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Great News!!!

Callings will take place on-campus July 11-14, 2021.  Registration details can be found below.

Who Are You Called to Be?

The Callings Program is a summer program Campus Ministry offers for incoming first-year students, who are looking to learn how to become engaged leaders on the University of Dayton’s campus. Using the Marianist charism as a guide, participants will explore their faith and vocation as a student while learning about the four principles of learn, lead, serve and pray.

Is Callings for you?

  • Are you asking the big questions: Who do I want to be? Who is God calling me to be?
  • Are you questioning how you can make a difference in the world?
  • Are you asking how can I connect my studies with my faith and values?
  • Have you been involved in your school or church through participating in service, prayer, worship, retreat experiences, or leadership?
  • Do you want to explore how you can learn, lead, serve, and pray as a member of the UD community?
  • Do you want to meet other incoming first-year students who want to make the most of their UD experience, and learn from current UD students?
  • Do you want to explore your faith and the faith of others, while gaining an appreciation of the Catholic & Marianist character of UD?

 If you said yes to any of these questions… then Callings is for you!

Activities and Areas of Focus


During Callings, you will be welcomed by current UD students and will take a special tour of campus led by the Rector’s Office. There will be lots of opportunities for interaction among participants in a small group as well as a lot of fun large group activities.

Students enjoying welcome and social activities for Callings

Callings provides the opportunity to explore leadership from a variety of perspectives. The Counseling Center will facilitate a session on personality and leadership. We will explore Christian leadership, servant leadership and what it means to a leader in community. Current UD students provide peer leadership for the program.

LEadership Development


Each day will provide opportunities for prayer. There some experiences of prayer that have been part of the Christian tradition for centuries, and other forms of prayer that may be new and different to you.

Students in the Immaculate Conception Chapel


Being part of the UD community means being part of Dayton as a city. We will explore some the assets of Dayton by partnering with the Fitz Center for a tour. We will meet community leaders. We will also have a day dedicated to service.

 Students at Mission of Mary Farm


Callings is open to all those who want to travel their spiritual journey with intention. Sharing the story of one’s faith tradition in an open way and respectful way can build understanding across traditions. There will be opportunities to have meals with those who have made a commitment to supporting and furthering the Marianist charism on campus and in the community.

Callings Students giving a "thumbs-up"

Overall, Callings provides a welcome and introduction to the heart and soul of the University of Dayton. It provides an opportunity to meet other incoming students as well as current students, and engaging faculty and staff.


Out of concern for the health and safety of every student who attends Callings, UD staff, student leaders, and participants will be asked to perform a daily self-assessment symptom check (including taking their temperatures), wear face coverings, maintain a six-foot physical distance, practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and disinfect chairs and workspaces when entering and leaving a room. More information about the Covid policy for students on campus can be found here.  If you have concerns or questions, please contact Elizabeth or Rachel.

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Date: July 11-14, 2021

Cost: registration received on or Before June 15th - $195
After June 15th - $245
Financial aid options are available)



Elizabeth Montgomery

Campus Ministry for Christian Leadership and Vocation

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Rachel Bell

Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant

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Karen Rolfe

Administrative Secretary for the CSC, Campus Ministry

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