Residence Halls

Living in the residence halls can be a valuable experience for college students. In addition to being part of a community of scholars, you can engage in a variety of campus activities and events throughout the day and evenings. The Residence Life Staff (your RAs) sponsor activities and socials designed to help build community and connect with peers.

Dominican Townhome Units

The Dominican Townhomes (located at the corner of Mission & Irwin in San Rafael - about 1/2 mile from campus) provide an off-campus living experience with the convenience of close proximity to Dominican. For additional information about the Townhomes, please contact



fanjeaux building photoA gray stone hall with a peaked roof and ivy-covered towers, Fanjeaux is located across the street from the library. This 1927 building is named after the French village where St. Dominic established the first convent of Dominican Sisters. Fanjeaux accommodates approximately 125 students. The ground floor of this hall houses the university bookstore and the Fanjeaux Student Union, which is the headquarters for the Associated Students of Dominican (ASDU).




Edgehill Village

edgehill one dorm photoThe newest residence hall on campus, Edgehill Village opened in 2002. It takes its name from an old campus mansion that once served as the seniors' dormitory. The Village is a living/learning community with six buildings clustered together on the northeast corner of campus. Each building has eight two-bedroom apartments with two students per room. It has been designated as a quiet living community in an effort to preserve the tranquility of the area as well as promote academic success. Edgehill Village accommodates 198 students.





pennafort dorm 01 photoBuilt in 1958, Pennafort is one of the largest residence halls. It is named for a Spanish Dominican, St. Raymond of Pennafort, a canon lawyer who started schools for teaching Eastern languages to missionaries. Rooms have large sunny windows, built-in shelves and hardwood floors. Neighbored by Fanjeaux, the two halls share a courtyard. Pennafort houses 203 students.