Class of 2020 and Transfer Students,
It’s time to arrive for Fall 2016! In an effort to help you get ready for your new life as a Delaware State University student, you are required to attend Welcome Days—our signature event created to help new students make a smooth transition from high school to Hornet Nation.
All of the activities will take place on the main campus located in Dover, Delaware, from August 25-28.
|Get all the information you need to know before you arrive.||Use a template to complete a required one-page resume prior to Welcome Days.|
What kinds of activities will take place at Welcome Days?
Welcome Days will provide the opportunity for you to get to know your University and your fellow students.
- Click here for the full schedule of activities. Please check this site regularly for updates, pay close attention to the schedule planned for you and take special notice of activities marked “MANDATORY.”
- ALL freshmen are required to complete a one-page resume prior to arriving for Welcome Days. Please visit desu.edu/resume-resources to create your resume by using one of the 10 approved resume templates.
When do I arrive?
Check-in will be held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center on Thursday, August 25, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Residential Students: Check in Thursday, August 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. before going to your residence hall.
- Commuter Students: Check in Thursday, August 25, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
What if I have not satisfied my financial obligations or have not submitted my health form
or final (official) transcripts by Welcome Days?
- Residential Students: All new residential students must have their financial obligations satisfied with the Office of Student Accounts, health forms on file in the Office of Student Health Services and final official transcripts to the Office of Admissions by Thursday, August 25. If not, you will not be “cleared” to move in to the residential halls, participate in Welcome Days or begin classes. Therefore, DO NOT report to the residence halls on Thursday, August 25, if you have not satisfied your financial obligations, have not turned in your completed health form to the Office of Student Health Services or submitted your final official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. You must continue to communicate with the Offices of Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Admissions and/or Housing to gain clearance as soon as possible.
NOTE: Please know that if you arrive after 5 p.m. and your financial obligations to the University have not been satisfied, or if you have not submitted a completed Health Form to the Office of Student Health Services and turned in your final official transcripts to the Office of Admissions, you will not be permitted to move in to the residence halls. You will be required to find some other form of lodging until you have satisfied your obligations to the University.
- Commuter Students: All new commuters must have their financial obligations satisfied with the Office of Student Accounts, health forms on file in the Office of Student Health Services and final official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions by Thursday, August 25. You will not receive a University ID card until these obligations have been met.
Do I need to bring anything special with me for Welcome Days activities?
Yes. There will be a number of exciting activities during Welcome Days for which you will need specific attire. On Saturday, August 27, we want you to show some school pride and wear your “Welcome Days” T-shirt during the Class of 2020 photo and community service activities. You will receive this shirt at Welcome Days check-in. Sunday, August 28, is a big day! At the completion of all Welcome Days activities, you will participate in the final phase of your transition. You will be inducted officially into the DSU family during the Hornet Induction Ceremony, a special ceremony that symbolizes your “Rite of Passage,” and you will attend the President’s Reception. You will need to wear the following professional attire in order to be allowed to attend or participate in these two events:
|White professional blouse
(no low cut or tight-fitting blouses that reveal cleavage)
(no cartoon characters)
Black professional dress,
|Black professional pants
(no trendy, casual or club clothing)
|Black professional shoes||White professional shirt
(button down shirts with collars)
|Black professional belt|
|Black professional shoes
(no trendy or club shoes)
The Hornet Induction Ceremony and President’s Reception are our special ways of welcoming you into the Hornet Nation, so please be sure to dress properly so that you can participate!
The fall bill is due on August 4 for new students. Please keep in mind that using personal checks to enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan may take up to 10 business days to clear. Therefore, payment plan enrollments (with personal checks) after Thursday, August 4, at 4 p.m. ET may result in significant delays in Welcome Days check-in on August 25. This may also hinder a student’s access to campus services (i.e. Housing, Dining, etc.). If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 302.857.6351 or Student Accounts at 302.857.6240.
The Delaware State University family looks forward to seeing you at Welcome Days!
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Division of Student Affairs at 302.857.6363.