Admitted First-Year Students

You did it. Congratulations on your admission to Dominican University of California. 

Next Steps

Ready for what comes next? Become a Dominican penguin in just five easy steps: 

  1. Submit your tuition deposit
    Your tuition deposit is $250 and is non-refundable after May 1. 
  2. Apply for housing and submit your housing deposit 
    New students (first-year and transfer) wishing to live on campus will receive a housing application once they have submitted their tuition and housing deposit. Your housing deposit is $500 and is non-refundable after May 1. Housing is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to students who deposit by May 1. Learn more about living at Dominican
  3. Create your Dominican email password
    After your tuition deposit is received, Dominican will send you an email containing your Dominican email address and steps for setting up an email password. Contact Information and Technology Services at (415) 257-0123 with any questions.
  4. Take any placement assessments needed
    You will receive a message sent to your student email account that details any required placement assessments. In order to register for classes, your assessments must be completed prior to your scheduled appointment at Penguin Business Days. 
  5. Sign up for Penguin Business Day 
    Scheduled in May and June, Penguin Business Days are your opportunity to meet academic advisors, set up a class schedule, get your Penguin ID, meet with Financial Aid advisors and more! You will receive a message sent to your student email account when the Penguin Business Day schedule is open for registration. Contact your admissions counselor with any questions. 


dining hall

Caleruega Dining Hall

Get ready to enjoy a wide selection of meals made from seasonal and organic foods featuring locally-sourced products.

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fanjeaux residence hall

Fanjeaux Hall

Beautiful Fanjeaux Hall houses the Student Union, the University bookstore, and is home to close to 100 Dominican students. Fanjeaux is just one of several residence halls offered to Dominican students.

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dominican students in fitness center

Conlan Rec Center

Home of Dominican intercollegiate athletics, Conlan Center features regulation basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center, training room, locker rooms, a swimming pool and more.

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