College Welcomes Class of 2021

Freshmen moved into Hertel Residence Hall on Thursday, August 24.

The 2017-2018 school year has begun with the arrival of the Class of 2021.  Freshmen moved into Hertel Residence Hall on Thursday, August 24, 2017, with the help of Orientation Leaders and athletes. From Thursday evening through Saturday, all freshmen participate in Orientation activities which help them become familiar with the College and make new friends.   

“New Student Orientation is an exciting and important time.  Our Charger family grows and our student leaders show the best of Dominican College. As we welcome new students, we endeavor to teach them Dominican values and principles, and share the spirit of our founders, which will serve them in the pursuit of a fulfilling career and life, “  said Christine Dilts, Assistant Dean for Student Development.

The Fall Semester gets underway on Monday, August 28.  Most freshmen (35.6 percent) plan to study Nursing. Other popular majors include Athletic Training, Biology, and Criminal Justice. 


College Partners with Rockland Center for the Arts

Executive Director of RoCA Daly Flanagan in the outdoor Sculpture Park at RoCA in West Nyack.

Dominican College and the Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) have teamed up to offer art courses this fall at the center in West Nyack.  RoCA Executive Director Daly Flanagan stressed that students who take classes at RoCA will be exposed to the art exhibits on display at the center. 

“It’s like full immersion,” she said. “You are not just going to a classroom in your college, but you will be passing artists and art every time that you come here. “

Flanagan said students will also get free studio time, which will allow them to develop as an artist independently. Dominican College will offer two classes at RoCA in fall, Introduction to Art and Ceramics.