Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire University of Dayton community, which includes the students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The department provides police, parking, emergency management and emergency medical services to the UD campus community. The Student Cadet program is also operated by Public Safety. Public Safety offices are located on the first floor of Fitz Hall. For additional information about Public Safety services, please visit our website.

Police

Police operations include enforcement of laws and campus regulations, criminal investigation, crime prevention and providing for the physical security of University of Dayton property and interests. The department has primary jurisdiction for law enforcement and criminal investigation on all University of Dayton owned or controlled property, and all public property within the defined campus boundaries according to the mutual aid agreement with the City of Dayton Police Department. Police officers are all graduates of the Basic Police Academy and are sworn law enforcement officers.  

Emergency assistance is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Call 911 in the event of an emergency, or (937) 229-2121 for all other assistance. Telephones not on the UD network will call the Regional Dispatch Center when dialing 911.

Parking Services

Parking Services is responsible for the management of the University's more than 7,500 parking spaces located in 61 parking lots and with enforcement of parking regulations. Lots are patrolled daily by Parking Services representatives who issue citations to violators. The following information applies to student parking:

  • Campus parking facilities are extremely limited. We recommend you determine parking availability before bringing a vehicle to campus, as street parking is also severely restricted in the vicinity of campus.
  • All vehicles parked on University of Dayton property must have a valid parking permit displayed, except during open parking hours.
  • First-Year residential students will NOT be permitted to bring vehicles to campus. 
  • Graduate/law students and graduate assistants will be sold student parking permits. 
  • Commuting students will be sold permits for Lot S1. 
  • Students living in landlord housing within one mile of campus will be sold resident student permits.
  • Resident student parking priority will be given to upper class students with the highest priority being given to students with disabilities.
  • Information concerning permit sales will be disseminated to students annually.
  • All students are required to apply online at parking.udayton.edu
  • Evening students are sold N (night) permits, which are valid in Lots A, B, C, D, G, P, S1, S2 and River Campus lots after 4:00 p.m. and anytime during weekends in any campus parking lot except those marked with a double letter. 
  • Student permits will be honored in any student parking lot during the summer sessions.
  • Students may contact Parking Services at (937) 229-2128, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or at parking@udayton.edu.
Emergency Medical Services

The Department of Public Safety also provides around the clock emergency medical services, primarily through the support of the University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services, a student volunteer organization. University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services is comprised of full-time undergraduate students who receive their training and equipment from the Department of Public Safety. All University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services members are nationally registered EMTs and volunteer their time to serve the community. 

Student Cadet Program

The Student Cadet Program consists of part-time student employees who operate the Student Escort Service through the Department of Public Safety. The Student Escort Service is a program that provides free transportation for students within the campus community with a focus on crime prevention.