You might think this is how it ends. Actually, this is where it begins.

Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's everything you did to get here.

You opened your mind to new knowledge and perspectives. You opened your heart to new ways of leading and serving. And you opened your future to unlimited possibilities.

We are proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you and your family.


The diplomas are ready. Are you?

Every late night studying. Every coffee you drank. Every friendship you made. They all come down to one big moment: graduation.

But before Pomp and Circumstance begins, there are a few more tasks you must accomplish. From applying for graduation to ensuring you know the correct way to wear your academic hood, we have you covered.

Inside of the Chapel

In Praise and Thanksgiving

At graduation, there is much to celebrate — and many things for which to be thankful. All families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass.

December 19, 2014
5 p.m.

Students at graduation

It's time for your next chapter to begin.

The University of Dayton regards its Commencement Exercises as among the most important ceremonial occasions of the academic year. These exercises are filled with symbols and traditions designed to remind us all of the thousands of years that universities have existed and their noble purposes.

Each Commencement marks another beginning, and we are excited to have you join more than 100,000 alumni worldwide who are proud to call themselves Flyers. Let us rejoice together.

December Graduation Ceremony: 

Graduate & Undergraduate Ceremony
December 20, 2014, 9:45 a.m.
University of Dayton Arena


Your quest for information doesn't have to end here.

Relax. We're here to help. Although we've provided you with a lot of information, chances are you still have questions. And we'd be happy to answer those for you!

Location: Flyers First Office, St. Mary's Hall, Room 411
Office Hours:  Available on the Flyers First website.
Phone: 800-259-8864 or 937-229-4141
Fax: 937-229-4338