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It was wonderful to greet parents, grandparents and siblings who were on campus attending this year's Alumni & Family Weekend. We were honored to host you at UD. We hope you had an opportunity to spend time with your student, learn more about UD and enjoy some of the activities we had planned for you. If you have any feedback from your experience, please feel free to contact us and let us know.
With the cold weather advancing, cold and flu season is beginning. Your students may begin to get ill and we encourage you to remind them of the services offered by the Health Center. Our onsite professionals are more than willing to help, and flu shots are available.
There is more to health than just the physical side. Going off to college for the first time can be a daunting ordeal for many students. Leaving home, being away from family and friends and sharing a room with someone you have never met before is a lot to deal with. In addition to those stressors, your student must focus on the increasing challenges of college classes. If you have concerns about how your student is handling college life, trained professionals in the Counseling Center are here to help. All services are free of charge.
We would also like to remind families that the Office of Financial Aid is a great resource for any financial aid questions. Also available on their page is a scholarship list that includes links and applications for scholarships offered by outside organizations throughout the year, as well as scholarship search engines. Remember that scholarships are not limited to high school seniors.
In the hopes of better serving you, we and the Office of Advancement would like to invite you to fill out a recent survey, which can be found here. Filling out this brief survey will not only help the Advancement and Student Affairs offices get to know you better, it helps us better serve you and provide you with information and opportunities to be involved in and support your child's education.
Also, the Office of Undergraduate Admission has a lot going on during the month of October. Click here to read more about recruitment and visit weekends for prospective students and their families.
Lastly, we wish you a happy Halloween. We hope you are coming to enjoy this fall as much as we are and, as always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
All the best to you and your family,
Student and Parent Services of the
Office of Student Affairs
Spring Sports in Full Swing
Our Crusaders are working hard to represent UD. You can find news, schedules and more on the UD Athletics Website. Currently volleyball, soccer, cross country, and baseball are in full swing and basketball is beginning soon. For a full composite calendar of upcoming and past events, click here. You can also follow and support the programs through facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram.
AlcoholEdu Part 2 Deadline Approaching
All first time students who are living on campus were asked to complete an online alcohol education course. This course is in two parts, one that should have been completed over the summer and one that needs to be completed by the beginning of November. Please remind your students to complete the course in order to avoid a hold on their account which can prevent them from registering early for Spring courses.
Register Early for Spring Classes Don't forget Early Registration for Spring 2016 begins in mid-November. Please make sure your students' account is paid in full or that payment plans are current. If there are any holds on his or her account, registration will be delayed. Now would be a good time to check or have your son or daughter check to ensure that they will be able to register.
Getting to Know Our Families Survey
The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs would like to give you an opportunity to introduce yourself and give input. Please take the survey in order that we can better provide you with information and opportunities to be involved and support your child’s education.
The Rome Program Updates
Fall 2015 Rome
The Fall 2015 Rome semester is off to a good start. Check out the UD Rome Semester Facebook page for updates.
Spring 2016 Rome
You should have received an email from the Rome Office detailing the orientation schedule for Spring 2016 Rome students back at the end of September.
Your student should have paid their $527 Rome Fee back on September 16.
Complete information about due dates and the orientation process can be found online here.
Parents of Freshmen:
On September 29 we met with freshmen and spoke about how they can prepare for their Rome Semester. If your student does not yet have a passport now is the time for them to apply for one. The passport must be valid until at least September 2017. Students must submit a copy of their passport by the March 2 application deadline.
Complete information about the Rome Program is available at udallas.edu/rome.
The Ninth Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference 2015
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.
This event, which will be sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and UD, drew over 5,200 participants from around the country last year, making it the largest in our short history and the second largest annual ministry conference in the U.S. Building on this success, it is our great hope that the 2015 conference will attract even more faithful participants, who will have a blessed, faith-filled, and formative experience.
The event will feature two keynote addresses, one in English and one in Spanish, on Friday, and several plenary addresses in both languages on Saturday.
It will also present session tracks specifically designed for teachers, catechists, and general Catholic audiences, including talks on faith, parenting, and social justice. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and the conference will also host over 100 exhibitors, a liturgical art display, musical performances by well-known and up-and-coming Catholic artists, prayer services and a Conference Mass.
For more information, please visit: https://udallas.edu/udmc/