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Impact

For our future

The University of Dayton is a powerhouse of alumni, students, faculty, parents, staff and friends. Together, we expand our community's influence and intensify the guiding light of our mission.

Volunteers in Action

Meet alumni who have stepped up to light the way for UD as we move forward with an ambitious plan to promote excellence, access and experience across the University.

Your Impact and Actions

  • McIntosh Scholar Surprise
  • 3D Printed Houses
  • Record-setting Research
  • McIntosh Scholar Surprise

    Has Rudy been to your high school? UD awards the prestigious W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award Stivers School for the Arts to senior Jada Simone Gee, who aspires to be a drama therapist.

    3D Printed Houses

    ETHOS combines cutting-edge technology, local resources and some of our most dedicated Flyers to improve lives and do amazing things all around the world — like 3D printing houses in India.

    Record-setting Research

    UD set another research record in 2017 and rose in national rankings. We rank in the top 25 of all U.S. colleges and universities in eight categories, including second for sponsored materials engineering research and development.

    The Inside Story

    Sharing the Blessings

    When talking about giving back, Debra Plousha-Moore ’89 points to the Gospel of Luke. Specifically, Luke 12:48: “Where much has been given, much is expected.”

    Read more about Debra

    The Gift of Community

    The pandemic changed the ways in which we engage with — and rely on — our friends, family and community.

    Read how our community makes an impact

    An Enterprise for Good

    Leonardo Enterprises, a business incubator and investment program based in the School of Engineering, is helping innovative students like Grace Silverberg make an impact right now.

    Read about Leonardo Enterprises

    Shining the Light

    When you see the light of God, you have to reflect the shine. Melody Conrad, a communication major with a minor in religious studies, is a walking beacon of God’s love at the University of Dayton.

    Read more about Melody

    Going the Extra 10,000 Miles

    ETHOS combines study abroad and service learning into a life-changing adventure. In this three-part series, follow Ellen and Michael's experience in La Paz, Bolivia.

    Going the Extra 10,000 Miles

    ETHOS combines study abroad and service learning into a life-changing adventure. In this three-part series, follow Ellen and Michael's experience in La Paz, Bolivia.

    “There’s something special about the University of Dayton. I can’t describe it; you just have to step foot on our campus. It’s a feeling. This is our UD.”

    Michelle Norris ’02

    Boston Alumni Community Leader

    Points of Pride

    No. 1

    in the nation for materials R&D

    No. 1

    Catholic university for engineering R&D

    No. 1

    in Ohio for industrial and manufacturing R&D

    Top 25

    in the nation for internship opportunities

    Top 50

    entrepreneurship program in the nation

    97%

    placement rate after graduation