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Family News Digest


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

Dedicated to campus health and safety

President Eric Spina sat down with Assistant Vice President of Audit, Risk and Compliance Robin Oldfield and UD Medical Director Dr. Mary Buchwalder to discuss their roles during the COVID-19 pandemic and their work with public health officials as we look toward fall. View the video here.

Phased move-out continues

Ohio residents outside the Dayton area have until May 31 to retrieve their belongings from their UD residences. The phased approach, approved by Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, offers students four-hour blocks during pre-scheduled periods. Students who live outside of Ohio can schedule times June 1-21.

Help those in need during move out

To help people in need and keep perfectly good stuff out of landfills, UD's Center for Social Concern encourages you to drop off non-perishable food items, decent clothing and housewares at the St. Vincent de Paul trailer in parking lot C (off Evanston across from the RecPlex). Please use hand sanitizer and limit occupancy to one person in the trailer at a time. Contact Nick Cardilino in Campus Ministry at

Last day to drop is May 27

The last day to drop without a record from first session summer classes is May 27. Visit Porches for more information.

Scholarship renewal GPA requirement removed

The Office of Financial Aid has removed the 3.0 GPA requirement for UD merit scholarship renewal, following a review of the policy with the Student Success and Persistence Team. The policy change will not affect UD's overall academic standards, including academic probation, review of federal satisfactory academic progress, and requirements for certain majors or graduation. Students impacted will receive more information in the coming weeks via email. Additional details are available here.

Tech support is available

The UDit Service Center is offering in-person support by appointment only. Call 937-229-3888 or email to talk with a technician about remote support options or schedule an appointment to visit Anderson 28 for equipment drop-offs, hardware assistance and other issues that can’t be resolved remotely. Click here for UDit service center hours.

Dayton's Darkest Summer premieres

University of Dayton media production students premiered their short-form documentary, "Dayton's Darkest Summer: The Rise from Tragedy" last week, which reflects on how the city is recovering from the tornadoes and mass shooting, and shares stories of survivors, witnesses and those who lost loved ones.

Flyer News wins national awards

The Catholic Press Association honored Flyer News, the University of Dayton's student publication, with a second-place award in the Best University Publication category. This honor comes after receiving a second-place finish for best newspaper among four-year institutions with a student enrollment between 5,000 and 10,000 from the College Media Association’s 2020 David L. Adams Apple Awards. Read more about the overall awards and individual honors here.

University of Dayton Magazine moves to online-only format for summer

The summer issue of UD Magazine, set for publication June 25, will be published online only. A link will be shared through Family News Digest and at The next print issue is planned for the fall.

Digital Downloads

To help you feel connected to the University, even while we're apart, we're offering a variety of digital downloads. Find coloring pages, Zoom backgrounds, mobile backgrounds and more at the Flyers at Home site.