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We’re glad your son or daughter is attending Dominican University, and we’re proud to welcome you and your family into our university community. Dominican is a unique place because our work is centered in relationships. As the university builds a relationship with your child, we hope to build one with you and your family.

We believe that the heart of a good relationship is communication. Throughout the year you’ll be receiving various communication from the university.

In an effort to keep you informed between newsletters, we have a wealth of information available here. Links to campus and community resources, online registrations for parent and family events and campus updates are all posted.

Your Family's Dominican Adventure

Congratulations on your student's decision to attend Dominican University. At Dominican, we place a high value on community. As we get to know your student over the coming months and years, we also look forward to developing a relationship with you and your family. Our website will connect you to all the resources you need to launch that relationship—and your student's Dominican adventure.

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Welcome Weekend 2016

Welcome Weekend is an extension of the summer orientation program for Dominican University. The University welcomes new resident students to campus on Friday, August 26th from 9am - 4pm. There is a full day of programming on Saturday, August 27th, designed for students and their families. Guests will choose from a variety of workshops offered throughout the day, enjoy lunch with others new to the Dominican community, participate in a resource featuring over 20 departments at the university, attend mass, and join President Donna Carroll at a reception for new students and their families. Saturday night and Sunday provides multiple social events for new and continuing students to meet and get excited about starting the school year together. Please use the registration form at to reserve your space at the many events offered throughout the weekend. For any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 708-524-6822.

Money Matters

Dominican's tuition is at or below the national average for four-year private colleges and universities, and more than 90 percent of our incoming students receive some form of financial aid.

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Parents of Prospective Students

Dominican is the best of both worlds—integrating the rigor and mentoring of a top-tier private college and the academic breadth of a large university.

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Visiting Dominican

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If you ever have a question and aren’t sure who to direct it to, just email us: We’ll pass your email along to the appropriate office and make sure you get a timely response.

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