Welcome to Dominican University! To help you prepare for your future at Dominican, we have created a special session of the Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) program to assist in your transition as a new student.

At your orientation, you will learn about the academic expectations of the university, register for your classes, discover opportunities for student involvement, find out about services and resources, and meet other Dominican students.

Please be advised that your attendance is required, space is limited and registrations may close before the deadline. Please make your arrangements to attend the entire program.

You must pay your Tuition Deposit before registering for the SOAR program. If you have not paid your deposit yet, you can do so here

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Schedule

The SOAR program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in is in the Shaffer Silveri Atrium in Parmer Hall at 10:00am. Depending on the number of courses being transferred to Dominican University; some students may be required to complete a Math Assessment, and/or Modern Foreign Language Assessment. The Academic Advising Office will communicate with students the schedule to complete your individually required assessments prior to your SOAR date. Assessments are offered in the morning prior to SOAR; thus students needing to complete an assessment should plan on arriving on campus as early as 8am. Your specific schedule will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

Here are some of the day’s highlights:

  • Overview of the Core Curriculum and Academic Advising
  • Meet with an academic advisor/faculty member and register and/or review classes
  • Meet new and current students and build community
  • Learn about the many resources designed to support student success
Registration Days 2018

Students who have received their acceptance letter and paid a deposit are afforded an opportunity to visit campus on specific days to register for courses. All assessments and transcripts must be submitted at least one week prior to their registration day to ensure that students can register for the correct courses. Finally, all students who attend a registration day will also need to attend one of the SOAR dates to support their transition to the Dominican community. Students who have attended a Registration Day will only be required to attend a portion of the SOAR program; the exact times will be communicated to students prior to their attendance.

Please note: all Registration Days are currently full

Registration Days 2018:
  • Wednesday, May 9 (session is full)
  • Saturday, June 23 (session is full)

Transfer SOAR Dates 2018

  • Tuesday, June 5 (session is full)
  • Saturday, July 21 (session is full)
  • Friday, August 17

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Shortly after you reserve your place you will receive confirmation via email.

Please note that space at each SOAR session is limited and a SOAR program may close before the RSVP deadline. Please call (708) 524-6822 if you have questions or need special accommodations, or you can also send questions to new2du@dom.edu.

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Student Orientation, Advising and Registration program

At your orientation, you will learn about the academic expectations of the university, register for your classes, discover opportunities for student involvement, find out about services and resources, and meet other Dominican students.