What is AVIATE?

Every flight entails a journey and a destination. The same can be said about your time in the University of Dayton community. As a UD Flyer, AVIATE is the vision for learning that will help guide your journey in residence. With the constant support of your community, you’ll discover the experience, skills and understanding you’ll need to succeed in your education and graduate — so you can embark on your next great destination.

With a focus on integrated, applied and transformative education, the Department of Housing and Residence Life provides you with of a series of learning goals that you should master by the time you’re ready to graduate. This educational priority and the associated goals can be found in our Vision for Residential Learning.

"Within the Vision for Residential Learning are three components: The Residential Curriculum, Campus Partner Opportunities, and the Housing Assignments Process.

Connecting these three components is something called PATH, which stands for “Points Accumulated Towards Housing.” As a result of participation in certain Engagement Opportunities within the AVIATE program, you can earn “points” that further incentivizes your learning and helps you to achieve a higher priority within the housing assignments process. The more engaged you are in the residential community, the more points you are likely to accumulate. The more points that you and your group members have upon entering the housing assignments process, the greater likelihood you will have in receiving your preferred housing type.

Beginning late fall, students can attend various information sessions to learn more about the specifics of the housing assignments process and how PATH credit will work in their preferencing where to live for the following year.

Navigating AVIATE Terminology

AVIATE Co-curricular Educator (ACE): ACEs are student employees and peer educators tasked with serving as a direct liaison between students and Housing and Residence Life on matters related to AVIATE. ACEs’ primary responsibilities include strategically educating students and campus partners about the AVIATE program, supporting PATH-eligible events, managing HRL’s social media accounts, and meeting with peers to provide resources and answer questions about engaging in the program.

Engagement Opportunity (EO): EOs are active elements of your flight and are the actions behind your stated goals and outcomes. EOs are sequenced to provide details of learning strategies — or pedagogy — so you can accomplish your learning goals and objectives.

Flight Plan: The Flight Plan is the blueprint that provides you and your fellow residential students with the tools and support you’ll need to enhance your residential experience at the University of Dayton. Because “aviate” is defined as “to fly,” the program supports the mindset that you, as a UD student, must individually take control of your educational journey, setting goals to help you succeed and taking the steps to use resources available to reach that final destination.

Learning Goals: Learning Goals are the holistically-focused, intended results of what you hope to learn during your time as a UD student.

Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes are what you should accomplish and be able to do as a result of your experiences in AVIATE.

OrgSync: OrgSync is a campus engagement network that connects you and your fellow students to organizations, programs and departments on campus in a private online community. Use OrgSync to discover the opportunities available to you as a UD student, engage with members of your community, and track and report out hours of involvement across University departments and organizations. 

PATH (Points Accumulated Towards Housing): PATH is the alignment of the residential curriculum, campus partner engagement opportunities, and the housing assignments process. As a result of participation in certain Engagement Opportunities aligned with AVIATE, you can earn points that reward residential learning and help you achieve a higher priority within the housing assignments process. The more engaged you are in the residential community, the more points you are likely to accumulate. The more points you and your group members have upon entering the housing assignments process, the greater likelihood you will receive your preferred housing type.

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Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3317 

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