Important Dates

December 1
RHA Winter Cotillion

December 6
Last Day of Classes

December 7
Fall Review Day

December 8
Exams Begin (final exam schedule)

December 13
Exams End, Food Service Ends with Dinner

December 14
Residence Halls Close at 10am

December 24 - January 1
University Closed

January 1
One Residence Hall Open for Interterm at 4pm; No Food Service

FAFSA available at

January 2
Interterm Begins

January 18
Interterm Ends

January 20
Residence Halls Open at 8am; Food Service Begins with Dinner

January 22
Spring Classes Begin

February 8
Meal Plan Change Deadline

March 8
Food Service Ends with Lunch

March 9 - 16
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at 10am on March 9

March 17
Residence Halls Open at 8am; Food Service Begins with Dinner

March 25 - 28
Fall Housing Registration Week

March 28
Holy Thursday
Food Service Ends at Lunch

March 29
Good Friday
No Classes; University Closed
Halls Remain Open

Additional Links

Academic Calendar

Academic Success


Campus Ministry

Campus Safety

Career Services

Health, Wellness, Counseling



Student Activities

Student Health 101

Textbook Rental Return

Student Government Christmas Party

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Contact Us

Student and Parent Services
Phone: 972.721.5113

From the Desk of President Keefe

The University of Dallas is like a mustard seed. In Mark 6:30-32, Jesus describes the kingdom of God: “It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” This is a particularly meaningful parable during this Christmas season because, although the foundations of Christianity had been in place since the creation of the world, the Incarnation and the birth of our Savior were the seed from which our faith grew.

As I noted, the University of Dallas is like a mustard seed. In 1960, our inaugural graduating class consisted of 31 students. The Class of 2013 is almost 400 strong. But no matter the size, whether we are 30 or 400 strong, the University of Dallas is a community, a family, if you will. We are a community that is committed to playing a role in the work of the Lord. What happens at the University of Dallas is more than an education, it is a formation—a formation of leaders who embody the values of the Catholic faith. At the University of Dallas our students and alumni are the branches of our growing tree.  Our alumni have gone on to do so many different things and we are so proud of them: bishops, doctors, teachers, professors, writers, businesspeople and parents.

The University of Dallas is proud to be part of the Kingdom of God as described by Jesus. Albeit a mustard seed, we continue to grow. We are proud to provide an education which is formative, and which shapes faithful servants and leaders. But we can’t take all the credit for a formation begun long before they arrived to study at the University of Dallas. The University of Dallas is proud to be part of this formation that begins with their parents and will continue as they themselves become parents. In this most joyous of seasons we are grateful for the opportunity to share a small part in the growth and formation of your children—each once a small seed and now growing into magnificent and principled leaders and servants.


Congratulations -- you and your student have survived either the first or another semester at UD!  The fall semester has just flown by and students are now in the midst of final exams. Exams end on Thursday, December 13, and residents need to be checked out of their residence hall rooms by 10 a.m. on Friday, December 14. Grades will be available for students via BannerWeb after December 19. 

During the Christmas break we encourage you to have an open dialogue with your student about the successes and challenges of the fall semester.  Click here to view a list of possible conversation starters.

All of UD's Parent and Family event information can be found at  Check back often as this website is a great resource for new and up-to-date information.  Also, please "like" the UD Parent & Family Services Facebook page where you will find additional information, pictures, campus happenings and more.

From all of us at the University of Dallas - we wish you every happiness this Holy Season and prosperity in the New Year.  

Merry Christmas!
Valerie Landrum
Assistant Director of Student and Parent Services

Congratulations to Denise Phillips - Campus Ministry Director and Acting Dean of Student Affairs

Denise Phillips was recently presented with the Lumen Gentium Distinguished Alumni Award.  Read more...

Rome Bound?

Applications for both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 will be available in early February 2013 and due March 1, 2013. Read more...

Career Services:  Helping Your Student Stand Out From the Crowd

Career Services has answers to the questions you, as a parent, might have.  Read more...

The University of Dallas from A to Z

Purchase your copy of UD from A to Z. The book is available through the Student Affairs Office or can be purchased online.  This one-of-a-kind book creatively written by Alexa Turczynski '15 and brilliantly  illustrated by Nicole Stevens '15 would make a great stocking stuffer for your UD student.  Read more.... 

Student Showcases 3-D Printer

Senior biochemistry major Justin Samorajski showcased a 3-D printer he designed and built in a public presentation last month.  Read more...

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