*NEW* Event – Orientation Office Information Fair, 8/20

The Orientation Office Information Fair will be held on Monday, August 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC.  If you are in charge of an office or special event on campus, this will be your opportunity to show the Class of 2022 what you have to offer. If you would like a table, please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Orientation Student Club or Organization Information Fair, 8/21

The Orientation Student Club or Organization Information Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC. If you are in charge of a student club, organization, or event on campus, this will be your opportunity to show the Class of 2022 what you have to offer. If you would like a table, please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Annual Testing of Campus Fire Alarm Systems Begins 7/2

Johnson Controls, the University’s fire alarm system and suppression vendor, will be on campus beginning Monday, July 2 to begin the annual testing of all campus fire alarm systems, as required by the National Fire Protection Association, and will remain on campus until all testing has been completed. This includes both the academic/administrative buildings as well as all residence halls. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask for your patience during the tests. A schedule of inspections is developed on a daily basis based on the scheduled activities in each building.

Questions? Contact the Emergency Services Department at extension 1779 or safety@desales.edu.

Faculty and Staff Judges Needed for Orientation Student Challenges, 8/21

We are in need of judges for our Orientation Student Challenges. These events will be held on Tuesday, August 21 and are tentatively scheduled for the following:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    DSU Got Talent
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Singing Competition
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Dance Competition

If you would like to judge, we would need you there 15 minutes beforehand and sometimes 15 minutes afterwards. Please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Faculty and Staff Helping Hands at Orientation, 8/19

Attention all Faculty and Staff!

Orientation will be here soon and one of the best things about this event is the unity that the entire DeSales community shows to the new freshman class. The positive feedback from the new students and their families about the welcoming team is tremendous.

Once again this year the Orientation team would like to invite all DeSales University faculty and staff to help with the move in process on Sunday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Those who are unable to carry objects or have limited mobility, we will have other jobs such as handing out water or directing families during move in. There is a job for everyone who wants to be involved! You will get an official Orientation shirt, breakfast, and lunch for helping.

Please fill out this form if you would like to help. Those who are interested should let us know by Friday, July 6 to guarantee a requested shirt size. After July 6, we will accept forms until August 10, but shirt sizes will be limited.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

DeSales Announces 2018 Summer Arts Camps

The Division of Performing Arts at DeSales University is pleased to again offer professional arts training camps for summer 2018. These intensive programs feature one- and two-week arts immersion experiences with three college credits available for students who have successfully completed each program and have a high school graduation date of in 2020 or prior. Each program, except for the Summer Theatre Institute Junior Program, also offers the option to reside on the DeSales University Campus at an additional cost. Students are supervised by Residential Counselors, who live in the residence hall with the students throughout the programs.

The Summer Video Institute offers professional training in digital filmmaking for ages 13 and up; the Summer Theatre Institute offers professional theatre training for high school and college students as well as a junior program for grades four through nine; and the Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training for ages 14 and up. [Read more…]