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Fall Orientation

Now the fun really begins! It's time to move in, get your ID, and get your schedule for the first few days.

Orientation officially starts your new journey at DeSales!

Below is the opening day schedule for students and families on Sunday, August 18th. Students will get a full schedule for Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday when they arrive on campus. Please check the DeSales website for additional updates and our campus map.

All events are subject to change. Please contact DSUOrientation@desales.edu with any questions.


Starting at 8:00 a.m. (Based on designated time)

  • Move-In

    All resident students should check in at Billera Hall where they will receive their keys, ID, Orientation packet, and T-shirt. They should then report to their residence hall where they will meet their roommate and Resident Advisor.

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

  • Mass – Optional 

    Mass will be offered for students and their immediate family at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in Wills Hall. 

11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.  

  • Family Picnic Lunch

12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.

  • Commuter Check-In

    All commuter students should check in at Billera Hall where they will receive their ID, Orientation packet, and T-shirt. 

2:00 p.m. 

  • Commuter Student Expectations Meeting

    DeSales University Center 
    This is an opportunity for commuter students to get to know one another and receive basic information about DeSales University. 

  • Resident Student Expectations Meeting

    Aviat, Conmy, Tocik Halls
    Students will meet with their RAs in their residence hall. RAs will present an overview of DSU community expectations for all students living in the residence hall. Students will also meet with other students who will also be residing in the residence hall.  

  • Student Life Talk (Parents and Families Only)

    Billera Hall
    Members of the student life staff will review move-in day and talk about what will take place in the new few days.

3:00 p.m.

  • Class of 2023 Prayer Service 

    Jesus the Teacher Statue 
    All members of the Class of 2023 and their families are welcome to join other members of the DeSales community for a time of reflection.  Afterwards it is time to say goodbye to your family.  Remind them to visit during Homecoming on September 27 th and 28th and Family Weekend on October 18th and 19th.  

Meet Your Mentors

Get to know the DeSales community better by meeting some of the mentors who will help guide you through Orientation and beyond. 

Meet Your Mentors

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