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Celebration of the Arts

Lift Every Voice: Celebration of the Arts

The Celebration of the Arts is part of the University of Dayton’s annual Stander Symposium which recognizes and celebrates academic excellence and creativity in undergraduate and graduate education and includes an alternate day of learning. The video below from 2018 explores the importance of the arts for University of Dayton students.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Schuster Center, One West Second Street
  • 6 p.m. - Art exhibits in the Wintergarden
  • 7:30 p.m. - Performance in Mead Theatre

Live stream of the event will be available on UD's Facebook page.

Join the University of Dayton as we celebrate the arts and present our students’ artistic works with the Dayton community. Celebration of the Arts begins with collaborative and individual student art on display in the Schuster’s Wintergarden. At 7:30 p.m., the University of Dayton’s student performing arts groups in music, dance and theatre take the Schuster Center stage for a diverse and inspiring program culminating in an uplifting grande finale.

Tickets are free but required. Tickets for UD students, faculty and staff are available at the Kennedy Union Box Office with a valid University ID. Tickets for the general public are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or online at


Stander Symposium

The Celebration of the Arts is held each spring in conjunction with the annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.

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Our Academic Programs

Students from all majors taking courses offered by the departments of Art and Design and Music, and the Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program make this annual event a diverse and rounded experience.

List of Departments and Programs

Celebration of the Arts

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Dayton, Ohio 45469