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About UD

Flyers Reach Incredible Heights

Following our Catholic, Marianist traditions, we educate the whole person: mind, body, heart and spirit. And our faith leads us to build a diverse, inclusive, vibrant community dedicated to advancing our common mission.

At UD, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world and turn big dreams into bold moves. As a top-tier research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth and use our knowledge to make an impact. 

With over 132,000 living alumni worldwide, Flyers continue to learn, lead and serve around the globe. Together, we're passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.

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Who We Are

A Mission in Motion

The University of Dayton is rooted in faith and dedicated to the common good. Here, students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and a compassionate heart.

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University Administration

Lighting Our Path

Being Flyers, it’s in our nature to rise to unprecedented heights. And it’s the commitment of our leaders that keeps us on course.



Whether we're creating technology to quickly detect COVID-19 or conducting research that supports NASA's Perseverance rover and future deep-space missions, we work in the space between inspiration and impact – and bring great ideas to life.


To build a greener world, we're a charter participant in the STARS system, where we earned a gold rating for our sustainability efforts. Our Hanley Sustainability Institute also develops transdisciplinary projects that make a positive impact on campus — and in the community.

Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center creates change through research, education and dialogue. We search for transformative solutions to patterns of injustice that will bring about real change in the lives of the poor.


To help solve real-world problems and spur innovation, we work side-by-side with hundreds of industry partners. Two of them — GE Aviation and Emerson — established major research and development centers on the University’s campus.