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Resources for Newly Admitted Students

Resources for Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the University of Dayton! We have created a checklist to help you manage the details of graduate or law school as you begin your new life here at UD. Please feel free to contact us with questions as you begin your academic journey into graduate education. You can email us at, call 937-229-1706 or visit our Facebook page for even more information and connections.

Confirm your enrollment

Once you have completed the application process and have been accepted to a program, please ensure you have confirmed your enrollment. Check your acceptance letter for the link to confirm your enrollment. Information related to the application process and enrollment can be found on our apply page.

Contact your adviser

It is very important that you make a connection with your adviser at the start of your academic career. If you have not already done so, now is the time. As a graduate student at UD, you need to keep in close contact with your adviser. In many cases, your adviser or program director will be provide guidance regarding course registration, research opportunities and requirements, program requirements, etc.

Funding Your Education

Once you have been admitted to your program you can explore funding options which include loans and scholarships. There are types of financial aid for graduate students. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for government-sponsored loans. Applicants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for federal loan programs.

There are a limited number of university scholarships and grants open to graduate students. Contact your program directly regarding research, teaching and other graduate assistantships opportunities. The campus has limited GA positions which can be found here. Once starting at UD you are  also eligible for student employment opportunities on campus. 

Flyer Student Services (FSS) is the University of Dayton's one stop for financial aid, registrar/registration, and student accounts & billing. 


All faculty, staff, and students are required to have a UD FlyerCard. The FlyerCard not only serves as your picture ID, but it also is used as an access card to buildings, classrooms and labs, and the library. You can also load money on your FlyerCard and use it at the Bookstore and for meals on campus or at local vendors off campus.


All students are required to have a Porches account. Porches is the University’s intranet where we share and store important information; it is the main source of communication for the campus community. You can customize your own Porches page to manage your resources to have everything you need at your fingertips, such as links to frequently used sites, Porches channels and Porches groups you are interested in joining or establishing.

New Graduate Assistant Checklist

Congratulations on receiving an assistantship! As you start your new position, there are some items that need to be taken care of in order to be successful as a graduate assistant:

Sign your Contract

Once you have been offered an assistantship, you will receive a contract from the department in which you will be working. Review the contract carefully and ask any questions related to your hours, time off, stipend, and tuition remission before signing. After your contract is processed, you may not be able to make changes.

Financial Aid

If you have worked through The Office of Financial Aid for funding purposes, you will want to ensure they are aware that you have accepted an assistantship. Because you will be earning a stipend and will have tuition remission, your funding award may be affected. 

Contact Human Resources

Before your first day of work, you are required to go to Human Resources and complete the paperwork necessary to be eligible to work at UD as a graduate assistant. Students who may have worked on campus as an undergraduate employee, or graduate students who worked on campus but were not on contract, are still required to visit Human Resources. There are no exceptions to this policy.

The Office of Human Resources

St. Mary’s Hall Room 304

Office hours: 8:30 – 4:30 Monday – Friday

Contact Information

It is your responsibility as a graduate assistant to ensure that your supervisor and other faculty and staff are able to get in contact with you when necessary. Please visit Porches to set up your email account and phone number with the most recent and preferred contact information. You will be able to forward your email account to another email account (if you prefer) and list your work location. 


The UD Bookstore is not just a bookstore – it’s a one-stop-shop in campus for all your needs. You can order textbooks online and have them shipped right to your home. Visit the Bookstore to pick up Flyer merchandise, snacks, office supplies or gifts. The Tech Shop has everything you need for your computing needs — accessories, printer cartridges, zip drives and much more.


UD Housing and Residence Life provides opportunities for you to find housing near campus. The University is centrally located in the Dayton region, which make finding affordable, convenient housing off-campus easy as well. Download our brochure for more information. Housing Brochure

Student Life

Check out student life for information about all of the services, facilities and amenities UD has to offer. You are an important part of the UD community, and we encourage you to get involved on campus. Opportunities abound with student organizations, service clubs, Campus Ministry, and intramural and club sports!

Living in Dayton

The University of Dayton has a rich history in the Dayton community. We are a national leader in educating community leaders, and our Catholic and Marianist heritage calls us to serve those in and around our community.

Our campus lies at the heart of the Dayton region. There are so many ways to get involved in the community, whether it is a service organization, volunteering or joining a club or organization. Dayton is easy to get around by car, bike or using the RTA. We are fortunate to be surrounded by many parks and recreational areas that are part of the Five Rivers Metroparks organization. Check out the area and take advantage of all that Dayton has to offer!


Graduate Academic Affairs

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626