Resources for Current Students

You’re smart, savvy and studying hard for a better future. Graduate Academic Affairs is here to help you negotiate the details, recognize opportunities and solve any issues that arise during your time at the University of Dayton. 

Faith on Campus

The University of Dayton is committed to faith, service and community on campus. Graduate and law students like you have different schedules, primarily live away from campus and enjoy different lifestyles than many undergraduate students. Campus Ministry recognizes that you may need different ministry and pastoral counseling needs, and we have a dedicated campus minister for graduate and law students who works in collaboration with Graduate Academic Affairs and the Graduate Student Association to provide events, workshops, seminars and social events to you and your fellow graduate students.

Funding Opportunities

Graduate Academic Affairs provides funding opportunities to students who wish to do research, scholarship or creative projects during the summer semester. These opportunities are competitive awards offered on a limited basis, but are intended to support you while you are involved in your research, scholarship and creative work.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is your link to graduate student life at UD. You can connect with other students on campus, attend professional development seminars and courses, socialize and participate in career networking opportunities all through one organization. Check the Events calendar for important dates.

The GSA is the voice for all graduate students. The GSA has representation on both the Academic Senate, which is the representative body for academic policies and procedures of the University, and the Graduate Leadership Council, which is the executive body of graduate education of the University.

Graduate Showcase

Award for outstanding teaching, research and service.

2017 Graduate Showcase Award Winners

2016 Graduate Showcase Award Winners

2015 Graduate Showcase Award Winners

Outstanding Research School of Law

Graduate Showcase

2016 Graduate Showcase

2015 Graduate Showcase

Travel Support Funding

Graduate Academic Affairs also offers travel support for you if you are traveling to a conference to present a paper, do a poster presentation or serve on a panel as an invited guest. The department, deans’ office, and Graduate Academic Affairs will share the total cost of the travel expenses so that you can gain exposure for your research and scholarship, network with colleagues from other universities and professional organizations, and get experience in doing professional presentations. The Travel Support Request form and instructions are available on the Graduate Academic Affairs tab in Porches. For questions and additional information, contact Yolanda Copeland at 937-229-1706 or email

Contact Us

Graduate Academic Affairs

St. Marys Hall 206 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626