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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.

Luis Rogel portrait

Designing a Future

Growing up in Chicago, Luis Rogel ’21 marveled at the towering buildings in the city. This childhood curiosity and his aptitude for math and science led him to pursue a career in engineering.

Meet Luis
Vanessa Valadez

Family First

Vanessa Valadez ’20 remembers how hard her parents worked during her childhood. “They would always work on the weekends and try to find little jobs here and there, just for extra money.”

Meet Vanessa
Student with a laptop

The UD Way

Looking around campus, you would struggle to find a harder working first-year student than Odyssey Oehme. Supporting herself while in school is a daunting task — especially when large expenses hit.

Meet Odyssey

  • Expanding Affordability
  • Making Every Day Count
  • Persevering Through Challenge
  • Promises Kept

    The Flyer Promise Scholars program helps expand access and affordability. This spring, Dezaneé Bluthenthal '21 was one of 40 scholars to graduate with almost no debt.

    Learn More About the Flyer Promise Scholars Program

    The Art of Impact

    When Michael Sia ’20 transferred to UD after his sophomore year, he had one goal: make every day count.

    Read Michael's Story

    This One's For You, Momma

    Senior year of college can be a challenge, but few face a year like Mara Shaneyfelt encountered. With determination and the support of her professors, she persevered and gave her mom one last gift.

  • Philanthropy 101
  • Record-setting Research
  • Service-Learning
  • Your Questions: Answered

    When you give to the University, where does your money go? A recent alumnus digs into the numbers and explores topics related to tuition and gifts.

    Make a Gift

    Our Home is a Powerhouse

    From advocating for human rights to sending aircraft higher and farther, UD is where the future takes form. UD consistently ranks among the top in the nation for the volume of research it conducts, including No. 1 in the nation for materials R&D and the No. 1 Catholic university for engineering R&D.

    Explore Our Research

    Engineering Hope

    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.

    Watch the ETHOS Video Series

    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 50

    "Colleges That Create Futures"

    Top 50

    entrepreneurship program in the nation


    placement rate after graduation