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COVID-19 status level raised; undergraduate classes held remotely until Sept. 14 

The University on Thursday, Aug. 27, raised the Campus Status to 4 - WARNING. New measures have been implemented to help identify, contain and isolate the spread of the virus, including holding undergraduate classes remotely until at least Sept 14. Read President Spina's message here 

Reminder — Labor Day is a class day for 2020

Due to the pandemic, the University has designated Labor Day as a class day and the day before Thanksgiving as a holiday. Classes will take place on Labor Day and University offices will be open.

New COVID-19 dashboard

The University has revamped the dashboard reporting the campus status and the number of confirmed cases affecting campus. COVID-19 Campus Status provides daily updates and tracks trends in the data.  

Updates to COVID-19 testing on campus

Symptomatic and asymptomatic students can now obtain COVID-19 testing on campus without a prior visit with a physician. Students with symptoms can also be tested during a visit at the UD Student Health Center during regular hours or with Premier Health After Hours Urgent Care at UD. The latest information is available online. 

FAQs for students on tuition, housing, dining credits or refunds

The University has published a list of frequently asked questions for students thinking about pausing studies, studying remotely, and seeking credits or refunds for tuition, housing or dining. View the list here.

FAQs on quarantine and isolation

The University has published a list of frequently asked questions for students about quarantining and isolation. View the list here.

Can’t find an answer to your question?

For housing, email
For withdrawal or tuition, email
For UD's Path Forward during COVID-19, email

Outdoor opportunities at Stuart Field and Old River Park

We know that students are clamoring for activity opportunities. With limited indoor activities, Campus Recreation is offering outdoor spaces at Stuart Field and Old River Park. These outdoor spaces are available through reservation only during times that will be supervised by Campus Recreation staff. Masks, social distancing and other safety precautions are expected and will be enforced. For more information on Campus Recreation outdoor opportunities or to reserve outdoor space, visit

New virtual and in-person student activities

The division of Student Development and beyond have been actively working on virtual and safe in-person activities to provide to students. These activities have been communicated to students through emails, websites and 1850, UD’s student involvement online platform.

#UDLateNight Presents:

Netflix & Quarantine Trivia Night

Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. via Zoom

Up for a challenge? Join UDLateNight and test your knowledge of Netflix via zoom! Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each round. Students must register on 1850 to receive the Zoom link. Register here: Contact:

Campus Activities Board Presents:

Virtual Concert Series: Max Boyle

Friday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. via Zoom

UD Alum Max Boyle, most recently seen on The Voice Season 17, kicks off the CAB Virtual Concert series this Friday. Join CAB for a fun night of live music, followed by a Q&A! Students must register on 1850 to receive the Zoom link. Register here:


Glow Games

Saturday, Sept. 5 from 7 - 10 p.m. on KU Central Mall

Want to start off the year with some neon CAB fun? Come and play cornhole, can-jam, putt-putt golf, and more with CAB! Don't forget to bring your mask! All shared objects will be disinfected between students! Contact:

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the University's student-run programming board advised by the Center for Student Involvement. CAB plans campus-wide programs and events for all University of Dayton students. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @DaytonCAB

Students interested in joining an organization? It’s not too late!

The annual Up the Orgs event was hosted virtually this year. Over 3,700 students attended to learn more about over 230 student organizations. Students can still browse and connect with more than 200 recognized student organizations at Many student organizations are also sponsoring many virtual opportunities that are open to all UD students. Students can browse these opportunities at or in the 1850/CampusGroups app. Contact:

Opportunities to learn leadership skills, earn PATH credit, or fulfil scholarship needs

The Student Leadership Programs Office is providing students with access to online leadership resources and modules throughout the semester. The modules focus on leadership, the common good, values alignment, and learning in community. They also provide opportunities for students who are Leadership in Service Scholars to fulfil their scholarship requirements. Several of the modules offer PATH credit each month. For example, Introduction to Leadership for the Common Good is PATH eligible until Sept. 10. Students can check for more information and to know which events are PATH eligible. To access the modules on the Isidore site, email

Tech trouble? Start with UDit

Whether you have a question about Wi-Fi performance, a problem on your computer, or need advice about using one of UD's many online tools and resources, make UDit your first stop for tech support. Reaching out to our IT Service Center helps you get the support you need as quickly as possible and helps UDit keep our campus network running smoothly.  Place a request online, call 937-229-3888, email, or schedule an appointment to stop by.

Dining services updates

All dining facilities remain open and are ready to serve the UD campus community, with plenty of hot meals, grab-and-go items and regular menu items available for pick up in person. To help alleviate demand and delays in pickup and delivery through the GET, please use that app primarily for made-to-order items.

How about a stroll to Kennedy Union’s ‘Que or Toss to grab a burger, a salad or a slice of pizza! Consider grabbing a blanket and a friend and walking over to Artstreet Café for lunch or dinner! Pickup a tasty to- go meal and enjoy a picnic on the lawn! Breakup with your same old meal routine and try a new venue and new options. Please be mindful that masks and physical distancing are required at each venue.

Au Bon Pain - Pick up ready-made menu items on site, or use GET for made-to-order sandwiches and salads.

'Que - Pick up menu items on site, or use GET for made-to-order items,  including Spice’s famous Pasta and Asian Bowls.   

Toss - Pick up menu items on site, or use GET for made-to-order Personal Pizza.

Marycrest - Pick up menu items on site, or use GET for made-to-order Deli sandwiches and Personal Pizza.

Emporium – Pick up grab and go items on site, or use GET for made-to-order Deli items.

VWK - Passports – Pick up sushi items on site, or use GET for Mongolian Grill and Compass Grill. 

University creates committee to address bias-related incidents

UD has launched the Institutional Bias Response Advisory Committee (IBRAC) to guide its institutional response to bias-related incidents in alignment with our Catholic, Marianist mission and to support historically underrepresented populations on campus. Read about the committee’s work here.

Political activities policy

As a Catholic, Marianist university, UD welcomes open dialogue and encourages students, faculty and staff to be involved in the political process, especially when it creates a broader educational experience for students. However, per the Internal Revenue Code, 501(c)(3) institutions like UD are prohibited from participating in or intervening in political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate. Political activities of faculty, staff and students must therefore be done in a personal capacity to remain separate from the University. As an example of this distinction, students can place campaign signs in the windows of their University housing or use bed sheets as campaign advertisements provided they comply with University and Housing and Residence Life policies. Political advertising on other University property or public areas of University residences, including lawns, is not permitted. Learn more about the University's policies and practices for political and electoral activities.

Remembering student Jill Parker

All UD community members, alumni, and friends are invited to share memories or words of condolence for the family of Jill Parker, senior visual arts major who died in a bicycling accident Saturday, Aug. 29, by submitting them through the Campus Ministry website. A place to visit in remembrance of Jill has also been set up in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception for anyone who is looking for a moment of recollection or prayer. Serenity Pines is also a place of peaceful presence on campus to spend some time to remember, process and seek comfort.  Flyers who need personal support can find a list of campus resources here, including Campus Ministry, Dean of Students and the Counseling Center. There is no right way to grieve.  Let us support one another on this journey at this challenging time. We will share funeral information when it is available.  

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair Week

In lieu of an in-person career fair, this fall there will be four industry-based fairs for students to attend virtually on Handshake from Sept. 14-17. Students can connect with employers by signing up for group or 1:1 video sessions. For more information and to sign up for sessions, log into Handshake and click "Events" to find the fairs.

Have a question? Looking for guidance? Need to process your new environment? 

You can talk with MEC staff all this week and ANYDAY. We are located in Alumni Hall to meet, tour the MEC offices and learn more about how to connect with our diverse community of scholars. We are here for you! Email any MEC staff member or to schedule a time to stop by. You can also register for MEC events at

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