DeSales grads are making it big in L.A.

Last was the Osars, but did you know DeSales graduates are succeeding in Hollywood, too? We caught up with 2017 grads Lindsay Driscoll and CJ Bamert in Los Angles earlier this fall. Last night as everyone was tuning in for Hollywood’s biggest event, we shared their story on our social media accounts.

The posts were quite popular and have already reached thousands of people. Well done, Lindsay and CJ! ✭

If you know of any other DeSales success stories that would make a great feature, please let us know!

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It’s Time to Think Summer! Summer Classes, that is :)

Woman studying on a beach
With our flexible online summer courses, you could even take classes on the beach.

Yes, you CAN enjoy your summer and still get ahead (or catch up!) on your studies! 

Each summer, DeSales offers a variety of online undergraduate courses. They’re open to both our DeSales students and to anyone interested in taking undergraduate classes, so be sure to tell your friends.

You can learn more at


Spring Break Service Trip Application is Due Sunday, February 3

Interested in traveling, meeting new people, learning new skills, and serving your community? Apply for an Alternative Spring Break trip. The application is available on Engage. All students should log in, go to Forms and click on Spring Break Service Trips 2019.
DeSales will be going with the following organizations:
  • Nativity Prep Middle School, Wilmington, DE. DSU students will offer academic support and school beautification/improvement projects
  • Christian Appalachian Project, Kentucky. Students will repair homes for community members
  • All Hands Disaster Response, North Carolina. Students will rebuild homes from hurricane damage
  • Habitat for Humanity, Valdosta, GA – Help build a new home for a family
  • American Hiking Society, Goldhead Park, FL – provide trail restoration, invasive plant removal to prepare the park for its spring opening
Please email for any questions about the trip.

Dorothy Day Fitness Center is Now Open!

The Dorothy Day Fitness Center is now open! Hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Director of Sports Performance/Campus Fitness

Snow Day Closing/Delay Decision Procedure

DeSales Snowy Day Illustration
The decision to close, delay, or remain open is made by 6 a.m. and posted on our home page, main phone line (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and select local media outlets (see below). If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.

❄️ As we begin the new year, we’d like to outline our snow and bad weather procedures. Please know that the safety and well-being of our entire DeSales family — students, faculty and staff — is very important to us. Please be careful.

DeSales University’s procedure for snow and inclement weather is as follows:

  • A decision is made whether to close, delay, or remain open by 6 a.m.
  • The decision is communicated via the University’s home page, main telephone number (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and local media (see below for the list).
  • If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.
  • University officials make the decision using the best information they have available at the time.
Commuters: Ultimately you have to make the best decision for yourself whether to drive to campus in inclement weather.
  • Because the weather can be unpredictable, it is sometimes difficult to determine how a 6 a.m. decision will play out at 10 a.m. or noon.
  • The weather at the DeSales campus may be quite different from where you live.
  • Students who decide not to attend class on a day of questionable weather should communicate directly with the faculty members who teach their classes.
Faculty: you are encouraged to put an online plan in place so that work is not missed.
  • DeSales has many online learning options available to you, please contact DEIT for guidance.
  • Please communicate in a timely manner with your students about any changes in course delivery on days of inclement weather.

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Reminder: Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership – tonight, 11/14

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
DeSales University Center
No registration required

Author Jim Nevada
Author Jim Nevada will be on campus talking about his book Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. DeSales University Center, no registration required.

You are invited to hear a presentation from author and business consultant Jim Nevada about his book Inviting-Purpose Driven Leadership.

The book is designed to enable leaders to appreciate the rationale for placing purpose and people at the foundation of their leadership approach. It provides a simple, but practical, framework that can be applied across organizations of all types.

Jim will present examples of what leading organizations are doing to engage their people and deliver exceptional results, from Apple to General Electric to Southwest Airlines, and many others.

Jim has spent 25 years in executive roles, including president and chief financial officer at WSP, a global civil engineering firm; Atkins, a UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy, and Skelly and Loy, Inc.