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Life at Dayton

It's Something You Feel

Many students list our campus and community among the top reasons for choosing UD. They say it's something you can feel during your first visit.

Maybe it's the community of students living on campus — 80% live in residence halls, apartments or our unique student neighborhood — or the bond felt when cheering for one of our Division I athletic teams. It could be the amazing arts and culture events, 250+ student organizations or campus recreation opportunities.

We invite you to visit campus in Dayton, Ohio, and find out what "it" is that makes UD special to you.

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

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 these student testimonials, and visit UD on CampusReel 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.

Explore Housing and Dining

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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Students at Up the Orgs

Student Involvement

Make the Most of the Experience

Find friends and serve others in one of the 250+ student clubs and organizations at your disposal. Want more ways to make the most of your college experience? Check out the available student resources and services.

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.