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Update on University's Housing Move-Out Plan

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.


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, 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.


University of Dayton Housing and Residence Life Staff

Counseling Center Services

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

An important message for parents and guardians

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 

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 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. 


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

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

Room and Board Credits

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.


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

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

A note from the heart to UD students

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

A message from Police Chief Savalas Kidd

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.

University suspends in-person classes, remote learning after spring break

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 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. 


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 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 and encourage you to check this site regularly. Send questions not covered by the website to 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. 

Message to students about COVID-19

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

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:


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 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 We will send campus wide communications when major changes in the situation occur. We encourage people to check the UD COVID-19 website regularly. 

Spring break, March celebration information

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

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! 

Illness Prevention Tips

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

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 

For questions and to discuss special circumstances for retrieving packages, call 937-229-2087 or email 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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Last day to drop without record from full Summer Term classes

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Student Resources

24/7 Immediate Crisis Assistance:

Public Safety: 937-229-2121 or 911

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (1-888-628-9454 for Spanish)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Resources on Campus:


Of UD grads were employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program in 2019.

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In the nation for sponsored materials R&D.

Top 50

In the U.S. for undergraduate academics and experiential learning that lead to great careers.


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