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Family News Digest


Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians. 

Register by Sept. 25 for Family Weekend

UD will welcome families to campus during Family Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Click here for a full schedule of events. Registration closes Sept. 25, so reserve your spot today. 

​​Marian Library, Roesch Library open house Oct. 1

Explore the UD Libraries at the Family Weekend open house, including an exhibit of recent additions of books, art and artifacts to the Marian Library collections. View the Libraries’ Family Weekend schedule here.

​​Free flu shots at Student Health Center, on-campus clinics

The University is offering free flu vaccines to all students at the Student Health Center and during scheduled clinics through the end of October. Students can get a flu shot during a routine Health Center visit or call to schedule a visit specifically for  the vaccine. Flu shots also will be available on the following dates:

  • Sept. 30: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Health Center. 
  • Oct. 6: noon-2 p.m. between Humanities Plaza and Kennedy Union (weather permitting)
  • Oct. 20: noon-2 p.m. between Humanities Plaza and Kennedy Union (weather permitting)
  • Oct. 26: noon-2 p.m. between Humanities Plaza and Kennedy Union (weather permitting)
  • Oct. 28: noon-3 p.m. Well-o-ween event, McGinnis Room, Adele Center

Education abroad

Students can explore study abroad opportunities 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. Whether it’s for a week, a year, or anywhere in between — there is a program for you. Meet with faculty, semester programs, third-party providers, and more to discover a world of possibilities.

Feast of St. Francis events

Campus Ministry will host two events Tuesday, Oct. 4, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. The Blessing of the Animals prayer service is 8 p.m. at Serenity Pines outside of Marycrest Hall. All pets and service/emotional support animals are welcome; if you don't have a pet on campus, feel free to bring a photo. At 9 p.m. in Liberty Hall 08, join Eco-Spirituality: Behold God in Everything, a discussion exploring the call as disciples to care for creation.

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