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.
The University of Dallas has announced the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award -- the highest honor the university can bestow on its alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated sustained and distinguished accomplishments and contributions to any field of human endeavor.
Its connection to UD helps the alumnus-owned Lamberti's fulfill its three pillars: local, tradition and famiglia. Lamberti's was the vendor for this year's Groundhog "Party in the Park" celebration; additionally, Lamberti's is looking into carrying Due Santi Rosso wine from UD's own vineyard on the Eugene Constantin Campus.
The University of Dallas community gathered on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for the formal blessing and opening of Cardinal Farrell Hall, named after our former bishop of Dallas, previous chancellor and longtime friend of the university, Kevin Cardinal Farrell. The opening of the new student-focused building marks the completion of one of several capital projects, a part of a broader institutional effort to transform the university's Irving campus.