The best way to learn about DSU is to experience it for yourself. And we make it easy for you, with a variety of options such as family, group or Saturday tours, or attending an Open House. Come see if DSU is right for you!
While here, you’ll get the chance to see our residence halls, academic departments and state-of-the-art facilities, plus receive information on scholarships, financial aid and admissions. Pending availability, campus tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m. and select Saturdays every month at 10 a.m. You are also welcome to explore our campus digitally by viewing our campus map.
Schedule a Family Tour
Prospective students and their friends and family may request family tour dates at least at least one week in advance. Register online to request a family tour.
Schedule a Group Tour
Groups of 20 or more may request a group tour date at least two weeks in advance. Register online to request a group tour.
You may also inquire about campus tours by emailing campustours [at] desu.edu.
Directions to DSU
Our main campus is located in Dover, Delaware — just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York City. Directions to DSU.
Visiting from out of town? See a list of places to stay in Dover.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are campus tours offered?
Campus tours are offered Monday – Friday at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m. Tours are not scheduled on Sundays, holidays or when the University is otherwise closed. It is important to arrive on time to your scheduled campus tour, as all tours are student led and scheduled based on their availability during scheduled class times.
How do I schedule a campus tour?
Family and group tours can be reserved by completing the request form.
How far in advance should I schedule a campus tour?
Family tours should be scheduled at least one week in advance of your requested date. Group tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of your requested date.
How will I know my campus tour has been scheduled?
You will receive an email within 48 hours of your request (during regular operating hours) confirming your tour date and time, or an email notifying you that your selected date and time are not available.
Where do I report when I arrive on campus for my tour?
Family and group tours should report to the Visitors Center kiosk located on the 1st Floor of the Administration Building (Bldg. #40).
What does the campus tour consist of?
Tours may consist of an information session and are walking tours of the grounds and facilities to include residence halls, and various offices and academic departments. Dress in comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing to accommodate the weather conditions.
How long does the campus tour last?
Campus tours may last approximately 1–2 hours.
Are chaperones required to accompany student group tours?
Student groups must be accompanied by chaperones; at least one chaperone for every 20 students.
What if it rains during my scheduled campus tour?
Unless otherwise specified, tours will remain as scheduled. Please dress appropriately to accommodate the weather conditions.
What if I cannot make it to my scheduled campus tour?
If you cannot make it to or are running a little late for your scheduled campus tour, please contact the Office of Admissions as soon as possible at 302.857.6347, 302.857.6351 or email campustours [at] desu.edu. Excessive tardiness of more than 15 minutes can result in forfeiting the tour.
How do I schedule on-campus dining services for my tour group?
Tour groups seeking on-campus dining services should indicate this on the tour request form. Breakfast is $4.90/person; Brunch is $7.30; Lunch is $7.30/person; Dinner is $8.30/person. Payment methods include credit card, cash or checks made payable to Aramark (lunch or dinner accommodations must be arranged prior to the visit).
Where should visitors park?
Unless otherwise specified, visitors should enter through the main front entrance of the university and obtain parking instructions at the security booth.
Does DSU offer open house sessions?
Open House sessions are offered each spring and fall term to allow students and prospective students to visit the campus.
“I (or someone in my group) have a disability and will need to request accommodations for equal access. How can I do this?
The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) works with any student, faculty, staff, or campus guest who has a disability and is interested in requesting reasonable accommodations. More information is available on the CDR webpage.