Open Minds,The University of Dayton is a Catholic, Marianist university. What does that mean to you? It means you will, of course, find a strong Catholic presence on campus, but you'll also find much more. You'll find a community of compassionate individuals who believe knowledge is the key to solving issues on a global scale and moving society forward. You'll discover expressions of faith in many ways, whether through worship at a late-night Sunday Mass in the student neighborhood or through a commitment to service and social justice. You'll have the freedom to define what faith means to you.
Meet Open Hearts.
Love Thy Neighbor.More than 90 percent of our students live on campus and in the student neighborhood, making this a great place to organize activities, make lifelong friends and feel right at home. Located two miles from downtown Dayton, our 373-acre campus is bordered by a quiet, suburban neighborhood — the ideal surrounding for a residential university.
All Thousands of Them.
All first-year undergraduate students belong to a learning-living community, which offers you a chance to engage in some shared classes and activities with like-minded hallmates. Later, you’ll move to an apartment, suite or house in the student neighborhood — a one-of-a-kind, idyllic, small-town community of students living side by side in porch-clad houses, sharing meals, conversation and plenty of good times. We also offer special housing for law, graduate and international students. No matter where on campus you choose to live, one thing’s for certain — you’ll never run out of things to do.
A Campus Big Enough for a Small World.From across the country and around the world, students come to the University of Dayton with innumerable interests and aspirations. Whether they're implementing solar technology in Nicaragua, ministering to others over burritos or sharing home-cooked Vietnamese food with friends, our students are working together, sharing their experiences and making an impact on the world.
As a Catholic, Marianist university, the University of Dayton was founded on the hallmark of community. You'll find a family spirit that's contagious and an appreciation for the gifts of every member of the campus community. We pride ourselves on providing you with rich experiences and opportunities to share with your classmates in our inclusive, nurturing community.
To Think Innovatively, We Live Innovatively.
While it's our people who make our educational opportunities among the best in the nation, we also have some pretty innovative features.
When it comes to academics, you'll find advanced research labs outfitted with cutting-edge technologies, from alternative energy systems to optical lasers to flight simulators. For physical challenges, head to the RecPlex, featuring 125,470 square feet of basketball courts, climbing walls, an aquatic center and group fitness classrooms with the latest exercise equipment. Those with more artistic leanings will find a welcome home at ArtStreet, our creative hub where artists can live, work and play in the heart of the student neighborhood. If you just want to kick back and relax, Kennedy Union offers bowling, pool and a great hangout space. And to meet up with 13,455 of your closest friends, there's no better spot than UD Arena on game day.
Upgrade Your DowntimeIf you're one of those students who gets involved in every club, we wish you luck. With more than 200 student clubs and organizations on campus, the opportunities are endless.
Run for student government office. Become the broadcast news anchor on Flyer TV. March with the Pride of Dayton band. Join Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer at an elementary school. Work with the Rivers Institute to promote river conservation. Build and race a concrete canoe. And get ready to discover any number of activities to match your passions and talents. Who knows, you might even start your own club.
Do You Need Your Voice Tomorrow?A storied athletic tradition. A national leader in academic performance. The best fans in the nation. Facilities envied by the rest of the NCAA. And nearly four-dozen intramural sports, from soccer to sand volleyball. Catch Flyer Fever.
If you want to play an organized sport, you have plenty of options. Club sports and intramurals are crowd-pleasers at the University of Dayton. More than 70 percent of the student body participates in intramural and club sports. Or if you prefer watching from the stands, our fans show their spirit with cheerful ferocity, led by the University's rambunctious and beloved mascot, Rudy Flyer.
Our entire athletics program draws support from Flyer fanatics who turn out for volleyball matches to football games to softball doubleheaders — the whole gamut of Flyer athletics. But never is this more present than at basketball games at UD Arena, where Flyer pride reaches a fevered pitch. We consistently rank in the top 30 in men's basketball attendance nationally and lead the A-10 in fan support. This is our house.
We Bring a Whole New Meaning to "State of the Art."Catch a play by the University of Dayton theatre department. Attend a visiting artist lecture. Take part in a visual arts workshop. Perform before 2,000 people on the Schuster Center stage in downtown Dayton as part of the annual Celebration of the Arts. The chances to delve into the arts here are as varied as the arts themselves.
For half a century, the UD Arts Series has brought hundreds of artists to campus in programs ranging from poetry and drama, to music, dance and the visual arts. If you want a truly immersive experience, ArtStreet is an innovative learning and living arts complex located in the heart of the south student neighborhood. With housing for juniors and seniors of all majors, ArtStreet combines distinctive living spaces with multi-purpose studios open to the entire University of Dayton community. You'll discover a recording studio, Flyer Radio and even a café to refuel your creative process.
You Know You'll Be Challenged. At the University of Dayton, you’re not alone. And not just because you’ll make friends at every turn, but because our faculty, staff and community are eager to help you along your path. To guide you, advise you and even help you land a job after graduation. Our Career Services office features a team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to providing excellent programs, services and opportunities that build confidence and career-finding skills.
Now See You'll Be Supported.
We also provide high-quality health care through the University of Dayton Student Health Center, along with counseling and education designed to aid in lifelong good health. And with such a large percentage of our students living on campus, we're committed to keeping our campus not only beautiful but also safe with a 24/7 professional public safety staff.
At the University of Dayton, we know your college experience is about more than making the grade or finishing that huge project; it's also about the journey you take to earn your degree. That's why our Office of Student Success and Parent Engagement is available to guide students and their families toward obtaining the most positive experience possible from the time of enrollment through your graduation as a UD Flyer.