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Longer, warmer, generally sunnier days have arrived after another temperamental Texas winter. It brings all of us joy to see our Crusaders taking advantage of the good weather - playing Frisbee on the Mall, watching a softball game, or studying on the lawn.
It's hard to believe that the academic year is almost over. Classes end May 7, and final exams begin May 9. Needless to say, this can be a stressful and difficult time for students. Be sure to encourage your student to take care of themselves with healthy thinking, eating, sleeping and exercising. Many have found it helpful to visit Sharon Oster in the Academic Success Office or utilize these study tips and resources. You can also send your Crusader some love during finals week by purchasing a Final Exam Gift Basket from Student Foundation for $25 by May 5.
Spring semester finals end May 15, but you'll want to plan ahead for moving students out of the residence halls and on-campus student apartments. Click HERE for important end-of-the-year move out information.
Speaking of the end of the year, if your student is graduating, President Keefe would like to extend an invitation to you:
Dear Parents of Seniors,
As graduation approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to the annual President's Reception on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The reception will be held in Haggar University Center following the Baccalaureate Mass and begins at 7:30 p.m.
This event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the 2015 Graduates and commemorate their time here at the University of Dallas. Some of the reception highlights include: a light food buffet in the dining center, dessert bar in the Rathskeller, a live band (sometimes dancing too!), and a champagne bar with the President.
RSVP at udallas.edu/commencement.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
In other news, we're in a period of rolling admission for fall 2015. Students interested in attending UD this coming fall can still complete an application. Guidelines for applying are available HERE.
Also, for those interested, the Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that starting in fall 2015, they will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in addition to a Bachelor of Arts.
Lastly, May 1 is just around the corner. Our admitted students know this as National Candidate Reply date, the date by which they must let the schools to which they've been accepted know whether or not they'll attend in the fall. We encourage all of our admitted students to be in touch with their admission counselor with any questions they might have about that process. We're looking forward to welcoming a great group of freshmen to the Class of 2019.
Please enjoy the (hopefully) warm weather wherever you may be and may this letter find you well.
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 well this spring. With baseball, softball, track, lacrosse, and golf all in full swing, be sure to keep up with the latest news and schedules on the Athletics website, Facebook page, and Twitter page.
Is your student looking for scholarship opportunities? Click HERE to find out about private scholarships your student can apply for. Forgot to file your FAFSA? It's not too late to submit your 2015-2016 FAFSA to make sure your student is considered for need-based financial aid for next year. Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Council of Independent Colleges recently released a fact sheet that contains new research to set the record straight by countering myths and providing facts about student debt. Read more...
39th UD Student to Earn Fulbright Award Anthony Kersting, UD senior physics major with a German concentration, has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the academic year 2015-16. Anthony has completed research in observational astronomy where he investigated dwarf nova ASASSN-14cv. He is also a member of Lyric Theater and Collegium Cantorum. Read more...
Rome and Summer Programs
Unlike most study-abroad programs, the UD Rome Program offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand the roots of our faith and culture. Click HERE to read about summer Rome programs and for information for prospective Romers.
Senior Art Students' Thesis Exhibitions
As part of their requirements for graduation, studio art students are to present a solo exhibition of their work. This year we will have five senior exhibitions.
Francis Thrush - Sculpture
Kathleen Ramirez, Sarah Reape, and Alex Cerza – Printmaking
Johnny Defilippis - Painting
The show dates are April 27 – May 8 with closing receptions on May 8, 7 – 9 p.m. Also, on May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggerty Art History Auditorium the art history seniors Nicole Stevens, and Paul Domalakes will be presenting their thesis research followed by a reception. We would love for you to join us in viewing and celebrating the work of these students.