Marianist Hall

Welcome to Marianist Hall Learning Space

The Learning Space at Marianist Hall offers a unique learning environment that fosters collaboration, connectivity and community.

Mission and History


To foster a rich learning environment using intense student-faculty interaction, interdisciplinary teaching and redefined "seat time” to engage students more deeply in their own learning. To encourage faculty to experiment with space in innovative ways by recognizing its impact on stimulating student learning. To inspire faculty to seek ways to transfer what they learn about student engagement to other classrooms on campus and to provide students with a warm and welcoming environment in which to learn.


When the decision was made to build a new residence hall at the University of Dayton, a portion of the second floor was designated for classrooms that would further extend the Learning Village. It was determined that an educational model using intense student-faculty interaction, interdisciplinary teaching and redefined "seat time" could be investigated in a space specifically designed for these learning-centered pursuits.

A new model of flexible space, a learning complex, was created to take the studio concept and combine it with other related teaming, seminar, and assembly areas. Large pathways that promote impromptu gatherings and provide individual places for quiet reflection connect these components. The space is designed to specifically accommodate multi-disciplinary teaching and learning. faculty offices were added to the complex to encourage more frequent student-faculty interaction. The entire complex promotes team teaching, interdisciplinary themes and a departures from traditional seat time.

- Educational Facilities Consultants, LLC

Reserve a Room in Marianist Hall Learning Space

Who can reserve space at Marianist Hall Learning Space?
Academic Programs, Academic Classes, Residence Education, Departmental Academic Programs, Faculty/Staff Programs, Group Study, Tutoring Programs, and Cultural Arts events.

All events must have a faculty member, administrator, or staff member responsible and be present at the event. The event must be responsible for all set up and clean up from their event. If food is served at event, it must be approved by facility coordinator. Those using the space will be billed for any cleaning or facilities expenses incurred. All events must submit reservation for use of space. A no alcohol policy is in effect for the space.

The Learning Space cannot accommodate the following types of events:
Social Events, Fraternity/sorority events, Club events, and Intramural events.

The Marianist Hall Learning Spaces are available for reservation during our normal operating hours. To make a reservation request, please submit a request.

PLEASE NOTE: Blue areas indicate booked events; gray areas indicate unavailable hours. Use "Filter" feature to select a future date. This calendar is subject to change and does not include pending reservations. Submitting a request does NOT guarantee your reservation. Requests will be processed in the order they are received; you will receive a response via email by the end of the next business day. If space is not available to accommodate your event, additional rooms are available for academic/department reservations at ArtStreet and LTC.

Art Exhibits at Marianist Hall Learning Space

Fall 2013 Exhibit:  365 Cristo 100%   Raffaele Ariante

Marianist Hall Learning Space has hosted a number of art exhibits.

Past exhibits include:

Christine Zuercher: Manifestations 2011 Senior photography student Christine Zuercher presents a summation of her two year study of the photographic process Gum Bichromate.

American Gods Paintings 2010 by UD alum Ben Norton (BFA-Studio Art, 2009)

Celebration of An Excellent Education Sculpture, photography and paintings 2009  by UD alum Lori Mellon Skinner (Art Education, Class of 1992)

Assemblage A Group Exhibition of Work  2009 by Six UD Visual Art Faculty Members:Erin Holscher Almazan, Jennifer Bristol, Suki Kwon, Virginie Lamarche, Fred Niles, and Emily Trick   

The Amazing Art of Cut Paper 2008 by Mary Gaynier

City Views by Observation and Invention Paintings 2007 by Jean Koeller

To Abstraction: European and African Influences in the Paintings of Curtis Barnes 2007 


Administrative Staff:

Karen L Archer Slattery, Facility and Technical Coordinator
Phone: (937) 229-5585

Physical Address:

Marianist Hall is located off of Evanston Avenue on the University of Dayton campus. To access the Learning Space, please use the stairs located near the chapel to access the second floor.

Thirty minute parking is available immediately outside of Marianist Hall. Open parking is available in single-letter lots after 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day on the weekend. A parking permit is required at all other times and can be obtained at the parking booth at Lot C on Evanston Avenue.

Mailing Address:

Learning Space
Marianist Hall
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0725