Catholic Identity

Caldwell students and faculty members.



Caldwell University is rooted in the Catholic Dominican traditions and committed to promoting the Gospel message of truth. The Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey founded Caldwell University as Caldwell College in 1939. Also known as the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order was founded by St. Dominic de Guzman in the 13th century in France.

We embrace an 800 year Dominican heritage which seeks to bring about the message of truth and passion for God through the four pillars of prayer, study, community and service. No pillar stands alone but rather works in conjunction with the others to make the mission of promoting spiritual, intellectual and aesthetic growth a lived reality at Caldwell University. The four pillars give us insight into Dominican spirituality and its flexibility in response to God and the challenges of the day.