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Fall Orientation

Class of 2024—Congratulations on becoming a part of the DeSales community. In order to prepare you to “be who you and be that well” DeSales presents their orientation program to help students and their families prepare to become a bulldog, from their acceptance letter to opening day!

2020 orientation - get in tune with your character
Nick Luchko

Weekly Orientation Drop-In Zoom Sessions

Every Wednesday from June 3 through August 19 you'll have the opportunity to drop in and say hi to Nick Luchko, Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement and Leadership and Director of Orientation.

Bring your questions!

Sign Up for a Zoom Drop-In

Orientation officially starts your new journey at DeSales!

Check back later, more information for Orientation 2020 will be posted soon!

Please contact with any questions.

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DeSales Fall Orientation

Summer Preview

Get a first-hand look at what being a DeSales student is really all about when you join us for DSU Summer Preview!

All first-time students are encouraged to attend the DSU Summer Preview. Invitations are sent to deposited students and their families via regular mail in mid-April. At Preview, you are introduced to various key aspects of campus life, including Character U—the First-Year Experience at DeSales University.

Whether you're an incoming freshmen resident or commuter student, you'll find the gathering to be not only informative but fun. This is a real taste of the DeSales campus community—plus, a continental breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge to you and your family.

Please check back, information will be posted soon.

Transfer Student Orientation

Congratulations! As a transfer student, you're about to start the next path along your college journey. Think of Transfer Orientation as your GPS to help guide you to a successful experience at DeSales!

Everything a Transfer Student needs to know to get started in the right direction at DeSales happens at orientation. If you haven't had your picture taken yet for your DSU ID, you can have it taken then—so bring a smile! In addition to getting familiar with the new student basics like resources on campus, you will also have time to meet lots of new and have a great time.

The fall Transfer Orientation takes place in August. If you've made your deposit, you will receive your invitation through regular mail regarding the event dates. In the meantime, here's a typical Transfer Orientation schedule:

Day 1

  • 10 am-noon: Transfer students who will be living on campus move into residence halls. Check-in at the Dorothy Day Student Union.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Welcome to parents and students at Labuda Theatre.

Day 2

Your day starts at 9:00 am with the following sessions follow throughout the day:

  • University Center - breakfast (optional)
  • Campus Safety - University Center
  • Meet with Faculty from your major
  • Lunch
  • Clubs and Organizations Fair

Day 3

  • Classes Begin. Go get 'em!

Other Important Links

  • Meal Plans
  • Financial Aid
  • Housing
  • Trexler Library
  • Bookstore - On Opening Day, the University bookstore (located in the DeSales University Center) will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Student ID’s/Paw Pass - If you did not have your picture taken at the DSU Preview, or over the summer, you can have it taken on Opening Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Card Office located in the DeSales University Center.