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The 2013 school year is in full swing!
It was amazing 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. We would like to get your feedback about the weekend. Please complete our short evaluation to help us plan for future Alumni & Family Weekends. Complete the evaluation HERE.
Mid-semester exams are right around the corner and with them brings a lot of stress and anxiety for college students. As they begin their test preparations, encourage them to meet with their professors to discuss how their classes are going. Scroll down to learn more about how you can help your student tackle upcoming exams.
Cold and flu season is beginning, and students on campus are being affected. For more information about preventative measures, including the flu shot, click HERE.
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 all seem like 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. For more information, please visit the Counseling Center webpage.
The Office of Student Life recently implemented a First Year Program to provide support and resources to first-year students, both inside and outside of class. UD's First Year Program emphasizes the total development of students - spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical and vocational. The purpose of the program is to assist and guide freshmen into a better understanding of the changes and demands of this year and the years ahead, and to offer perspective and insight into some of the changes they will encounter. Be sure to check out UD's Student Life Facebook page to stay informed of all that the Office of Student Life has to offer.
Now that the school year is in full swing, we would like to remind families that the Office of Financial Aid webpage is a great resource for any financial aid questions. Also available on our website 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.
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.
The university and Uber, a company that connects your student to car service via a mobile application, are working together to provide opportunities for your students to have safe and expedient transportation when they need it. Click HERE to read more about this partnership.
There has been a lot of activity on the Parent & Family Facebook page. If you haven't joined, you are missing out! Interested? Please click HERE.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for YOU!
Until next time...
Student & Parent Services
Strategies for Success at UD
Did you know that the University of Dallas offers over 350 hours of free academic support and tutoring to students? Read more...
Click HERE for 10 study tips your student can use to manage the transition to college life.
A Western Tradition: Charity Week
Charity Week is one of the most anticipated events of the fall semester, but if you are not on campus at the time, the list of crazy activities may seem a little unorthodox. What exactly does K.A.O.S., the Jail or Male Auction have to do with charity? Read more...
Hearts and Hammers
Campus Ministry hosted Hearts and Hammers as a way for returning and new students to get connected to the Dallas community at the start of the year. Read more...
Women's Ministry is a great way for students to grow in faith and fellowship together! More information about the three women's ministry groups can be found HERE.
Sixty-five freshmen attended this year's Freshman Retreat at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas on September 20-22. To find out more about the spiritual weekend, click HERE.
Rome News Parents of students on the spring 2014 Rome list
Parents of fall 2013 Romers
The fall 2013 Rome semester is off to a good start. Check out the UD Rome Semester webpage for updates.
You should have received an email in September from the Rome Office detailing the orientation schedule for spring 2014 Rome students.
Your student should have paid the $495 Rome Fee by October 2.
Complete information about due dates and the orientation process can be found online HERE.
Parents of Freshmen
On October 1, 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 to apply for one. The passport must be valid through at least September 2015. Students must submit a copy of their passport by the March 3 application deadline.
Complete information about the Rome Program can be found HERE.
Walking Together in Faith
UD Ministry Conference | October 25-26, 2013
Join us at the seventh annual UD Ministry Conference, which offers Catholics of North Texas and beyond a unique opportunity to receive exceptional faith formation from nationally and locally recognized speakers who will address relevant topics in faith, catechesis, education, theology, prayer and ministry. Click HERE for more information.