The University of Dayton has consistently been ranked as one of the schools with the happiest students, so I think it’s safe to assume that we all love this place. And although we students love our school as a whole, there is no question that within this ever-growing and evolving community, some things on campus are better
So here it is, Flyer Faithful, a list of the best things about UD, backed up by testimonies from your fellow students.
Best dining hall: VWK is the obvious choice here. The newest addition to campus’s dining options offers just about everything with a much better quality, not to mention a nice ambiance. It’s definitely worth that dreaded climb up Stuart Hill.
Best breakfast: Kennedy Union
“KU breakfast potatoes never disappoint,” said Emily Guthlein, a sophomore business major. “Their crispy goodness brings me much joy! They also taste great with a side of ketchup.”
Best coffee: The Blend. They offer a wide selection of coffee and other beverages, and it’s a necessity to fuel any trip to the library.
Best place for sweets: The Crest Express. Go with some friends and try the Monster
“It’s impossible for me to go to Marycrest without drooling over the sweets from the Crest Express,” Kaitlyn Tunney, a sophomore business major, said.
Best late-night option: Domino’s! Here at UD, we are blessed (or is it a curse?) to have the only 24-hour Domino’s in the country.
Best delivery: Jimmy John’s. Freaky fast and freaky fantastic. ‘Nuff said.
Best place to study: The library, or as many more endearingly call it, Club Roesch.
Best caffeine fix: The High Flyer from the Blend. This finals week specialty is a latte with four shots of espresso. It’s delicious and will keep you going for hours.
Best fitness class: Yoga
“The instructor, Vamasi, really makes you feel like you’re correctly practicing balancing your body, which is the true intent of yoga,” Genevieve Spina, a sophomore psychology major, said.
Best place to relax: The Galley. You can meet some friends, bowl, play pool, watch TV or enjoy some coffee, ice cream and various other treats.
Best on-campus escape: Serenity Pines. This little-known area right next to Marycrest is the perfect place to get away from the craziness of your life and just relax for a little while.
Best off-campus escape: The Greene. It has everything including shopping, fast food, upscale eateries and a movie theater. It is also conveniently located 15 minutes from campus.
Best of Brown Street: Butter Café
“The food tastes good, and it’s also good for you,” Alex Luna, a sophomore political science major, said.
Best holiday: St. Patrick’s Day. There are not enough words to even describe this.
Best UD tradition: Christmas on Campus. It’s a nice break from classes that allows students to get into the Christmas spirit by giving back to local children. What could be better than that?
“It was so exciting to see the joy it brought the child that I adopted for the day,” Bridget Jack, a sophomore business major, said.