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Family News Digest


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

We understand you are receiving a lot of communication from the University, however we want to make sure you are informed of decisions as we make them. Many more messages will be sent throughout July leading up to move in. Please be sure to carefully review the information you receive in order to prepare your student for fall semester.

Student role, responsibility in keeping in-person classes

Students and families yesterday received a message from student development leadership outlining expectations and consequences related to mass gatherings, including in the student neighborhood, and important habits to promote the health and safety of our entire campus community. In a companion video, Dean of Students Chris Schramm, Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Savalas Kidd, Student Government Association President Natalie Coppolino and SGA Vice President Anne Philbin sat down for a conversation about expectations and consequences for students, which you can see here.

Update to University guidance on travel regarding personal travel, mitigating spread of COVID-19

The University has added guidance on personal travel and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 to the travel sections of the Path Forward webpages for students, faculty and staff. Read the complete message to faculty, staff and students on personal travel and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 here.

FAQ of the week

How will the move-in process be handled? 
Once your student(s) arrives on campus, they will head to the RecPlex during their scheduled 15-minute time slot to check in, pick up the room key and provide their COVID-19 test results. They will have the rest of the day to move into their residence as there is no further time restriction, and parents may assist their student(s). In order to reduce possible spread to our community, all visitors to campus must wear face coverings and parents and guardians are asked to leave campus immediately after dropping off student(s) and their belongings. If you have further questions about the move in process, email

Final fall course listings will be released next week

A final list of the teaching modalities (wholly face-to-face, blended and fully remote) and classroom assignments for fall courses will be released by July 30. Because changes are still being made, students are asked to wait until after the final list is released before contacting faculty members. Watch for an email from the Provost's office next week for information.

Parking permits on sale

Student parking permit sales began Tuesday, July 21. Students received an email Wednesday, July 15, with instructions on how to purchase a parking permit. The permit sales schedule and fee information is available on the student parking information page.

UD Community Corps recruiting students for 2020-21

Applications are available to participate in UD Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program through ServeOhio and facilitated by UD's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. AmeriCorps members serve their community for 10-12 hours a week during the school year (300 hours during school year), including weekly trainings. Members receive living allowances with their service and are eligible for a Segal Education Award upon satisfactory completion of service. For more information and to apply please visit the UD Community Corps website. For questions, email

Facilities management preparing HVAC, water systems for return to campus

Facilities Management has been following best practices for water and HVAC systems in preparation for our return to campus. Facilities Management's maintenance of water systems includes testing and flushing water systems in all campus buildings twice a week. For HVAC systems, Facilities Management is following American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recommendations for airflow and room air changes.

Campus Recreation is now open

Campus Recreation is excited to announce RecPlex is now open. As we enter different phases of the reopening, students can find the most up-to-date information regarding reservations for usage, member expectations, and health and safety measures at The current environment calls for us to be fluid, so please be sure to check the website frequently for the most recent updates. Students can also follow on social media: Facebook and Instagram/Twitter – @ud_campusrec.

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