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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 or (708) 524-6893. More information is also available on the Stepan 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.

Learn About Accommodations and Disability Access

Students with disabilities are encouraged to work with the Accommodations and Disability Access Coordinator to identify reasonable accommodations. Visit Accommodations and Disability Access for more information.

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

Complete Orientation

Information regarding orientation for future terms (beyond Summer 2022) will be posted here. Please check back for updates if your program is not listed below. Students can expect an email directly from graduate enrollment with information on this event and how to register.

Please contact Graduate Enrollment at with questions.

Brennan School of Business Orientation

Virtual orientation and registration for newly enrolled Brennan School of Business students is scheduled for the following date:

  • Fall 2022: August 25, 2022, 6–7 p.m.

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

School of Information Studies Orientation

Virtual orientation and registration for newly enrolled School of Information Studies students is scheduled for the following date:

  • Fall 2022: August 25, 2022, 5:45–7:p.m.

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

School of Social Work Orientation

Fall 2022 Mandatory Orientation and Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday, August 16: 5:00–9:00 p.m. Orientation (In-Person)
  • Wednesday, August 17: 5:30–9:00 p.m. Writing Workshop (Online)

Required materials for both Orientation and Writing Workshop sessions: The Writer's Handbook: A Guide for Social Workers by Dona J. Young, APA 7th edition* available at Amazon.

*Note: The book will be used for other classes. It is required in SWK 514 and SWK 614.

Nutrition Program Information

Prior to registration, secure your spot in your program by submitting a $100 tuition deposit via myDU. Contact our IT Support Team at 708-524-6888 or at for help accessing myDU if you do not have your login credentials.

Information regarding orientation for Fall 2022 will be available soon. Please check back here for updates.

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.

Parking Permits

Parking Enforcement begins on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – be sure to display your 2021-2022 permit in your vehicle.

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 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Main and/or Priory campus

6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Main and/or Priory campus

2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. East Lot (Main)

Method of Delivery

Pick-up on Campus:

WID Library: Starting on Monday, August 16

WID Parmer: Starting on Monday, August 23

Lewis Alcove: Monday, August 30 & Tuesday, August 31

Pick-up on Campus:

Coughlin Commons: Friday, August 27-Tuesday, August 31

Campus Safety Office: Starting Wednesday, September 1

Valid Through September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022

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

  • 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 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.