Campus Ministry & Spiritual Life
As a Catholic University, DeSales fosters a vibrant spiritual life on campus based on Salesian virtues. The spiritual atmosphere here is welcoming and joyful.
Student Life: COVID-19 Response FAQs
An important note from the Student Life Office about this FAQ list
We remain grateful for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work through these challenging times.
Many of you are asking fine questions about immediate next steps and long-term expectations. Until further notice, DeSales University will conduct classes using an online learning platform. Also, while we are trying to address your questions with our communications and website updates, we realize that some of your questions may not be addressed.
A new email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been created for you and your families to ask all of your questions. Members of staff will receive these and direct them to the appropriate party for a response.
Will I be able to attend Mass if I am on campus?Bishop Al Schlert, diocese of Allentown, has cancelled all public masses until further notice.
Will this FAQ be updated as things change?
Further information about campus resources will be updated on this site.
Please remember that our campus resources are available to you. We will continue to update these FAQs on COVID-19 as this situation continues to evolve.
We will communicate as necessary, via website, email and social media, as we move forward.
In day-to-day campus life, DeSales University incorporates the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities' document called Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities into our student life best practices. A companion piece unique to DeSales University— Applying the Principles—is used as a framework for the student affairs team to recruit and educate new university professionals.
Mass Schedule and Other Resources
The gentle spirit and practical teachings of St. Francis DeSales pervade every activity of Campus Ministry, helping students to "Live Jesus" in their daily lives.