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Student Life

DeSales is a warm and welcoming campus where it’s easy to find your place, make new friends, and hone your leadership.

It’s tough to describe what makes DeSales so different—but you’ll feel it when you set foot on campus. Your first inkling that this is a very special place may be the first time someone holds a door for you and smiles. But don’t take our word for it—you have to experience it for yourself!

What will you do when you’re not in class? Cheer on our athletic teams, rock out at Spring Fling, get a midterm massage, lead a club, make a difference at Victory House, organize a Spring Break service trip, play mini golf at Putt U, go to Mass, watch a theater performance in Labuda, take a trip to New York City…the list goes on. If you’re already a Bulldog, check out what’s happening today on our student life calendar, ENGAGE. 

Welcome to DeSales!
There's never a dull moment for our students here at DeSales University. On campus, there are school-sponsored social events, residence hall recreation, and amazing activities our students start themselves. And, we're in a prime location for day trips Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and more!
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Housing & Dining
Our 400+ acre residential campus is bright, beautiful, and safe. Most students live on campus—and the food is great too!
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Sports & Fitness
If varsity play isn’t your style, there are intramural and club teams, and expansive recreation facilities.
Student Clubs at DeSales
Student Activities & Involvement
Whether you get involved in intramural sports, a club, or a cause, you won’t have any problems keeping life interesting at DeSales.
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Health & Wellness
Stay stress-free and healthy with services from our Health, Counseling, and Academic Resource Centers.
Character U First Year Freshman Experience

What Does Character Mean to U?

Our distinctive first-year program will help you forge lifelong friendships, make the transition from high school to college, and learn how to make the most of your DeSales experience. Along the way, you’ll develop core character values to help you succeed at DeSales and in life after college.

Learn About Character U
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There’s only so much you can do in a laboratory on campus. If you want to learn about an ecosystem, you have to go and get right in the middle of it, and that’s exactly what we did—we were in the middle of the rainforest for two weeks, and it was awesome.
Angeline Lonardi Biology Student

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