“Across the higher education landscape, the pandemic has created uncertainty and we are being proactive to ensure the strength and long-term health of the University of Dayton and its special educational mission,” UD said in a statement.
UD has been in close contact with Public Health Dayton Montgomery County throughout the coronavirus emergency and continues to seek its guidance about how to keep its faculty, staff and students safe and healthy, officials noted in discussing the impact of the coronavirus on the university.
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“As all colleges and universities are doing, UD is planning for options for the fall semester, ranging from full, residential in-person learning to a hybrid approach to continuing remote learning, and has discussed several options with Public Health,” UD officials told this news organization. “While our preference is to resume residential education in the fall, we will abide by guidelines and protocols set by the state and local governments and public health officials.”
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The university has created a "COVID-19 Resources" webpage to help keep staff, faculty and students informed about operations and updates involving UD.
UD will hold three virtual celebrations May 9-10 to recognize the accomplishments and honor the graduation dates of the Class of 2020.
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Law school students will be recognized at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, and graduate/doctoral students will be honored at 2 p.m. that day.
The undergraduate celebration will take place at noon Sunday, May 10. Students should check their email for links to their respective celebrations and instructions on how to send a photo for possible inclusion in the ceremony.
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