University of Dayton — On the Move

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New land. World-class research. Strong enrollment. Rising reputation. Forward-thinking and bold moves inspired by a timeless Marianist, Catholic mission. The pace of change at the University of Dayton in the past decade has been among the most rapid and substantial seen at any American university.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier private research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded by the Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, the University of Dayton focuses on educating the whole person through a community of challenge and support.

Major land acquisitions in the last five years have nearly doubled the size of campus, which now spans both sides of the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio. Our sponsored research volume approaches nearly $100 million annually, and we top all universities nationally in the amount of annual federally sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation.

This is a university on the move with a deep commitment to academic excellence.

  • Zombie Family Values

    New University of Dayton research explores why so many people tune into "The Walking Dead."

  • Fourteen Green Elephants

    The University of Dayton is working on sustainability solutions. At this time of year, this campus measures results in tons.

  • Voice for the Voiceless

    Martin Sheen, who uses his celebrity status to be a voice for the voiceless, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Dayton

  • Working in Community

    In an impoverished corner of the world, University of Dayton students are redefining "community."

  • Erma Bombeck's Home Named to National Register, Famous Graduate Penned Early Work Here

    Erma Wrote Here

    The house where celebrated humorist and University of Dayton alumnae Erma Bombeck lived and wrote has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. 

  • The Cool Curriculum

    The best word to describe the University of Dayton's Common Academic Program? Uncommon.

  • Leading the Way

    Catholic in our faith. Global in our mission.

  • An Extraordinary Time

    The University of Dayton has nearly doubled its campus size with major land purchases since 2005.

  • 90-Second Lectures

    Many college profs would be hard pressed to deliver a lecture in 90 seconds. We ask some of our leading scholars to do just that.

  • A Digital Window

    The University of Dayton has introduced what's believed to be the world's first iPad interactive viewbook. It's available for free from iTunes.

  • What's On Our Drawing Board?

    Universities are always looking to expand, but they don’t typically purchase a building that once served as headquarters for a Fortune 500 company, reclaim an urban brownfield or add a sprawling park with a moat. Through videos, an interactive map, stories and photos, we envision the future.

  • Our In-Flight Magazine

    We connect more than 100,000 alumni worldwide with a CASE award-winning magazine that's now available on the iPad. Multimedia video and audio features and active hyperlinks bring readers sights and sounds from across the University of Dayton community, supplementing the stories that entertain and engage readers intellectually and emotionally.

  • Virtually Here

    Take a look at our virtual tour. See the University of Dayton community through the experiences of a few of the people who call it "home."