Welcome to Dominican University New York!

Effective May 17, 2022, the New York State Board of Regents has approved Dominican University officially changing its name to Dominican University New York.

Over the last seventy years, Dominican has grown to meet the needs of our students. What started as a two-year teachers’ college became a four-year liberal arts college. Today, Dominican is a University that will continue to expand its offering to meet the needs of the students, the country, and the world.

This is an important milestone in our history as we prepare to celebrate our 70th anniversary. Changing our name to Dominican University New York brings formal recognition to the caliber of our academic programs. With our new name comes additional prestige and more opportunities for the school and our students.  

The Dominican experience, already great, is about to get even greater! As new details emerge they will be shared on this web page.

Read the Press Release

Questions about the Change to University


<b>Why did Dominican become a University?</b>

This is the natural evolution for Dominican. Over the last seventy years, Dominican has grown to meet the needs of our students. What started as a two-year teachers’ college became a four-year liberal arts college. Today, Dominican is a University that will continue to expand its offering to meet the needs of the students, the country, and the world.

<b>Will this affect tuition or financial aid?</b>

No. The only things about Dominican that are changing are the name and the opportunities!

<b>What do I say if people ask me where I went to school?</b>

If you graduated before June 2022, you can tell everyone you graduated from Dominican University New York. Alumni will be offered the chance to purchase a new diploma that says, “Dominican University New York-formerly Dominican University.” Everyone who graduates after June 2022 will have a diploma that says Dominican University New York.

<b>Can I request a new diploma with Dominican University New York on it?</b>

Yes. More information about the process and fees will be shared soon

<b>Will the mascot change?</b>

No, Charlie the Charger isn’t going anywhere.

<b>Will the website URL and email address change? </b>

Yes, we are transitioning all of our digital assets over the summer. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

<b>When will the transition be complete? </b>

Our goal is to transition campus signage, stationary, the URL and other digital assets by August 22. Information will be shared as it becomes available.