Friday is Move-in for First-Year UD Students

First-Year UD Students Arrived Friday

Although the first day of class for most UD students is not until Wednesday, Sept. 4, college life for approximately 380 first-year students officially began Friday, Aug. 30, as they moved into on-campus housing. The entering class the Class of 2017 is expected to be the largest in the university's 57-year history.

Check-in began at 8 a.m., but the Office of Undergraduate Admission saw the most activity from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. On hand were more than 70 orientation leaders and admission counselors, who welcomed the university's new residents to campus by helping them and their families unload cars and by being available to answer questions related to residence and campus life.

The size of our undergraduate student population provides us with a unique opportunity to provide a more personal experience when compared to move-in day at larger universities, said John Plotts, vice president of enrollment and student affairs. Even with record enrollment, our goal is to make sure all of our students and their families feel comfortable from the very moment they arrive.

With 59 percent of the Class of 2017 coming from out of state they preserve UDs reputation as the most national university in Texas. 82 percent are Catholic: a fact born out by the most common names16 Marys and 8 Michaels. In addition, 13 new National Merit Finalists will call UD home next year.

News

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

+ Read More

Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

+ Read More

10 Things To Know About Your Upcoming Graduation

On Sunday, May 13, the university community will gather on the Braniff Mall to celebrate and honor its newly minted graduates. From Baccalaureate Mass to Commencement, here are 10 things to know about UD's upcoming graduation weekend.

+ Read More