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) 524-6893. 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 Disability Support Services

Students with disabilities are encouraged to work with the Disability Support Services Coordinator to identify reasonable accommodations. Visit Disability Support Services 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 gradinfo@dom.edu.

Complete Orientation

Information regarding orientation for future terms (beyond fall 2021) will be posted here. Please check back for updates if your program is not listed below. Students can expect an email directly from the Graduate Enrollment department with information on this event and how to register.

Please contact Graduate Enrollment at gradinfo@dom.edu with questions.

School of Education Orientation
Alternative Licensure Program
Save the Date!

Orientation and Registration Session (mandatory): April 25, 2022, 6-9 p.m. via Zoom. A link for registering for this event will be sent to you via email. You must have an active DU email account with your own password to access program materials through a special Canvas course set up for that evening. You should have received an email from the University to your personal email telling you how to set up your password for your Dominican account. At the session, we will discuss coursework, registration, internship requirements, financing, and next steps.

School of Social Work Orientation
Save the Dates!

Summer 2022 Orientation and Writing Workshop (both days are mandatory)

  • Thursday, June 23: 5:30–9:00 p.m. (In-person and Online. Students will be able to choose either in person or online in June 2022)
  • Friday, June 24: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Online)

Fall 2022 Mandatory Orientation and Writing Workshop (Students must choose one option. RSVP will be sent out in August 2022)

Option #1
  • Tuesday, August 16: 5:30–9:00 p.m. Orientation (Online)
  • Wednesday, August 17: 5:30–9:00 p.m. Writing Workshop (Online)
Option #2
  • Thursday, August 18: 5:30–9:00 p.m. (In-person and Online. Students will be able to choose either in person or online in August 2022)
  • Friday, August 19: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 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 Orientation

Information regarding orientation for future terms (beyond fall 2021) 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 @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.