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Family News Digest


Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians.  

COVID-19 status level 1 – GREEN - CONTAINED

For the most up to date information, check the COVID-19 case dashboard.  


Time to buy fall textbooks

The UD Bookstore will accept online textbook orders through Aug. 7. Students who order their textbooks before that date can receive a free school supply bundle, a coupon worth 20% off clothing and gift items at the Bookstore, and it all comes in a UD bag. After selecting the textbooks add the ‘Supply Box’ to your cart and enter the coupon code SUPPLYBOX to receive the bundle for free. Visit the UD Bookstore website for more details on ordering textbooks online.

Student parking permit sales begin next week

The 2021-22 parking permit purchase period will be open July 27-Aug. 4. All students are required to apply online; visit to purchase a pass when your student’s class is eligible. For more information, visit Porches.

Answering the call

Incoming students gave up part of their summer vacation to explore their faith and vocation through "Callings," a Campus Ministry program. UD President Eric F. Spina writes about the program and its students in his blog here.


​Be part of the UD Chorale

The University of Dayton Chorale is a highly motivated group of students who strive for excellence through the art of choral music. For students who want to grow as a musician and learn new and challenging music, submit Chorale audition 2021-22 materials by Aug. 20. All majors are welcome. For more information about other UD ensembles, click here.

Sixty seconds of inspiration

View the newest 60 seconds of inspiration video from Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, director for the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives. To see past videos, visit the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation YouTube channel.

A conversation with the keeper of King’s legacy

Human Rights Center intern Katie Schreyer ’22 sat down with Terri Lee Freeman ’81 to talk about her career in business, museums and civil rights activism. Freeman is the executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore. From 2014 to 2020, she headed the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, located in the former motel where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated. Read more here.

Former NCR chair, UD trustee emeritus William S. Anderson dies at 102

William S. Anderson, 102, former NCR Corp. chairman, University of Dayton emeritus trustee and philanthropist, died June 29, following an extraordinary life that spanned adventure, hardship, vision and service. As a UD trustee and philanthropist, Anderson's leadership and generosity helped transform the University at a crucial time in its history.

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