Living on campus is a great way to meet new people and build strong ties with your classmates.

As a campus resident, you’ll enjoy the convenience of living near classes and all your activities. What’s more, you’re likely to do better academically and adjust better to college life.

A Welcoming Community

Dominican’s living and learning environment balances personal and academic growth with a strong sense of community. Through activities and community engagement, you’ll forge lifelong friendships and build cultural understanding.

A Multicultural Living Environment

Dominican welcomes all students to the residential community. We are committed to engaging students in meaningful experiences in an open, civil, and respectful climate composed of students and staff of different genders, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, religious affiliations, races, sexual orientations, and levels of ability.

We strive for a welcoming environment where community members know each other, participate in setting guidelines under which they live, and celebrate commonalities and individual differences. We expect the residents of our community to respect and appreciate the lifestyles, values, ideas, cultures, and backgrounds of others. We believe our community must support freedom of thought and opinion in the spirit of mutual respect.

How to Apply for Housing

Applying to live on campus is easy, and we’re here to help. Just follow these steps:

  1. New resident students. Complete the housing application. (If you’re a returning student, you must be logged into MyDU to do this.)
  2. Pay your housing deposit. Contact Student Accounts in Lewis Hall or by calling (708) 524-6487. The deposit is:
  • $200 for new students
  • $50 for returning students
  1. Register for classes. Incoming students will register for classes during their summer SOAR.

Once we receive your signed housing application and housing deposit, we will make your housing assignment.

Incoming first-year students receive housing assignments by email and post during the last week of July. All other students will be notified of their assignments through email on a rolling basis.

When to Move In

All main campus residents should report to the Coughlin Commons to check in, while Aquinas Hall residents should report to the Priory Campus main entrance. If you are a new resident student and you are not able to move in until after the Friday of Welcome Weekend, please check into the halls during one of the returning student time slots. All students will need to have insurance and emergency contact information available during the check-in process. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.