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Office of Student Success

Personalized Advice by Caring Engineering Professionals

The School of Engineering Office of Student Success (OSS) provides academic advising for your first two years when you’ll need the most support. We are staffed by engineering professionals who graduated from the University of Dayton and have experience in the field as engineers as well. Our job is to guide you through your early academic career through one-on-one, personalized advice. Students then transition to faculty advisers as they start to shift their focus to career goals. We take great pride in the relationships that we build with our students.


The Office of Student Success champions student success by supporting and enhancing the student experience. We incorporate our Catholic and Marianist philosophy of inclusiveness and community and value the diversity of our students. We provide academic guidance and serve as mentors and resources of information in the pursuit of our students’ degrees and educational and career goals. Advising often goes beyond academics and our goal is to be a trusted adviser – the person our students can feel comfortable coming to about anything.

Top Reasons to Meet with Your Adviser!

  • Schedule changes (add or drop classes)
  • Academic questions
  • Registration for next semester (required)
  • Tutoring referrals
  • Discuss minors/concentrations/change of major
  • Transfer credits
  • Career advising
  • Discuss cooperative education/internships
  • Discuss study abroad/ETHOS
  • Personal issues
  • Academic probation
  • Any other questions you may have regarding your education at UD!

OSS advisers will help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (cooperative education, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your academic coursework.

To Make an Advising Appointment

To make an advising appointment, click here to log into Student Success Network. If you do not know who your adviser is, please log into Student Success Network and click on the "My Success Network," and your primary adviser is listed there.

For step-by-step instructions on how to make or cancel an advising appointment, you can go to our tutorial videos:


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A High-Quality Education

  • Availability to Students
  • Choosing a Major
  • Prepared for Registration
  • OSS advisers are readily available to meet with students. All first-semester students are required to meet with their adviser during the first few weeks of the semester and later in the semester prior to registration.

    Dedicated OSS advisers for Discover Engineering and Discover Engineering Technology will guide students to choose the major that best fits their skills and goals while at the same time ensuring that they maintain momentum towards an engineering degree.

    OSS advisers maintain degree flowcharts for each student and approve all course lists prior to registration ensuring that students stay on track with their degree programs.

    OSS Facilitated Courses

    Introduction to the University Experience Course for Engineers (EGR 102)

    Our staff facilitates Introduction to the University Experience (EGR 102) course offered in the fall semester for all incoming engineering and engineering technology students. The seminar is an Introduction to the University of Dayton as well as the School of Engineering. This includes an introduction to the engineering curriculum, as well as an exploration of career options in all engineering disciplines, which helps students to maximize their career and educational opportunities.

    Enrichment Workshop I & II (EGR 150 and EGR 151)

    Our staff coordinates Enrichment Workshops offered in the fall (EGR150) and spring (EGR151) semesters, which are required for first-year students and are facilitated by upperclass engineering students. You'll work in small groups to build community and ensure that you master the concepts of calculus, physics and chemistry. Students not only learn to work collaboratively but also gain access to the wisdom of upperclass students.


    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records and to afford students certain rights pertaining to their education records.

    If you would like us to release information or speak to your parents, guardians or others regarding your education at University of Dayton, please complete and sign the FERPA form found on Porches, Flyers Student Services.

    Please click here for more FERPA information.


    Office of Student Success

    Kettering Laboratories, Room 501
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0253

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