The Dominican Experience (A2 Courses)

These courses provide a warm welcome to Dominican as you begin to build community with other new students and develop essential skills to support your path into adulthood

In this course, you will receive a warm welcome to Dominican as you begin to build community with other new students. This course is .5 units.

Together you will learn about the following topics from a variety of Integrative Coaches and dynamic Dominican University of California faculty:

  • Digital Portfolio
  • The Art and Discipline of Writing and Reflecting
  • Global Citizenship
  • Navigating Dominican University Systems: Reflect on your transition from high school to college as you prepare to navigate Dominican systems and learning platforms.

Blended synchronous (live classes) & asynchronous (independent, guided learning)

Moodle and Zoom

New first-year students or continuing students who have earned up to 29 units. 


Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-noon (July 13-August 3)
Instructor: Stacy Davidson

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m.-noon (July 13-August 3)
Instructor: Mark Jaime

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. (July 13-August 3)
Instructor: Naomi Elvove


  1. Contact Information Technology Services by email or phone at (415) 257-0123 to obtain your email address and Student ID number. (New students only.)
  2. Register through Self-Service

A unique course that supports your path into adulthood, guides you through coping with the changes in our current lives and teaches concrete adulting skills to help you navigate these unusual times. We will touch on the four critical components of adulting: work/managing money, play/hobbies, love/relationships and physical/mental health in a time of social distancing. How can you approach finding a job or internship in this current job climate? How are you managing money in a time of quickly changing financial situations? What are ways to manage physical and mental health? You are encouraged to complete the second .5 unit in the fall semester to continue to build on these skills and design the post-college life that you want. This course is .5 units.

Synchronous (live classes) + 1:1 Meetings

Moodle and Zoom

Continuing and transfer students. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m.-noon (July 14-30)

Courtney Budesa

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Meet Your Instructors

Naomi Elvove headshot

Naomi Elvove, MA

Senior Director Integrative Coach
Stacy Davidson headshot

Stacy Davidson, MA

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Actions
Mark Jaime headshot

Mark Jaime, MA

Associate Director of Alumni Relations Integrative Coach
Courtney Budesa headshot

Courtney Budesa

Director of Internships and Professional Development Integrative Coach