2023-2024 Academic Catalog

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. For additional information about Public Safety services, please visit our website.


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 with arrest powers.  

Emergency assistance is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week by calling (937) 229-2121 or 911 from a campus phone. Calling 911 from your cell phone will connect you with the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. 

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 and S4. 
  • 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. 

Public Safety Advocate Program

This student group of sworn volunteers collaborates with the police department to strengthen community-oriented policing efforts. Public Safety Advocates (PSA) come from diverse backgrounds and courses of study to serve the campus community by acting as liaisons between the University's students and police officers. Students who become PSA assist the department in numerous ways including hands-on planning and delivering of student-oriented events and education. Email pub.safetyadvocates@udayton.edu to learn more about the PSA program.