:30 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 17, some of which will involve orange-tipped mock rifles.

Reminder: Winter Wonderland postponed to Saturday, Feb. 20

Join the Center for Student Involvement, CAB, Campus Recreation, the Brook Center and Dining Services for a winter festival on campus from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 20. Enjoy winter activities including ice skating, snowball fights, stuff-a-plush, curling and inner tube shuffling. You can also take and make custom printed cookies and gingerbread houses. There will be free food and various photo booth stations. Attend for some fun and a chance to win UD swag bags provided by the UD Bookstore and Athletics. Click here for a schedule of all spring semester student activities.

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.  

Food truck rally coming to campus

On Feb. 23, UD will be hosting a food truck rally for students to enjoy during their day off. Food trucks will be on campus from 11 a.m. to- 7 p.m. in C Lot. Food options include sandwiches, salads, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, barbeque and more. Payments can be made using cash or card.

Enroll in 2FA by Feb. 23

Starting Feb. 23, students who haven’t yet enrolled in 2FA will be prompted to do so the first time they log in to a protected system (including Porches and Isidore). Access to protected systems will be unavailable until enrollment is completed. If you haven't yet, take a few minutes to follow the prompts in the 2FA enrollment portlet in Porches. Have questions? Learn more at or contact UD’s IT Service Center.

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.

Student representatives needed

The College's academic affairs committee is looking for student representatives. If you are interested in serving on this committee along with faculty, administrators and other students please link to this self-nomination form by Feb. 26. Assessment - Google Forms

Third-annual Maafa commemoration series

The Maafa, which means “great tragedy” in Kiswahili, refers to the transatlantic slave trade period, where historians estimate close to 12 million Africans were captured and brought to the Americas. The inaugural Maafa commemoration was held on campus in February 2019. Annually, UD students and community members are invited to journey through the Maafa by engaging with cultural artifacts and stories. This year, especially, the Maafa provides us a necessary opportunity to collectively celebrate, mourn and work towards a more just and liberative society. Find out more about Maafa and commemoration activities.

The Busy Person's Retreat: Exploring Lent

Exploring Lent invites any student, faculty or staff member to explore the Lenten season within 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 meeting with a spiritual companion.

Black law students conversation

Join the UD School of Law's diversity, equity and inclusivity committee and the Black Law Students Association from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, for "How Diverse is the Federal Judiciary?" with Judge Noël Wise and political scientists Rorie Solberg and Eric Waltenburg. Join the  Zoom Meeting here. Password: 940651.

Meet the 2021 Women of UD honorees

Honorees have been selected for the 2021 Women of UD exhibit, held annually in honor of Women's History Month in March. In its fourth year, the 2021 exhibit will have on-campus components but will be modified compared to past years. In lieu of a traditional in-person kick-off, a celebration event will take place via Zoom at 9 a.m. Friday, March 19. Visit Porches to see the list of honorees.

Engineers Week Feb. 21-27

Are you ready for some fun in February? Join the School of Engineering for a variety of events -- some with chances to win prizes. There will be an "#I am a Udayton Engineer" photo contest, the annual E-Week tee shirt (and 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.

Brown St. Bistro closed through Friday, food delivery available from KU

The Brown Street Bistro on the fifth floor of Fitz Hall will be closed through Friday, Feb. 19. Faculty and staff working in Fitz Hall can order through the GET app or website for food from Kennedy Union restaurants Au Bon Pain, Toss, Spice and Que delivered to the Fitz Hall lobby.

Student Leadership Awards Nominations Open

Nominate a recognized student organization, outstanding student leader or student organization adviser today for the 2021 Student Leadership Awards. Nominees will be recognized and winners announced at the 2021 Leadership Awards Ceremony April 15. Learn more about the awards on our website. Click here to submit a nomination by March 5. 

Reminder: Campus Ministry needs your feedback

Campus Ministry is interested in how you make meaning and develop your faith at UD. To learn more about your experiences and ways to better serve and support you, please take a moment to share brief responses to a short survey. Learn more about the survey by watching this short video

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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