The students and academic staff at the DPU enjoy spending time and embarking on activities together both during the courses and in their free time. They often like to refer to each other as the “DPU family”.
The enrolment ceremonies take place in the collegiate church at the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig with a blessing by Abbot Columban or Father Patrick who is in charge of the pastoral care for the students. The ceremony is accompanied by the DPU choir, which is made up of students and staff, and often invited to perform at the abbeys and churches of the region.
The students are organized in the Student Body (Fachschaft) and take part in the DPU’s many cultural and sporting extracurricular activities, sometimes also together with professors, senior and assistant dentists and doctors.
The DPU stages two festivals a year: a Summer Semester Festival for students, parents, DPU staff and partners from the dental industry and an October Festival at the start of every winter semester for students.