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Class of 2020 Celebration

Welcome Home Class of 2020!

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 13, 2022
  • 6 - 8 p.m. Welcome reception — UD Arena, Connor Flight Deck.

    We’re one big family! Join us Friday evening as you arrive on campus for this welcome reception. Light refreshments and beverages will be available to you while you reconnect with your classmates. Your guests can join the fun too! No cost to attend. Two drink tickets will be provided for guests 21+.
  • The Dayton Flyers baseball team is hosting Richmond at 7 p.m. at Day Air Ballpark (home of the Dayton Dragons). Flyers are invited to attend following the welcome reception.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • 10 - 11 a.m. Dean's Open House — Kennedy Union Ballroom.

    Take a walk down memory lane and visit with your school's dean and professors. If there is someone specific you would like to be sure you connect with, send them a quick message and find a time to meet. This is also a good time to visit your favorite places on campus and take some graduation photos!

  • Noon. Cap and gown celebration event — please be seated by 11:45 a.m. so we can begin promptly at Noon — this event will take place at the Marycrest amphitheater, weather permitting. Rain site will be the RecPlex at the corner of Evanston Avenue and Keifaber Street. Please park in the S2 Parking Lot behind the RecPlex. A campus map can be found here.

    This is the big event, so wear your cap and gown! Your family and friends will witness your name being called and will watch you walk to greet President Spina and others in celebration of your accomplishments. Although you’ve already received your diploma, we’ll have the official cover for you. We recognize that we are not able to replicate that exact graduation moment in time and not all of you will be able to attend, but we will do our best to make this special and personal. 

    View the Celebration Program
    View the May 2020 Program (PDF)
    View the December 2020 Program (PDF)

  • 1 p.m. Porch Party - C lot, next to the RecPlex on Evanston Avenue.

    Yes, a porch party! Although your houses are not available this weekend, we want to celebrate with you and your family and friends under a big tent with picnic style dining, music, beer and wine. We’ll have plenty of time to celebrate and you will also receive a special gift from the alumni association, but it’s only available at this event. This event will be outside, under a tent, weather permitting, and there is no cost for you and your guests. Two drink tickets will be provided for guests 21+. The porch party ends at 4 p.m. to allow time for a graduation dinner on your own. Check out this restaurant guide for opportunities near campus. (Please note: The University of Dayton does not endorse any particular restaurant.)
Sunday, May 15, 2022

These services will be a time for you to pause, reflect and give thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon you and your family.

  • 10 a.m. Mass, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
  • 11 a.m. Interdenominational worship, Marianist Hall Chapel.
  • Noon. Mass, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

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Bookstore Hours:

Friday, May 13: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, May 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: Closed


Flyer Spirit (Brown Street) Hours:

Friday, May 13: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, May 14: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

All UD alumni receive a 10% discount at the bookstore and Flyer Spirit. 2020 graduates will receive a special coupon by email to be redeemed during the celebration weekend.


RecPlex Hours:

Friday, May 13: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, May 14: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

All 2020 graduates and their guests can access the RecPlex for free May 13-15.