The policies listed below represent an abridged version of the IT policies. For a detailed list of all IT policies and procedures, please visit the website at: All changes will be documented on the website.


Dominican University email is an official form of communication from the university. Students are responsible for communication received from the university through their email account. Staff, faculty, and students are expected to check their official e-mail address on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University communications. All student records are established so that their Dominican email address is the first used by all university systems.

Student email is hosted by Microsoft Office 365 and will be provided for life to alumni, when requested prior to their graduation. Student emails are formed by your username and “”.

You may have your email electronically redirected to another email address; however, if you use email redirection from your DU email address to another email address (e.g.,,, you do so at your own risk. The University will not be responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors.

It is up to you to take the steps that may be necessary with your personal email account to allow for the receiving of email forwarded from their email account. These steps may include, but are not necessarily limited to, adding the address to a ‘safe-senders’ list and/or adjustment of any spam filters. Having email redirected does not absolve anyone of the responsibilities associated with communication sent to his or her official email address.

  • For more information on accessing and setting up mobile devices to access your student email account, please visit our IT website at


DU provides an Emergency Notification System that will send you a text to a cell phone number that you designate. The intent of this system is to send you a text when an Emergency exists on our campus. You cannot opt out of getting messages to your Dominican email, but you can choose to get email messages and texts to other email address and phone numbers.

  • To enroll in the Emergency Notification System, login to MyDU ( and click on the Emergency Notification System link on the left hand side of the page.
  • To check the status of an emergency, visit our online alert system at


The Star Card is a vital component of your day-to-day experience at Dominican University. Please refer to the website for more details and FAQ.

By either touching or swiping your Star Card to a reader with authorized access, you'll use your Star Card to access: