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Important Dates

Important Dates for New Students

WHEN MUST I ARRIVE TO DAYTON?

New international students must report to campus before the program start date on the I-20 or DS-2019. On the program start date, required activities will begin such as Bridges (required for academic students) and IEP Placement Testing (required for those studying English first). Missing these activities could seriously jeopardize your immigration and academic statuses.

If you will live in university housing, pay close attention to the date housing opens. If you are required to live on campus (or have requested to live on campus) and arrive before this date, you will not be able to access your room. Additionally, you will be responsible for arranging temporary accommodations and paying associated costs.

FREE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

The Center for International Programs (CIP) provides free transportation for new students from the Dayton International Airport to campus before the start of each term, upon request. Reservations are required.  

  • Scroll down to learn when we offer free transportation each term.
  • Submit your request at least 7 days before your flight arrives.
  • When we receive your request, an International Student Peer Orientation Leader will contact you directly to confirm your flight details and answer any questions you have about travelling to Dayton.
  • If your request is approved, a driver will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive.

Request Airport Pickup

If you will arrive outside of our service times, you are responsible for arranging your own transportation. Click here for a list of transportation options at the airport.

When is the IEP placement Test?

Make sure to view all program dates, including the start of placement testing and the first day of classes for each term.

Remember to arrive to the University of Dayton campus before the first day of placement testing! Students who miss the IEP placement test cannot begin their studies until the next IEP term.  Download the IEP Student Handbook for more information about IEP program policies, and familiarize yourself with arrival and orientation information.

Fall A 2020

August 5-19 Free transportation from Dayton International Airport to campus

August 12 Earliest date on-campus housing is open for international students

August 14 University is closed for a Catholic holiday

August 18 Mandatory check in; All new international students must arrive to campus by this date

August 18-20 Bridges International Orientation (required for international students beginning an academic program)

August 19 Intensive English Program Placement Test and Orientation 

August 21-23 UD's Welcome Weekend for all new undergraduate students 

August 24 University and Intensive English Program Fall A classes begin 

Fall B 2020

October 1-15 Free transportation from Dayton International Airport to campus

October 16 Intensive English Program Placement Test and Orientation

October 21 Intensive English Program Fall B classes begin 

Spring A 2021

December 24-January 1 University offices are closed for the holidays. Students arriving during this time are responsible for their own transportation.

January 2-6 Free transportation from Dayton International Airport to campus 

January 4 Earliest date on-campus housing is open for international students 

January 6 Mandatory check in; All new international students must arrive to campus by this date

January 6-8 Bridges International Orientation (required for international students beginning an academic program)

January 7 Intensive English Program Placement Test and Orientation

January 11 University and Intensive English Program Spring A classes begin

Spring B 2021

February 25-March 10 Free transportation from Dayton International Airport to campus 

March 11 Intensive English Program Placement Test and Orientation 

March 15 Intensive English Program Spring B classes begin 

Summer 2021

April 30-May 12 Free transportation from Dayton International Airport to campus

May 12 Earliest date on-campus housing is open for international students 

May 12 Mandatory check in; All international students must arrive to campus by this date

May 12-13 Bridges International Orientation (required for international students beginning an academic program)

May 13 Intensive English Program Placement Test and Orientation

May 17 University and Intensive English Program Summer classes begin 

CONTACT

Center for International Programs

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
937-229-3514
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