Welcome Chargers!
New Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 25th

Orientation is the first step of your Dominican University journey.  The program is designed to help you get off to the right start. You'll learn about campus programs and services, while you meet faculty and classmates. Attendance is required of all first year students

> REGISTER for Orientation by August 21st!


> New Student Orientation Schedule

Virtual Agenda

Tuesday, August 25 

1:00 pm: President’s Welcome

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Intro to Departments & Campus Resources – Student Activities, Community Engagement & Leadership Development, Career Development Center, Counseling, Health, Security, Academic Success Center, The Sullivan Library, Campus Ministry, and Special Services

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Intro to the New Student Transition Center – Meet Your Peer Mentor & Academic Advisor

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Q&A Session

4:30pm – Virtual Game Show – Tune in for a chance to win prizes!


> A Plan for Reopening 2020-2021

Dominican Moves Forward

New regulations are in place for Fall 2020 due to COVID19 social distancing procedures. New policies will influence departments across campus, including – but not limited to – Campus Dining, Residence Life, the University Bookstore, Campus Security, the Student Health Center, Student Activities, and Community Engagement and Leadership Development.

Please make sure to click HERE to review a comprehensive outline of expectations.

> New Student Checklist

Before Orientation

  • Login to your Dominican University email account
  • Review housing assignment (if living on-campus), and contact your roommates to discuss who is bringing what!
  • Submit vaccination records on Medicat
  • Complete Online Curriculum (AlcoholEdu and/or Sexual Assault Prevention), as assigned- instructions sent via DC email
  • Review Freshman Orientation schedule and details!
  • Review Student Handbook and Code of Conduct 
  • Download the DC Mobile App.
    • Click here for Android and click here for iOS.
    • Once you have downloaded the app, login to app with your DC Portal username (firstname.lastname) and password.
    • Turn on “Remember Me” for easy login for when you return to the app.
  • Submit needed requirements to obtain a Dominican University Student ID (requirements listed in tab below)


> Student ID Requirements

In order to receive your Dominican University ID card for the fall semester please submit your ID photo to the IT Office at Dominican University by following these steps below.

  • Submit your ID photo
    • Here are the rules for acceptable ID photos
      • Must be a headshot from the shoulders up
        • Example:
        • student smiling in front of a blank background.
    • Color photos are preferred
    • No face covering
    • No sun glasses
    • No hats
    • No pets or anyone else in the photo.
  • Sending in your Photo:
    • Include your name and university ID number in the e-mail.
    • You must also take a picture of a government issued ID.
    • Attach both your ID photo and the picture of your government issued ID as attached files to an e-mail.
    • Send the e-mail to 1CardSupport@duny.edu

Please contact your admissions counselor if you need assistance

> For Parents and Guardians

Orientation is required for all students: please reinforce this with your student. We have planned sessions that will provide the most crucial information for a positive and successful first year. We hope you will encourage your student to attend and engage with our staff and their peer group.

Please know that we understand the anxiety that may accompany the changes that this time brings, and we have resources on campus for your student and for you. If/when it is time to separate from your child, we will be right there. Under normal circumstances, you would have visited our campus by now and met Sr. Barbara McEneany, our Director of Campus Ministry. Regardless of your faith tradition, Sr. Barbara is always available for your call; if you are missing your child, feeling nervous about being apart, or struggling with any other aspect of your job as a parent.

Keep her contact info handy: 845-848-4031, Barbara.McEneany@duny.edu. Also, please keep abreast of our emergency plans as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. We are working hard to prepare for the safe return of our students. If our operations should change, you will be able to access the most up-to-date information on the “Plan for Reopening 2020-2021” tab.