Arrival Information, January 2014 - Spring Term
We're here to help you prepare to move to a new school - and a new country. The important information on these pages helps you decide when to reserve flights, where to live, and how to make the most successful transition to the University of Dayton.
Before you arrive
CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
All students must confirm their enrollment with the Admissions Office prior to arriving on campus.
New undergraduate student or conditionally admitted undergraduate students confirm enrollment here >>
New graduate students and conditionally admitted graduate students confirm enrollment here >>
ARRIVING ON CAMPUS
New international students must report to the university by Wednesday, January 8, when required activities begin for new international students. The Center for International Programs (CIP) will provide transportation from the Dayton International Airport to campus on January 5, 6 and 7. See "Arriving in Dayton" below for details.
The University of Dayton offers many types of housing to meet students' personal, cultural and religious needs. If you will be a first- or second-year undergraduate or conditionally admitted student under the age of 21, you are required to live on campus. All other students are encouraged to live on campus, when housing is available.
Learn more about how to request housing >>
To protect the health of everyone on campus, the University requires immunization information and a Tuberculosis (TB) screening from all students.
Learn more about the requirement >>
After you arrive
ATTEND ORIENTATION AND IMMIGRATION CHECK-IN
The University of Dayton requires incoming undergraduate, graduate and exchange students to attend Bridges: International Student Orientation (BISO) at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, and Thursday, January 9. You will receive an immigration check-in ticket at BISO that directs you to a specific time and location for immigration check-in. If you do not attend BISO, you will not receive an immigration check-in ticket. If you do not complete immigration check-in, you jeopardize your ability to stay in the U.S. legally.
Make sure to view the complete orientation schedule before arrival.
TAKE THE IEP PLACEMENT TEST (IEP STUDENTS ONLY)
Testing and orientation are mandatory for new IEP students. Placement testing for new students in the Intensive English Program is on Wednesday, January 8, at 8:30 a.m. in Rike Center room 108.
Arriving in Dayton
You must report to the university by Wednesday, January 8, when required activities begin for new international students. The Center for International Programs (CIP) provides transportation from the Dayton International Airport to campus on January 5, 6, and 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight).
Time of Transportation to Campus
|Sunday, January 5||11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)|
|Monday, January 6||11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)|
|Tuesday, January 7||11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)|
If arriving during the times listed above, you will be greeted at the airport by a University representative immediately after entering the airport lobby then transported to campus. This transportation service is provided at no cost. If arriving outside of the times listed above, you are responsible for your own transportation (see below for other transportation options).
Also, visit our Youtube channel to see videos that explain how to find the airport lobby, how to report lost baggage, how to retrieve checked baggage, and where to meet the University representative.
Liberty Taxi Phone Numbers
If you arrive outside of the University-provided airport pick-up days and times, you are responsible for your own transportation.
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