The University of Dayton is no longer affiliated with the “Dayton 2 Daytona” annual student trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, according to an email sent to faculty today.
UD President Eric Spina said in an email that the university will “no longer provide logistical or staff support” because “D2D does not advance our Catholic, Marianist educational mission.”
The university’s decision was made with the support of the Board of Trustees, the U.S. Society of Mary leadership and the alumni association board.
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Here’s how alumni and students reacted on social media to the university’s decision:
July 10, 2018
Well there goes Dayton 2 Daytona... there goes me ever donating to UD pic.twitter.com/OaPI3dakFx— Kevin McGrail (@Kev_McGrail) July 10, 2018
You aren't canceled this year. But without official sponsorship the odds of this slowly fading away are truly real. What if they slightly "shift" the academic year after you've booked everything and school is still in session when D2D is about to happen? Alumni Reunions next?— Michael DiLillo (@MADiLillo) July 10, 2018
Garbage. You can forget my $19.99 donation next year @DaytonPrezSpina #dayton2daytona forever! https://t.co/cLmNFBJ903— David Miller (@OHFamLaw) July 10, 2018
I am saddened for every @univofdayton student and loss of support for @dayton2daytona I hope the students ban together to continue the time honored tradition. #getmetothepooldeck #traditionnevergraduates #keepitgoing— Karl Stanbery (@CoachStanbery) July 10, 2018
Your tweet about “ignoring decades of tradition” and “being absurdly shortsighted” not only describes the cancellation of @dayton2daytona, but @DaytonPrezSpina’s Presidency as a whole. It’s time the students put their foot down and end this nonsense. #ImpeachSpina— Tom Ferrall (@tomferrall) July 10, 2018
lol this is v v dramatic— El Kay (@lindseyy_lou_) July 10, 2018
Dayton just cancelled Dayton 2 Daytona.— dab (@Duecesbruh) July 10, 2018
That schools never getting a dime from me.
My heart hurts after hearing @dayton2daytona is no more. It was one of my favorite memories of @univofdayton and I'm very sad to see it go. Honored to have been one of the last Directors 🌴 #DayDabForever pic.twitter.com/ZLdnr06lhX— Elaine Laux (@elaux94) July 10, 2018
Who’s tryna riot on Kiefaber to make a protest? #RIP @dayton2daytona— Lindsey Eramo (@LindzE10) July 10, 2018
We’re not dead Kevin!— Dayton 2 Daytona (@dayton2daytona) July 10, 2018
Glad I got to go to the last Dayton 2 Daytona ever RIP pic.twitter.com/hZsSwjiZf6— Keegan Savage (@KeeganSavage) July 10, 2018
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