Penguin Pass

The Penguin Pass allows students, faculty and staff to utilize all the many technology resources at Dominican, as well as to communicate with the University.  

What is the Penguin Pass?

The Penguin Pass has three components:

  1. A Dominican ID card
  2. A network user ID (and password)
  3. An email address that ends with @students.dominican.edu or @dominican.edu.

Students

To manage your Penguin Pass Network ID, please visit: dominican.okta.com.

The Penguin Pass ID Card allows you to:

  • Access computer labs, the Conlan Recreation Center and the residence halls. 
  • Pay for computer printouts in the Library
  • Pay for photo copies in the Library/Guzman Hall
  • Pay for meals in the dining hall
  • Pay for laundry services
  • Pay for Items in the Bookstore
  • Pay for items from some of the vending machines around campus (if you do not have cash/change)

The Penguin Pass Network ID (and password) allows you to:

  • Access research databases from off-campus
  • Login and use Library computers
  • Use the wireless network
  • Access selfservice.dominican.edu
  • Add cash value to your card
  • Find information on Dominican operations
  • Access your Dominican-provided Gmail account

The Penguin Pass Gmail address allows you to receive important emails from:

  • Faculty, Financial Aid, Registrar, Provost, Student Life and the IT Department
  • Additionally, your Dominican Gmail account gives you access to Google Apps including Google Docs, Google Talk, and Google Calendar.

Your Penguin Pass can be set up by visiting the Information Technology Department in Ralph Minor Hall (the little red house next to Guzman Hall).

  • You can pick up your Penguin Pass after you have paid your tuition deposit.
  • Fall and spring semester:  We are open the first weekend (Saturday) before school starts; exact hours will be communicated to you via email. We have extended hours the first week of the beginning of each semester (M-Th, until 7 p.m.).
  • There is a $20 replacement fee for lost cards. 

Use of the Penguin Pass is separate from your tuition. Please note — Penguin Pass transactions will not appear on your bill. No credit will be extended for transactions using the Penguin Pass — all transactions must be pre-paid by adding value to your Penguin Pass.

  1. You may add value with a Visa or Mastercard at Self Service. Login with your Dominican Penguin Pass account, go to Finances/Make a Payment/Penguin Pass.
  2. Parents or guardians may make online deposits for students with a or Visa Mastercard or Visa.
  3. There is a value-add station in the Library adjacent to the circulation desk which accepts $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 denominations.

The Blackboard Payment Gateway, the payment solution used for online deposits and e-commerce purchases, as well as point of sale IP credit card transactions, adheres to PCI DSS standards and has been independently validated as PCI DSS compliant for four consecutive years, most recently in May 2008.

Blackboard is considered a level-one service provider by the PCI Security Standards Council and major card associations.

For Parents

  1. You may add value with a Visa or Mastercard at Self Service. Login with your Dominican Penguin Pass account, go to Finances/Make a Payment/Penguin Pass.
  2. Parents or guardians may make online deposits for students with a Mastercard or Visa.
  3. There is a value-add station in the Library adjacent to the circulation desk which accepts $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 denominations.

Email

Information about Email services at Dominican for students, faculty and staff.

Dominican University of California provides email addresses for all students. This service is hosted via Google. Students are responsible for ensuring that their e-mail setup is operational by setting up a password with IT.

Dominican Student E-mail addresses are in the format:

  • First.Lastname@Students.Dominican.EDU

Where first name and LASTNAME are separated by a period (.).

DOMINICAN PROVIDED GMAIL

With a Dominican provided gmail box, you have a dominican address (First.Lastname@Students.Dominican.EDU) and your email can be read by accessing https://gmail.dominican.edu.

Detailed help for Google Applications for students (including email).

HOW TO GET E-MAIL SETUP FOR NEW STUDENTS

To get your e-mail up and running:

  1. Call (415) 257-0123 or come by IT (Library).
  2. Provide a password
  3. Read the help documents.
  4. Go to https://gmail.dominican.edu and login.

Dominican University of California provides email addresses for all faculty. Dominican E-Mail addresses are in the format:

  • FIRST.LASTNAME@DOMINICAN.EDU

Where first name and LASTNAME are separated by a (.).

There are two configuration options:

  1. Use a Dominican provided mailbox
  2. Use forwarding to forward messages to another email account.

The choice of which configuration you would like to use is your decision. In either case, new Dominican faculty members will need to stop by the IT department in the Library to get their e-mail configured as they prefer.

Dominican University of California provides email addresses for all staff. Dominican E-mail addresses are in the format:

  • FirstName.LastName@Dominican.EDU

Where FirstName is your first name and LASTNAME is your last name. Some staff members who have been at Dominican for more than two years may have different address formats in addition to this address format

Penguin Pass Accounts

There are no charges for using the Penguin Pass. Balances remaining on the account from one semester to the next will carry over to the following semester.

If upon graduation, transfer, or withdrawal, you still have unused money on your account, the remaining balance will be transferred to your student account to cover any unpaid fees.

A refund check will be issued provided your student account is current (a zero or credit balance) and a written request is received within three months of leaving the University. Refund checks will be mailed to the student’s address of record.

How do I close an account?
Refund request forms are available online as well as in the Business Services Office or you may mail a written request that includes the account holder’s name, student ID #, telephone number, address where the check should be sent, and signature. 

Accounts will automatically close when the card holder is no longer an employee of Dominican University of California. At the time the account is closed, the remaining balance for the employee will be mailed to the address on file with the Human Resources Office.

How do I close an account?
Refund request forms are available online as well as in the Business Services Office or you may mail a written request that includes the account holder’s name, telephone number, address where the check should be sent, and signature. 

Laundry Services

Laundry rooms are located in each dorm on campus—Edgehill Village, Fanjeaux and Pennafort

  • $1.50 Washing
  • $1.25 Drying

If a machine needs to be serviced, contact WEB Service Company, LLC at 1 (800) 342-5932. Please identify the laundry room and the machine number located on the equipment.