Campus Safety Tips from the Emergency Services and University Police Departments

DeSales University will be conducting a campus-wide lockdown drill on the Center Valley campus on Wednesday, March 28 between 10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Here are a few tips and steps to take in a lockdown scenario:

The purpose of a lockdown is to minimize accessibility to rooms/buildings on campus to reduce the risk of injury or danger to faculty, staff, students, or visitors.

Incidents Requiring a Lockdown

Person(s) armed with a firearm or weapon on campus property, gunshots directed at or near the University campus, police incidents involving dangerous person(s) that are adjacent to or within a short distance of the campus, intruders, hazardous chemical spills, gas leaks, electrical conditions, or disasters close to the campus. These examples are not absolute but reflect the type of situation that may require a lockdown.

Emergency Lockdown Procedures

In the event of an emergency and notification of a campus lockdown, please follow the procedures below: [Read more…]

The Cosmic Heart of Christ: A Uni-diverse Look at His Passion, Death, and Resurrection in the Art and Stories of Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS

An event in conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration of Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS,  join Bro. Mickey McGrath in the Holiest of weeks for an evening retreat of inner peace and beauty. Using his own paintings and stories, with inspirations from St. Francis de Sales, Pope Francis, and other saints and wisdom figures from across the ages, he will help you find a place in the Sacred Heart of Christ where there is room for all. We are united not only in the richness of our diversity, but in our capacity for suffering and rising up—again and again.

Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
DeSales University Center (DUC), The Hurd Room


Volunteer Clients Needed for Senior Sport & Exercise Physiology Majors

The senior Sport & Exercise Physiology majors are looking for volunteer clients for their capstone projects. Volunteers will meet with our seniors 3-6 times between April 3 and April 25. All ages, all fitness levels, all goals are welcome. It will be completely individualized to your needs and goals. You will schedule individualized meeting times that fit your schedule and the students’ schedule.

Our students are prepared to address issues like:

1) Strategies for lifestyle change
2) General or specific fitness goals
3) Exercise programs for prevention or management of stable health conditions like hypertension, osteoporosis prevention, and others
4) Or just join for a few new fun workout ideas


Dining Daily

Menu for Tuesday, 3/27/2018


  • Cream of Tomato
  • Chicken Noodle


  • Salad: Chicken Cobb Salad
  • Bistro: House Balsamic Grilled Chicken Breast, Cheese Tortellini with Marinara Sauce, Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp, Black Bean Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Rice, Vegetables
  • Grill: Chicken Fajita Bar
  • Grill LTO: Asian Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Sandwich
  • Deli LTO: Broadway Deli Triple Threat Sandwich-Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Turkey & Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye Bread with Creamy Cole Slaw & Thousand Island Dressing


  • Sauté: Grecian Island
  • Bistro:  Curried Chicken, Oven Baked Herb Pasta Entrée, Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff, Rice, Vegetables

*Some menu items are subject to change [Read more…]

PACE is Looking for Talent

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Write poetry? PACE is currently looking for anyone interested in performing April 17 at an open mic night in the McShea Commons from 6-7:30 p.m. to raise awareness about mental health stigma and how we can fight it.

PACE is also accepting personal stories about students’ struggles with mental health in any regard. These stories will be read at the open mic night but the student will remain anonymous. If you have interest in performing or to submit a story, contact Jordan Loeb at


Students: Important Easter Break Reminder

Hello Students,

This is a reminder that Easter Break is almost upon us! On Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m., all residence halls will shut down for the break and will not reopen until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 2.

Please be advised that there are VERY LIMITED services available for Traditional Undergraduate Day students during this time. As such, residents are required to vacate their residence halls.

The only exceptions that may be made are for those students required to stay by faculty/staff members that must be here for University sanctioned events and/or full time/day undergraduate academic responsibilities or for students who live more than 300 miles from campus. If you reside more than 300 miles away, you may request to stay on campus at the office of housing operations or by emailing

Students who must stay on campus over the break for a University sanctioned event must coordinate their request to stay through their staff/faculty advisor. All requests must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Requests posted later than this date cannot be guaranteed approval.

If you have any questions about Easter Break closing, please talk with your Resident Advisor in your building about the process or your academic advisor/coach if you are requesting to stay over Easter Break.

Thank you,

Josie Carr
Associate Director for Campus Life