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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Help Us Help UD Students Affected by COVID-19

Date Published: Wednesday, March 25 

Dear UD Community,

I hope you and your family are well. All UD alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are in our prayers during this trying time. Stacey and I feel blessed to be part of a community that is strong, tenacious and resilient.

Today, our university community faces an unprecedented challenge from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. We have had to make the difficult decision to repatriate our Rome students and move classes online for the remainder of the semester for all students. Our residential students have returned to their permanent homes, but many students who live off campus remain in Irving, albeit under a recently imposed “shelter-in-place” order. Our faculty, staff and students have responded to this crisis with grace and grit, yet new challenges, financial and otherwise, arise nearly daily.

Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation. Funds given for this purpose will be used to:

  • Provide needed technology or internet access for students who now must complete this semester online from their permanent residences or off-campus apartments.
  • Address housing and food security concerns for students who remain in off-campus apartments and have lost their employment.
  • Provide additional scholarship assistance to students whose parents have lost their jobs due to the downturn in the economy.
  • Address other unanticipated needs related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Your gift will truly make a difference to our UD students in this neediest of times!

You may make a gift online or by mailing a check to: Office of Development and University Relations, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving TX 75062. Please write COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund in the memo portion of your check.

I thank you for keeping our students, the most vulnerable members of our UD family, in your prayers. And I ask that you support our students in need. 

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Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83