"Poetry is civically important for a healthy and happy society," said three-time UD alumnus Matt Mehan, BA '00 MA '09 PhD '14. "In other words, a healthy politics requires a healthy poetics."+ Read More
The university's record-breaking freshman class of approximately 400 students moved in Friday, Aug. 21. Orientation leaders greeted the students with handmade signs and passed out popsicles as the relatively mild (for Dallas in August) summer day heated up. Undergraduate classes for the 2015-16 school year start Wednesday, Aug. 26.
The members of the Class of 2019 hail from 43 states, 270 cities and seven countries, with 7,946 miles from Faisalbad, Pakistan, being the farthest a new student will travel to get to the UD campus in Irving.
According to the Office of Student Affairs, move-in day began smoothly, with families arriving at a steady pace that allowed individual attention from the team of more than 50 orientation leaders and admission counselors -- as well as President Thomas W. Keefe -- on hand to greet and help them.
"My advice for the freshman is to be involved. The more involved you are the easier it makes the transition to the school," said Stephen Thie, BA '16, an orientation leader coordinator.
With 56 percent of freshman from outside of Texas, the Class of 2019 is 75 percent Catholic and boasts 15 National Merit Finalists, so they should fit right in here at UD.
Kimberly Diwa, BA '22, first heard of the University of Dallas during a Bible study at her church. She decided to visit campus and immediately was struck by UD's friendly character, not to mention its impressive record of preparing pre-med students for medical school.+ Read More
During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.+ Read More