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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


One Day, One Dayton sheet sign contest

Use your creativity to design a One Day, One Dayton sheet sign to hang from your porch leading up to April 14. Prizes will be given for the top designs, including a private tour of the Arcade and private study space in the library for you and your roommates! To learn more and sign up, click here.

UDayton Votes ambassadors wanted

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

Save a life!

Lifeguard certification and renewal courses are now open for registration! Visit to sign up. All participants must complete the online work before the first day of class. Questions can be sent to or Audrey Martin at

UD Bowling Club tournament

The UD Bowling Club will host a fundraising tournament Friday, March 26, at the Hangar. Three time slots are available between 4-9 p.m. for a maximum of eight players per time slot. Students can win prizes from local eateries, and the grand prize winner will receive a Tim’s VIP pass with multiple gift certificates. Entries are $10 with a raffle ticket included. Just a few spots remain; register here to participate. 

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.

Women's history resources

Women's History Month is coming to an end, but students can continue to explore women's history anytime, anywhere. University Libraries provides access to research sources including Women's Studies International, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 - 2000; and North American Women's Letters and Diaries. 


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.


Passover, which begins Saturday, March 27, and continues until April 4, is one of the most important Jewish festivals of the year and celebrates God’s role in bringing about past and future redemption. The high point of this festival is the Seder meal, when the story of the Exodus is recounted, the time when Moses led the ancient Israelites into freedom, following years of slavery in Egypt. Find out more information about Passover here.


Sunday, March 28, is Holi, a spring festival with Hindu origins celebrated in India and other areas of South Asia. Holi has ancient rituals and traditions rooted in Hinduism. It is most popular in India, where it is a public holiday in many states, but is also celebrated in Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other areas around the world influenced by Hindu culture. Although the nature of Holi’s celebration varies from region to region, its rich history means an enduring rejoice of love, color, spring and all things good and happy. Find out more information about Holi here.

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