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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.

Rudy at the ice rink.

Community on Ice

If you strolled across campus today, you would likely do a double take when approaching Stuart Field. Per usual, students might be competing on the field — but in an ice rink.

Read more about the ice rink.
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.”

Read more about Valadez
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.

Read more about Oehme

Your Impact and Actions

  • McIntosh Scholar Surprise
  • Engineering Hope
  • Record-setting Research
  • McIntosh Scholar Surprise

    Stivers School for the Arts senior Eryk Charlton, who aspires to become a lawyer and a community leader in Dayton, has been awarded the prestigious W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award.

    Read More About Eryk

    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 ETHOS Video Series

    Record-setting Research

    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

    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.

    “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

    Philanthropy 101

    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.

    Philanthropy 101

    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.