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Housing and Residence Life

Assignments Process

First-year student assignments are based on their choice of learning community.

Assignment notifications are available through Porches no later than August 1.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any assistance. We also do not have any dollies to assist with the move.


Contract covers both Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year, it does not cover Christmas break, Spring Break periods, or summer sessions as residence facilities are closed.


You need to provide a written statement signed by all roommates indicating the responsible person and hand that in to the front desk.

Community damages are billed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Residential Living Contract signed by all residents. When damage other than normal wear and tear is found in common areas of a residential facility, the priority is to bill only those responsible for the cost of repair and/or clean up. However, if the responsible person(s) can not be identified, those costs will be divided among the residents of the community (floor, wing, or building) where the damage occurred. Community damage charges are billed on a monthly basis. When a student’s accumulated community damages exceed $2.00 in a given month, their Bursar account is charged and they receive notification of that charge via e-mail.

Meal Plan Requirements

All students residing in traditional residential facilities (Stuart, Marycrest, Founders, Marianist Hall and Virginia W. Kettering) are required to purchase a meal plan. Questions regarding meal plans, Flyer Express, dining locations and menus can be found on the Dining Services website.


All first-year and second-year students must live on campus unless they are classified as commuter students. If you are a transfer student you must live in University Housing if you have attended any college for less than four semesters.

Excessive noise - The most common problem on campus and in residence hall facilities. Between the hours of 6:00 PM and 12:00 Midnight, each floor designates four hours as study time on nights preceding undergraduate class days.All residence hall facilities observe quiet hours from 12:00 Midnight until 8:00 AM. During exam periods, quiet hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Amplifications of music levels which disturb other residents or which disrupt the peace of the campus and its extended boundaries (Stewart Street and Irving Avenue) is a serious annoyance and is strictly prohibited by the University of Dayton. Violators may be subject to disciplinary action.

University of Dayton does not permit any pets in residence hall facilities, suites, apartments, houses, public buildings, classrooms, eating areas or to roam about the campus unleashed and unattended by the owner. Violations can lead to the following accumulated residential fines in addition to charges for cleaning and/or damages, housing reassignment or eviction:

FIRST OFFENSE: $ 50.00 (fine)
SECOND OFFENSE: $ 75.00 (fine)
THIRD OFFENSE: $100.00 (fine)

If ownership cannot be determined, charges are assessed to all residents of room/suite/house/apartment. Residents are also assessed a carpet cleaning charge in addition to all fines. Pets must also be removed from the space within 24 hours of being discovered.

There are security cameras at main entrance doors and in building elevators. In addition, housing facilities have the following door access restrictions: From 10:00pm to 7:00am Sunday through Saturday, all doors to the side and rear entrances of student housing facilities are locked and inaccessible from the outside. During those times, students will need to enter through the main entrance in order to gain access to a building. To ensure egress during a fire emergency, students are always able to exit out of any exterior door. However, students will need to re-enter through the main entrances during restricted hours. You are advised to always take your ID/access card with you whenever you leave your room/suite/apartment. For your own safety and the safety and security of all residents of your building, do not prop open exterior doors. Door alarms will sound and there are cameras placed at each egress. Remember, you can exit out of any door at any time, but after 10:00pm you can only enter residential facilities via the main building entrance(s). Side and rear entrances will be accessible by ID card only prior to 10:00pm.

A guest is defined as either an external visitor of a student and/or a student who is being hosted in the residence of a fellow student. To help preserve the safety and security of students residing in university housing, students must register overnight guests using the online housing portal. This simple process enables the University to know who is in each housing facility in the event of an emergency. Overnight guests are not permitted during orientation week, final examination weeks or dates when the housing facilities are closed. The University reserves the right to require additional guest registration requirements during specified times of the year. Guests that stay more than 2 consecutive nights or more than 5 days in a month require the consent of the roommate and the Area Coordinator/Resident Director for the building. Each student has the right to reasonable privacy in their living situation. Guests (student or non student) are not permitted to stay overnight if they are of the opposite gender from the students residing in the room/suite/apartment/house. This includes family members. If your guest is of the opposite gender, you will also need to provide the contact information for a same-gender location where your guest will be sleeping. Guests are not permitted to sleep on floors that are occupied by the opposite gender. Guests may not sleep in an unoccupied bed without the prior written consent of the student who primarily uses that bed. Any guest who is a minor must have a parent or guardian sign the Housing and Residence Life Waiver for Minors and bring it with them when they check–in. Any minor without the signed waiver will be required to have their parent or guardian email a completed copy before they will be allowed to check-in. Students must accompany their visitors at all times and will be held responsible/accountable for the conduct of their guests.

To register your guest, select the visitor option from the housing portal, Registrations should be completed at least 2 business days before the guest’s scheduled arrival.  Upon arriving at the University of Dayton, you and your guest will need to check-in at the front desk of your housing facility.

The university does not insure residents' belongings. However a majority of homeowners policies do cover students who are away at college. If not, you may want to consider purchasing an umbrella policy.

A student must leave twenty-four hours after their last exam for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Please review our extended stay/early arrival policies.


Lofts may not be constructed and installed in University Housing. It is ok to bunk the bed.

If you have a vacancy in your assigned space at any time through the housing contract period, you may notify Housing and Residence Life with the name of another student that is willing to fill that vacancy. The student(s) filling the space will need to confirm they are willing to fill the space. If you do not have anyone to fill the space, please know that Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to assign students into all empty spaces. We will notify you and your roommates with the name of the student once we have identified a student to fill the vacancy.

Go to the front desk to borrow a temporary key/card. There is a $10 charge for each time you borrow the key/card. You must return the temp key/card within 24 hours.

Go to the front desk to report the lost key. A lock change will be ordered and the student will be charged $125 for the lock change.

Once you move in, you are responsible for keeping your room clean. You must leave your room in the same condition it was when you moved in. Failure to do so may result in financial charges being assessed to your student account.

You need to immediately report this to Campus Card Services and stop by to receive a replacement. There is a $20 fee to receive a new card.

All buildings are locked over Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break. During the academic year, Marycrest Complex, Marianist Hall, Founders Hall, Stuart Complex, Virginia W. Kettering Residence Hall, Campus South and Lawnview apartments' main entry is locked from midnight to 7 a.m. every day.


First year and returning students can find specific mailing addresses on the detailed information page for each facility from the Residential Facilities section of the website.

For information regarding room amenities refer to your facility's page on our Residential Facilities section.

Beds are twin width of 36 inches and extra long length of 80 inches, except for beds in Virginia W. Kettering, which are twin width of 36 inches and standard length of 76 inches. Extended or extra long sheets are recommended.

All residence halls, suites, apartments, and houses come with refrigerators.

Please refer to your facility's page on our Residential Facilities section.

You may hang things on the wall. For posters make sure to use poster putty. You may not use nails or any adhesive tape as this would lead to damage on the walls. Poster putty must be removed before vacating the residence.

Once you move in, you are responsible for keeping your room clean. You must leave your room in the same condition it was when you moved in. Failure to do so may result in financial charges being assessed to your student account.

There is no storage on campus.

All residential facilities are wired for cable. For a listing of the available channels, click HERE.


Housing & Residence Life

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469