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Student News Digest


Spring semester tuition, housing and dining charges

The University updated a list of frequently asked questions for students about credits or refunds for tuition, housing or dining for spring term. Students who make registration changes prior to the start of the spring semester can make changes without penalties. 

Ice skating without the ice? It's true! Try it out in Humanities Plaza Friday

Ever been iceless ice skating? Join UDLateNight for an ice skating experience like no other from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Humanities Plaza. Rudy on the Run will provide free food as well. See these and other virtual and physically distant activities, thanks to the efforts of several campus departments, at Also, intramural flag football and indoor volleyball leagues are back. Students can register for free with their UD email at Students must have their UD ID for entry in events. Face coverings, physical distancing and other safety precautions are expected and will be enforced at all events and activities (indoor and outdoor, except swimming). While we know members of our community in quarantine or isolation can't enjoy in-person opportunities, we hope they will find community in virtual opportunities until they are cleared to resume in-person activities.  

Plans for student move-out for the end of fall 2020 semester, semester break

The Department of Housing and Residence Life informed students about plans for moving out of University-owned housing before Thanksgiving. The deadline for moving out of University residences for the semester break is noon Wednesday, Nov. 25. Certain groups eligible to remain on campus must apply between Oct. 29-Nov. 6 to stay beyond Nov. 25. Click here to read the message to students sent Oct. 29. 

Respect the rules at Roesch Library

Staff and faculty in the University Libraries work to provide a safe, clean, supportive environment for students to study, learn and conduct research. While many students have been complying with the university's COVID-19 policies, some individuals are not. The rules are not suggestions and are there to protect everyone using and working in the building. Remember to wear face coverings correctly — unless actively eating or drinking — and stay physically distanced when working in pairs or groups. People who are not following these rules will be escorted to the exit immediately and may be reported for disciplinary action. As a reminder, an individual can reserve and use a single-occupancy study room or huddle room in the library and remove their face covering with the door closed. This website provides more information about what you can expect when you visit the library, including our service adaptations and how you can help us ensure your library visit and those of others are positive experiences. The library welcomes your questions and suggestions at  

Focus on your academic success

Considering dropping a class or unsure whether you should? The last day to drop a class with the record of W is Nov. 16. Three things you can do to focus on your success: 1) check with your faculty members about how you are doing, 2) review gradebook information in Isidore, if available, 3) talk with your academic advisor for advice.  

Apps still being accepted for 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 can apply for the 2021 program here.

Meet UD’s Alumni Awards recipients

Help the University community recognize this year’s Alumni Awards recipients and learn about their careers and how UD shaped their path at a special digital event 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Honorees include the president of the National Civil Rights Museum; a business leader who advocates for underrepresented students and urban communities; and a refugee who became a public speaker, author and community organizer. Please register in advance.

SGA Updates


SGA has passed several pieces of legislation so far this semester. Most recently, legislation regarding moving forward as an anti-racist organization and action steps for being an anti-racist organization has been voted into place. These action steps can be found here

Campus Safety Committee

This committee is looking for students who would like to join, email for inquiries. 

Sustainability Committee

In addition to working on getting more composting bins spread around campus, the Sustainability Committee is putting together a book club focused on learning about the climate crisis and sustainability. This club is open to all students and anyone interested should contact

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee has been involved in frequent discussions with faculty and administration with regards to working toward becoming an anti-racist university, improving the SET process and transfer credit policies, and planning for the spring semester and offering our input on how next semester can be improved upon from this semester. 

Special Programs Committee

The special programs committee creates and facilitates SGA programming and initiatives, and collaborates with other student organizations. They are currently planning the first Tough Talk of the year, for which the date will be announced soon. Anyone who would like to get in touch with this committee can contact (Committee Director).

Key academic dates

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

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

Friday, Dec. 11 - Last day of formal instruction

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

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