A message from Thomas Keefe, president of the university, to parents considering UD.
The University of Dallas recognizes that choosing an institution of higher education
for your child is an exciting yet overwhelming decision. We understand that you have
invested eighteen years into raising a mature, morally responsible and independent
young adult, and it is our most sincere desire to build upon your efforts during your
child's time at our university.
When considering each aspect of the University of Dallas, from the Rome program to
student life to academics, our decisions are based on the best interests of the students
the best interests of your child. Rest assured that, when your child joins other aspiring
scholars at the University of Dallas, we, the administration, faculty and staff, promise:
a Core curriculum true to the essential elements of Western tradition, providing a
meaningful exchange of ideas that encourages development of mind, body and soul;
an active faith life where your child can grow personally and spiritually while also
celebrating the responsibility to serve the community;
a liberal arts education made as affordable as possible through generous scholarship
awards and financial aid packages;
the opportunity for your child to be immersed in our culture and history by spending
a rewarding semester of study and travel on our Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome,
small classroom sizes and a low faculty-to-student ratio so your child can learn directly
from highly-qualified professional faculty in a setting conducive to dynamic class
the academic advising and course offerings necessary for your child to graduate in
a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which your child can live and learn;
and an active, welcoming network of alumni, committed to upholding the ideals and
values of the University of Dallas and ready to receive and support your child after
It is our honor to share these promises with you, as it will be our honor to welcome
your child into our community this fall. Thank you for entrusting us with their care.
For the UD community, the beginning of the spring semester also means that another significant event is on the near horizon: Groundhog 2018. It's the 55th Groundhog celebration at UD, and this year, we think, might just be the best one yet. From refreshers on the standard information to some exciting new additions we're trying out this year, here's what you need to know about the night the Groundhog will dance with the promise of spring.
After spending nearly a decade in the banking industry, Sister Josephine (Toni) Garrett, C.S.F.N., BA '03, began searching for ways to build upon her Catholic faith, and on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, she fostered a discussion on discipleship and discernment as she delivered the university's annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium lecture titled "I've Been to the Mountaintop: Reflections on a Spirituality of Nonviolence and Inclusion."
The University of Dallas is honored to bring together three of the most prominent voices in Catholic journalism in the United States for the 2018 Eugene McDermott Lectureship titled "The Papacy in the 21st Century: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?" Ross Douthat (New York Times) and Austen Ivereigh (Crux), with John Allen Jr. (Crux) serving as moderator, will examine the modern papacy, situating Pope Francis' pontificate in the context of recent papal history, the broader Catholic tradition and the future of Catholicism.