Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

Off-Campus Living

DISCLAIMER: The University of Dayton in no way endorses the landlords, companies and/or organizations that lease property to students. The information and linked sites provided here are simply resources for students.  The University does not accept any responsibility or liability for the information found on the linked sites. The linked sites' owner(s) are solely responsible for the content.

You will find that living off campus is a different experience from living in residence halls or in our student neighborhoods.  Residential neighborhoods have people with varying lifestyles and living arrangements may differ greatly from yours.  This experience can be enjoyable if you adapt your lifestyle to the community you have entered. 

Living off campus does not circumvent your responsibility as a member of the UD community to abide by the Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct (pdf).  All students, regardless of their residence, are obligated to comply with the Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct.

Students living off campus should reside in housing that meets the requirements of the housing codes for the City in which they reside.  For example, if you decide to live in the Fairgrounds District, the City of Dayton prohibits more than three unrelated people living in a residence together.  Both the landlord and occupants (if more than three unrelated) can be fined for violating this ordinance. Avoid fines and eviction by checking with local authorities: 

City of Dayton: www.cityofdayton.org 
City of Kettering: www.ci.kettering.oh.us 

City of Oakwood: www.ci.oakwood.oh.us

Why live on campus?

Living on campus offers students a unique opportunity to complement their academic experience and achieve a greater level of educational fulfillment.  UD has a vibrant, friendly and inclusive community where students feel at home and can easily connect with other students, faculty and staff outside of the classroom.

The Marianist tradition values community living as the practical way in which Christians learn to live the Gospel, striving to love God, neighbor and self in daily life. All people, regardless of religious belief or faith tradition, learn essential life lessons such as self-awareness, communication, cooperation, mutual respect, courage, forgiveness, patience and trust from living in community with others.  Our principles and habits of community living can be found in our Commitment to Community (pdf).