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COVID-19 status level 2 – GREEN - LOCALIZED

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

Quick, on-campus COVID-19 tests for students 

Don't hesitate to be tested on campus if you think you could have COVID-19 or are a close contact. The UD Student Health Center (937-229-3131) offers testing with on-the-spot results. All tests must be scheduled; no walk-ins accepted. Find info on the Student Health Center webpage. If you test positive at any on- or off-campus location or are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you need to make a report on UD's COVID-19 reporting form. If you have recently tested negative, you still must wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing and avoid large gatherings. Negative tests are only snapshots of that moment of time and one negative result does not protect you against contracting the virus.

Support available for COVID-19 "long-haulers"

COVID-19 in young adults is often mild or asymptomatic, but people of all ages may experience mild to serious lingering effects which include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, exercise intolerance or brain fog. Students who have prolonged symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment with a physician at the Student Health Center (937-229-3131). For concerns about milder symptoms after hours, Premier After Hours is available for appointments (5-9 p.m.); they will advise you to follow up with the health center or your primary care physician. For sudden worsening of symptoms, call Public Safety at 937-229-2121. Additionally, students dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19 may seek academic accommodations through their adviser or dean's offices, or mental health support through the University's Counseling Center. 

COVID-19 vaccine protects against severe illness

According to the CDC, all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. And experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19 and protect people around you. 


Join the virtual grand opening for The Hub Powered by PNC, March 4

Catch the virtual grand opening for The Hub Powered by PNC Bank at the Dayton Arcade — one of the largest university-anchored innovation spaces in the country — at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4. The Hub will include  learning labs and classrooms and opportunities to work alongside entrepreneurs on innovative ideas toDayton forward. More information is available online.

Plan your spring research and writing projects

To help students break down research projects, speeches, presentations, and papers, project planning assistance is available through the libraries. Book a Librarian and the Write Place can also help students with any project and at any stage of the process. Visit: and send questions to 

Applications now being accepted for the entrepreneurship major and minor

The Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership invites first- and second-year business students interested in majoring or minoring in entrepreneurship to apply now. Learn more and apply here. Applications due by Feb. 28. 

Got books?

If you haven't picked up your books for spring 2021, this is a final reminder that course material items will be held until Feb. 28 or for 10 days after processing, whichever is later, and then re-shelved. To check the status of your order, log into your account at Find out more about pick-up instructions information on the blog.  


UD e-sports tournament, March 1-15
The Department of Health and Sport Science is co-hosting an online e-sports tournament for students, faculty and staff during March. The tournament kicks off March 1 with video games like Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, NBA2K, and Call of Duty: Warzone. Register here to compete and win prizes. Join the UD e-sports discord channel. Follow us on Instagram

Calling student leaders!

Student Transitions and Family Programs is looking for student leaders to help welcome our newest Flyers to campus in the fall. Paid positions are available for orientation leaders, Blue Crew counselors and welcome team leaders. Applications are due by Feb. 28 at

Hangar Bowling Tournament

Starting March 2, the Hangar will be hosting a bowling league 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of the semester. Students can create teams of up to four players. The season will end April 18, teams with a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament for a grand prize. Register for the tournament here.

Use the LinkedIn profile to go beyond the one-page resume

Keep your resume to the recommended one page by maximizing the flexibility of your LinkedIn profile. Develop your Skills section, ask supervisors and colleagues for Recommendations, and build out Interests by following companies and groups. Get noticed in the daily feed using Start a Post and post the great things happening in your professional life.

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