San Rafael has a Mediterranean climate: Summers and early falls are warm and winters and late falls are cool. The average temperatures in San Francisco Bay Area range from around 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 27 degrees Centigrade).
During summer and early fall, students often wear short pants and t-shirts to class. In the late fall and winter months, warmer clothes like sweaters, coats and rain gear are necessary.
Until you have a mailing address at Dominican University of California, you may have your letters mailed to you in care of the GEO. Make sure that the words "Hold for arrival" are written on the envelope. Use the following address:
Global Education Office (GEO)
50 Acacia San Rafael, CA 94901
Write down all of these numbers on a single sheet of paper, and keep it in your handbag or on your person. This way you won’t have to take out your important documents every time you are asked to fill out a form. Leave a list of these important numbers at home so your family can use it in case of emergency.
Make a photocopy of all your important documents and carry those photocopies separately. Keep a set of photocopies in each piece of luggage, in case one of your bags is misplaced or lost in transit.
Dominican University of California will provide all of our international students, who need it, with free pick-up and transportation from the San Francisco or Oakland airports to the University.
Please make sure you inform us two weeks in advance of your flight information, date and time of arrival. Please send an e-mail as early as possible to both firstname.lastname@example.org and vaolele.stawiarski with all the necessary information.
Dominican University will provide you with sheets, pillows covers, towels and a T-Mobile SIM card for the fee of $120. Make sure that you bring a GSM unlocked phone so that you may use the SIM card. Upon your arrival you will be given:
Click here to request this service.
U.S. immigration regulations state that new students entering on an F-1 student visa will only be eligible to enter the United States thirty calendar days or less prior to the beginning of the program date or start date, as indicated on the SEVIS I-20 form.
For new F-1 students, this reporting date is indicated in the question number 5 of the I-20 form. Please consider this date carefully when making travel plans to the United States.