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Student Transitions and Family Programs

Arrival on Campus

The transition to campus life comes with many exciting traditions at UD! 

  • Early Drop-Off is an opportunity for first-year students to get early access to their residence hall in order to drop off belongings and avoid fall move-in day lines.
  • Fall Move-In is the day that all first-year students gain access to their residence hall prior to the start of classes. This day also kicks off the start of Welcome Weekend.
  • Welcome Weekend is a complement to the orientation program first-year students attend over the summer months. During this weekend, students take a deeper dive into campus resources and academic preparation, while beginning to meet fellow classmates.

BreakShuttle: Get Home and Back to the University of Dayton During School Breaks


Need a ride home and back to campus? BreakShuttle provides safe, direct, and reliable motor coach trips during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Easter breaks. Since 2013, we have been helping University of Dayton students and families save time and money and avoid the hassle of getting home on our route to Chicago.

To get started: Visit

Ride Share Board

This forum is used to aid students in carpools and ride shares. Post here whether you're looking for a ride or have an extra seat. The University of Dayton does not provide rides or actively monitor this ride board. Use of the ride board is limited to members of the University of Dayton 1850 community. Misuse of the ride board may be a violation of the code of conduct. The University of Dayton is not responsible for any issues that arise as a result of using this service.

To use the board : Visit


Student Transitions and Family Programs

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911