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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.

House in the student neighborhood with a sheet sign stating UD Where everyone minors in community

Home Sweet Home

Housing and Dining

With so many Flyers living on campus and in the student neighborhood, you'll feel at home. And no home is complete without home cooking; UD has won more than eight national awards for excellence in college dining.

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.

  • 260+

    student organizations

  • 80%

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

  • 17

    Division I sports teams

Students standing in front of the The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

The Gem City

A mid-sized city in southwestern Ohio, Dayton teems with imagination, innovation and world-class arts and culture.