O'Hara Activities

O'Hara Activities

The O'Hara Institute is a residential program, and participants are required to live on campus. Activities are scheduled for most weekends and, although not required, participation is strongly encouraged. Transportation and admission charges are provided by the Institute. UD's on-campus health center, gymnasium and swimming pool are open during the summer.

The maximum number of freshman students is twenty. Typically, about half the students come from Texas, with the other half coming from all over the U.S.

The selection of activities changes from year to year. In the past, some of the activities have included a  baseball game, bowling, Shakespeare Theater of Dallas, Beauty and the Beast stage musical, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Zoo.

Summer 2016 O'Hara

News

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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