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Life at Dayton

In a Community of Doers, There's Always Something To Do

Your first walk on campus can be as exhilarating as the walk across the commencement stage. That’s the moment you realize you’re a part of something bigger than yourself.

Whether it’s the buzz in the air from having more than 260 student organizations, the creative energy around our arts events, the passion for our Division I athletics and campus recreation activities, or the feeling that we’re all in this together, your experience will be unforgettable.

Student Life

There are a lot of great things we can tell you about life at Dayton, but what's better than hearing directly from our current students? Check out the videos below, and visit UD on Campus Reel to view more.

Student Testimonials
Sama Ahmed '23
Sama describes how being involved on campus helped her find community and connection at UD.
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DeAlbert Shephard '23
DeAlbert shares how UD faculty, mentors and wellness resources have helped him succeed on campus.
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Madeline Dewey '23
Madeline describes how UD's unique porch-clad student neighborhood fosters a close-knit community among students.
Madeline Dewey '23
Tyler Delahanty '23
Tyler shares how the kind and caring people at UD helped him "just know" UD was the school for him.
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Arts and Culture

Life imitates art. From the ArtsLIVE performance series to our living and learning complex, ArtStreet, the art scene at UD is alive and well.

Campus Recreation

From swimming to yoga to rock climbing, we have a variety of recreational activities suited for every personality and skill level.

Student Organizations

Whether you want to help the homeless or just make new friends, there are more than 260 student clubs and organizations at your disposal.

Student Resources and Services

Every step of the way, the University of Dayton offers the resources and services you need to get the most out of your education and college experience.


student organizations


of students live on campus in residence halls, apartments or our unique student neighborhood.


Division I sports teams


Beyond the walls of our chapel, you’ll find a Catholic presence throughout campus. But no matter your religion, we help foster spiritual growth and encourage you to use your unique gifts in service to the world.

Explore Faith


We believe the best way to impact the world is to foster an environment that reflects it. Here, you'll find people from all over the globe, providing an inspiring infusion of cultures, perspectives and talents.

Explore Diversity