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.

  • A Bold Leap Forward

    Daniel J. Curran has navigated the University of Dayton through transformational times and presided over historic growth — in size and prestige.

  • Dialing Down the Rhetoric

    A new nationally recognized communication course teaches students how to disagree without being disagreeable.

  • Strengthening Cultural Ties

    The U.S. Ambassador to China traveled to Suzhou to help the University of Dayton dedicate its new American Cultural Center.

  • A Wise Investment

    University of Dayton purchases a hotel that has hosted thousands of families, alumni, athletic teams and academic conference-goers over decades.

  • Epicenter of College Basketball

    The NCAA First Four tournament has only been played at University of Dayton Arena — and it will stay that way.

  • 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."