When Can I Get to Campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, the University of Dayton has you covered.

We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that ensure your health and safety. If you face delays in arriving to campus, explore our solutions for beginning the university journey in a way that is tailored to you.

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Option 1

On-Campus Fall Semester — August Start

The University of Dayton intends to open its doors in some capacity for Fall 2020. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in August, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.


Option 2

On-Campus Fall Semester — October Start

We are offering an Academic English mid-semester arrival option that will enable you to get started on your degree later this fall at our campus in the heart of Ohio. Learn more.

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Option 3

Virtual Start

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the fall semester for either start option, you are invited to participate in either American Collegiate Live or UDayton Live, a digital classroom experience that lets you begin your program right away, from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to UD in January. 

Find a Solution that Works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment this summer?
Answer: Yes
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for August?
Answer: Yes

On-Campus Fall Semester — August Start

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment for late summer or early fall?
Answer: Yes
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for October?
Answer: Yes

On-Campus Fall Semester — October Start

Question 1: Are you able to obtain a visa to arrive on campus before October 15?
Answer: No
Question 2: Are you able to begin your UD degree virtually from your home this fall?
Answer: Yes

Virtual Start

Student Stories

Want to learn more about starting to work toward the University of Dayton degree via live-to-device platform? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!

Yiduo Bo, China

“Compared with traditional online courses, live-to-device increases the interaction between teachers and students. In traditional classrooms, professors give the lecture and students listen. When students have questions, they feel uncomfortable to interrupt the lecture. In the Live-to-Device modality, students can use the raise-your-hand button, and the lecturer can choose the right time to interact with the students.”

Xin Ran, China

“This real-time online teaching allows me to concentrate more than in a traditional large classroom. In the classroom, I am no longer shy about expression and often interact with professors and classmates. This mode also brings great convenience to learning as long as you have a good internet connection, there is no delay to enter the class. This class mode is not limited by time and space, and you can interact with foreign professors in real time, which is very convenient.”

Stay Informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester.

UDayton Global Managing Director

Student Support Video

Video message from UDayton Global’s Managing Director


Stay Updated on COVID-19

Campus communications about COVID-19