Thursday July 23, 2015

Explore the University

Think of it as a coffee table book — but more.

The University of Dayton Experience, a new app available for download, offers a different kind of window on campus with more than just a glimpse of the University.

With a swipe of a finger, the app takes users from classrooms to the chapel, from service to sustainability, from research to residence halls, from basketball to Brown Street.  

"We wanted to give students, alumni, parents and friends a dynamic, creative overview of the University of Dayton today," said Molly Wilson, associate vice president for University marketing and strategies.

"With the app, they can learn about new approaches to academics and then seamlessly see a photo gallery of all the ways students are learning and living on campus."

With videos, users can experience lively 90-second lectures from esteemed faculty, be transported into the howling, spirited heart of a Flyers' basketball game, get an up-close tour of the popular rare books exhibit and travel thousands of miles to the China Institute.

Tap icons to learn more about sustainability initiatives, student programs for faith and leadership, research and arts on campus. Test your knowledge with a Flyer basketball quiz.

Photo galleries show off campus scenes, study abroad programs and student life.

Included in the app are interactive sections on research, education, service and social justice, sustainability, athletics and campus life, along with a campus map and links to other resources.

Wilson said the University of Dayton Experience will be updated several times during the year.

"We want to keep it fresh with content that encourages people to come back and see what's new at the University," she said.

Currently, the free app for iPad is available at the App Store. Versions for Android and iPhone will be coming soon. 

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, director of media relations, at 937-229-3257 or shindell@udayton.edu.

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