Residence Halls

More than 500 students live on campus and call Dominican their home. Student housing provides quick access to everything campus has to offer, from the dining hall, to the gym and outdoor pool, to fun and diverse campus events. 

two student residents in their housing unit

Campus Housing

Dominican offers a safe welcoming place to call your home away from home. Every floor in the residence halls is staffed with live-in Residence Advisors (RAs) along with professional staff on-call 24/7. RAs host socials and activities while building relationships with their peers and encouraging them to make the most of their Dominican Experience

Applying for Housing

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.

My experience living on campus was a great step toward living on my own. The RAs were super helpful in transitioning me from home to dorm life."

Dylan Finley, Business Administration


Dominican offers a variety of amenities to make students’ living experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Each residence comes equipped with the following: 

  • Laundry facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • Furnished common rooms and lounge spaces
  • On-site parking (permit-based)
  • Dining hall access (except for the Townhomes, which have full kitchens). 
  • On-call staff and security 24/7

It's not just the amenities, but it's the people and energy that make Dominican's residence halls such a great option for students."

Leeann Francisco, Humanities

Have a housing question?

Get all your questions answered by scheduling a guided virtual tour, speaking with an admissions counselor or watching our 3D virtual tour.

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At this time, Dominican University of California does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students. For more information regarding relocating to the beautiful North Bay, please refer to our Graduate Relocation Resources Guide or reach out to your admissions counselor

An exception to this policy may be available on a case-by case basis. Those seeking special accommodation are encouraged to contact their admissions counselor. International students are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education Office for further resources.

pennafort hall residence

Pennafort Hall

Pennafort Hall is a mid-century traditional residence hall for first-year undergraduate students. All rooms are designated as triple-occupancy spaces, with adjoining rooms and a shared bathroom. Pennafort features large sunny windows, hardwood floors, updated furniture, walk-in closets and plenty of places to study.

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fanjeaux residence hall

Fanjeaux Hall

Fanjeaux Hall is an ivy-covered, traditional residence hall located directly across from the library. It is our only community that houses undergraduate students from all class levels (first-years to seniors). Occupancy options include triple, double and single room. All rooms feature sunny windows and hardwood floors. Fanjeaux’s ground floor is also home to the University Bookstore, student lounge and our student government, the Associated Students of Dominican University (ASDU).

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edgehill village student housing

Edgehill Village

Housing nearly half of our resident population, Edgehill Village is a suite-style residence featuring two double-occupancy bedrooms, a living room and a shared bathroom. The residence houses sophomores, juniors and seniors in a tranquil setting in the northeast corner of campus.

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dominican student housing townhomes

Dominican Townhomes

The Dominican Townhomes are the University’s only off-campus residences. Housing 65 junior and senior level students, each townhome features a multi-level layout with two double-occupancy bedrooms and one single-occupancy bedroom, plus three bathrooms, in-unit laundry, a living room, a full kitchen, and a two-car garage (street parking is also available). The Townhomes are less than one mile from campus, adjacent to downtown San Rafael with easy access to public transit and Hwy 101.

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