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Intro: In addition to the specific excursion trips listed below, we are excited to offer all conference attendees a shuttle (The Flyer) between the University of Dayton and downtown/the Oregon District ( The Oregon District features locally owned shops, restaurants and entertainment. The shuttle runs until 11pm, picking up attendees every 10 minutes at each shuttle stop.

For more information about the Flyer shuttle visit: or download the Flyer app - Transit from Apple or Google Play.

Not excited about walking to the Flyer shuttle stops or restaurants on Brown Street? We will run University of Dayton vans from the Virginia Kettering Residence Hall (VWK) to two locations on Brown Street from 5pm-10pm (the Flyer shuttle stop near Milano’s and by the restaurants for dinner, by Starbucks).

Join us for a night of relaxation and painting! Raise Your Brush is Dayton’s premiere paint and sip studio...and it’s owned by an University of Dayton Alumna. Each participant will be provided one canvas to paint and a cash bar will be available for beverage service. The event starts at 7pm. It is recommended that participants eat dinner prior to arriving at the event.

Beer aficionados delight! Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of some of our favorite local breweries including transportation, tours, and, of course, the opportunity to imbibe. Note that this excursion will be on a strict schedule and you must stay with the host(s) to return to campus via the arranged transportation. Several stops offer food and dinner is on your own either before or during the excursion.

Explore Dayton history and art through private tours of Carillon Historical Park and the Dayton Art Institute.  Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre park and museum in Dayton, Ohio, which contains historic buildings and exhibits concerning the history of technology and the history of Dayton and its residents from 1796 to the present. The Dayton Art Institute has been rated one of the top 10 best art museums in the United States for children. The museum also ranks in the top 3% of all art museums in North America. Buses leave at 6:45pm from the University Chapel loop and return to campus at 10:15pm. It is recommended that participants eat before the excursion.