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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.

Jackie Marcinko

Flyer to Flyer

Making connections and making a difference for current and future Flyers, peer-to-peer ambassadors excel at both. Initiated in 2018, the P2P program includes approximately 100 dedicated ambassadors who reach out to alumni throughout the year.

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Nick and Kate Beck

Participating in Community

“My roommate and I used to leave early for class because we talked with everybody we saw,” said Nick Beck ’04. “That’s the fabric of our University. It’s an open-door, open-communication, open-connection environment.”

Meet Nick and Kate
Alexandria Bennett

Finding and Funding Your Passion

Alexandria Bennett ’21 arrived on campus in 2017 ready to excel in the School of Engineering. But life doesn’t always go as planned and, after her first year, she wondered if engineering was right for her.

Meet Alexandria

  • Expanding Affordability
  • Above and Beyond
  • 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

    Overcoming Obstacles

    A senior capstone project didn't go as planned for a group of engineering students. Joe Vicario explains how overcoming the obstacles made him a better engineer.

    View Joe'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