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Happy New Year!
We are excited to welcome back your student for the spring semester. The faculty and staff sorely miss their presence on campus during such long breaks!
With the fresh semester ahead, now is a good time for students to look back on their previous semester and assess their progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and use this retrospection to look to the future. If your students has any goals for this semester--be it academic, personal, physical, or spiritual, the Office of Student Affairs can help them obtain the appropriate resources that are offered around campus.
Also, now is the time to find new clubs and organizations or to tune back in with old ones by visiting Crusader Connect or the Student Activities and Leadership Center. Extracurricular activities not only look good on a resume, but helps students explore interests and release stress!
Service opportunities, both on and off campus, provide students a wonderful chance to learn and grow. Our Campus Ministry and Student Affairs offices offer a variety of ways that students can give back here on campus and all over the metroplex.
Perhaps your student's New Year's resolution is related to a change in academics. If so, I encourage a visit to the Academic Success Office or enrolling in a General Studies course to help polish academic skills.
DART pass decals issued in the fall have expired. Students will need to pick up new pass decals from the Campus Safety Office when they return to campus.
If your student has not received the flu shot, please have your student go by the Student Health Clinic for a flu vaccine - it's free of charge if covered by insurance. The clinic is open each afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All insurance is accepted.
Lastly, the Counseling Center has moved locations! You can now find Mr. Brock and Ms. Armstrong in the upper level of Haggar University Center, next to the Health Center. Our counselors can be used free of charge by students, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment!
We hope all students enjoy the new semester. Our office is here for both students and parents who may have questions or concerns.
All the best to you and your family,
Student and Parent Services
of the Office of Student Affairs
Payment arrangements were due for spring 2015 on January 5, 2015. If you have not made your payment arrangements, please do so immediately so your student will be cleared for the spring 2015 semester.
Priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 1st.
Any questions should be directed to Student Account Services in the Business Office at 972.721.5144 or email@example.com.
Winter and Spring Athletics
Be on the lookout of our student-athletes this semester! You can find news and the schedule at their website, or follow them on twitter @UDallasSports and Facebook: University of Dallas Athletics
Join us this month as we celebrate one of UD's favorite traditions - the event that made the History Channel!
The longest standing UD tradition consists of a proclamation involving the President and a groundhog sighting on the mall, a 5K run sponsored by Student Foundation, sporting events and a celebration at Groundhog Park for students, faculty, staff and alumni. With live bands, mini-bonfires, food, s'mores, hot chocolate and more, there's something for everyone. READ MORE...
We welcome back the Fall 2014 Romers to Irving and extend our best wishes to the Spring 2015 Romers who depart Friday, January 16.
Applications open for Summer Rome Programs
Summer 2015 marks the conclusion of a celebratory 20th anniversary of the Due Santi campus as well as UD’s high school summer programs. Our programs continue to offer a unique experience of informed travel and rigorous study to mature high school students as well as undergraduates from other institutions. Visit udallas.edu/travel for more information.
High School Programs:
Arete: An Introduction to the Classics - an introduction to UD readings, coursework, faculty and residence life on our Irving campus.
High School Programs in Rome:
Latin in Rome*
Shakespeare in Italy*
Rome and the Catholic Church* - new for 2015
*Students who participate in a UD high school program in Rome and later enroll as an
undergraduate at the University of Dallas will be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per
Undergraduate Summer Rome:
Our Undergraduate Summer Rome program is an option both for UD students and for siblings who chose to attend other universities.
Complete information about the Rome Program is available HERE.
Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Prospective Romers
Students interested in attending Rome next academic year must have a valid passport to complete their application to Rome. If your student does not yet have a passport now is the time for them to apply. The passport must be valid until at least September 2016. Students must submit a copy of their passport by the March 2 application deadline. Both fall and spring Rome students apply for Rome at the same time. Students without a valid passport will be waitlisted for Rome.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
The semester is winding down, but things are picking up in the Office of Admission! Our December visit day, Crusader Preview, was a huge success! (Our second Crusader Preview is coming up soon! More details below.) As we move toward the spring semester, there are a couple key dates to keep in mind:
- January 15: Priority Scholarship Deadline – Students applying to UD by this date will receive priority scholarship consideration.
- February 16: Crusader Preview – If you have a high school student interested in UD, be sure to sign up for our next campus visit day!
Since our counselors can’t always be everywhere, admissions volunteers such as alumni and parents of current students are sometimes needed for events in their areas. If you are willing to help with an event, please contact Admission Counselor Lacy de la Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!