Spam: Unsolicited Email or Junk Mail

Spammers send two major types of spam:

  • Email trying to sell you something:
    “Lose up to 82% of your unwanted body fat with X”
  • Email trying to get information from you (i.e. phishing emails):
    “Your email account is about to be deactivated! Respond with your password to continue.”

NOTE: DeSales IT staff, including the helpdesk, will NEVER ask for your password or other confidential information (e.g. birth date, social security number, address) through an email message. Forward the messages to and then delete them without opening them. [Read more…]

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 and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.


Tomorrow: Celebrate Mike Duffy’s Retirement

Campus Environment invites you to join us in the Hurd Room of the University Center on Thursday, August 2 from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. to wish Mike Duffy a farewell as he retires from the Facilities Department. Mike has served in various roles for almost 20 years at DeSales University. Please drop in to say goodbye and wish him good luck.


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 by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.


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.