As a new international student at the University of Dayton, we understand you will have many questions when you first arrive. Please review the information below, and on the arrival and orientation page, to help make your transition to the U.S. a positive experience. The following resources are provided as a courtesy, and are not an endorsement of any particular company.
Students living in University housing must bring their own linens. The Center for International Programs has a very limited supply of linen packages available to new international students on a first-come, first-serve basis. The package is $95 and includes:
2 extra long flat sheets
2 extra long fitted sheets
2 standard pillowcases
1 standard pillow
1 Vellux blanket
1 extra long mattress pad
3 cotton bath towels
2 hand towels
Linen packages will be available for students to pick up during regular business hours beginning August 1 in 204 Rike Center.
If you plan to use a cell phone during your time at the University of Dayton, please note that the cell phone you use in your home country may not work in the U.S. Some students purchase new phones upon arrival.
The nearest cell phone retailer is T-Mobile, located at:
1147 Brown St
Dayton, OH 45409
For $50/month, a student can sign up for a no-contract plan. These plans are idea for students who do not have Social Security Numbers (the majority of new international students do not) and/or have brought a cell phone to the U.S. If you take this option, T-Mobile will provide a SIM card to access their network. For an additional $10/month, you can add unlimited international talk/text. Check with T-Mobile to see if your country qualifies.
Students can also sign up for a contract plan and choose from a wide selection of phones in store.
The nearest banks are Fifth Third Bank and Day Air Credit Union.
Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third is a regional bank with branches all across the Midwest. To open a bank account, students must present a valid passport and unexpired visa. The bank is located at:
1200 Brown St.
Dayton, OH 45409
Day Air Credit Union
Day Air is a local bank with branches in the vicinity. To open a bank account, students must present a valid passport and student ID. The credit union is located at:
University of Dayton
300 College Park Ave (located in Marianist Hall, next to post office)
Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: 937-643-2160 (main branch)