Living the Legacy

The Living the Legacy speech is delivered each year by a very special Alumni of Dominican University. It is with great pleasure we share this year’s Founders Week Living the Legacy is:

Mr. Daniel Colon – Dominican University, Class of 2013
Research and Development Specialist 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

And the 2023 Recipient of the Badami Outstanding Alumni Award

Spirit of the Founders: Student Recognition

Please join us for refreshments in the Granito Center as we celebrate Dominican University’s 2023: Spirit of the Founders honorees:

Stacy Eliezer and Louis Rodriguez

The “Spirit of the Founders Award” is highly regarded at Dominican University. This award represents a respect for the values and traditions that have endured for centuries and holds the promise that the Dominican tradition will be carried on. The “Spirit of the Founders Award” also represents for its recipients a strong belief in their potential as leaders, as they leave Dominican University to make their mark in the world.


Keynote Presentation: Founders Week

Dominican University’s Founders Day Keynote Speaker:
Sister Arlene Flaherty, O.P., Director School Sister of Notre Dame

Sister Arlene Flaherty OP is a Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, NY and is Director of the Office of Justice and Peace and Integrity of creation for the Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Since entering the Blauvelt Dominicans in 1977, Sister Arlene’s ministry has been at the intersection of theology, spirituality, and justice. She is a teacher, workshop leader, justice animator, and group facilitator.

For the past year Sister Arlene has been teaching Theology and Spirituality in an Evolutionary Context at An Tairseach, the Dominican Organic Farm and Ecology Center in County Wicklow, Ireland.


Founders Week is the annual celebration of the University’s heritage and the Dominican Sisters who established it.
We celebrate this year in the Spirit of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 

History Simulation Workshop

History Simulation Workshop:
Guide to
Game-Based Learning

Workshop Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:30 a.m. Why Historical Game-Based Learning?
Empirical Evidence for Active Learning Pedagogy
10:30 a.m. Practical Guide to Historical Game-Based Learning:
Dos and Don'ts from a Teacher and Student Perspective
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Let's Go! A Microgame in Action
2:30 p.m. Reflections and Conclusion

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Dominican University Lawrence Room of Casey Hall

$20 Registration Fee


July 4th Vacation – Students

University Closed for Independence day July 4th & 5th


Students Only 

MBA/MSOLC Session VI Begins


Day/Evening Summer IV/DC Online Session V

Tuesday- Thursday 


University Closed 

Day/Evening Summer Session III


16 Classes
No Classes: June 19th and July 4th 

Day/Evening Summer Session II


20 Classes
No class: June 19th and July 4th

Day/Evening Summer Session I


Graduate Nursing Summer Semester Begins