On July 1, 1850, St. Mary's School for Boys, a frame building that not long before had housed farm hands, opened its doors to 14 primary students from Dayton. Known at various times as St. Mary's School, St. Mary's Institute and St. Mary's College, the school assumed its present identity in 1920.
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
We are committed to being an educational community that:
If you're looking for a little direction in life, try Career Services. This office is dedicated to providing students and alumni with career-related resources, programs, services and opportunities.
Each student is assigned an academic adviser who helps you create an interactive educational plan — and meet your personal and professional goals. Career Services features a team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to providing excellent programs, services and opportunities that build confidence and career-finding skills.
The University of Dayton Libraries, consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, and University Archives and Special Collections, are the University’s principal center for the collection, dissemination and preservation of diverse information resources, Catholic and Marian collections and research, and the University’s historical record.
UD's eduroam network is now available for use on campus by UD students, faculty and staff. Once configured to use eduroam, you’ll connect safely and automatically across UD’s campus and when traveling within range of eduroam institutions worldwide.
High-quality health care is offered through the on-campus Health Center, and the Counseling Center offers a variety of resources to help you cope with issues, overcome obstacles and achieve a more balanced lifestyle.
Located two miles from downtown Dayton, our 388-acre campus is bordered by a quiet neighborhood — the ideal surrounding for a residential university.
Your first walk on campus can be as exhilarating as the walk across the commencement stage. That’s the moment you realize you’re a part of something bigger than yourself.
Run laps on the elevated 1/8-mile indoor track, or join a yoga class in one of the three group fitness studios. Shoot hoops on one of the main gym's four courts. Figure out how to ascend the face of the climbing wall or how to hit a racquetball with topspin.
Stuart Field features 5.6 acres of high use, high performance, multi-purpose fields that play and feel like natural grass. Surrounding the perimeter of the field is a .385 mile walking/running track.
If you're one of those students who gets involved in every club, we wish you luck. With more than 270 student clubs and organizations on campus, the opportunities are endless.
Run for student government office. Become the broadcast news anchor on Flyer TV. March with the Pride of Dayton band. Join Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer at an elementary school. Work with the Rivers Institute to promote river conservation. Build and race a concrete canoe. Get ready to discover any number of activities to match your passions and talents. And if none of those options fits you, create your own club — we encourage it.
The University of Dayton is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.The University of Dayton is also officially accredited by the following agencies:
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