The enrolment ceremonies take place in the collegiate church of Göttweig Abbey and are dignified with a devotion by Abbot Columban or student chaplain Father Patrick.

Students and academics at DPU enjoy taking part in many joint activities, both during their studies and in their free time. They often refer to themselves as the "DPU family" that stick together.

The students organise themselves in their student body, and in their free time they take part in the many extracurricular activities offered by DPU in the areas of "culture" and "sport" – sometimes together with the professors, senior doctors and medical assistants.

DPU hosts two festivals a year: On the one hand, there is a summer semester festival for the students, their parents, DPU employees and partners from the dental industry and, on the other hand, there is an autumn festival at the start of the winter semester for the student body.