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. UDayton Global is prepared to support you in beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you. Explore our start options below.

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Option 1

On-Campus Spring Semester — Regular Start

The University of Dayton will remain open for the Spring 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.

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Option 2

On-Campus Spring Semester — Academic English Session II

We are offering an Academic English mid-semester arrival option that will enable you to get started on your degree later this semester 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 spring semester, you can start your classes virtually and transition smoothly to Dayton next semester.

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 fall?
Answer: Yes
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for January?
Answer: Yes

On-Campus Spring Semester — Regular Start

Question 1: Are you an Academic English student able to get a visa appointment for late fall or early winter?
Answer: Yes
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for March?
Answer: Yes

On-Campus Spring Semester — Academic English Session II

Question 1: Are you able to obtain a visa to arrive on campus before March 9?
Answer: No
Question 2: Are you able to begin your UD degree virtually from your home this spring?
Answer: Yes

Virtual Start

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Virtual Graduate Program Offerings

Start your Master’s program virtually in Spring 2021 and arrive on campus for your next semester.

Degree Placement Levels
MS Computer Science Live, Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Academic English
MS Engineering Management Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MA English Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Academic English
MSE Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MSE Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MFIN Finance Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MBA Business Administration Graduate Direct
MPA Public Administration Academic English, Advanced MAP
MS Aerospace Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Academic English
MS Bioengineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MS Chemical Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, MAP Track 2, Academic English
MS Chemistry Academic English
MS Civil Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, MAP Track 2, Academic English
MS Computer Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, MAP Track 2, Academic English
MS Electrical Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, MAP Track 2, Academic English
MS Electro-Optics Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
Ms Engineering Mechanics Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, MAP Track 1, Academic English
MS Materials Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Map Track 1, Academic English
MS Mechanical Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Academic English
MS Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering Graduate Direct, Advanced MAP, Academic English

If you have any questions or if you do not see your program listed above, please reach out to your enrollment counselor to discuss study plans.

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.

COVID-19 Health Resources

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