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Path Forward Messages

Sept. 17, 2020 

Dear students, 

We are happy some of you have been able to attend classes in person this week and hope to open more in-person classes in the near future, thanks to your continued adherence to public health safety protocols. 

Our cases on campus continue a downward trend, but we cannot let up. We are asking you again to remain on campus to curb the spread of the virus into the community. This weekend, we will again have physically distant activities on campus tomorrow through Sunday, thanks to the efforts of several campus departments. You can see those activities below and at https://udayton.co/LqM/. 

Even if you do not participate in these activities, we expect that your choices will continue to reflect the University's care for the common good on campus and in the greater Dayton community. Your efforts are yielding positive results, and I know University and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County leadership applaud your cooperation.

Enjoy a safe and healthy weekend,
William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

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Students must have UD ID for entry. 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 will be unable to enjoy these opportunities, it's important they remain in isolation or quarantine until cleared to resume normal activities.

Mass

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
10 a.m., Noon, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Register for Mass here.

Mass is also being live streamed here. 

Free food 

Dining Services will provide hot dogs, chips and water, while supplies last from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Stuart Field.

Dining Services will provide pizza, popcorn and water while supplies last, by the KU fountain from 8-10 p.m. Saturday.  

Dining Services' Rudy on the Run food truck will be serving food while supplies last at Old River Park from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Campus Recreation 

RecPlex is open 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Use of the RecPlex is by reservation only, which may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Visit activeflyers.udayton.edu to make a reservation.

Old River Park is open 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Available activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, yard games, walking paths and group fitness classes. Kayaking, canoeing and group fitness classes are available by registration only.

Stuart Field is open daily for informal recreation from 3 to 9 p.m. No reservations needed.

Students can reserve RecBikes at activeflyers.udayton.edu noon to 2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 9-11 a.m. noon to 2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Bikes may be reserved up to 48 hours in advance.

Group fitness classes, registration at activeflyers.udayton.edu. 

Friday: Body Blast, 12:30-1:20 p.m., RecPlex outdoor basketball court; Spinning, 3 to 3:50 p.m., MAC Gym Court 4; Yoga, 4-4:50 p.m., Old River Park.

Saturday: Rotation class, Boxing Boot Camp, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., RecPlex outdoor basketball court.

Sunday: Spinning, 4-4:50 p.m., MAC Gym Court 4; Yoga, 4-4:50 p.m., Studio A on the mezzanine level of RecPlex; Pilates, 5-5:50 p.m., Old River Park; Body Blast, 6-6:50 p.m., Old River Park.

Intramural sports Sunday league play runs 6 p.m. to midnight. You may not be able to watch your favorite team play on TV, so go watch and support your friends in their battle for UD intramural immortality.

Virtual Family Weekend 2020

Friday through Sunday: Check out the open events happening each day during Family Weekend on 1850. Contact: familyweekend@udayton.edu.

CAB and #UDLateNight present comedian Jessi Campbell

Join CAB and UDLateNight for a virtual comedy show with Jessi Campbell who has been seen on "Last Comic Standing" on NBC and has performed at more than 200 colleges and more than 100 comedy clubs and military bases. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu.

Click here to register for the 7 p.m. Friday show
Click here to register for the 3 p.m. Saturday show

CAB Presents Magician Daniel Martin

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Join CAB for a night of magic from the comfort of your home. Daniel Martin’s Magic Night In will leave you awestruck and with a few tricks of your own (that’s right, Daniel will teach you a few tricks, too). He has performed at thousands of universities and Fortune 500 companies across the globe and has been seen on or been a consultant for the hit shows "Now You See It," "Scam School," and "Magic For Humans" on Netflix. Click here to register. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu

Want to learn some tricks of your own? Make sure you have the following supplies handy: metal spoon or fork, 2 large coins, 2 paper napkins, deck of playing cards, M&Ms and pretzels, and a salt or pepper shaker.

Multicultural Programming Council: Middle Eastern Culture Kahoot

5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Join MPC on Zoom to learn some cool and interesting facts about Middle Eastern culture. Click here to register on 1850. Contact: mpc@udayton.edu.

Movie on the Mall: "Toy Story 4"

9-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, KU Central Mall. Bring a blanket and settle in for a viewing of "Toy Story 4" on the Central Mall big screen.

Panhellenic informal recruitment registration

Registration is open for eligible women interested in participating in the Panhellenic Informal Recruitment process. Click here to register and review the eligibility requirements. Contact: greek@udayton.edu.

Interfraternity council recruitment registration

IFC virtual recruitment will take place from Sept. 21 through Oct. 5. Potential new members must register through 1850 by 11:55 p.m. Sept. 27 to be eligible to receive a bid to a fraternity. Click here to register. Contact: greek@udayton.edu.

IFC virtual recruitment kickoff

5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, Zoom. Come learn about our Interfraternity Council fraternities and start exploring what fraternity might be the place for you to learn, grow and have fun. The Zoom link will be sent to those registered for IFC recruitment. Additional chapter virtual recruitment events can be found on 1850 or on each chapters' social media platforms.

If you are interested in learning more about National Pan-Hellenic Council (historically Black Greek-letter Organizations) or Multicultural Greek Council (historically Latinx organizations) member organizations' formal intake activities, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at greek@udayton.edu.

Join a student organization

Students can browse and connect with more than 200 recognized student organizations at go.udayton.edu/uptheorgs. Many student organizations also are sponsoring virtual opportunities open to all UD students. Students can browse these opportunities at 1850.udayton.edu or in the 1850/CampusGroups app. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu

Earn PATH credits

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. Students can check 1850.udayton.edu for more information and to know which events are PATH eligible. To access the modules on the Isidore site, email studentleadership@udayton.edu.


Sept. 16, 2020

Dear students, faculty and staff, 

Now that the University is beginning to hold some classes in person, students have requested we provide spaces other than their residences to study and participate in online class sessions. This email provides students with information about spaces available on campus for remote learning. In some of these spaces, students will be able to participate vocally in online class discussions, while other spaces will be better suited for quiet use only. Please be courteous to the other people in the space.

It is essential and required that while in these spaces students will wear a face covering, maintain six feet of physical distance, respect the posted room capacity, and disinfect before and after use. We are pleased to be able to open these spaces for student use. However, if safety protocols are not followed in these spaces or if they are abused in other ways, the spaces will be closed. 

Classroom buildings: At this time, some classrooms in Fitz Hall, Kettering Labs, Miriam Hall and the Science Center have rooms that will be free to use during the day when they are unscheduled for classes. Check the schedule posted outside each room. Computer labs and laboratories will not be available.

Kennedy Union: Several spaces are available for study and relaxation. Check the calendars posted outside each room.

Roesch Library: Many spaces, including reservable rooms, are available in Roesch Library. While the sixth floor is for silent study only, talking is permitted in spaces from the ground floor through the fifth floor. For more information on reserving a room in Roesch Library, see https://libcal.udayton.edu/.

As we start more in-person classes in coming weeks, we hope to open up additional study spaces in other buildings. As a reminder, adherence to the safety protocols — maintaining six-feet distance, wearing face coverings, observing room capacities and disinfecting — are critical in determining whether we open additional spaces to student use. 

Sincerely, 
Carolyn Roecker Phelps
Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs


Sept. 14, 2020

Dear Fellow Flyer families,

As trustees, alumni and current parents of University of Dayton students, we hope that you share in our excitement that public health officials have approved UD to return gradually to in-person instruction, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The ongoing hard work of faculty, staff, and University leadership in partnership with our students — who have shown through their recent behaviors that staying on campus is their greatest desire — are making this possible and their collective efforts should not be understated.

In our roles as University trustees, we have a shared responsibility for University oversight. While the return of some in-person classes is a step forward, the entire UD community must continue to be diligent in stopping the spread of Covid-19 on our campus, as well as not pose a threat to the surrounding Dayton region. It is our care for one another and the amazing sense of community UD fosters that tells us this is how we must lead and serve at this challenging time.

No doubt, each of us would love to come back to campus this weekend, wrap our arms around our own student and celebrate Family Weekend as in previous years, but we recognize that we cannot. To do so puts our students, the larger campus and the local Dayton community at risk of losing much of the hard won progress that they have made in the last few weeks. We are also concerned about your own health as coming to campus where we still have active cases puts you at risk, not to mention families and friends when you return home.

Finally, the University continues to need hotel rooms at the Marriott for student quarantining purposes, so if you have not cancelled your room reservations for the previously scheduled family weekend already, please do so today. While we know it will not be the same, a virtual schedule of Family Weekend activities is available to all UD parents and we invite you to join these important discussions that directly impact your student’s experience. Registration will remain open until Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon EDT.

The past few months have been difficult for all of us — loved ones have become sick or lost, livelihoods diminished, celebrations and plans postponed — and all in a challenging time of anxiety and unrest. In the future, we hope to look back on this time as one in which we — the entire Flyer Family — came together for the betterment of our community and concern for the most vulnerable among us.
 
Members of the Board of Trustees,

John Foy ’89, parent of a current student

George Hanley ’77, parent of a current student

Michelle Mathile ’15, parent of current and alumni students

Joe Weidenbach ’89, parent of current and alumni students

The University today announced it is lowering the campus status lowered to Yellow and some in-person classes resume Wednesday, Sept. 16.


Dear students, 

Thank you to the many of you who rose to the occasion Labor Day weekend to heed the call from Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper to stay on campus to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are happy many students took advantage of physically distant on-campus activities Labor Day weekend. On behalf of the University, thank you. 

While the trends in new cases are encouraging, UD students are again asked to remain on campus to curb the spread of the virus into the local community. Once again, several departments on campus have come together to offer physically distant activities on campus tomorrow through Sunday. You can see them below. 

Even if you do not participate in these activities, we expect that your choices reflect the University's care for the common good on campus and in the greater Dayton community. Following safe practices can slow the spread of COVID-19, and help us realize our desire to stay on campus and have the UD experience we treasure. 

We cannot let up now. We are confident you can rise to the occasion again this weekend. We hope, by keeping up your efforts and sacrifices, you can return to and stay in the classroom soon.

Please continue to support and protect each other as a UD community,
William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

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Students must have UD ID for entry. 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 will be unable to enjoy these opportunities, it's important they remain in isolation or quarantine until cleared to resume normal activities.

Mass

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
10 a.m., Noon, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Register for Mass here. 

Free Food

Dining Services will provide wraps and water, while supplies last from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Stuart Field; and ice cream treats 6-10 p.m. Sunday at Stuart Field.

Dining Services will provide corn dogs, chips, popcorn and water while supplies last, by the KU fountain from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.  

Dining Services' Rudy on the Run food truck will be serving food while supplies last at Old River Park from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Campus Recreation 

RecPlex is open 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Use of the RecPlex is on a reservation basis only, which may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Visit activeflyers.udayton.edu to make a reservation.

Old River Park is open 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Available activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, yard games, walking paths and group fitness classes. Kayaking, canoeing and group fitness classes are available by registration only.

Stuart Field is open daily for informal recreation from 3 to 9 p.m. No reservations needed.

Students can reserve RecBikes at activeflyers.udayton.edu noon to 2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 9-11 a.m. noon to 2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Bikes may be reserved up to 48 hours in advance.

Group fitness classes, registration at activeflyers.udayton.edu. 

Friday: Body Blast, 12:30-1:20 p.m., RecPlex outdoor basketball court; Spinning, 3 to 3:50 p.m., MAC Gym Court 6; Yoga, 4-4:50 p.m., Old River Park.

Saturday: Rotation class, Dance Party, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., RecPlex outdoor basketball court.

Sunday: Spinning, 4-4:50 p.m., MAC Gym Court 6; Yoga, 4-4:50 p.m., Studio A on the mezzanine level of RecPlex; Pilates, 5-5:50 p.m., Old River Park; Body Blast, 6-6:50 p.m., Old River Park.

Glow Distant Dodgeball Tournament: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Stuart Field. Register here by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The winning team will receive a suite for up to 12 people for a men's basketball game plus food and beverages, provided by the Division of Athletics (pending approval by public health officials). If not allowed for this season, the prize will be available during the 2021-22 season. Prizes also will be awarded for the team with the most creative outfits/uniforms.   

Intramural sports Sunday league play runs 6 p.m. to midnight. You may not be able to watch your favorite team play on TV, so go watch and support your friends in their battle for UD intramural immortality.

Make Your Own Door Sign

Pick up supplies in Torch Lounge: 6-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Watch tutorial on Zoom 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Students must register in 1850 to receive the Zoom link. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu

UDLateNight Trivia

9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Prizes for each round. Students must register in 1850 to receive the Zoom link. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu.

Movie Night

9-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, KU Central Mall. Settle in for a viewing of "Just Mercy" on the Central Mall big screen.

Bingo

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, KU Central Mall. Prizes supplied by UD Bookstore. Contact: CAB@udayton.edu.   

In addition to activities above, there still are plenty of opportunities to join a student organization, or opportunities to learn leadership skills, earn PATH credit or fulfill scholarship needs.

Join a student organization

Students can browse and connect with more than 200 recognized student organizations at go.udayton.edu/uptheorgs. Many student organizations also are sponsoring virtual opportunities open to all UD students. Students can browse these opportunities at 1850.udayton.edu or in the 1850/CampusGroups app. Contact: involvement@udayton.edu

Earn PATH credits

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. Students can check 1850.udayton.edu for more information and to know which events are PATH eligible. To access the modules on the Isidore site, email studentleadership@udayton.edu


Dear students, faculty and staff,

We are pleased more students are recovering from COVID-19, and we will continue to pray for their good health. This is a reminder to all that anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has completed isolation must continue to follow all University safety protocols, including wearing a face covering; maintaining physical distance as required on campus both indoors and outside; and avoiding large gatherings. 

Much remains unknown about COVID-19. While people who complete isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 are no longer infectious to others, the CDC says research has not yet determined whether they can be re-infected themselves. Therefore, everyone must assume they are vulnerable to the virus and take precautions. More information is available from the CDC.

During isolation, you must log your temperature and symptoms daily before receiving a release form. It is also important to note that if you have recovered from COVID-19, you should not be re-tested for three months because non-infectious viral particles can be picked up on the test even though you are no longer contagious. If you develop symptoms again, consult your primary care practitioner for evaluation. 

Those who have recovered from coronavirus can consider donating plasma at least 28 days after symptoms resolve. This could help save the lives of other patients. More information on how to donate, including eligibility criteria and FAQs, is available from the Community Blood Center. 

Be well,

Mary Buchwalder, M.D.

Director, UD Student Health Center 


In a pair of messages to students from Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County and University of Dayton Student Development, students are urged to remain on campus Labor Day weekend and take advantage of physically distant activities, including the opening of RecPlex.


*Updated Sept. 1, 2020; Sept. 10, 2020*

Dear students,

This message is a reminder that the UD Student Health Center in Gosiger Hall is available as your primary place for care. It also contains changes to COVID-19 testing options on campus, including that students without symptoms can be tested at the RecPlex instead of onMain for their convenience.

UD Student Health Center:

  • Regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Call 937-229-3131 to schedule an appointment with one of the University's Board-certified primary care physicians or registered nurses. 
  • Same day appointments available.
  • Please alert the center if you are having coronavirus symptoms when you call to schedule your appointment.
  • More information on the Health Center is available online.

Premier Health After Hours Urgent Care at UD:

  • If you need evening or weekend care, Premier Health urgent care is available in Gosiger Hall. Use the Health Center entrance.
  • Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins also are available for students who are sick or injured.
  • Appointments are with nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • Please alert Premier if you are having COVID-19 symptoms when you schedule online.

COVID-19 testing:

For your convenience, all COVID-19 testing for students has moved to campus. Students should no longer go to onMain for testing. 

Students without symptoms, including those who think they have been exposed to COVID-19, can be tested:

  • Inside the RecPlex only. Please check in at the Welcome Desk before proceeding to the MAC Gym.
  • Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.
  • Bring your student ID and health insurance card.
  • You must wear a mask and follow physical distancing guidelines at the test location.
  • Students without symptoms should call the health center nurse line (937-229-3131, then press 2) if their academic schedule conflicts with RecPlex testing hours.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested on campus at:

  • The UD Student Health Center — either during regular business hours or after-hours with Premier Health urgent care. Use the scheduling information above to make an appointment.
  • In the tent in parking lot C, noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
If you need a test on weekends after 1 p.m.:

Whether you are symptomatic or asymptomatic, COVID-19 testing is also available at area urgent cares, open until 9 p.m. daily. 

  • You must reserve an appointment online and indicate, when scheduling, why you are making the appointment and whether you have symptoms. 
  • At each location, the patient calls upon arrival and then is met at the vehicle. 
Locations are:
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Centerville, 6071 Far Hills Ave., Washington Square Shopping Plaza south of Whipp Road, near Dorothy Lane Market; 937-208-6887
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Springboro, 752 N. Main St., next to Dorothy Lane Market; 937-208-6865
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Englewood, 1130 S. Main St., 937-208-6879
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Huber Heights, 8290 Old Troy Pike; 937-208-4100
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Beavercreek, 2484 N. Fairfield Road.; 937-208-8170
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Troy, 1843 W. Main St.; 937-208-4120 
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Piqua, 280 N. Looney Road.; 937-440-7683 

If you have tested positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you must:

  • Fill out the online disclosure form and make arrangements to return home for isolation or quarantine if possible. 
  • You do not need to wait for the contact tracer to contact you to return home. 
  • This is to allow the University to prioritize isolation and quarantine space for those who live farther away than 400 miles and for those who cannot return home, for example, because a family member is at high risk for COVID-19.

Telehealth update:

Premier Health’s telehealth service now has a local phone number: (937) 463-1616. 

  • You should no longer use the website or (844) number to reach a health care provider for your virtual appointment. 
  • The service remains available 24/7. See the latest flyer here
  • The telehealth service is no longer providing COVID-19 testing orders.

Be well,
Mary Buchwalder, M.D. 
Student Health Center Medical Director


If‌ ‌I‌ ‌voluntarily‌ ‌leave‌ ‌campus‌ ‌to‌ ‌study‌ ‌remotely,‌ ‌how‌ ‌will‌ ‌I‌ ‌be‌ ‌charged‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌and‌ ‌dining?‌

Students‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌charged‌ ‌the‌ ‌daily‌ ‌rate‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌date‌ ‌they‌ ‌moved‌ ‌in‌ ‌until‌ ‌the‌ ‌date‌ ‌they‌ ‌move‌ ‌out.‌ ‌The‌ ‌penalty ‌of‌ ‌75%‌ ‌stated in the housing contract will‌ ‌be‌ ‌waived.‌ ‌For‌ ‌dining,‌ ‌the‌ flex ‌meal‌ ‌plan‌ ‌balance‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌refunded‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌prorated‌ ‌portion‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌$925 ‌fixed-cost,‌ ‌administrative‌ ‌fee‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌daily‌ ‌rate.‌ ‌Students‌ ‌and‌ ‌families‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌option‌ ‌of‌ ‌receiving‌ ‌a‌ ‌refund‌ ‌or‌ ‌having‌ ‌the‌ ‌credit‌ ‌applied‌ ‌to‌ ‌spring‌ ‌semester.‌ ‌ 

You MUST turn your key into your prospective front desk to be eligible for a refund. Additionally, you must complete the housing cancellation form within Porches on the Flyer Student Services tab and turn in your key. This will serve as your official request for having the housing or dining refunded to you. Upon receiving the completed housing cancellation form, the University will process the refund within 14 business days after you have completed the check-out process. 

You will also need to contact your academic unit to inform them that you will be changing to all remote learning. Academic unit information is as follows:

College of Arts and Sciences dean's office: casdean@udayton.edu
School of Business Administration dean's office: sbadean@udayton.edu
School of Education and Health Sciences: sehs_deansoffice@udayton.edu
School of Engineering: Margie Pinnell
School of Law: Lee Ann Ross
University Libraries: Kathy Webb

If‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌sends‌ ‌all‌ ‌students‌ ‌home‌ ‌to‌ ‌study‌ ‌remotely‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌will‌ ‌they‌ ‌be‌ ‌charged‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌and‌ ‌dining‌ ‌expenses?‌

Students‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌charged‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌daily‌ ‌rate‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌they‌ ‌moved‌ ‌in‌ ‌until the‌ ‌date‌ ‌they‌ ‌vacate‌ ‌campus.‌ The administrative fee of $925 from the flex meal plan will be prorated based on the number of days that you have occupied your residence. The standard plan will be prorated for the daily meal equivalency ($22.75) of the remaining unused days in the semester. Neighborhood meal plan balances will roll forward to the next semester and will be available to use when students return to campus. ‌Students‌ ‌may request to have the dining balance ‌credit‌ ‌applied‌ ‌to‌ ‌spring‌ ‌semester, instead of receiving a refund.‌ Contact dining@udayton.edu to make this request. Students can also request to have the housing balance credit applied to spring semester instead of receiving a refund. Contact housing@udayton.edu to make this request.  ‌

Will‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌costs‌ ‌be‌ ‌discounted‌ ‌if‌ ‌UD‌ ‌is‌ ‌forced‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌completely‌ ‌online‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic?‌

Because‌ ‌UD's‌ ‌fixed‌ ‌costs‌ ‌—‌ ‌first‌ ‌and‌ ‌foremost‌ ‌faculty‌ ‌and‌ ‌staff‌ ‌salaries‌ ‌—‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌change‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌whether‌ ‌the‌ ‌course‌ ‌is‌ ‌offered‌ ‌online,‌ ‌in-person‌ ‌or‌ ‌blended,‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌costs‌ ‌will‌ ‌not‌ ‌be‌ ‌discounted‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌modality,‌ ‌nor‌ ‌if‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌forced‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌completely‌ ‌online.‌ ‌ ‌

I‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌withdraw‌ ‌from‌ ‌UD‌ because of classes‌ ‌taking‌ ‌place‌ ‌remotely. ‌Will‌ ‌I‌ ‌receive‌ ‌a‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌refund?‌ And if I do withdraw, do I have the option to return for the spring semester?

Since‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌ made‌ ‌a‌ recent ‌decision‌ ‌to‌ ‌move‌ ‌to‌ ‌remote‌ ‌courses‌ ‌until at least Sept. 14,‌ ‌UD‌ ‌will‌ ‌provide‌ ‌a‌ ‌full‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌refund‌ ‌if‌ ‌a‌ ‌student‌ ‌withdraws‌ ‌by‌ ‌Sunday,‌ ‌Aug.‌ ‌30.‌ ‌If‌ ‌a‌ ‌student‌ ‌withdraws‌ ‌completely‌ ‌from‌ ‌UD‌ ‌after‌ ‌Aug.‌ ‌30,‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌adjusted‌ ‌according‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌University’s‌ ‌refund‌ ‌schedule‌‌ ‌even‌ ‌if‌ ‌remote‌ ‌learning‌ ‌lasts‌ ‌beyond‌ ‌Sept. 14. ‌Financial‌ ‌aid‌ ‌eligibility‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌adjusted‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌days‌ ‌the‌ ‌student‌ ‌was‌ ‌enrolled‌ ‌during‌ ‌the‌ ‌fall‌ ‌semester.‌

If you decide to withdraw, you should request for classes to be dropped by contacting your academic unit. Additionally, you must complete the non-returning student form in Porches on the Flyer Student Services tab. This will notify the necessary offices of your intent to no longer be enrolled at the University and will also serve as your official request for having the refund issued to you. Upon receiving the completed non-returning student form, the University will process the refund within 14 business days after you check out of your residence. 

If you intend to return for the spring semester or even next year, please specify your return plans in the non-returning student form in Porches. Contact your dean's office when ready to register for the spring semester.

Unit contacts are:

College of Arts and Sciences dean's office: casdean@udayton.edu
School of Business Administration dean's office: sbadean@udayton.edu
School of Education and Health Sciences: sehs_deansoffice@udayton.edu
School of Engineering: Margie Pinnell
School of Law: Lee Ann Ross
University Libraries: Kathy Webb

Will‌ ‌refunds‌ ‌or‌ ‌credits‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌and‌ ‌meals‌ ‌be‌ ‌given‌ ‌if‌ ‌students‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌leave‌ ‌campus‌ ‌for‌ ‌behavioral‌ ‌reasons?‌

If‌ ‌a‌ ‌student‌ ‌is‌ ‌forced‌ ‌to‌ ‌leave‌ ‌campus‌ ‌for‌ ‌behavioral‌ ‌reasons,‌ ‌including‌ ‌failing‌ ‌to‌ ‌cooperate‌ ‌fully‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌University’s‌ ‌safety‌ ‌protocols‌ ‌or‌ ‌orders‌ ‌of‌ ‌health‌ ‌officials,‌ ‌including‌ ‌contact‌ ‌tracers,‌ ‌no‌ ‌refunds‌ ‌or‌ ‌credits‌ ‌for‌ ‌housing‌ ‌or‌ ‌meals‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌granted.‌ ‌ ‌

Are‌ ‌students‌ ‌and‌ ‌families‌ ‌incurring‌ ‌the‌ ‌costs‌ ‌of‌ ‌pandemic-related‌ ‌health‌ ‌and‌ ‌safety‌ ‌measures‌ ‌at‌ ‌UD?‌

These‌ ‌additional‌ ‌costs‌ ‌are‌ ‌NOT‌ ‌being‌ ‌passed‌ ‌along‌ ‌to‌ ‌students‌ ‌and‌ ‌families.‌ ‌The‌ ‌University‌ ‌is‌ ‌experiencing‌ ‌significant‌ ‌additional‌ ‌costs‌ ‌in‌ ‌modifying‌ ‌and‌ ‌equipping‌ ‌rooms‌ ‌and‌ ‌buildings‌ ‌for‌ ‌physical‌ ‌distancing,‌ ‌purchasing‌ ‌equipment‌ ‌and‌ ‌supplies‌ ‌to‌ ‌clean‌ ‌and‌ ‌disinfect‌ ‌University‌ ‌facilities,‌ ‌making‌ ‌technology‌ ‌modifications‌ ‌and‌ ‌enhancements‌ ‌for‌ ‌varied‌ ‌teaching modalities,‌ ‌and‌ ‌addressing‌ ‌increased‌ ‌demand‌s ‌for‌ ‌medical‌ ‌services.‌ The‌ ‌pandemic‌ ‌has‌ ‌adversely‌ ‌affected‌ ‌some‌ ‌families'‌ ‌financial‌ ‌situations‌ ‌and‌ ‌UD‌ ‌is‌ ‌responding‌ ‌by‌ ‌providing‌ ‌record‌ ‌levels‌ ‌of‌ ‌need-based‌ ‌financial‌ ‌aid,‌ ‌significantly‌ ‌beyond‌ ‌what‌ ‌was ‌originally‌ ‌budgeted.‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌continuing‌ ‌to‌ ‌work‌ ‌with‌ ‌families‌ ‌with‌ ‌financial‌ ‌need‌ ‌or‌ ‌other‌ ‌special‌ ‌circumstances.‌ 

How will I be notified of the amount of my housing or meal refund?

Housing refunds will be processed within 14 business days after a student completes the checkout process with Housing and Residence Life. The Housing refund is calculated based on the daily housing rate and number of days that you have occupied your residence. The refund will be issued on the student account and viewable on the monthly billing statement. The administrative fee of $925 from the flex meal plan will be prorated based on the number of days that you have occupied your residence. The standard plan will be prorated for the daily meal equivalency ($22.75) for the remaining unused days in the semester. The refund will be issued on the student account and viewable on the monthly billing statement. Neighborhood meal plan balances will roll forward to the next semester and will be available to use when students return to campus. To check the student balance for meal plans the student can go through their GET app or through the web at get.cbord.com. More information on dining refunds can be found here.

Will refunds be given for parking if we move to remote learning for the rest of the semester? 

As parking costs are fixed for necessary maintenance and repair, parking fees will not be refunded.

Can students get a COVID-19 test before they leave for home?

Students can receive a COVID-19 test on campus before they leave for home. Students can quarantine in place while waiting for the results of a test. Students can leave their space to get food; however, the food will need to be eaten in their room. Students should adhere to physical distancing guidelines and wear their face covering when going to get food.


In recent days, there has been a sharp increase in the number of undergraduate students on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19. We are praying for their quick recovery. The University also is taking additional steps to stem the spread of the virus and give the campus community its best chance to remain on campus this semester. 

  • Effective immediately, the campus status is elevated to “4 — Red — WARNING.” This is necessary because, with the quick increase in cases, it will take some time for UD contact tracers to gather data and for University leaders to assess the results to determine the full extent of spread in the campus community.
  • All in-person undergraduate courses will continue remotely for at least another two weeks, until Sept. 14.

Also, starting tomorrow, additional safety measures will go into effect:

  • All dining options on campus will move to grab-and-go. You can use the GET app to order food in advance in addition to visiting the physically distanced lines in our dining facilities. With indoor dining closed, we ask that you eat in your rooms, or outside while observing physical distancing of 6 feet.
  • No visitors, even from within the University community, are allowed in your room, suite or house — only students who live with you should be in your residence. Please meet your friends outside — while wearing masks and observing physical distancing of 6 feet.
  • To help protect against spread in the greater Dayton community, do not leave campus unless you have an approved educational reason such as a co-op, internship or student teaching assignment; outside employment; or for essentials like groceries or medications. Follow physical distancing and wear your mask when you do have to leave campus for essential reasons. Do not go to bars or restaurants. Use delivery services like GrubHub or DoorDash whenever you can.
  • The Saturday shuttle service is suspended until further notice.
  • Undergraduate commuter students also should continue to stay off campus and learn remotely.
  • Students may anonymously report violations of the Flyer COVID-19 Agreement and other safety measures through a new online form. 

There have been many positive signs of students following safety protocols in recent days — more face coverings, more physical distancing and lots of peer-to-peer encouragement to comply with health and safety expectations. It will take some time, however, for this positive change in behavior to be reflected in the testing data. 

Please continue to be vigilant. Assume that the virus is anywhere and everywhere. Protect yourself, and protect others, at all times. Continue to follow safety protocols. And, if you’re sick, have tested positive, or are a close contact, please go home to isolate or quarantine, if you can.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the virus on campus, and will be prepared to begin rolling back any new restrictions and allow in-person instruction when the situation has improved substantively. Please watch your email for the latest updates.

You can see a video message from President Eric F. Spina here.


Aug. 26, 2020

Dear students,

The UD Student Health Center in Gosiger Hall is now open evenings and weekends, in addition to regular weekday hours, for student health needs, including when you’re not feeling well, need a vaccine or have symptoms of COVID-19. Effective immediately, the urgent care site at the InterMed building will no longer be open for student or employee visits. 

  • During regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, please call the Health Center at 937-229-3131 to schedule an appointment with one of the University's board-certified primary care physicians or registered nurses.
  • During new evening and weekend hours, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, schedule an appointment online to see a Premier Health urgent care medical practitioner at the UD Student Health Center. If you have already scheduled an appointment at the InterMed building, you will be contacted to move your appointment to the Student Health Center.
  • In addition to checkups and urgent care, the Health Center offers COVID-19 testing. Please alert the center if you are having coronavirus symptoms when you schedule your appointment.
  • If you have tested positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you should fill out the online disclosure form and make arrangements to return home for isolation or quarantine if possible. You do not need to wait for the contact tracer to contact you. This is to allow the University to prioritize isolation and quarantine space for those who live farther away than 400 miles and for those who cannot return home, for example, because a family member is at high risk for COVID-19.

With the quick increase in cases on campus recently, it will take time for the University’s team of trained contact tracers to interview all of those diagnosed with COVID-19 and work to identify and reach out to their close contacts. More information on contact tracing and a close contact definition is available from the CDC.

In addition to the UD Student Health Center, students who have symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested on campus under the tent in lot C after a telehealth appointment. Details are available here.

More information on the UD Student Health Center is also available online.

Be well,
Mary Buchwalder, M.D. 
Student Health Center Medical Director


Aug. 25, 2020

Dear parents and guardians, 

To clarify the University's policies and positions regarding crediting or refunding payments for housing, meals and tuition, please see the email below sent earlier today to students. 

Andy Horner
Executive Vice President for Business & Administrative Services
 



Dear students,

Thank you for your support for our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 on campus. I know you share our disappointment that emerging clusters so early in the semester have caused us to move to remote learning for at least the first week of classes.

We want to clarify the University's approach regarding crediting or refunding payments for tuition, housing and meals in different scenarios. For all housing and dining charges, if students can no longer remain on campus because of the state of the pandemic, students and families have the option of receiving a refund or having the credit applied to spring semester.

  • If a student voluntarily leaves campus to study remotely, they will be charged the daily rate for housing from the date they moved in until the date they move out. The contracted penalty of 75% will be waived.
  • If a student voluntarily leaves campus to study remotely, the meal plan balance will be refunded along with a prorated portion of the $800 fixed-cost, administrative fee based on a daily rate.
  • If, due to the pandemic, all students are sent home to study remotely, students will be charged for housing at the daily rate from the time they moved in to the date they vacate campus.
  • If, due to the pandemic, all students are sent home to study remotely, the meal plan balance will be refunded along with a prorated portion of the $800 fixed-cost, administrative fee based on a daily rate.
  • If a student is forced to leave campus for behavioral reasons, including failing to cooperate fully with the University’s safety protocols or orders of health officials, including contact tracers, no refunds or credits for housing or meals will be granted.
  • Because UD's fixed costs — first and foremost faculty and staff salaries — do not change based on whether the course is offered online, in-person or blended, tuition costs will not be discounted based on the modality, nor if we are forced to go completely online.
  • Since the University has already made a decision to move to remote courses for at least the first week of classes, we will provide a full tuition refund if a student withdraws by Sunday, Aug. 30.
  • If a student withdraws completely from UD after Aug. 30, tuition will be adjusted according to the University’s refund schedule even if remote learning lasts beyond the first week. Financial aid eligibility will be adjusted based on the number of days the student was enrolled during the fall semester.

Due to the pandemic, the University is incurring significant additional costs in modifying and equipping rooms and buildings for physical distancing, purchasing equipment and supplies to clean and disinfect University facilities, making technology modifications and enhancements for varied modalities, and addressing increased demand for medical services. These additional costs are NOT being passed along to students and families. 

The pandemic has adversely affected some families' financial situations and UD is responding by providing record levels of need-based financial aid, significantly beyond what we had originally budgeted. We are continuing to work with families with financial need or other special circumstances. 

If you have questions, please email covid19@udayton.edu, and we will respond as soon as we can.

Sincerely, 
Andy Horner
Executive Vice President for Business & Administrative Services


Dear students,

Students who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 can now schedule a nasopharyngeal PCR test on campus. 

You must: 

  • First schedule a telehealth appointment. 
    • There is no charge for these virtual visits when students use the coupon code “FLYERS” at PremierVirtualCare.com. Students can also call 844-658-8317.
  • After your telehealth visit, schedule your COVID-19 testing appointment online
    • Tests will be administered in the tent in parking lot C. 
    • Appointments are available noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Bring a copy of the after-visit summary from your telehealth appointment or pull the order up on your phone at the testing site.
  • Also bring your insurance card and UD identification card.
  • Please wear a mask and follow physical distancing guidelines at the test location.

Other important notes:

  • Please quarantine in your own residence until you receive your test results. 
    • Students in self-quarantine are asked to stay in their rooms, but will be permitted to go to UD dining facilities for grab-and-go meals and take them back to their rooms.
  • If your test result is positive, please use the COVID-19 health reporting form. You will either isolate at home or in campus isolation housing.

Students who have completed their telehealth appointment can also schedule a COVID-19 test at other locations, including urgent cares in the area, or present their after-visit summary at onMain, at 1229 S. Main St. (just south of Miami Valley Hospital) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Please see the Aug. 22 message for details.

COVID-19 symptoms:

According to the CDC, symptoms — which may appear two to 14 days after exposure — can include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Testing for asymptomatic students:

Testing is also available for students who think they may have been exposed but are not exhibiting symptoms. Visit the onMain testing site at 1229 S. Main St. (just south of Miami Valley Hospital) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Bring your student ID and health insurance card. No doctor's order is required for UD students who are not sick.

We know the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress in everyone’s lives. We are praying for our campus community’s well-being, and especially for the fast recovery and health of those who are suffering from the coronavirus. You are welcome to join Campus Ministry for Mass or Interdenominational Worship, which will be virtual through Aug. 30, submit a prayer intention that will be remembered at campus services, or engage virtually in Campus Ministry activities (including seeking support from campus ministers if you need it). More information is available online or through the campus ministry group in 1850.

Be well,
Mary Buchwalder, M.D. 
Student Health Center Medical Director


The University announced, in consultation with our medical advisory panel and with the support of Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, it is elevating the campus status level to 3 - YELLOW - CAUTION and implementing a number of measures to help identify, contain and isolate the spread of the virus, including remote classes the first week of the semester.


Aug. 22, 2020; updated Aug. 24, 2020 

Dear students, 

With a number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19, and others identified as close contacts or concerned they may have been exposed, we want to provide you with updated information on resources if you are experiencing symptoms or wish to be tested as a precaution. 

IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS:

First, please use the 24/7 telehealth service at 844-658-8317 to be assessed by a health care provider. There is no charge for these virtual visits, which typically last 20 minutes, when students use the coupon code “FLYERS” at PremierVirtualCare.com. If they determine you should be tested, they will write an order. You must bring a copy of the after-visit summary or a copy of the order on your phone to the test.

Students without access to a car can schedule a test on campus following their telehealth appointment. See details in the Aug. 24 message to students.

We ask students with access to a car to use one of the following options for testing 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, only after a telehealth evaluation. You should call ahead to let them know you have symptoms. You must reserve an appointment online and indicate, when scheduling, why you are making the appointment and whether you have symptoms. At each location, the patient calls upon arrival and then is met at the vehicle. 

  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Centerville, 6071 Far Hills Ave., Washington Square Shopping Plaza south of Whipp Road, near Dorothy Lane Market; 937-208-6887
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Springboro, 752 N. Main St., next to Dorothy Lane Market; 937-208-6865
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Englewood, 1130 S. Main St., 937-208-6879
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Huber Heights, 8290 Old Troy Pike; 937-208-4100
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Beavercreek, 2484 N. Fairfield Road.; 937-208-8170
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Troy, 1843 W. Main St.; 937-208-4120 
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Piqua, 280 N. Looney Road.; 937-440-7683 
  • During normal University business hours, students may call the health center 937-229-3131 and press 1 for an appointment. Students should not walk in without calling first. 

IF YOU ARE NOT EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS, BUT THINK YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED:

Students who are not exhibiting symptoms can visit the onMain testing site (formerly the Montgomery County Fairgrounds) at 1229 S. Main St. (just south of Miami Valley Hospital) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Students will need to bring their student ID and health insurance card. No doctor's order is required for UD students.

The CDC has guidance for individuals who are showing signs and symptoms, including when you should seek emergency care. Anyone who has symptoms or believe they have been exposed to the virus should protect others by being especially diligent about wearing face coverings (even within a household) and practicing physical distancing both indoors and outdoors, and especially avoiding gatherings of any size.

Be well, 
Mary Buchwalder, M.D. 
Student Health Center Medical Director


Beginning this coming week, the University will launch the next phase of our COVID-19 testing program to help identify individuals who may be carrying the coronavirus, yet show no symptoms and also to assess the spread of the virus within the campus community. The University will test up to 1,000 individuals per week, which will include surveillance testing targeted at potential hot spots as well as random testing. 


The University sent the following messages to students, the entire University community and families notifying them about an increase in the campus status level to 2 - LOCALIZED.


Dear students, faculty and staff,

As our phased approach to move-in wraps up this weekend, we are happy to see our community coming back together with excitement about the fall semester. 

An important part of our return to campus plan includes screening all undergraduates, as well as graduate and law students who live on campus, for COVID-19. We understand that some people may be concerned about the number of positive cases that are being reported. Please be assured these cases have been identified as part of our testing program, and each student has returned home to isolate. Additionally, contact tracing has worked well to identify students who need to be tested and quarantined, and this process has been aided by the excellent test return times (less than 24 hours) from our partners at CompuNet and Premier Health. More than 5,100 students have checked in for the fall semester thus far. Of the students who have been tested on campus since Aug. 8 when move-in began, 11 have tested positive (our on-campus test positivity rate is just below 1.0%). We are hopeful for good health outcomes for these students. You can monitor the campus status and confirmed COVID-19 cases on the University’s website.

In the next few days, we also will announce an ongoing testing program and request the cooperation and involvement of the student community. There will also be testing options for faculty and staff. There is increasing evidence that ongoing testing is critical to the success of congregate communities such as college campuses.

We are very grateful to all members of the UD community for abiding by health and safety protocols needed to ensure we can remain on campus for the semester. Please remain vigilant, and remind others to be vigilant — wear face coverings, stay at least 6 feet apart, don’t gather in groups larger than 10, maintain strict handwashing hygiene, and help keep local stores and restaurants safe by remembering that social distancing and mask wearing apply by law to areas off campus as well. We will continue to directly address any unsafe behaviors observed on campus through our established enforcement protocols.

This week, the country saw the first campus (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) send students home just after opening and starting classes because of cluster outbreaks caused by students not heeding public health expectations. This is a reminder to us all that we are susceptible to similar outbreaks and a heartbreaking closure of the University if we gather in large numbers and ignore other safety protocols. A significant increase in positive cases or a large outbreak would force the University and public health to act.

Thank you all for your care as we continue to navigate life in the pandemic and your enthusiasm for our UD community. We *know* that the University of Dayton can do this right!

We look forward to a great fall semester,

Eric F. Spina
President

Paul Benson
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Andy Horner
Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services

William Fischer
Vice President for Student Development


UD expects students who are identified through contact tracing as close contacts of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 return to their permanent residence to quarantine if they live within 400 miles of campus.

UD expects students who can return home to do so to allow the University to prioritize isolation and quarantine space for those who live farther away than 400 miles and those who cannot return home, for example, because a family member is at high risk for COVID-19. In the spirit of agility and support for the larger UD community that are so important during this time, this is a new recommendation based on the University’s initial experience with contact tracing and the number of individuals in close contact with some individuals testing positive. 

The University urges students to follow guidelines that will minimize spread, including wearing face coverings, avoiding groups larger than 10, and maintaining 6 feet physical distance. This will help minimize the number of people who must be quarantined if someone tests positive.

Students identified as close contacts are required to quarantine for 14 days. You are required to report your symptoms daily at this link. Failure to do this could delay your release from isolation. 

Students who become symptomatic during the 14-day quarantine at home must be re-evaluated by a health professional before returning to campus. Students who do not develop symptoms during the quarantine period will not be required to submit another COVID-19 test before returning to campus. 

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. More information is available from the CDC.

More information on quarantine, isolation and close contact is available on the University’s website.


Dear students, faculty, and staff,  

With all of the new measures and protocols in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus, we must be mindful that in spite of our planning and care, we should be prepared for changes in pandemic conditions that could require us to take stronger measures, and even move to remote learning.  

The University, in consultation with our distinguished medical advisory panel and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, has established key tracking metrics and identified five "Campus Status" levels to describe key conditions on campus and in the community. 

We will monitor various metrics and have established decision points to guide us in the event pandemic conditions require changes. Considerations will include: 

  • number of confirmed cases among students and employees;
  • mapping of cases across the footprint of campus; 
  • number of known cases in the county, including the county alert level according to the Ohio Department of Health; 
  • our capacity to isolate and quarantine students; and 
  • capacity at local hospitals.  

The University publicly will identify the “Campus Status” as a value from Status 1 to Status 5, will communicate that status at all times on the COVID-19 website, and will broadcast any change in status to faculty, staff, and students. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to UD are also posted on this page.  

In making decisions that affect our operations or academic delivery, we will continue to monitor key metrics and secure expert analysis; changes in a Campus Status could come from external public health guidance or primarily internal assessments. 

The University is committed to open communication, transparency, and principles of shared governance. We will communicate decisions about changes in status as quickly as possible via email, Porches, social media, news media, and/or the alert bar at www.udayton.edu. In emergency situations, the University will also use the Public Safety notification system.

As students return to campus, I thank all those whose efforts have enabled us to put together strong programs and plans that position us well to resume learning, living, and working together on campus. I continue to encourage you to be vigilant about physical distancing, face coverings, and hand washing so that we can continue to stay in the green Campus Status throughout the semester. 

Sincerely,
Eric F. Spina
President


The University requires students, faculty, staff, visitors and contractors to wear cloth face coverings or non-medical masks while on campus to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 and help prevent people who may have the virus, and do not know it, from transmitting it to others. Face coverings must be worn generally in all inside spaces, and outdoors when 6 feet distancing cannot be maintained.  

If an employee is working alone in an enclosed non-public workspace, such as a private office or cubicle with sides that extend above the head of the occupant, including standing desks, on at least three sides, then a face covering is not required to be worn. Certain other limited exceptions apply, such as but not limited to when an individual is seated and actively consuming food in an eating establishment or when an individual is actively engaged in physical exercise, as long as the 6 feet of distance around them is maintained. Additionally, face coverings are not required by members of a household when they are in their household (such as students within a residence hall room).

For their convenience, each faculty, staff and student will receive two reusable masks when they return to campus. Additional face coverings may be ordered through Runway by employees, or purchased from the bookstore by students. 

Acceptable facial coverings include:  

  • Traditional face mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Mask with a clear center area which will allow for communication needs.
  • Any other cloth covering that covers your nose, mouth and chin, such as a gaiter, bandana, burka or niqab, etc.
  • Face shields: A full-length face shield with added material drape that provides additional protection to prevent respiratory droplets from spreading is an acceptable face covering. 
    • A plain face shield (without added material draping) is not considered an acceptable substitute for a cloth face covering, except when specific, limited and distanced job activities allow for it. One such job activity is as follows:     
      • A plain face shield will be acceptable for classroom instruction only, when at least six feet physical distance is constantly maintained between the instructor and students. The instructor should wear their cloth face covering when not providing classroom instruction. 
      • If you believe you have a specific, limited job activity that would allow for the limited wearing of a plain face shield instead of a more traditional face covering, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at auditriskcompliance@udayton.edu.
      • If you have a face shield you would like reviewed to see if it is acceptable, contact Environmental Health & Safety at auditriskcompliance@udayton.edu. 

Face coverings with exhalation valves or vents are not acceptable, nor are they supported by the CDC. The air that is exhaled through the valve can disperse respiratory droplets, which does not help to slow the spread of the virus.  

Accommodation for face covering requirement:

Faculty or staff requesting an accommodation for a face covering should contact Human Resources. Students requesting an accommodation for a face covering should contact the Office of Learning Resources. Note that medical documentation will be required; if you anticipate needing an accommodation, you may wish to make an appointment with your medical provider as soon as possible. Further, an accommodation request to not wear a face covering of any kind might require another form of source control, or else require fully remote work or learning. 

Students who indicate they cannot wear face coverings are not permitted to engage in in-person classroom activities. Students who indicate they cannot wear face coverings should be directed to the Office of Learning Resources to make arrangements for remote study. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who have recovered are still required to wear face coverings.

Non-compliance with face coverings:

If a student is not wearing a face covering in a campus building, classroom or other area where it is required, please direct them to retrieve their face covering or direct them to the designated Building COVID Liaison for a disposable mask. If the student refuses, then address the issue with your program/department director/chair, and the director/chair can continue elevating it with the Dean of Students Office until there's a resolution. If an employee refuses to wear a face covering, then elevate it to your program/department director/chair and continue elevating it until there's a resolution.

For more information on the University's protocols and guidelines for face coverings, visit Use of Cloth Face Coverings and Non-Medical Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.


UD has partnered with Premier Community Health to expand health services to students by providing access to urgent care on campus and a new 24/7 telehealth service. 

"Through this new initiative, we will provide significantly enhanced health services to our students at a time when prompt, professional attention to their health concerns is more important than ever," said UD President Eric F. Spina. "We are pleased that we can offer these expanded services to our students through a collaboration with Premier Community Health, an experienced and well-regarded local health provider and a great partner to UD."

With Premier Virtual Care, which launches today, Aug. 10, board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat students through video chat without an appointment at any time of the day or night. This service could be used for common conditions such as pink eye, headaches, urinary tract infections, stomach flu, cuts, and other ailments. 

Any prescriptions required can be sent to Walgreens pharmacy for delivery to the UD Health Center the next business day, or to another local pharmacy of a student’s choice. 

There is no charge for these virtual visits, which typically last 20 minutes, when students use the coupon code “FLYERS” at PremierVirtualCare.com. Students can also call 844-658-8317.

Virtual Care will be available to students throughout the 2020-21 academic year, including during the University's extended Christmas break. 

Additionally, starting Aug. 17, students as well as University employees will have access to urgent care in the InterMed building at 1520 S. Main St. at Caldwell Street, just one block west of Fitz Hall. This urgent care center will be an option for students who need to see a provider in person when the Student Health Center is not open for treatment or tests, including urgent treatment such as a sprained ankle or diagnosis of strep throat, blood tests, x-rays, etc.

Urgent care will be open for students and University employees 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be no charge to students for the visit; however, X-rays or labs, including tests for COVID-19, will be billed to insurance. Students should bring a copy of their insurance card (front and back).

Also through this value-added partnership, additional physician hours will be added to the staff of the Student Health Center to respond to the expected higher demand for health center services during the pandemic. 

More information about student health services is available on the Student Health Center webpage.


Dear Students and Colleagues,

Warmest greetings to everyone in the Flyer family! I hope that you and your loved ones are well as we prepare for a new semester. I offer a special heartfelt welcome to all new students, faculty, and staff.

The long-awaited path forward for the UD community starts today as students gradually begin moving into their residences, which will continue for the next two weeks. This approach to student move-in is part of the careful, thoughtful set of safety measures and protocols recommended by more than 150 members of our campus community that are now being implemented by hundreds more faculty and staff.

To say the least, we have truly missed having our students on campus, and we owe a deep debt of gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students — as well as off-campus partners in the private and public sectors — who have made this return to campus possible. The various working groups in the path forward process have worked tirelessly since April to bring us to this moment — a time when we are together again. Adhering to the University’s values and guiding principles, they focused on both the big picture and the most minute details to put us in a position to sustain our academic, research, and other operations this fall and lessen the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Now, it’s up to us.  Every single one of us MUST do our part.

In times that call for change, we often lean on the words of Marianist founder Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, S.M.: “new times call for new measures.” In no small way, we are all being called to think and act differently, remain nimble and agile, and look at each day with an open mind and heart.  We’re being asked to make a commitment to care for and respect one another as we would our own families.

And, yes, we each have to make sacrifices, but I’ve been heartened by the willingness of students, faculty, and staff to commit to do so: for the sake of the other, for the sake of the larger UD community. I appreciate the mutual commitment we are making to one another to promote safety. And I feel both a sense of solidarity and adventure as we move down the path forward together knowing that these times won’t last forever.

As we start this unusual academic year, remember how blessed we are to be here together at the University of Dayton. I ask you to look toward the future with the same optimism and faith that I feel, and do your part to keep us together.

Blessings and grace to each of you,

Eric F. Spina

President

P.S. We will periodically update The Path Forward website with updates when needed. Please remember to check this site for important information.


Aug. 3, 2020

Dear students,

As the University prepares to start the fall semester, we have put in place many new measures and procedures to promote safety and reduce the risk of infection spreading on campus. 

Central to all of these efforts is our shared responsibility and collective duty to each other. The foundation of our Catholic, Marianist University is a commitment to the common good, which calls on us to take care of each other. The overarching theme for our safety efforts is: "I protect you. You protect me." 

The Path Forward Return to Campus online training will help inform and remind you about requirements and guidelines for measures and behavior that will promote safety on campus. It covers topics including cleaning and disinfection, screening and health, and protective measures. At the end of the training, you will be required to indicate your agreement to comply with the required protocols. 

Whether you are studying primarily on campus or remotely, all students must complete this training before you move in or check in on campus. If you are already on campus, please complete this training no later than Aug. 7. 

To access the training, go to https://udayton.bioraft.com/rafttraining/course/716 and log in using your University of Dayton Novell username and password. 

In order to remain in person and on campus, all students are required to comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines outlined in the Path Forward Return to Campus-Students plan and covered in the training.

The training is a roadmap to help allow us to continue learning, living and working together on campus throughout the fall semester. Our ability to continue in-person classes largely depends on how well we protect each other by knowing, following and encouraging each other to abide by the health and safety measures covered in the training. 

Sincerely, 
William M. Fischer, J.D. 
Vice President for Student Development 

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students


July 31, 2020

Dear students, 

During the past several weeks, we have heard from many students and families that they are trying hard to locate sites that will provide the required COVID-19 test in the required time period. We are grateful you are doing your best to help reduce the introduction of the virus on campus.

The goal of the testing program is to identify individuals who may not know they are contagious and minimize their contact with others on campus. That is why those who do not have their results are asked to quarantine at home or self-quarantine on campus until results are available. And that's why throughout the semester we will continue to emphasize physical distancing, face coverings and hand washing. 

As you and your families prepare to return to campus, many have reached out to us with specific questions about the testing process, what is expected, how to submit results and so on. 

Although we can't address every student’s unique circumstances via an email, we want to provide updated responses and information to the most frequently asked questions we are receiving about testing. 

The entire UD family recognizes that these are not ideal circumstances, but we are working very hard to put into place measures that will promote safety on campus, support students and provide an excellent academic experience. We thank you for your support and understanding. 

An extensive FAQ on testing, quarantine, isolation, additional medical resources and other related topics can be found on UD's COVID-19 Resources web page. 

Sincerely,
The UD Path Forward Team

 


Sent on behalf of Provost Paul H. Benson and Associate Provost Carolyn Roecker Phelps

Good afternoon.

We are pleased to inform you that updated information on instructional modalities for all fall semester courses is now available on the University's registration site. As we indicated in our July 14 communication, courses may be delivered in three different modalities — face-to-face, blended, and remote learning. Your faculty have worked very hard during the summer to design courses that will not only allow you to progress toward your degree, but also reflect the distinctive, engaging, academically excellent UD educational experience you value. 

Although physical distancing requirements and room capacities will change the classroom experience, there will be ample opportunity to interact with your professors and classmates. Over 80% of undergraduate courses will be offered either fully face-to-face or in a blended format, while the remainder will be delivered through remote learning. 

Room capacity has had the greatest impact on course modalities. Because the University of Dayton has historically kept class sizes small to foster community, we do not have many large lecture spaces of the sort one would find on larger public campuses. This means that most of our classrooms can now seat only between 7 and 25 students at one time due to public health physical distancing requirements. 

Some small classes will fit into their assigned rooms.  These classes will be designated as face-to-face.  Face-to-face courses are offered in the traditional mode.  Students attend class in-person on the days and times indicated on their schedules. Faculty will work to accommodate students who become ill or may need to quarantine; however, students who plan to be away from campus for all or most of the semester should not register for face-to-face courses.

Most classes will be delivered in a blended format. This means students will attend the class face-to-face for some part of the week and attend remotely the other part of the week or engage in asynchronous modules or lectures in preparation for the face-to-face class meetings.  When students attend remotely, these class sessions will be synchronous, meaning students will attend remotely at the scheduled day and time, interacting with the professor and classmates in real time. Asynchronous modules use online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a group of students; students will learn the same material at different times and locations. Both the face-to-face and synchronous remote class sessions will be held on the scheduled day and time. Faculty who are teaching blended courses are encouraged to start their fall semester classes online so they can explain the new format and attendance expectations.  This will be helpful for students who may still be in quarantine during the first days of the semester. 

Fully remote, or WEB, classes will not have a campus or face-to-face class component.  Classes will have synchronous sessions that meet at the scheduled days and times for the class; but all interactions will occur remotely.  Similar to blended classes, students will engage in asynchronous modules or lectures in preparation for the synchronous class meetings.  Fully remote classes will most easily accommodate students who plan to be away from campus for all or most of the semester. 2U classes remain fully remote.

If you would like to investigate the modalities of your fall courses, you can do so via Porches in the following ways:

Current students:

  • On the Flyer Student Services tab 
  • Under “My Resources,” click on “Student Schedule.”  If any of your fall courses are fully remote, the word “WEB” will appear in the class location column.  
  • If you are interested in whether your course is blended or face-to-face, click on “Search and Register for Classes” in order to browse courses.  
  • If you select “Browse Classes,” you will see a column, “Subject Description,” that provides the modality – blended, face-to-face, web – for each class offered. 

Incoming students:

  • On the Front Porch under “Course Registration,” click on “View Your Schedule.” If any of your fall courses are fully remote, the word “WEB” will appear in the class location column.
  • If you are interested in whether your course is either blended or face-to-face, click on the “Browse Classes” link and search for your currently scheduled classes. The “Subject Description” column provides the modality – blended, face-to-face, web – for the class.

Students who wish to take all of their classes remotely should strongly consider blended or remote courses. All blended courses will have online components and, in many cases, faculty will be able to adapt those courses for remote learning. If you have questions about the blended courses – or any course – for which you are scheduled and the opportunity to complete them fully remotely, please contact your dean’s office. Someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible. The contacts for each office are provided below.  

College of Arts and Sciences dean's office
If you are a first-year student, contact casdean@udayton.edu.
This email address goes to the dean's office and is then distributed appropriately.
If you are a returning student, contact your department chairperson.

School of Business Administration dean's office: sbadean@udayton.edu
This email address goes to the dean's office and is then distributed appropriately.

School of Education and Health Sciences: sehs_assistant_dean@udayton.edu.
This email address goes to the dean's office and is then distributed appropriately.

School of Engineering
Margie Pinnell

School of Law
Lee Ann Ross

University Libraries
Kathy Webb

Next week, we will be sending a brief survey, asking about your plans for the fall.  Because some students will plan to learn away from campus for the semester, we would like to be able to inform their professors in order to facilitate communication and coordination regarding their classes.  This survey does not replace the need for you to reach out to your dean regarding appropriate courses for remote learning.

Best wishes for your end of summer.  We look forward to the start of our 2020-21 school year.

Sincerely, 

Paul H. Benson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Carolyn Roecker Phelps, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs


Dear Flyer families,

Your student(s) received the following message today regarding the University’s expectations surrounding behavior and conduct. 

Our success will depend on the entire community sharing responsibility in our collective safety and wellbeing. To this end, the University has established protocols and guidelines in the Path Forward: Return to Campus-Students plan. These important habits are reflected in the Flyer Covid-19 Agreement , which is intended to promote the health and safety of our entire campus community. We expect that students will support each other and our community by committing to these tenets. Additional guidance is provided in a recent Student Expectations video sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Everyone at the University is committed to promoting your student's health and safety, and we look forward to seeing them on campus this fall. If you have questions, please review the 2020-21 Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct or email studentdevelopment@udayton.edu.  

Sincerely,

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students 


Dear students, 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the campus next month. These are extraordinary times, and across the University, teams of faculty and staff are working tirelessly to help ensure that all UD students have a successful academic year, with safety and health as our highest priorities.

This year will be unlike any other. Precautionary changes to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus will impact nearly all aspects of the learning-living and work environments. Our success will depend on the entire community sharing responsibility in our collective safety and wellbeing. To this end, the University has established protocols and guidelines in the Path Forward: Return to Campus-Students plan. These important habits are reflected in the Flyer Covid-19 Agreement, which is intended to promote the health and safety of our entire campus community. We expect that students will support each other and our community by committing to these tenets. Additional guidance is provided in a recent Student Expectations video sponsored by the Student Government Association.

You play a pivotal role in helping keep our campus community safe. As social gatherings can produce an increase in the spread of the virus, in accordance with public health guidelines, students should not gather in large groups. Right now, the Ohio Department of Health limit on mass gatherings is ten . If there are mass gatherings on campus, including the student neighborhood, students will be required to disperse immediately. If students are unwilling to abide by expectations of behavior or comply with directions issued by campus authorities, we run the risk that the University may be required by public health authorities to suspend all in-person activities and students will be instructed to leave the campus to continue their academic coursework remotely. This is not the situation any of us want for the fall semester; therefore, we implore you to commit to the agreement to assure that we can continue with in-person instruction.

Public safety officers and housing and residence life staff are responsible for supporting community-building behavior and intervening when behaviors violate the law or campus COVID-19 policies. They will closely monitor the student neighborhood to address crowds, especially when alcohol is present. Violations can lead to charges through the student conduct system and/or criminal charges. If you are found responsible for a violation, you will face sanctions and potential loss of opportunities such as your merit scholarship, disciplinary probation or suspension, and you could even be sent home to continue your learning remotely.

Everyone at the University is committed to promoting your health and safety, and we look forward to seeing you on campus this fall. If you have questions, please review the 2020-21 Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct or email studentdevelopment@udayton.edu

Sincerely,

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students


The Path Forward Gatherings & Events Working Group is developing guidelines for gatherings and events, including meetings, in University-owned or controlled space, following physical distancing and other protocols established by the Protective Measures Working Group. 


The University announced July 16 it will start the process of bringing back furloughed employees.


UPDATE: Aug. 21, 2020 - The method of delivery will not impact tuition rates, which have been set based on the educational content provided.

Dear Students and Flyer Families,

You and your student(s) may have questions regarding the modes of instruction through which courses will be offered this fall. In making these decisions, our primary considerations have been safeguarding the health of students, faculty, and staff, and maintaining the highest quality of education and engagement for our students as you progress toward your degrees. The instructional modes in which courses will be offered — blended (described below), fully remote, fully face-to-face — are influenced by several factors.

  • Room capacity – We made changes in the physical configurations of our classrooms to meet social distancing guidelines required for public health. 
  • Faculty and staff health – Similar to other communities and organizations, we must accommodate employees with health concerns or vulnerabilities or who live with family who have health concerns or vulnerabilities. 
  • We must plan for potential student or faculty absences during the semester due to illness or the need to quarantine.

Room capacity has had the greatest impact on course modalities. Because the University of Dayton has historically kept our class sizes small, we do not have many large lecture spaces similar to what one finds on larger public campuses. This means that most of our classrooms can now seat between 7 and 25 students due to public health social distancing requirements.  Some classes will fit into their assigned rooms; however, the majority of classes will not and will be taught using either a blended or fully remote modality. Courses taught by faculty with personal or family health concerns also have been moved to a fully remote format.

Most classes will be delivered in a blended format. This means students will attend the class face-to-face for some part of the week and attend remotely the other part of the week or engage in asynchronous modules or lectures in preparation for the face-to-face class meetings.

We recognize, as the semester progresses, individual students and faculty may be required to quarantine or isolate. With only a few exceptions, classes of any modality will be accessible for remote learning. This also will allow students who do not feel comfortable returning to the University at this time to continue to make progress on their degrees. Exceptions include courses that involve advanced labs, some capstone projects, or clinical experiences that require face-to-face engagement.  

Regardless of the modality, students will have regular, direct interaction with their faculty members. Classes will be conducted at the day and time for which they are scheduled, and students should expect weekly face-to-face or synchronous sessions. Faculty will also continue to hold face-to-face office hours where social distancing is possible, or synchronous Zoom meetings where they are not. We understand this semester is going to look and feel a bit different for all of us. But we remain committed to promoting active learning and cultivating a high-quality, engaging learning environment that is distinctively UD, which meets all applicable academic standards. 

Specific information regarding the instructional modality of individual courses will be available July 30. Students will receive instructions on how to access that information later this month. 

If you have any questions following the information disseminated July 30, please contact the following:  

College of Arts and Sciences dean's office: casdean@udayton.edu
This email address goes to the dean's office and is then distributed appropriately. 

School of Business Administration dean's office: sbadean@udayton.edu  

School of Education and Health Sciences: sehs_assistant_dean@udayton.edu 

School of Engineering: Margie Pinnell 

School of Law: Lee Ann Ross 

University Libraries: Kathy Webb 

Sincerely,
Paul H. Benson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Carolyn Roecker Phelps, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs


Members of UD's medical advisory panel and faculty plus Dr. Mary Buchwalder, medical director of the UD Student Health Center, and Natalie Coppolino, UD Student Government Association president, discussed frequently asked questions about COVID-19, including testing, symptoms, what to do if you're sick or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, and best ways to protect yourself against the virus.


Dear students, 

Since announcing the testing program on July 2, we have heard from a number of students and families about challenges in obtaining the required nasopharyngeal PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 administered by a health professional for students prior to their arrival on campus. 

UD continues to recommend students obtain the required test, which is considered the gold standard for tests to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, so that if they are positive they may self-quarantine at home. However, we understand this test is not available or cannot be ordered for asymptomatic individuals in certain regions.

While our strong preference is still for a nasopharyngeal PCR test, if you are unable to obtain this specific test, an anterior nasal self-swab done at a supervised onsite self-collection site, typically at a pharmacy, would be an acceptable alternative specimen. This must be a PCR test and must be administered within the five-day window prior to your scheduled time to move-in or check-in on campus. If neither test is available to you at home, check information about scheduling a test on campus included in the email sent to all students July 7 by Housing and Residence Life. 

We understand getting test results in a tight time frame may not always be possible, but our goal is to identify and contain positive cases as close in time as possible to your arrival on campus. If your test was performed within the five days prior to your arrival on campus, but you do not have your result, you may proceed with move-in but must self-quarantine in your campus residence until the result is available. You may also change your assigned move-in or check-in time through the housing portal.

The University's testing program is grounded in scientific and medical knowledge about how the coronavirus spreads and the most effective ways to help slow it. The University has been guided by the UD COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel, a group of local physicians and health experts with expertise in managing infectious diseases and COVID-19.

The University's plan also has been developed in consultation with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, based on current conditions and scientific knowledge about COVID-19. Our plans will continue to evolve during the summer and through the fall and, with the continued advice of public health and medical experts, we will continue to consider options in testing as they become available.  

Sincerely,
Mary Buchwalder, M.D.
Medical Director, UD Student Health Center


July 9, 2020

Dear parents and families,

In an effort to keep misinformation from spreading, I wanted you to have the correct information directly from me regarding the move-in registration process that began today. 

More than 5,000 students were registered in a three-hour period, which caused some wait time for others trying to register. However, the system did not crash and has continued to function as it was designed. 

Everyone in the Division of Student Development appreciates your patience as we continue to assist students with this registration process over the coming weeks and look forward to having your student(s) back on campus.

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development
 

Dear students, faculty and staff, 

The Division of Housing and Residence Life successfully registered more than 5,000 students in a three-hour period today for dates and times to move in or check in on campus. An additional 600 students were registered by 5 p.m. 

While heavy demand did create some wait times in the first hour, the system functioned as it was designed to do to accommodate the expected high demand. 

The system also gave preference to first- and second-year students to ensure they will be on campus for orientation and information sessions about student involvement activities, wellness opportunities and other events to help them adjust to campus life. 

As students continue to register, the Division of Student Development appreciates the cooperation of all of our students and looks forward to welcoming you back to campus. 

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

July 7, 2020

Dear Flyer parents and families, 

Today, we shared some important information with your student(s) related to the fall arrival process in the email below. 

Beginning Thursday, July 9, students are asked to schedule their move-in and/or complete their check-in process between Aug. 8 and 23 (including students commuting to campus and students living in landlord owned properties). First-year students without a housing assignment will receive their assignment on July 14 and upper-division students that have not received their final room assignment will receive their assignment beginning July 17. Students can sign-up for a check-in time slot prior to receiving their room assignment.

Once your student schedules their fall arrival date, they will receive a confirmation with preliminary instructions. More details will be shared in the instructions they receive one week before their fall arrival date and again, one day before the scheduled arrival time. 

If you have questions after your student receives the confirmation email with their fall arrival date and preliminary instructions, email housing@udayton.edu.

Sincerely,

Steve Herndon
Assistant Vice President for Student Development 
and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

James Froehlich
Director of Housing Operations 


Dear students,

We hope your summer is going well — and we look forward to seeing you back on the campus in the fall. Recently, we shared with you the dates for the fall 2020 phased move-in in the Return to Campus Plan - Students. Today, we are sharing some important information related to the fall arrival process.

All undergraduate students, as well as graduate students who live on campus, must sign up for an arrival date to complete check-in procedures for fall semester. The link to sign up is below. It will be active on July 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. for all students.

Available dates are between Aug. 8 and 23. Approximately 700 students (including residential students, students commuting to campus, and students living in landlord owned properties) will move-in and/or complete their check-in process each day. 

Students who have an assigned campus residence, those who have not yet received their housing assignment, as well as commuter/landlord students, can reserve a move-in date at the link below. First-year students without an assignment will receive their assignment on July 14 and upper-division students will receive their assignment beginning July 17.

Reserve a fall arrival date

Once you schedule your fall arrival date, you will receive a confirmation with preliminary instructions. More details will be shared in the instructions you receive one week before your fall arrival date and again, one day before your scheduled arrival time. 

To reduce the risk of virus transmission during the fall arrival process and ensure the safety of the entire campus community, the following measures will be implemented:

  • All students must comply with the University’s COVID-19 testing requirement. Full details are available in the July 2 email to students. Students must provide proof on their arrival day of a negative nasopharyngeal PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 test administered within the previous five days. To help you make plans, please download the UD COVID-19 Testing Program Fact Sheet for Students and Scheduling a COVID-19 Test Checklist for Students and Parents
  • Everyone must wear a face covering on campus and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please remember to bring a face covering with you to campus. Upon check-in, students will receive a kit that will include two face masks and other items such as hand sanitizer.
  • While guests and helpers are permitted during fall arrival, only the student (no family members or guests) can enter the RecPlex to pick up their key and other items as part of the check-in process.
  • The University will provide a limited number of blue bins for students moving into residence facilities. Students can bring their own dolly and/or cart if needed.
  • Dining information will be shared in an email before your fall arrival date.
  • Students must not return to campus before their assigned fall arrival date.
  • In order to reduce possible spread to our community, parents and guardians are asked to leave campus immediately after dropping off students and belongings. 

If you have questions after receiving your confirmation email with your fall arrival date and preliminary instructions, email housing@udayton.edu.

Sincerely,
Steve Herndon
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

Jim Froelich
Director of Housing Operations


Dear students, 

I am writing today to share important information about COVID-19 testing requirements you must fulfill prior to the Aug. 24 start of classes. These requirements are designed to curb the introduction of the coronavirus to campus and slow its spread.

Our testing program centers on early identification and isolation of individuals who are asymptomatic — who have no symptoms and who may be unaware they have the virus — to reduce the chance they will expose others on campus to the virus.

The University will require proof of a negative test performed within the five days prior to arrival on campus before the start of classes Aug. 24 for these student groups:

  • All undergraduate students, including commuter students and those living in landlord or other non-UD housing.
  • Graduate and law students who live in UD housing.
  • Any graduate or law student (international or domestic) who has recently traveled abroad.

The required test is a nasopharyngeal PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), the gold standard test for active infection.  

If your test is positive, you may not come to campus and will start the semester online while you are infectious, whether or not you have symptoms. 

There may be limited situations in which testing at home prior to arrival on campus is not possible; the University will offer testing by appointment only in conjunction with move-in or check-in. University students who are tested upon arrival will be required to self-isolate in their residence until test results are received, which is likely to be several days. If you test positive upon arrival, you will be required to leave campus promptly to start the semester at home online; limited on-campus isolation may be available for students who live more than 400 miles away. 

Any student who tests positive prior to Aug. 24 must stay home or go home while they are infectious whether or not they have symptoms. 

If you become ill with symptoms of COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 shortly before you plan to arrive, you should delay travel, contact your health care provider for evaluation, and must not come to campus until you have completed isolation or quarantine and are no longer infectious. It is best that you are at home where you can receive care from your health providers and families.

We fully understand that this is a tight timeline and may be challenging for you, depending on access to the required testing in your area. It's important you plan ahead.

But this program is an essential measure we must take to try to curtail the spread of the virus on campus. If we do not, there is a risk that the virus will spread widely in the UD community even as the semester begins.

If the coronavirus spreads, it endangers the health of vulnerable students, faculty and staff. And if a significant outbreak occurs, the University might again be required by public health authorities to shift entirely to online learning. 

The testing program is grounded in the best available scientific and medical knowledge about how the coronavirus spreads and the most effective ways to help slow it. The University has been guided by the UD COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel, a group of local physicians and health experts with expertise in managing infectious diseases and COVID-19.

It's crucially important you plan well in advance to ensure you will be able to have this test performed and receive results in the five days prior to your arrival on campus. To help you make plans, please download the UD COVID-19 Testing Program Fact Sheet for Students and Scheduling a COVID-19 Test Checklist for Students and Parents

For questions not answered here, email covid19@udayton.edu. 

Be well and stay safe, 
Mary Buchwalder, M.D.
Director, University Student Health Center


Recognizing that travel can contribute to the University's teaching, learning, research and reputation efforts, new guidelines for travel during the pandemic will apply for the fall semester to help guide faculty, staff and students as they plan activities involving travel.


June 25, 2020

Today, I shared the message and video below with Flyer students regarding the Path Forward Return to Campus - Students Plan, with information on housing, student life, academics, and health and safety considerations.

While these documents are cornerstone decisions which we do not anticipate changing, we are at the beginning stages of this process and will be working throughout July and into August as this pandemic continues to evolve. 

I recognize our planning will be welcomed differently throughout our University community. However, we will continue to proceed thoughtfully. I also know that this message does not answer all of your questions, and I am sure you have more concerns. Please know that your concerns are important to us, and more details and updates regarding planning for the fall semester will be shared in the coming weeks. We continue to appreciate your understanding and willingness to be flexible during these challenging times.

Sincerely, 
Eric F. Spina
President 
 

Dear Students, 

I know you’re eager to be on campus, to return to the UD community you love and that loves you back. We continue to gain confidence that we will be able to come together as a community in August. I am very pleased to share with you the Path Forward Return to Campus - Students Plan, with information on housing, student life, academics, and health and safety considerations. I want to thank the more than 1,650 students who responded to our surveys; your responses were extremely helpful in shaping this plan. 

While we should all be aware that it remains impossible to guarantee a COVID-19-free environment, our plans are focused on resuming on-campus learning, work and activities, with measures in place to promote safety and lessen the risk of the COVID-19 spread. 

As we return to campus, everyone will need to do their part to take care of themselves and help take care of others by following the guidance and requirements of the plan. Now, more than ever, our Catholic and Marianist mission and identity calls on us to exercise our commitment to community.

We’re working out implementation details, and this plan will be updated as the state of the pandemic changes this summer and in the fall, and as we receive additional guidance from our medical panel and our public health officials.

Please view my video message to you about this important step toward fall. 

University of Dayton Return to Campus Video

You can find the Path Forward Return to Campus - Students Plan on the UD website. I can't wait to see you on campus in the fall and feel the warmth of the UD community once again. 

With warm wishes, 
Eric F. Spina
President 

We are at our best when we are in community together, and it is for that reason that we are pivoting toward re-opening campus in the fall as our highest priority


President Eric F. Spina has created the new UD Path Forward Task Force to advance and refine options and plans for safely reopening the campus this fall.


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Read news about COVID-19 reporting, campus status levels, telehealth and urgent care for students, quarantining if you're a close contact of someone with COVID-19, FAQs on class modality and studying remotely, and more.


Read news about a new anti-racism mini-course and what to expect on the first day of class and in dining facilities and classrooms, plus FAQs on setting up technology for the school year, cleaning supplies and how the University is working with landlords, bars and restaurants near campus during the pandemic, and more.


Read news about course modalities for the fall and Family Weekend plus FAQs on Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Chapel, mental health support services and move-in, and more.


Check out the conversation with Student Government Association, student development and public safety leadership about the role students play in keeping everyone safe and keeping in-person classes. Also, read the update to University guidance regarding personal travel and mitigating spread of COVID-19. There's also news about parking permits, fall course listings, recruiting students for UD Community Corps, air and water safety on campus, and more.


Check out the Q&A about the coronavirus with our medical panel, and news about the textbook rental program, the reopening of Roesch Library and RecPlex, equipment needed for fall classes, and more.


Read information about the move-in process, technology for flexible class delivery, face coverings, COVID testing requirements, and more.


Read information about returning to school, including a video message from President Eric F. Spina; fall semester bills, including room and board credits; student scholarships, UD student projects published in academic journals, and more.


Read a message from Dr. Mary Buchwalder, UD Health Center Medical Director; news about changes for dining services this fall, a teach-in about the pandemic with the Human Rights Center and Dr. Kelly Johnson, Fr. Ferree Chair of Social Justice; a prayer service at Serenity Pines, the 2020 alumni award recipients, and more.


Read an open letter from the president's council about becoming an anti-racist university and a message from the Student Government Association mental health committee plus news about a one-credit course to explore intersection of medicine and faith and learning a new language for free, and more.


Learn about diversity and social justice resources, the Inclusive Excellence Council, housing credits and the resumption of Sunday Mass at the chapel. Read about this and more below. 


Learn about registering for classes, your financial aid award and summer health center hours. UD-themed face coverings and physical distancing footprints are on sale at bookstore. And there's a new undergraduate program focusing on healthcare administration. Read about this and more below. 


Learn about how UD is working with public health officials, changes to merit scholarship criteria, the deadline to drop classes, how to help those in need during move out, UDit tech support, awards for Flyer News, and more.


Learn about move out, schedule updates, FAFSA deadlines and financial aid awards, learning resources, textbooks, Career Services workshops and more.


Messages for Flyer Families

Dear parents and guardians, 

We appreciate your patience as we waited for public health guidance and approval about Ohio’s reopening procedures. As you will see in the email below sent to your student(s) this morning, we now have approval from public health officials to allow students to retrieve their belongings through a phased approach.

It is important to note access to housing for moving out will only be granted during your student's specific assigned period. Your student(s) can visit their My Housing portal to schedule their move-out.

Please bring face masks or coverings because visitors to campus must wear one at all times and adhere to social distancing guidelines while you are on campus as a health precaution against COVID-19. Being the University for the common good means keeping all Flyers safe.

While we will be communicating with you over the coming weeks as we work toward on-campus instruction in the fall, UD continues to provide academic, faith and mental health resources for you and your student(s) even though we are apart at this time. Email housing@udayton.edu if you need further assistance with move out. 

Sincerely,

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development


Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development
and Dean of Students


Good morning. We hope you and your families remain healthy and safe. Our thoughts are with you especially this week as you complete your final exams.

We also appreciate your patience as we worked with public health officials to finalize plans to move out of University housing that keeps you and your families safe and complies with public health guidance to control the spread of COVID-19.

Starting May 15, students can retrieve their belongings from their University of Dayton residences. The phased approach, approved by Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County, will offer students four-hour blocks during assigned periods: May 15-24 for Ohio residents within 60 miles of campus, May 25-31 for all other Ohio residents, and June 1-21 for University of Dayton students outside Ohio. You can visit your My Housing portal now to schedule your time.

Once you schedule your time, you will receive a confirmation with preliminary instructions and then, 24 hours before your scheduled time, you will receive final details. 

There will be more details in the instructions you receive with your confirmation and again 24 hours before your scheduled time. However, we would like to emphasize the following points for your safety and the safety of the entire University of Dayton community as well as pass along other helpful information as you plan to return to campus:

  • Only one student is permitted in a unit (apartment, house or room in residence facility) at a time. They can be accompanied by no more than two additional people.
  • Anyone sick with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 cannot return to campus until they are symptom-free without medication for 72 hours and it has been at least 7 days since symptoms began. Those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms; they may return to campus after the quarantine if they remain without symptoms. Notify Housing and Residence Life at housing@udayton.edu if you are sick and can no longer make your arranged time. 
  • Everyone must wear a face covering at all times on campus and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please bring a face covering as the University will not be able to provide them. Here is information from CDC on how to make, wear and care for face coverings. 
  • Only the student and their guest(s) are allowed on the elevator and in trash closets at a time.
  • The University will provide a limited number of blue bins for students moving out of residence facilities. Students will have to bring their own dolly and/or cart, if you need one.
  • No dining services or overnight accommodations on campus are available. However, the Marriott at the University of Dayton is open and available. Reservations can be made through their website.
  • It's important students do not return to campus before their scheduled time. The University has secured all buildings and will restrict door access until 15 minutes before a student's scheduled time. Housing and Residence Life staff will be on hand to check in students and verify the number of people accompanying the student. 

Housing and Residence Life is in the process of working with others on campus such as Campus Recreation for students to retrieve items from lockers and with the bookstore and academic units to create collection points for students to return/drop off items. More information will be forthcoming.

Housing and Residence Life will work with students who are unable to return to campus to retrieve their belongings, or who cannot return to their home residences or countries or who otherwise do not have another living arrangement. Email housing@udayton.edu to arrange a time to discuss your situation.

If you have questions after receiving your confirmation email with preliminary instructions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for students retrieving belongings from residences. For questions not answered there, email housing@udayton.edu.

Sincerely,

Steve Herndon
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and
Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

James Froehlich
Director of Housing Operations

 


Sent on behalf of Amy Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Global and Intercultural Affairs and Executive Director, Center for International Programs

Dear Campus Community,

The University of Dayton is very disappointed and concerned by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program's (SEVP) recent guidance regarding international students, which creates undue stress and anxiety for important members of our community and could preclude the University from making the best possible educational decisions for the coming academic year.

The University and the greater Dayton community benefit greatly from the presence of international students, and UD has a history of supporting international and undocumented students through our actions. UD joined the amicus brief being filed by the Presidents' Alliance on Immigration and Higher Education in support of Harvard's and MIT's suit challenging the forthcoming rules barring online study for international students. We have also signed onto other statements and are advocating with our elected officials to add our voice to advocate for revision of this harmful rule so our international students can pursue their studies without danger of deportation if the University must change its mode of instruction.

UD and its International Student Scholar Services team are analyzing the new guidelines, and relaying our concerns to and seeking clarification from government agencies.

Most importantly, we are working on a plan to ensure we can offer options to international students to support their study and comply with the regulations. We are grateful for the support, suggestions and collaboration from the UD community as we move forward and put a plan in place. We hope to update our international students this week with additional details so they can concentrate on safely returning to the university and resuming their studies.

Amy Anderson
Associate Provost for Global and Intercultural Affairs
Executive Director, Center for International Programs


Dear parents and guardians,

I hope you are well. Below is a message we shared with students updating them about our planning for fall and steps the University is taking to keep UD strong and healthy.

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development


Dear students,

As we head into the final days of this most unusual spring semester and you finish your classes and exams, I hope you are safe, healthy, and well. Our beautiful campus is quiet - too quiet. We miss you and eagerly await your return.

I hope many of you can join us in honoring your graduating classmates with the virtual conferral of degrees next week. We hope it provides a way to mark this important achievement until we can come together safely on campus for a graduation ceremony and proper celebration.

Our strong desire is to be fully residential in the fall, if at all possible, and we are actively working toward that goal with government and public health officials. We are also finalizing plans for you to retrieve your belongings in the coming few weeks. While our devotion to community calls us to come together, our Marianist values require that we place the common good at the center of our plans and ensure that the health and safety of our 14,000 students, faculty, and staff are protected.

Every college and university is facing serious financial effects from the pandemic, and UD is no exception. We are being proactive and this week announced a number of actions to protect the financial health of the University. Those steps include reducing the University's payroll through furloughs and layoffs this summer when there will be very few students on campus. All of these decisions are laser-focused on keeping the University strong and maintaining the value of your distinctive, whole-person education and UD experience that we all cherish.

Again, we are planning for and looking forward to welcoming you back to campus in the fall. As our country begins to stir again, we hope and pray that you and your families remain safe and healthy so you may return to our beloved UD. 

Eric F. Spina
President


Dear University of Dayton parents and guardians, 

We are writing to share with you an important message we sent to students with information about social distancing and not visiting or gathering on the campus.

With much appreciation for your patience and understanding as we seek to protect the health and wellbeing of our campus community. 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students


Dear University of Dayton Students:

We hope that you and your family are staying healthy and well. Our spring semester has been a lot different than we had envisioned, and we continue to face new challenges with the evolving situation as we move forward.

As you may be aware, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health extended the "Stay at Home" order. We know it is tempting for students to be outside in the warmer weather, and that students long to return to campus to pick up their belongings and bring closure to the end of the school year. However, the order is mandatory and social distancing is an essential practice in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We ask that you please do your part and stay home, as you keep the health and safety of everyone in mind. Gatherings of any kind on campus are prohibited by the state's Stay at Home order. Please know that violations of this order may result in action by local law enforcement agencies, including possible citations, fines and criminal charges. Depending on the circumstances, students may also be subject to action by the University's Student Code of Conduct.

The University of Dayton’s Police and the Dayton Police Department are taking this order seriously. It is our hope that you do, too, no matter where you are living. Celebrations or gatherings of any type, where anyone other than family or household members are present, pose a risk to yourself and others. 

To report gatherings on or near campus that are counter to Ohio's Stay at Home order, please call 937-229-2121. As a reminder, please check the University's coronavirus website for updates. You also can send your questions to covid19@udayton.edu

We look forward to seeing you back on campus when it is safe to be here. In the meantime, thank you for doing your part in practicing social distancing for the health and wellbeing of everyone.

Sincerely,

Savalas Kidd
Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

Mary Buchwalder, M.D.
Medical Director of Student Health Center


Dear parents and guardians, 

We are writing to share with you a message we sent to students with information about Housing credits, tuition discounts for undergraduate summer courses, and new course offerings.

We wish you and your family a healthy and blessed Easter holiday.

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President and
Dean of Students


Dear students,

I am writing today with updates regarding housing credits, as well as new information on discounted summer tuition for undergraduate online courses.

Housing credits are being processed and will appear on student accounts when the next billing cycle occurs in May. (For a reminder on who receives prorated credits due to the shortened use of University housing and meal plans, please see the March 17 message to campus.)

Housing credits will be automatically applied to summer tuition, if you enroll in summer courses. (All summer classes will be delivered online. For more details, see the March 31 message to campus.) Otherwise, the credits will be applied to fall housing. For students living off campus in the fall, credits will be applied to fall tuition. Meal plan credits are not available for summer tuition and will roll over to fall meal plans. In the event a student does not have a meal plan for fall, the credit will be posted to their student account to cover an existing balance or will be refunded if no balance exists.

The University is discounting summer 2020 tuition for undergraduate courses. The rate for summer 2020 undergraduate courses in the first session, second session and third term is $875/credit hour, a 46% discount from the original published rate for courses taken in person. 

The University made the decision to discount summer tuition to help address students' need to continue to make progress toward their UD degrees during a period of significant disruption to their lives and to their families' circumstances. Please note that financial aid for the summer is limited and details are still being finalized about student eligibility; as information becomes available it will be posted on the COVID-19 information page, go.udayton.edu/coronavirus, under "information for students."

The University also has developed new course offerings for the summer, which can be reviewed on Porches. Registration for summer sessions is now open through Porches. 

Questions regarding courses can be directed to students' academic advisors. For questions regarding the housing and meal plan credits, visit Room and Board Credit FAQs or email Flyer Student Services at fss@udayton.edu. Please note that the University is closed Friday, April 10, for University faculty and staff to observe Good Friday.

We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy during this difficult time, and we wish you a happy Easter holiday. We will continue to post updates at the COVID-19 information page.

Sincerely, 

Paul Benson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs


Dear parents and guardians, 

The University of Dayton’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing updates about how and when students can safely retrieve their belongings from their residences. 

We sent the following message to students earlier today indicating that the University must postpone our plan for students to return to campus in accordance with instructions from Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County. We are continuing to work with them to develop a plan that will comply with local, state and federal orders to control the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with this rapidly evolving global situation. We hope to provide our next update by April 6. Please stay safe and healthy.

Updates also are available on our COVID-19 Resources webpage.

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President and
Dean of Students


The University of Dayton’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing updates about how and when students can safely retrieve their belongings from their residences. 

The University is continuing to work with Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County to develop a plan that will comply with local, state and federal orders to control the spread of COVID-19, including the Ohio Department of Health's "Stay at Home" order which goes into effect March 24. 

To keep everyone safe, students not currently on campus are required to remain off-campus. It's important students do not make plans to return until Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County approves our plan and we communicate our plan with you. The University has secured all buildings and has restricted door access. UD police will continue to patrol campus and the student neighborhoods to prevent thefts and unauthorized entry into buildings and residences. 

For students still living on campus, please do not change residences or move off-campus without notifying housing@udayton.edu, or allow visitors to stay with you, so we can maintain the security and health of the campus community. We also encourage you to maintain social distancing. Please contact University Public Safety (937-229-2121) for emergencies. Housing and residence life on-call staff can be reached at 937-231-6356.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with this rapidly evolving global situation. We hope to provide our next update by April 6. Please stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

University of Dayton Housing and Residence Life Staff




Dear Students, 

We hope you are doing well. Consistent with statewide efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and the recent "Stay at Home" order issued for Ohio, we are no longer offering in-person mental health services.

All University of Dayton Counseling Center services will be provided digitally or by phone. Students can contact the counseling center at 937-229-3141 to discuss appointment options. We also will be making every effort to contact existing clients to see how you are doing.

If you are in imminent danger of suicide, please call 911. If you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide and need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 or text "Help" to 741741.

Be well,

Counseling Center Staff


Dear parents and guardians, 

You may have seen or heard that the University has made the difficult decision to extend online learning through the remainder of the spring semester. We know that raises many questions for you and your student. We want to share with you a message we sent to students a short time ago with some information that we hope will answer most questions. 

As indicated in the message, we are working with local health authorities on a plan for students to retrieve their belongings in a safe, orderly and healthful manner. We hope to have an update early to mid next week and will communicate to your student as soon as that plan is ready. Until the plan is in place, there will be no access to residence halls or student housing to pick up belongings. Please do not come to campus prior to receiving instructions from Housing and Residence Life regarding move-out procedures. Our focus is to protect the health and safety of you, our staff and our community. If you have questions, please email housing@udayton.edu. 

We know many students will take this news very hard and we hope they will reach out to each other in support and friendship, finding strength in the Commitment to Community that ties them together, even across the miles. These are extraordinary times and we ask for your patience as we navigate this new situation. We are confident that UD students will continue to find ways to connect to each other in the UD spirit of community. 

William M. Fischer, J.D. 
Vice President for Student Development 

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President and
Dean of Students


To the Flyer Student Community,

We trust you received President Eric F. Spina’s recent message to campus announcing we will continue with online course work for the remainder of the semester. Your well-being is our top priority; this action is the only way to protect the health of all of our students, faculty, and staff — and do our part as a University to safeguard the public health.

We are working diligently with Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County on a plan that complies with social distancing requirements that will allow students to move out of campus residences while ensuring the health and safety of everyone returning to campus. We will provide an update early to mid next week. To keep everyone safe, it's important that students do not return to campus or make plans to return until we communicate with you.

We also understand you may have many questions. While we would like to remove as much ambiguity as possible, faculty and staff are working very hard and moving as quickly as possible on processes to complete the transition from on-campus learning to fully remote learning. We are committed to providing you more information as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we have created FAQs for different categories of students. Graduate, law and international students either have received or will receive messages about your particular circumstances and can also go to go.udayton.edu/coronavirus for FAQs. Undergraduates can find information there about academics and housing as well. Look for these drop-down menus: 

  • Undergraduate academic information
  • Information for graduate students
  • Information for law students
  • Housing information 

We sincerely had hoped that students might have been able to return to campus for the remainder of the semester, as we know how much you value your University of Dayton community. We hope you continue to reach out to each other and to UD faculty and staff to sustain this same sense of community during the global health crisis. Please offer assistance, support and companionship to your fellow students where needed. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to respond to a fast-moving threat to the health of the UD community. 

Sincerely,

Paul H. Benson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development


Dear University of Dayton parents and guardians, 

This message was sent to students today to inform them about steps the University is taking to reflect the shortened period of time they will use University housing and meal plans. Please review the message and the FAQ. The University will continue to communicate regularly as this situation continues to evolve; we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please be assured that our first priority is the health and safety of our students and the UD community.

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President and
Dean of Students


Dear UD student, 

As our society enters an era of unprecedented challenges, we are mindful that you and your fellow students are facing significant uncertainty and disruption in your education because of the threat of COVID-19. We are hopeful that the aggressive measures we — along with many other universities and entities — have taken at the request of the governor and public health authorities will contribute to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting public health at UD, in Ohio and across the country.

Recognizing that many of our students and families make sacrifices to pursue a University of Dayton education, the University will take the following actions to reflect the shortened period of time you will use University housing and meal plans: 

  • We will issue prorated credits on student accounts for housing for the period of time students are unable to return to their campus housing. These credits will roll over to the next academic year for returning students. If the student will not be living in UD housing during the next academic year, the housing credit will be applied to tuition charges for the next academic year.  
  • For students with meal plans, balances of both the Flex and the Standard plans will roll over from this year and can be used next year. The University is waiving all current limitations on the amount that may be carried over. 
  • Those living in UD housing or using their meal plans during the extended break will not be eligible for the credit and/or roll over. 
  • Seniors graduating in May will receive a prorated housing credit on their student account as well as a credit for any remaining meal plan balance. These credits will first apply to any outstanding balance owed to the University. If the account balance is paid in full at graduation, the University will issue a refund to the student.
  • Because faculty instruction is continuing on a remote basis and students will be making progress toward completion of their academic program, no financial credit will be provided for tuition. 
  • If you have questions about the housing and meal plan credits, visit Room and Board Credit FAQs or email Flyer Student Services at fss@udayton.edu.

As this public health emergency is evolving, we will continue to share information as it becomes available. We do understand the serious nature of this pandemic and continue to take our guidance from public health officials. Please be sure to check our coronavirus website often, as it will be updated regularly.

During this time of challenge for our UD community and the world, we are hopeful that each of you and your families remain safe and healthy. Be assured that you are in the prayers of the University’s administration, faculty and staff.

Andrew Horner
Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development




The following message was shared with students today. We will continue to post all updates on our website.


To the Flyer Student Community,

We hope that you, your family, and loved ones are well and that you all remain healthy.

Upon the guidance of public health officials, we made important, urgent decisions on Tuesday that turned all of our lives upside down. Today, we take a few moments to share thoughts with you about “where we are” at this moment and what the future might bring. No big news or decisions in this letter, just a chance for us to communicate in a more relaxed manner away from the heart of the crisis.

First, let us state unequivocally that it pained all of us on the administrative team to ask students to leave campus in the middle of the semester. You are why we, the faculty and the staff, are here at UD and why we take such joy in our vocations.

As we have all come to realize, this is a true public health emergency that has required colleges and universities, not just UD, to take extraordinary measures. After Tuesday’s afternoon briefings with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and state and county public health officials, we knew we had to move quickly for the health of our campus community and for the broader public good.  As you no doubt have read or heard over the past few days, aggressive interventions that support social distancing are the only way to “flatten” the infection curve because the coronavirus can be spread very readily by people who don’t yet display any symptoms.

We hope and pray that this public health emergency will recede, allowing us to begin in-person classes again, but at this point we do not know what next week will bring, much less three weeks from now.  Public health experts will need to evaluate how the pandemic curve is affected by the steps institutions, organizations, and individuals are taking.  We are checking in with them regularly and, ultimately, they will inform us about next steps.

We are especially empathetic toward seniors, understanding how important this last semester is for all of you. No one wants to end the semester with an empty campus, and many of us would join you and your fellow classmates in tears if that happened.  We plan to hold off on any significant decisions as long as we can and allow public health officials to guide us about a date when students can return to campus.  If it needs to be pushed back, please rest assured that we will strategize as best as possible to minimize the additional lost time and do whatever we can to preserve as much of the semester as possible. If the worst case becomes a reality and commencement cannot occur in May as planned, we will try to find a future date to gather the seniors back on campus for a graduation celebration.  It would be disingenuous if we told you we have all the answers, though, as these are unparalleled times in our nation’s history. What we can promise is that we will be thoughtful as we prioritize health and safety and as we work to be true to the values and identity of the University of Dayton.

We close with a special note of gratitude to you as well as the faculty and staff.  Your agility and willingness to sacrifice for the good of the UD community and the broader common good are highly commendable. We have heard very few complaints over these past few days as people have recognized the unprecedented nature of this crisis and simply found ways to “pitch in” to keep our community safe and enable us to continue fulfilling our mission. We will continue to post all updates on our website.

As we confront this public health crisis and the challenges it presents, we are confident that the University and its people can navigate through these times with faith, hope, and the kind of tenacity our Marianist founders showed when they built our beloved university.  Let us pray for those affected by the pandemic as well as our UD community — and that we can come back together in April.  We urge you to stay healthy and offer blessings to each of you and your families. 


Best wishes,

President Spina, Provost Benson, Vice President for Student Development Fischer, and the entire UD administrative team

The following message was shared with the campus community regarding the gathering on Lowes Street.


Last night, University and city police responded to a large, disorderly crowd of about 1,000 people blocking Lowes Street, preventing emergency medical access, damaging property, jumping on cars, and throwing objects in the roadway, at officers and at others in the crowd, resulting in at least one injury.

I am writing today to correct misinformation circulating widely on campus and social media about the incident. The facts are:

  • Officers at the scene issued orders for the crowd to disperse based on the size and behavior of individuals who were putting officers and civilians at risk. These orders were ignored.
  • Because these orders were ignored, police were forced to deploy pepper balls into the crowd. Pepper balls are a standard police tool for crowd management, which deliver a non-toxic, irritant powder that disperses quickly. The active ingredient is similar to what is found in hot sauce.
  • Tear gas, rubber bullets, paintballs and gas canisters were never used.

As police officers, we try to support a campus environment where students can gather and celebrate safely. Last Saturday, we were on the scene when more than 2,000 people gathered after the College Gameday broadcast to have fun and enjoy each other without police intervention. But last night, the crowd created a dangerous situation, ignoring messages we have shared in the past and as late as last week to obey police orders, keep city streets clear, and refrain from damaging property and throwing objects.

In the future, we will continue to support responsible celebrations and intervene when dangerous situations arise.


Dear University of Dayton parents and guardians,

We want to inform you that we shared the following message with your student about measures the University has taken to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Based on Governor DeWine’s recommendations to colleges and universities this afternoon to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Ohio and with the support of Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, we are suspending in-person classes tomorrow at 8 a.m. and instituting remote online course instruction for students beginning on March 23. Housing will close tomorrow at 6 p.m. We will post updates at go.udayton.edu/coronavirus and send campus-wide communications, including information about remote learning and returning to campus.

This is an unprecedented situation that is changing and moving very quickly. We recognize these communications may not answer every question for your student, but more information about remote learning will be forthcoming during spring break and we urge students to stay in contact with their instructors. 

As indicated in the message, we are acting to protect the health of our students, our campus community and the public health, while taking steps to ensure student learning continues. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. 

Sincerely, 

William M. Fischer, J.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Christine H. Schramm
Associate Vice President and
Dean of Students


Gov. Mike DeWine today asked all of the state's colleges and universities to take immediate, aggressive action to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state. 

The governor urged these actions because this is a crucial moment in time, when Ohio can slow the spread of this disease and do everything we can to protect public health, especially for our most vulnerable populations. It is clear from other countries and regions where the epidemic is severe that hard decisions now can make a difference in the severity and duration of the outbreak. As Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton told a meeting of university presidents today, action now will save lives. While these actions will be disruptive and inconvenient to many, the University of Dayton community must come together to act decisively for the common good of our campus, our community, and our state, country and world. 

In taking these measures, the University is mindful of the importance of social distancing in slowing the spread of disease. Social distancing is the best way to prevent new cases by preventing sick people from coming in close contact with healthy ones. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups, canceling events, working or communicating remotely, and keeping at least a 6-foot distance between people.

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the UD campus, there are at least three confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County and more are expected. Ohio is under a state of emergency in responding to the epidemic. 

At the governor's urging and with the support and advice of Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, the University of Dayton is taking these actions:  

  • We are suspending in-person classes beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, and instituting remote online course instruction beginning March 23 and continuing to at least April 6.
  • University housing will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. If you have been approved for an extended stay or full break housing over spring break, you are permitted to stay as approved.  Students do not need to formally check out or return keys.  
  • Students will remain off-campus for at least two weeks following spring break, while coursework will resume March 23 through online and remote learning. We will be communicating with you next week with more detailed instructions about remote learning. 
  • Students leaving campus at this time should take with them any items necessary to continue their education online and remotely from home, such as laptops, textbooks, notebooks, essential papers, art materials, musical instruments, etc. Students also should take home valuables and other essential items in case time away from campus extends for a sustained period. 
  • All University-sponsored on-campus events and gatherings are canceled effective Wednesday, March 11 until further notice. 
  • Research activities that comply with social distancing practices can continue.
  • We understand that many of you have questions about your housing or may not be able to return to your homes. Contact housing@udayton.edu if you have questions. 
  • International students will be permitted to remain on campus during this break. CIP will be communicating additional information soon.
  • We are in close communication with the NCAA and other athletic organizations sponsoring events on campus but have no information at this time to share about upcoming athletic events. 

We recognize that this information may not answer every question, but as the situation evolves, we will post information and updates at go.udayton.edu/coronavirus and encourage you to check this site regularly. Send questions not covered by the website to covid19@udayton.edu. We will send campuswide communications for major announcements, including more detailed information on remote learning and returning to campus. 

We understand this is a major disruption to your plans and your education, but in the interest of the community, we urge you to leave campus as soon as you are able and maintain social distancing in the coming weeks. The University is not closing — we are protecting our community and will be delivering course work in a different mode for what we hope is a short period of time. We all understand how special this campus community is to our students and how difficult it will be for people to be away for an extended period. Please do know that we will strive to limit the period of absence as best we can, but that the health and safety of each of you is our highest priority and will drive this decision. 

In the spirit of our Marianist founders, we must read the signs of the times, make sacrifices, and come together as the University of Dayton, a community dedicated to the common good. 


Please see the message below that was shared with students. Our message also includes a webpage for updates about COVID-19.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is evolving daily around the world and in the U.S., and the University is working to make decisions rapidly to protect individuals and to reduce risk to the public health. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students. 

We are sharing key decisions and other important information in this update and have established a new webpage dedicated to COVID-19 for messages to the community and links to resources. Find it at go.udayton.edu/coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the global spread of the virus makes it almost certain the U.S. will experience a significant outbreak, although the scope is as yet undetermined. Earlier today, it was announced there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency.

University working group with representatives from key units across campus is meeting several times a week to coordinate UD's short-term response and refine long-term and business continuity plans. We will update UD’s COVID-19 website as conditions change and also notify campus of significant developments.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates accordingly. Our highly residential campus environment and our responsibility to the larger issue of public health require us to be proactive, rather than reactive, in making decisions that affect the well-being of our community.

Below are updates on various topics related to COVID-19:

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TRAVEL GUIDANCE

For students

  • All University-sponsored international and domestic spring break programs are cancelled. 
  • All summer education abroad programs are cancelled.  
  • All non-essential University-sponsored student travel within the U.S. is cancelled until further notice.
  • We will make decisions about athletic team travel on a case-by-case basis.
  • As the global situation is very dynamic, we strongly recommend students reconsider ANY PERSONAL travel plans to other countries and U.S. territories over spring break.
  • The situation in the United States is changing every day, with an increase in areas reporting confirmed cases. If students are traveling within the U.S., they should check CDC guidance and current conditions where they are traveling.
  • It is important to check CDC guidance and local authorities’ information often.  Because the COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly, affected areas could issue new travel restrictions or guidance at any time and without prior notice, which could affect or interrupt your travel, or require self-quarantine when you return home.
  • Visit the CDC website for COVID-19 travel information and traveler FAQs. 

For faculty and staff

  • All University-sponsored travel outside the continental United States for faculty and staff is suspended. This includes travel to other countries and U.S. territories. 
  • The University is also suspending all non-essential business travel within the U.S. for faculty and staff, which includes spring break programming. 
  • As the global situation is very dynamic, we strongly recommend all faculty and staff reconsider ANY PERSONAL travel plans to other countries and U.S. territories over spring break, Easter break and the coming weeks. 
  • If faculty and staff are planning any kind of travel, they should check travel advisories regularly from the CDC, U.S. Department of State and local health authorities prior to and during any planned travel. 
  • It is important to check sources such as the CDC, U.S. Department of State and local health authorities often. Because the COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly, affected areas could issue new travel restrictions or guidance at any time and without prior notice, which could affect or interrupt your travel, or require self-quarantine when you return home. 
  • Many faculty and staff planning summer University travel must make decisions soon about upcoming trips. There is no way to predict conditions at travel time either internationally or domestically, or to estimate when the travel suspension may be lifted. University travelers should consult with Options Travel, UD's official travel manager, regarding current refund policies, and should book refundable or flexible tickets.
  • If you have booked international travel through Concur or through Options travel agents, you should contact Options travel agents at support@optionstravel.com or call 847-803-3000. If you booked your international travel through Altour, contact Altour agents directly at 937-222-1220. 
  • All UDRI employees who have booked travel and have questions or change requests should contact JoAnne Davis at Joanne.Davis@udri.udayton.eduor 937-229-3967.
  • Visit the CDC website for COVID-19 travel informationand traveler FAQs. 

Returning travelers 

  • In accordance with CDC guidance for travelers returning from China, Italy, South Korea, Iran or returning from any other country subsequently designated by CDC as Level 3 while are traveling, please be aware that you will be required to self-quarantine — at your permanent address or otherwise away from UD's campus — for at least 14 days before returning to campus. The University cannot reimburse you for flight change costs and additional expenses.
  • Students who are currently on an education abroad program may stay in place, unless in-country circumstances change (e.g., CDC or host country advisories) or unless they wish to return. 
  • The situation in the United States is dynamic, with a daily increase in areas reporting confirmed cases. If you are returning from an area that has experienced an outbreak of COVID-19, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive, in accordance with CDC guidelines you may need to self-quarantine at home (or otherwise away from UD’s campus) for 14 days from the time you were possibly exposed. 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or if you have traveled to areas impacted by the coronavirus, please call ahead to the UD Health Center or your health care provider to obtain guidance on next steps.

What UD is doing

To our knowledge, there have been no COVID-19 cases connected to UD; however, the University is remaining vigilant. 

  • We are in contact with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, and we continue to monitor for new information from the CDC for the most current updates and guidance. 
  • Currently, crews on campus have increased cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints and surfaces in common areas of academic and residential buildings. They are providing additional cleaning of high-traffic places. Touch surfaces are being cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Cleaning crews have been doing extra cleaning and disinfecting for several weeks in high-use buildings such as the RecPlex, Bombeck Center and the Health Center.
  • Deep cleaning of residential and academic buildings will be conducted during spring break. 
  • Facilities Management is monitoring and continuing to keep hand sanitizer units filled throughout campus. 
  • We are working closely with the NCAA, which has established a COVID-19 advisory panel of leading medical, public health and epidemiology experts as well as NCAA member schools, to guide its response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease for all NCAA events. Click here for full release.

Prevention tips 

  • Go here for tips to help reduce your risk of illness, including cold, flu and coronavirus, and information on contacting the University of Dayton Health Center prior to a visit. 
  • Other CDC tips for cold and flu prevention can be found here, and CDC information on COVID-19 is here. 

Stay informed and take care of yourself

  • If you are feeling anxious or worried because of the news about COVID-19, we encourage students to contact the Counseling Center. Employees may contact Lifeworks Employee Assistance Program. 
  • The University will remain vigilant during spring break, and as the situation evolves, we will post any updates at go.udayton.edu/coronavirus. We will send campus wide communications when major changes in the situation occur. We encourage people to check the UD COVID-19 website regularly. 

Please see the message below that was shared with students. Our message also includes a video from UD Police Chief Savalas Kidd about the March celebrations and common student questions.


As we near the University's week-long spring break, we are writing about upcoming gatherings and celebrations and to share information about the opening of campus on March 22, 2020. We want UD students to stay safe and healthy this spring, and we are committed to supporting your academic success as we resume classes and approach the end of the school year. 

We recognize that March is a month when students like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the success of our basketball teams. During these events, our emphasis will be on reducing risk to you, your fellow students and the University. Therefore, we ask for your cooperation, and want to share these important reminders:  

  • Follow the law and respect police. Both UD police and Dayton police will be visible in the student neighborhoods and will address behaviors that violate Ohio law, the University’s alcohol policy and/or our community standards. Violations can result in criminal charges, fines, disciplinary probation, suspension or even expulsion. Loss of your merit scholarships can result from even your first violation. Be mindful that Ohio law bans open containers of alcohol in public places, including sidewalks and streets. You are expected to be respectful and cooperative, and to obey police orders immediately, including orders to disperse and leave the area. If you fail to leave the area, you risk being arrested at that time or could face charges at a later date. 
  • Be responsible for your community. Help prevent sexual assaults, physical assaults, vandalism, destruction of property, and other violations of our community standards by respecting and looking out for one another. If you observe behavior that is dangerous or concerning, say something or contact police. 
  • Act responsibly. Carry your University ID card at all times, abide by building occupancy limits and make responsible decisions related to alcohol. Keep in mind you are prohibited from engaging or participating in community disturbances, throwing objects (cans, bottles, rocks, fireworks, etc.), possessing glass bottles, lighting fires and fireworks, and sitting or standing on roofs or balconies. 
  • Remember that gatherings and activities that block streets or impede traffic are not permitted. These activities are dangerous to those in the gathering, and can also pose grave risks to those who are ill or injured if emergency personnel is delayed or prevented from reaching them. 

UD Police Chief Savalas Kidd talked with a student about common student questions about the March celebrations and what students can do to keep themselves safe. Please take a look at it here.

For questions related to the March 22 move-in, including information on housing and residence life, dining services, parking and traffic, public safety concerns, and police enforcement, please visit go.udayton.edu/springbreak

Everyone at the University is committed to your health and safety, as well as to your academic success. Please make sure you are doing your part, too. The choices you make reflect on your reputation as well as on the reputation of the University — and can ultimately affect the value of your degree, your scholarship and your future plans. Stay safe, have fun and Go Flyers! 


Please see the message below that was shared with the campus community. Information was also posted on our health center's webpage, which you can follow for updates as needed.


The coronavirus has been prominent in the news recently. The University of Dayton monitors situations that could affect the health and safety of our community. We are communicating directly with faculty, staff and students who could be most directly affected by the virus, including students from China and anyone with travel scheduled to China. There are no confirmed cases in Ohio and the University will follow CDC guidance regarding the situation. The CDC considers the U.S. risk low at this time. For additional information see: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the CDC.

The same precautions that protect against cold and flu viruses are recommended to help reduce your risk of the coronavirus. Follow these tips to reduce your risk:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not share drinks, utensils, lip balm, e-cigarettes or vape pens, etc.
  • Get adequate sleep, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco use.
  • Wipe down surfaces of sinks, counters and toilets in common areas with germicidal cleaning agents. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. According to the Ohio Department of Health, faculty, staff and students should stay home if they have a fever higher than 100 degrees. Seek medical advice from the Health Center, personal physician, or emergency room when appropriate.
  • Students can contact the University of Dayton Health Center nurse line if they have concerns (937-229-3131 then press 2) or to make an appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms and have traveled to the impacted area of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, please first call the Health Center to receive guidance on next steps.

The Centers for Disease Control notes the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. Other CDC tips for cold and flu prevention can be found here and CDC information on the coronavirus is here.

We will provide updates as needed on the health center's webpage.


Additional Information and Resources

Technology 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 ITservicecenter@udayton.edu, or schedule an appointment to stop by.


Information about mail and packages

Letters received by UD mailing services will be forwarded to your home address listed with the University. Please make sure your home address on file is correct. Students also should submit a change of address form at their local post office or online. Be sure to include your complete UD address including the zip code (45409 or 45419).

UD mailing services cannot forward Amazon or DHL packages. Cancel your Amazon order and reorder them to have them sent to your current residence. Call UD mailing services at 937-229-2087 to discuss options for receiving DHL packages. UPS and FedEx packages can be forwarded to you if you provide us a shipping label, which you can receive from UPS and FedEx. E-mail the label to udmailingservices@udayton.edu. 

For questions and to discuss special circumstances for retrieving packages, call 937-229-2087 or email udmailingservices@udayton.edu. Be sure to leave your first and last name, including the spelling, and your phone number.


Internet access for online learning

If you do not have access to the Internet in your location, please check with the cable and Internet provider in your area for alternatives. For example, Charter is offering free access to Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-19 and college student households. If this type of option is not available to you, please have your student consult with the faculty member teaching their class on alternatives. 

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