As a new international student at the University of Dayton, we understand you will have many questions when you first arrive. Please review the following information below to help make your transition to the U.S. a positive experience. These 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. Contact the ISSS office if interested. 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
Computer Log-in Information
Obtain your University username and password online. This is also the log-in information you use to confirm your enrollment. You may also obtain your University username and password at the Computer Helpdesk, located in Anderson Center room 028. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). You will need your student ID in order to get your username and password from the Computer Helpdesk.
The University provides free transportation to popular shopping centers. Please check the arrival schedule for a calendar of events and store information.
Some students find it convienent to rent furniture than to buy it. If this option interests you, consider contacting CORT, a furniture rental company that specializes in helping college students. Visit CORT's website or view their flyer to learn more.
Dorms, apartments, and houses owned by the University are already furnished. Visit Housing and Residence Life's Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
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 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 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:
Liberty Taxi Phone Numbers
The University's regular business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students arriving outside of these hours will need to wait until the next business day to reach University offices.
You can call for a taxi once you arrive to the airport and one will arrive within 15 minutes of your request. The trip from the airport to the University of Dayton takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $30-$35 before tax. Payment in cash or credit card (must show passport) is acceptable. In the U.S., it is also customary to give a tip (gratuity) of 10-15% to the driver. For example, if your taxi ride costs $40, you should pay an additional $4-6 in gratuity.
Airport Checker Cab (Orange & White), 937-853-3333
Dayton Checker Cab (Black), 937-222-4011
Liberty Cab (Black & White), 937-222-2822