Commuter Student Policy

The University of Dayton has a two year housing requirement.  If you are requesting a release from your housing requirement to become a commuter student, you must meet one of the following requirements. 

Live with a parent(s)/guardian(s) within 40 miles of the University of Dayton 
•Have graduated from high school more than 2 years previous the start of the academic term 
•Be over the age of 21 by the start of the academic term

Please note becoming a commuter student may impact your financial aid and must start as a discussion with an admissions or financial aid counselor.

First-Year/Second-Year Students

If you are a first-year or second-year student, you must change your status through Enrollment Management.  Once you have changed your status through Enrollment Management to a commuter student, the online housing contract will be specifically tailored to you as a commuter student and will require you to provide an address and contact information.

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Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3317 

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