Situated on the banks of the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, less than two miles from downtown Dayton, there’s always something fun to do on and around campus. Indoors, outdoors, rain or shine, we’re a community of doers. 


Catholic & Marianist Educational Philosophy

As a Catholic, Marianist university we are devoted to educating for service, justice and peace, and we strive to develop critical minds and compassionate hearts


Mission & Identity

We provide an experience that educates the whole — mind, body and spirit — to inspire students to be better professionals and create a better world. 


University Initiatives

Whether it’s opening a new campus in China, creating a food-scrap composting program or adding study abroad opportunities, we’re committed to making UD more global, more green and more diverse. 



Starting with only 14 students, one building and one farm, the University of Dayton has risen from its humble beginnings in 1850 to become an internationally recognized university. 



Being Flyers, it’s in our nature to rise to unprecedented heights. And it’s the unwavering commitment of our leaders that keeps us on course.