Welcome and Information Desk

At the Welcome and Information Desk (WID), it is our job to constantly be in the loop of things, and it is our promise to keep others in the “know-how” of exciting University happenings. We like to see ourselves as dedicated and knowledgeable professional staff and student agents that are always at the cutting edge of information to keep you connected.

• External / Internal Maps of Dominican University

• BikeDU

The Welcome and the Information Desk at the Main and Priory campuses serve as the check in/out site for the bikeDU program.

• Campus Connection

From on campus, dial 0 to be connected to “Campus Connection,” Dominican University’s premier service for transferring your call to another on-campus destination.

• Concierge Service:

Restaurant information and sample menus, transportation reservations for local cabs, Oak Park visitor’s guide, Chicago Concierge guides, courtesy phone for local calls, daily Redeye drop-off location, daily parking passes for guests and visitors

• Transportation Routes, Schedules and Information Guides:

CTA Bus & Rail Maps: 90 & 90N; Green & Blue line

PACE Schedules: 305, 307 & 318

- Bikes on Buses

- Campus Connection

Metra Union Pacific Route

Dominican Shuttle Schedule


Dominican University’s bike-share program – bikeDU – allows students, staff, and faculty access to a bike at the [Ride for a Day] or [Ride for a Semester] level. The program is a free 1st generation bike-sharing system for recreational and transportation purposes powered by the best alternative fuel: You.

Your bikeDU check-in/out locations also offer information on how to travel by bike in the greater Oak Park and River Forest area: nearby bicycle paths, bicycles on public transport, safety tips, etc. Additionally, bike air pumps, flat tire patch kits, and a number of bike repair tools are available for you to check out.

Illinois Bicycle Safety Quiz Challenge:


Test your knowledge and learn about relevant laws and skills - for both bicyclists and motorists.

- Email your certificate to bikeDU program:


Ride for a Day:

1. New Users: Complete an application/waiver, and pass the Bronze level of the Illinois Bicyclist Safety quiz | Return Users: Sign in

2. Select your Bike

3. Enjoy the Ride

4. Return within 24 hours

Ride for a Semester:

A long-term bicycle loan program made possible by the reCycles program – a collection of donated or acquired abandoned bikes to Dominican University fixed up, repaired, and ready to ride. Applications are available at the start of each semester and typically bike loans are granted for 3 months.

Bike2Campus Week:

Part challenge, part competition. Help DU earn ‘Top Cycle Campus’ and ultimate bragging rights among other Chicagoland participating schools by simply logging your trips on www.bike2campus.com. Throughout the week, DU hosts safe, fun and engaging bicycle events where you can earn goodies and giveaways from some of our major sponsors.