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Family News Digest


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

COVID-19 status level at GREEN; in-person learning to begin Sept. 24

The current COVID-19 campus status is 2 - GREEN - LOCALIZED. Undergraduate courses with an in-person component can begin to include that component Thursday, Sept. 24. Read President Spina’s message to students here.

December 2020 graduations to be virtual

Due to the uncertain state of the pandemic, December 2020 graduation ceremonies will be virtual and in-person commencement activities will be postponed. We will schedule future in-person commencement ceremonies at a later date when public health officials and conditions permit large university gatherings.

UDayton Votes information

UDayton Votes; a nonpartisan, student-led initiative which encourages voter and civic engagement on campus and helps students register to vote, learn about issues, and create personal voting plans; encourages everyone to check their registration status and voting plan for the Nov. 3 general election. Students can register using their home address and vote by mail with an absentee ballot or register with a campus address and vote in-person on Election Day or during early voting using the proof of residency letter that Housing and Residence Life will send soon. Visit for info on registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot and finding your polling place.

HBO Max now available

Students attached to UD’s network now have access to HBO Max – all of HBO, together with a collection of classic TV favorites, great movies and new Max Originals. Students can download the HBO Max app and log in with their UD username and password to start streaming.

Autism/social communication support group

College can come with new stress and pressures. Struggling to connect and find support may be one of those. For students diagnosed with autism or have a difficult time with social or communication skills, this weekly drop-in support group may be helpful. The group will focus on providing support, problem-solving, building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, and how to be successful in college. Students do not need to be referred by a therapist to participate. Drop in anytime. All academic years, all majors welcome! Zoom sessions take place Fridays 12:20-1:10 p.m.

Explore Education Abroad opportunities

Interested in finding out more about the ways you can take your education abroad or engage in global learning? Visit the Office of Education Abroad's Virtual Study Abroad Fair page. We have a virtual office you can explore, various information sessions throughout the fall and peer and professional advising.

UD students participate in Ohio Export Internship

Check out this video for the 2020 Ohio Export Internship Program featuring UD business students Han Le and Dylan Narkon. Interested students should apply for the 2021 program by Oct. 1.

Tutoring services

Tutoring is available through the Student Success Network. Students should login to the network at and choose their course to schedule a session.

CAB and #UDLateNight Events this week

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Virtual Concert: PUBLIC the Band

Friday, Sept. 25

Take and Make a Mug

Saturday, Sept. 26


Movie on the Mall – Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

No shuttle service Wednesday, Sept. 23

The daily campus shuttle will not run Wednesday, Sept. 23 due to a one-day academic mini-break. Regular shuttle service will resume Thursday, Sept. 24.

Saturday shuttle now operated by RTA

The University's Saturday shuttle is now operated by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The shuttle will run from 11:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. from campus stops to the Governors Place shopping area, which includes Walmart and various restaurants on Dorothy Lane and S. Dixie. Students need to show their UD student ID to use the service for free.

Key academic dates

Here are a few of the key dates to remember for the remainder of the semester.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Fall one-day mini-break 2 - Daytime classes cancelled. Graduate classes meeting 3:35 p.m. or later, or only once per week, held as usual

Sunday, Nov. 1
Last day for undergraduate students to apply for May 2021 graduation

Monday, Nov. 16
Last day to drop classes with record of W

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Last day of in-person classes, except where prior permission has been granted

Friday, Dec. 11
Last day of formal instruction

Monday-Friday, Dec. 14-18
Final fall assessment activities – More information forthcoming

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