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Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, United States
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Dominican University of California is an independent university located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach.

The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of the faculty and students.


Sunday editorial in Marin Independent Journal praises Dominican President Mary Marcy and Novato Mayor Josh Fryday as architects of #ReimaginingCitizenship program between University and City of Novato - City Government

Lady Penguins win first home basketball game after holiday break as Dominican Women's Basketball team moves into fourth-place tie in the PacWest Conference!

Congrats to Pepe Gonzalez '02, former Dominican student-athlete and Dominican University of California Alumni Association President from 10,000 Degrees, for being honored for excellence in board leadership on Thursday at the 25th Annual Heart of Marin Awards! #ThisIsDUC

Lead front page story in Marin Independent Journal hails #ReimaginingCitizenship scholarship program between Dominican University and City of Novato - City Government that enables students to earn bachelor's degrees at Dominican while working as paid interns for City of Novato. Josh Fryday #ThisIsDUC

The Novato City Council has approved a unique Dominican University scholarship program with the City of Novato that focuses on reimagining citizenship. City of Novato - City Government #ReimaginingCitizenship #ThisIsDUC Read more ...

Are you sticking to your New Year's resolutions? A study on goal-setting by Dr. Gail Matthews, Dominican psychology professor, is being cited in numerous publications worldwide, including and the Fast Company business magazine ...

In an Inside Higher Ed commentary, Dominican President Mary Marcy reviews the cumulative toll of events from 2017 on Dominican and other college campuses around the country and reaffirms the enduring purpose of higher education going forward. #ThisIsDUC

The MFA in Creative Writing program hosted afternoon discussions and evening readings for the general public presented by guest lecturers and Dominican faculty in Edgehill Mansion through Jan. 12. For more info about the program and the public schedule, follow this link:

Happy New Year 2018 from Dominican and the Dominican Hound! #ThisIsDUC

Happy Holidays from Dominican! The campus was closed until January 4, 2018. Thank you to all our students, faculty, staff and alumni -- and their families! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Congrats to Business major Natalie Diaz for being named PacWest Conference Player of the Week for Dominican Women's Basketball for the second time this season! Read how Natalie is living the dream as a student-athlete #ThisIsDUC


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