Student Registration, Advising, and Career Development

Our Virtual Advising Office is open via Zoom from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We provide one-on-one advising and career development support through the use of breakout rooms for any students looking for guidance or direction. Questions regarding resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and course advising/registration can be addressed during these sessions.

Need Support for You or Your Family?

Fill out the STARS Assistance Request form (links to external site). We will use our resources to put together supports for you or your family. We can address everything from academic support needs to social/emotional and physical health needs as well.

Student Loan Repayment Restart

On Aug. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a final extension of the student loan payment pause until Jan. 31, 2022.

The pause includes the following relief measures for eligible loans:

  • a suspension of loan payments
  • a 0% interest rate
  • stopped collections on defaulted loans

Learn more about the Student Loan Repayment Restart at (link opens in new window).

Emergency Support Resources

Our Academic Success Team has compiled a website of resources for students regarding emergency financial assistance, employment information, technology needs and more.

Wellness Center Resources

While health services and counseling services are not available until August 3, students can contact the Wellness Center at (708) 524-6229 or email with questions or for referrals. 

Students can upload their immunization records at Wellness Online. New students will need to wait until after they have participated in SOAR and are registered for classes to access Wellness Online.

Office Hours August 3, 2020 through May 31, 2021

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)

To avoid an outbreak, please call to schedule an appointment so we can ask a few questions about your symptoms. You must complete your intake forms on the student portal, Wellness Online before coming in. Come at your exact appointment time with a mask on and hands washed; we are not using the waiting room during the pandemic

Contact (708) 524-6229 or connect via live chat on

Tutoring and Academic Support

Use our Academic Support Center virtually. Sign up for tutoring and access the subject-area tutors.

Housing Application

Students interested in living on campus must complete the housing application and update their emergency contact information.

Career Resources

Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Career Development is here to help all Dominican University students. We will continue to provide our students with relevant resources to ensure their success. Career advisors are available for one-on-one advising sessions through Zoom or phone appointments. Employers are continuing to post job and internship opportunities on Handshake. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact or download the attached Career Development COVID Resources Guide (pdf). 

Disability Support Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Dominican University to look for creative and innovative ways to come together in ever-changing learning environments. Please know that what has not changed is Disability Support Service’s (DSS) commitment to support students, faculty and staff in ways that help to ensure accessibility and share new tools and approaches that may be needed to help meet learning outcomes. Here is how we can help:


Please connect with DSS if your accommodation needs have changed due to the pandemic. We will work with you to help you navigate the documentation process and assist you with updating your accommodations.


Please connect with DSS if you would like additional guidance or support in implementing students’ accommodations in virtual, hybrid or face-to-face classroom settings.


Please connect with DSS if you are exploring new ways of promoting/ hosting campus and community- sponsored events and have accessibility-related questions about structure or presentation.

We are looking forward to working with you and are here to ​help! We can be reached at

Beware of Scams During Pandemic

Michelle Van Natta, associate professor of criminology, reports that, due to the current social upheaval caused by COVID-19, there has been an uptick in scams and exploitative crimes, particularly targeting immigrant families and the elderly. She cautions that reports indicate criminals are preying on the immigrant community by demanding cash to stop the deportation of loved ones and fraudulently offering financial assistance to people who provide their personal information. She has recommended the following FBI website for guidance: