Seminars General Information

The heart of the University of Dayton Lifelong Learning Institute (UDLLI) is our varied seminars suggested by our members and advisors for their intellectually stimulating topics and ideas. Seminars are noncredit and require no test or grades. Your participation is the primary objective.

Most UDLLI seminars meet in the beautiful space of the University's River Campus, 1700 South Patterson Boulevard (formerly NCR World Headquarters). Parking and access are easy. Some seminars are held off-site at such locations as the University main campus and the Boonshoft Museum.


You are encouraged to attend all seminars and activities for which you have registered. Good class attendance is important in securing all moderators (new and repeat). Moderators volunteer their time - no honorarium is given for their participation.

  • If you are registered for seminars and circumstances prevent you from attending seminars before the session begins or after the session has started, please call special programs and continuing education at 937-229-2347 to cancel your seminar registration.
  • An early cancellation helps another member attend a seminar that has been closed out.
  • Do not attend a seminar for which you have not registered, because some seminars have class limits or require text readings or materials.

Severe Weather and Other Community Emergencies
UDLLI seminars will be cancelled when the University of Dayton is closed for inclement weather. If the situation is ambiguous, there will be a message on the office phone at 937-229-2347. Listen for details on WHIO-TV or  WHIO-AM/FM radio.

“Your mother doesn’t work here,” so please help by keeping classrooms and common areas clean.

Options include the River Campus cafeteria, ArtStreet Café, Barrett Dining Room and nearby restaurants – or you may bring a brown-bag lunch.

Quiet in the Halls
Socializing is highly encouraged, but not outside classes in progress.

Seminar Liaison

Seminar members act as seminar liaisons for the moderators, helping to ensure that announcements are made, equipment is set up and handouts are distributed. Not only are seminar liaisons essential to the smooth functioning of UDLLI, but volunteering as a seminar liaison also provides an opportunity to become better acquainted with moderators and classmates. Training will be provided! If you would like to volunteer to be a seminar liaison, please contact the UDLLI office at 937-229-2605. Thank you!

Parking Permits

There is a fee of $30 for each parking permit.

While you may park off campus, parking on university grounds and campus requires a valid university parking permit. A valid UD permit is necessary even if parking in a handicapped designated space. During registration, you may request a permit to park on campus.

The R1 permit is also valid on the main campus, 7:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m. weekdays; open parking (without a permit) is allowed on weekends.

To obtain a parking permit, please indicate your parking intentions/requirements by checking the appropriate box on the registration page. Your confirmation letter will include instructions on how to receive the permit if you have requested one.

Once received, please keep your permit in a safe place for use during the term. Remember to display it properly from the rearview mirror. Lost or stolen permits as well as parking citations are the responsibility of the member. Replacement permits cost $30 per person, per permit.

If Your Seminar Is Held Off Site

You are responsible for transportation to and from a seminar held off site. A UD parking permit is not required.

If You Wish to Ride the RTA

The RTA RideLine, 937-425-8300, gives schedule, route and senior discount information.