Once you’re registered for classes, there are a few more important next steps to take.

Purchase your Textbooks

Textbooks can be purchased or rented at the Stepan Bookstore on the first floor of Power Hall.

  • You can contact the bookstore at dom@bkstr.com or (708) 524-6983. More information is also available on the bookstore’s website.
  • Make sure to have your course number and section available when purchasing textbooks.
Fill out your Health History and Certificate of Immunity Forms

Students taking six or more credit hours at any of Dominican's campuses must submit the required health forms online prior to their first class. The Certificate of Immunity is a legal requirement of the State of Illinois. Fines will be incurred each semester for students whose records are missing, incomplete or not valid.

  • You can submit your health forms in person to the Wellness Center, through their online student portal or by fax to (708) 488-5072
  • All health-related questions can be directed to (708) 524-6229.
Apply for a Part-time Student Employment or Graduate Assistantship

There are a limited number of part-time jobs, several graduate assistant positions available and other positions university-wide. Search employment opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the appropriate staff or faculty member or gradinfo@dom.edu.

Complete Orientation

Please note: orientation sessions will be held online via Zoom unless otherwise noted below.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, August 20, 5-6 p.m.
An email invitation will be sent to your personal email. Please contact Sahily Santiago with questions.

School of Education

Thursday, August 20, 6-7 p.m.
An email invitation will be sent to your personal email. Please contact Sahily Santiago with questions.

School of Information Studies

Thursday, August 20, 5:45 PM-7 p.m.
An email invitation will be sent to your personal email. Please contact Aracelis Sanchez with questions.

School of Social Work

Thursday, August 20, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, August 21, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 24, 5:30-9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25, 5:30-9 p.m.

An email invitation will be sent to your personal email. Please contact Aracelis Sanchez with questions.

Brennan School of Business

Thursday, August 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
An email invitation will be sent to your personal email. Please contact your academic advisor or Professor Dave Aron with questions.


Tuesday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 28
Time TBD
Students can expect an email directly from the Nutrition department with information on this event and how to register.
Please contact Patricia Knisley, Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, with questions.

Master of Science in Software Development

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with your advisor, Steven Plane, after your acceptance into the program.
Please contact Steven Plane with questions.

Parking Permits

Apply for your 2020-2021 parking permit and take advantage of our new contactless delivery method -by mail- for Annual General parking permits if completed by Friday, August 21.

All residential student permits will be available for pick up at the Coughlin Commons during move-in week starting on Monday, August 24. You are encouraged to apply now and make an online payment before you pick up your permit in-person.

Permit Details
Permit type: Annual General Parking Resident Student Parking
Intended for: Commuter Students, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff Main/Priory Resident Students
Cost: $25 $100
Parking Access: 6am to 2am: Main and/or Priory campus 6am - 2am: Main and/or Priory campus

2am to 6am: East Lot (Main) and Circle Drive (Priory)

Method of Delivery: By Mail: submit online payment and application by Friday, August 21

Pick-up on Campus: Starting on Monday, August 24 (Locations: TBD)

Pick-up on Campus:
Monday, August 24 to Sunday, August 30: Coughlin Commons
Starting Monday, August 31: Campus Safety Office (Parking Garage, 1st Floor)
Valid Through: Saturday, September 4, 2021 Saturday, September 4, 2021
The Process

Step 1: Make an Online Payment for your parking permit through CashNet

Helpful Tips:

  • Save your e-receipt information sent to your email - you'll need to add your receipt number to your parking application before submitting. Don't readily see your e-receipt for your online parking permit payment, check your spam, clutter or junk folders.
  • Pay by e-check to avoid the 2.75% convenience fee for debit/credit card payments.
  • In-person payments/pick-up available starting Monday, August 24.

Step 2: Complete the Parking Permit Application through your MyDU account

Helpful Tips:

  • You'll need to log in using your Dominican credentials: username and password. Can't remember it or need to reset it, visit MyAccount, DU's self-service password management site.
  • Be sure to have your vehicle information including your license plate number readily available. 
  • Your application automatically saves as you go - thus, if you need to break from it, you can easily access it at a later time and pick up where you left off.
  • If you are picking up your permit on campus, please have your Dominican ID ready; it's required to receive a parking permit. Locations/Times of pick-up will be confirmed in mid-August.

For More Information

Star Cards (Student ID Cards)
  • Complete a Star Card application and upload a photo in order to obtain your Student ID card. There is no charge for the ID card.
    • Complete the Star Card Application online and submit a photo here. You will need another form of ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, in order to pick up your card.
  • If you need assistance with the Star Card application or parking permit, call (708) 524-6888 or click here for live support.
Complete Required Title IX Sexual Assault Training

Dominican University requires that all new students complete online training on sexual assault prevention. This interactive online tool will help Dominican students further their understanding of important topics like sexual harassment and bystander intervention that will not only be beneficial in the campus environment but also in the community. Invitations will be sent to your Dominican e-mail account via an automated-message from @everfi.net with the subject line "Online Course Assigned to you by Dominican University" around the start of the semester. Please keep an eye out.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mayra Chacón. For more information about diversity, equity and inclusion, read One Process: For a More Just and Humane Campus.