the university of dayton will close at 4:30 p.m. tuesday, may 28, to assist the city's water conservation efforts. the city of dayton's boil advisory continues. for more on boil advisories, including guidance on brushing teeth, taking showers and washing dishes, please check this information from the cdc. also check the university's current situation page for updates.

office of the president

a president for the common good

eric f. spina became the university of dayton’s 19th president on july 1, 2016. under his leadership the university has eclipsed records, attracting the most diverse and academically gifted undergraduate class in ud’s history. in addition, the university conducted more than $150 million in sponsored research last year and was no. 1 in the nation for federally sponsored materials r&d.

facts & figures

$150 million

in sponsored research for fiscal year 2018.

top 20

coolest school by sierra magazine for displaying a deep commitment to protecting the environment.

recent blog posts
president 05.23.19
a lab with wings

“hey, who took my parking spot?” visitors to daniel j. curran place, home of the university of dayton research institute, are doing a double take when they realize a gigantic hercules c-130 aircraft has spread its wings in a corner of the spacious south parking lot.

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president 05.20.19
get ready to fly

“is this the first time on campus for anyone?” lizzy craft, admission and financial aid counselor, asked a roomful of trustees and administrators. we all laughed, but, because we were being treated like visitors, it felt like the first time.

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president 05.12.19
make your life a masterpiece

my message to the class of 2019: strive to live meaningful lives, filled with great purpose and deep faith in what is possible. take the canvas of your life — and make it a masterpiece.

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office of the president

st. mary's hall
300 college park
dayton, ohio 45469 - 1624

at a glance


founded by the society of mary in 1850, the university of dayton is a top-tier catholic research university.