Housing Options at the University of Dayton
Our housing facilities are either new or have been completely renovated and students very much value living on campus here. Alumni will often ask other alums not necessarily what was your major, but where’d you live? I believe we have a very developmentally progressive housing structure in that upon entering the institution, students live in traditional residence halls that provide a significant amount of structure. As students progress throughout the university and gain a sense of understanding of self and understanding of others, their housing options become a more autonomous. So beginning in their second year they live in Suites and what we call semi-suites, and some apartments. By their third year they’re moving into apartments and some into our student neighborhood and then by their fourth year they’re living in a free-standing house in our student neighborhood which we consider is the capstone to their residential learning experience. As we align our work and efforts with our colleagues and academic affairs we truly are able to create an integrated learning and living experience across four years. The more they progress to the University the more autonomy they get in their living spaces. So we move from traditional first-year residence halls to the time that they’re seniors where they get to aspire to have a house with a porch on it. There’s not much else better than sitting on a porch with your best friends. Community at the University of Dayton is vibrant. Its vibrant because of all the things that students are obligated to do. It isn’t just about getting along with people, it’s about setting expectations, knowing how to behave as an individual in our community. We have to hold other people accountable. The University of Dayton students care enough about you to try to, you know, correct you. They’re still willing to try to help you learn and grow along that path. There are a multitude of resources available to students and their parents as we navigate this experience together. We are partners with them and will provide that support all four years that they are here at the University of Dayton.