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COVID-19 status level 1 – GREEN - CONTAINED

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


Food trucks on campus Friday

A food truck rally is coming to UD 1-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 (or until supplies run out). Options include Asian fare, tacos, ice pops and more. Students and employees can pay with cash or credit cards. The vendors will be parked in the driveway between Founders Hall and Kennedy Union. 

Introducing Flyers Farmers’ Market

The Flyers Farmers' Market takes place 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, now through Nov. 2 at KU Central Mall.  

Free daily shuttle return

The daily shuttle service which connects various spots around campus started Aug. 23 and runs 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off locations include Irving Commons, Gosiger Hall, Roesch Library, Curran Place, UD Marriott and 1401 S. Main Street. Follow the link for a full schedule. For more information on the shuttle and the other student transportation options, view this video.  


Register now for Campus Recreation's On Your PATH to 30

On Your PATH to 30, a four-week Campus Recreation program, is geared towards helping you add 30 minutes of exercise to your daily routine. Week one begins Aug. 30. Students can earn one PATH point each week, with four total points available at the end of the program, by achieving the weekly goal of checking in to the RecPlex and participating in a recreational activity for at least 30 minutes on four separate days and completing a self-guided reflection. Click here for more information and register at or at the RecPlex welcome desk. Email with questions.  

The first-gen success team is hosting an ice cream social

UD's first-generation student success team invites all first-gen students to stop by the Gathering Place on the second floor of Roesch Library 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, for ice cream. All students who identify as first-generation are welcome to attend. Meet other first-gen students, get to know members of the team and learn more about upcoming events geared towards first-gen students on campus. If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Canas Baena at or Zachary Lewis at

Saturday shuttle now operated by RTA

The University's Saturday shuttle is now operated by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The shuttle runs from campus stops to the Governors Place shopping area, which includes Walmart and restaurants on Dorothy Lane and South Dixie Drive. Just show your UD student ID to use the service. More information and a schedule can be found here

Students invited to enroll in new late-night Lyft Flyer Ride service

UD has partnered with Lyft to offer discounted ride rates to students via the Lyft Flyer Ride program and replaces Flyer Ride to provide late night rides to and from campus locations. The new program is designed to reduce wait times and serve more students. A welcome link will be sent to students to join the Lyft program; if you have not received a link, please follow the instructions on the Lyft Flyer Ride website here.  

Space transitions for Brook Center, IACT

The Brook Center for Empowerment and Wellbeing has relocated to the ArtStreet complex, serving as a wellbeing hub in the heart of the student neighborhood. This provides the Brook Center and the Counseling Center expanded space to better serve the needs of the UD student community. The Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) has relocated from ArtStreet to room 401 of Roesch Library, with a second office at The Hub at the Arcade. Read more on Porches.  


Reminders about campus COVID-19 guidelines

The Path Forward team continues to regularly meet with our medical advisory panel and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County to review the most up-to-date pandemic information and seek guidance on vaccines, testing, safety protocols and other matters. Here are new information and important reminders from the Path Forward team. 

  • If you have tested positive or are a close contact of someone testing positive, you must report your status through UD's confidential reporting link
  • Wear your mask! Regardless of your vaccination status, if you are a close contact (indoor contact, less than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes with a 24-hour period) BUT wore a mask throughout the contact, you will NOT need to quarantine. You will need to monitor for symptoms. If you were NOT wearing a mask and are unvaccinated, you must quarantine. 
  • The campus vaccination rate is a key factor in determining whether campus safety protocols will change. Please upload a picture of your vaccination record to UD's confidential reporting site as soon as possible. 
  • With record enrollment this year, on-campus quarantine and isolation housing will be limited. Anyone living within 400 miles of campus who must isolate or quarantine will be required to return home. 
  • Reminder: face coverings are required in most indoor areas on campus and for all occupants of any University-owned or leased vehicles for the duration of the trip. 
  • Students and employees can receive a vaccine at Premier Health After Hours Urgent Care in Marianist Hall 5-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Employees can schedule an appointment through Get the Shot, the state's streamlined vaccine website.
  • Students can receive a COVID-19 rapid test at either the Student Health Center or Premier Health After Hours Urgent Care. Employees can receive a test at the Premier Health After Hours Urgent Care if it is employment related.  

Flyer Investments Fund now largest student-managed fund in country

UD’s student-run investment fund is now the largest in the country at nearly $60 million of assets under management. The Davis Center for Portfolio Management’s Flyer Investments Fund allows undergraduates to manage a portion of the University’s endowment as well as a pool of assets for the Dayton Foundation. Students make all investment decisions to buy, hold and sell stocks, and have historically outperformed the S&P 500 and professional money managers. Read the news story here.   

UD Community Corps accepting student applications

UD Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program through ServeOhio and facilitated by the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, is recruiting for the 2021-22 academic year. AmeriCorps members provide out-of-school educational activities and social-emotional support for Dayton families. Members receive living allowances, weekly training, and are eligible for a Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Apply for the program here or email for more information. 

JCPenney Suit Up

UD Career Services invites UD students and alumni to the JCPenney Suit Up event 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Fairfield Commons JCPenney store (2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Dayton, OH 45431). Receive a coupon for an extra 30% off select career apparel, shoes and accessories at the store, or shop online at and text DAYTON to 67292 to receive the one-time 30% off coupon. Take advantage of this opportunity to find an outfit for the upcoming career fair week (Sept. 13, 15-16). Check Handshake for more event details. 

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Religious accommodation reminders

Observance of some religious traditions may require reasonable accommodation to classroom or workplace schedules, environment, or in the way tasks or assignments are customarily completed. You should be aware of UD's recommendations and requirements for requesting and granting a religious accommodation. Those who need accommodations are asked to communicate their requests as early as possible. 

In memoriam: William “Billy” Cox, UD engineering student

William "Billy" Cox, 44, a senior mechanical engineering major from Huber Heights, passed away Aug. 15 while on vacation with his family. Billy started at UD in fall 2017 after transferring from Sinclair College. He also worked full time as a quality manager for Quality Quartz Engineering as he pursued his degree. Read the full announcement on Porches.

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