What is AVIATE?

Every flight entails a journey and a destination. The same can be said about your time in the University of Dayton community. As a UD Flyer, AVIATE is the vision for learning that will help guide your journey in residence. With the constant support of your community, you’ll discover the experience, skills and understanding you’ll need to succeed in your education and graduate — so you can embark on your next great destination.

With a focus on integrated, applied and transformative education, the Department of Housing and Residence Life provides you with of a series of learning goals that you should master by the time you’re ready to graduate. This educational priority and the associated goals can be found in our Vision for Residential Learning.

" Within the Vision for Residential Learning are three components: The Residential Curriculum, Campus Partner Opportunities, and the Housing Assignments Process.


Connecting these three components is something called PATH, which stands for “Points Accumulated Towards Housing.” As a result of participation in certain Engagement Opportunities within the AVIATE program, you can earn “points” that further incentivizes your learning and helps you to achieve a higher priority within the housing assignments process. The more engaged you are in the residential community, the more points you are likely to accumulate. The more points that you and your group members have upon entering the housing assignments process, the greater likelihood you will have in receiving your preferred housing type.

Beginning late fall, students can attend various information sessions to learn more about the specifics of the housing assignments process and how PATH credit will work in their preferencing where to live for the following year.

If you have any questions on AVIATE, please refer to our FAQs or email us at  aviate@udayton.edu

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Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469