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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.  


Federal vaccine mandate 

The University is aware of the executive order and other forthcoming rules about vaccines announced by President Biden. Leadership is carefully reviewing what is known and awaiting the promised additional guidance to ensure we are in compliance. We will communicate as soon as decisions are finalized and plans developed. The University continues to urge faculty, staff and students who are not yet vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. The University will host walk-in vaccine clinics open to students, faculty and staff until 4 p.m. today in KU 211 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in Keller Hall 014. You can also schedule an appointment at other locations through the state’s streamlined vaccine tool.  

New Virtual Erma writing seminar free to students

UD faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Virtual Erma, a half-day, fully online writing workshop Saturday, Oct. 23. UD participants will receive free, unlimited access to the workshop offerings for six months.  

Hall Hunger Initiative moves to Fitz Center

A new partnership between UD and the Hall Hunger Initiative will leverage the resources of both organizations to address growing hunger problems in the community and create additional opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Under the new partnership, the self-funded Hall Hunger Initiative staff and operations will move to the University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. To learn more or get involved, contact Mark Willis at 

Fall semester Busy Person's Retreat begins Sept. 20 

Students are invited to register for this five-week retreat, where participants will receive content to engage in at least 30 minutes of daily prayer while also meeting with a spiritual companion once a week.  

60 Seconds of Inspiration

Loss and new beginnings are the themes of this week’s 60 Seconds of Inspiration video from Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives. To see past videos, visit the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation YouTube channel

Family News Digest

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