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Student and Family News Digests - Summer/Fall 2022

Dear students,

We look forward to having you back on campus soon. As we approach the new academic year, we want to update and remind you about the University's COVID-19 protocols and how you can help keep yourself safe and healthy. 

Face coverings

Montgomery County currently has a high community level of COVID-19, which means the Centers for Disease Control recommends individuals wear face coverings indoors. While optional for fall at UD, masks are required in health care and other specialized settings on campus, including but not limited to the Student Health Center and the Bombeck Family Learning Center. You can read the University's current guidance on and where to find face coverings here

Wearing a well-fitting medical grade mask (such as Fluidshield Level 3 or KN95) continues to be a valuable form of protection for those at higher risk of infection and should continue for people who are not up-to-date on their vaccines, especially indoors and in crowded settings. Please support and respect individuals who choose to wear masks.

Isolation and contact tracing

Individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should avoid class or work, get tested and wear a mask until results are known. Employees who can work remotely are asked to do so.  

If you test positive:

  • report your result here
  • isolate yourself for five days, and 
  • wear KN95 or Fluidshield Level 3 medical masks, which the University will provide to you, for 10 days when around others. 
  • Instructors will be notified of a student's absence from class for a COVID-19 life event. Any student in isolation must coordinate with their supervisor or class instructor regarding time away from work or the classroom. Remote learning is no longer an automatic option for students.  

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please click here for instructions. 

Additional information about UD's requirements for isolation and contact tracing, including how to get food if you are in isolation, can be found here. 

Healthcare resources, including resources for students struggling with the effects of COVID 

Student Health Center hours: The Student Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Aug. 11. The week of Aug. 15, the Student Health Center is closed Monday-Wednesday, and open 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Regular weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. resume Monday, Aug. 22.  

Student Health Center appointments/testing: During regular hours, students can call the Student Health Center at 937-229-3131 to schedule an appointment (including COVID-19 testing) with one of the University's board-certified primary care physicians or registered nurses. In addition to checkups and urgent care, the Student Health Center provides a broad spectrum of comprehensive services

Urgent care: Starting Aug. 16, After Hours Urgent Care, located in Marianist Hall, across from the Student Health Center and above the bookstore, is open 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Make an appointment via the link 

Counseling center: Click here for information on the Counseling Center. If you are in crisis, call the Counseling Center at 937-229-3141 during business hours, Public Safety at 937-229-2121, or the National Suicide Hotline at 988 or text “Help” to 741741. 

Additionally, students dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19 may seek academic accommodations through the Office of Learning Resources, their academic adviser or dean's office. 

Also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Testing and vaccines

Testing: In addition to the UD Student Health Center and the After Hours Urgent Care, tests also may be available through your healthcare provider or Ohio's testing center website. Outside Ohio, visit your state health department’s website for a testing location. The type of COVID-19 tests offered may differ by location. 

Vaccines: Vaccines are not available on campus, but are plentiful in the Dayton community. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “find COVID-19 Vaccines or Boosters Near You” page. Students entering UD for the first time in fall 2022 can report their vaccination record or exemption according to the instructions they received on their Porches To-do List. 

All vaccines have proven to be highly effective in preventing severe illness and death attributable to COVID-19, especially when boosters are administered. Learn more about vaccines here (CDC)

More information

Visit our A-Z index page for links to additional COVID-19 resources and information. For answers to questions not found there, please fill out our online information forms for the quickest response. On-campus faculty, staff and students, click here. Parents and others not on campus, click here

Please know the University supports protective measures individual employees and students take for themselves, such as wearing masks or social distancing to the extent feasible, based on their health and personal circumstances so they feel comfortable with their working, learning and living environments. 

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in the community, and government requirements. UD's Path Forward team also will continue to consult with our medical advisory panel and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County. 

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2022-23 academic year,
The Path Forward Team


NEWS AND NOTES

Purchase parking permits for return to campus 

Student permit sales began Monday, July 18. Students received an email Monday, July 11, with instructions on purchasing permits.The permit sales schedule and fee information is available on the student parking information page.

Student starts investment banking club, helps others secure internships

Landing investment banking jobs is challenging, so business student Isaac Grude founded the Dayton Investment Banking Club with peers to help classmates gain experiential learning and networking opportunities, plus a leg up on the competition. He learned that beyond academics, they need to know how to get their foot in the door. Read more here.

Hudson ‘transformed’ human rights studies in nine years as director

Natalie Florea Hudson '01 was among the first UD students to graduate with a minor in human rights. In August, she will step down after nine years as director of UD's Human Rights Studies program. Read more about Hudson’s achievements here.

Cheer on Red Scare tonight at UD Arena

UD Athletics is offering 50% off tickets for all games in The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team single-elimination competition in which the winning team takes home more than $1 million in prize money. The Red Scare team of UD alumni won its first two games to advance to the Dayton regional final at 7 p.m. tonight. Each game concludes with the Elam Ending, created by Nick Elam ’04. Buy tickets here using the offer code DaytonTBT.


St. Mary’s Hall water leak repairs continue in July, water shut off on three floors

Facilities Management will be working in St. Mary’s Hall throughout July to replace piping systems due to a water leak on the second floor. Water to the second, third and fourth floors will be shut off until work is complete. Second- and third-floor work is scheduled to be completed by July 15, and fourth-floor work has a tentative completion date of Aug. 1. Read more on Porches.

New vice president for advancement well-positioned to lead

The path Christopher Morrison has traveled has touched nearly all facets of the University of Dayton experience — student, alum, parent of three graduates and employee. Known and respected across the University, he is well-positioned to lead UD's advancement and fundraising efforts when he becomes vice president for advancement Aug. 1. Read more here.

Reduce energy use noon-1 p.m. Friday

The University will be participating in an electric demand response test noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 8. Employees on campus should turn off all office equipment, computers, printers and lighting not necessary for safety or productivity. For more detailed information, check your University email or visit the UD energy web page, then click on the demand response program link at the bottom of the page. Contact Steve Kendig, executive director of energy utilization and environmental sustainability, with questions.

 


Additional Information and Resources

Seminars and Group Therapy

The Counseling Center offers a variety of groups to address the diverse concerns of students. Research shows that group counseling is an effective mode of treatment for various concerns and offers unique therapeutic benefits compared to individual counseling. Visit the Counseling Center Seminars & Group Therapy.


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. 


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: