November 07, 2018

To the University Community,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Daniel Midwinter, one of our engineering students, was found dead this morning in his room in Opus Hall. Daniel, 19, was from New Providence, N.J.

Our first priority is to honor Daniel’s memory by supporting Daniel’s family and close friends, and to respect their privacy as they mourn his passing.

Daniel was found unresponsive this morning, and medical personnel were summoned immediately to the scene. His death is being handled by the Metropolitan Police Department as an apparent natural death.

Campus Ministry, the Counseling Center, and the Dean of Students are available to provide support to members of the University community. Students wishing to use the Counseling Center’s services can do so on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Chaplain Father Jude DeAngelo will celebrate Mass for the repose of Daniel’s soul tonight at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Please join me and our entire campus community as we extend our deepest condolences to the Midwinter family. May he rest in peace.

John Garvey