Information for Parents

Why DBU?

It’s a big question for parents to consider. Out of all the colleges and universities your student could attend, why pursue a distinctly Christian education at Dallas Baptist University?

Of course, in answering that question we could point to the facts:

  • Over 4,300 students are enrolled representing 60 countries for Fall 2021
  • DBU students graduate with 21% less debt than the national average
  • Ranked in the top 100 safest college campuses in America by
  • DBU graduates have a 70% acceptance rate into medical school—25% higher than the national average.
  • DBU's elementary teacher preparation program was recognized in the top 1% in the US by the National Council on Teacher Quality
  • 93% of first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021

The DBU Difference

However, you can’t put a statistic on value. When it comes to choosing the right place for your child to spend four years of his or her life, it has to be a decision parents feel good about. It must be a decision that resonates with the entire family on all levels.

Ultimately, it’s not about a university earning 5 out of 5 stars. It’s about earning your trust.

It’s about a quiet promise made between parents and a university that we will faithfully invest in your child’s future and give him or her the best collegiate experience possible because a DBU education does not end after four years. A DBU education is forever.

Important Dates to Know

Here is a list of important dates to add to your calendar for you and your student! We will keep this updated for each semester. Most events happen around the same time each year, and we hope that helps you with planning. 

  • March 7-12, 2022: Spring Break
  • April 1, 2022 - May 27, 2022: Priority Registration for Summer and Fall
  • April 15-16, 2022: Good Friday Holiday (University Closed)
  • May 4, 2022: Last Day of Classes
  • May 5-11, 2022: Final Exams
  • May 31, 2022 - July 15, 2022: New Patriot Orientation 
  • May 12, 2022 and May 13, 2022, at 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.: Spring Commencement
  • July 4, 2022: Independence Day (University Closed)
  • August 5, 2022, at 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.: Summer Commencement
  • September 5, 2022: Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)
  • September 16-17, 2022: Family Weekend
  • October 1, 2022: FAFSA Opens
  • October 3-7, 2022: Fall Break
  • November 23-26, 2022: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 28, 2022: Campus Christmas Tree Lightening
  • December 8, 2022: Last Day of Classes
  • December 9-15, 2022: Final Exams
  • December 16, 2022, at 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.: Winter Commencement