Video Recap: Move-In Day – Thank you to all who helped!

Yesterday, the University Community came together to welcome the class of 2021 to their new home-away-from-home for the next 4 years.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who, once again, helped make yesterday’s move-in such a positive experience for our freshman and their families.

— Jerry Joyce, Interim President

P.S. The communications staff would like to add a special thanks to JC Falcon ’18, who helped capture the day on our Instagram (@desalesuniversity), Snapchat (desalesu) and Facebook accounts.

 

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

In preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the DeSales University Emergency Services Department would like to remind you of a few safety tips while viewing the eclipse. The following tips will help keep you and your family safe during the eclipse:

  • DO NOT stare directly at the sun with your naked eye at any time during the eclipse.
  • Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark glasses, will not shield you from the sun’s UV rays during the eclipse.
  • DO NOT look at the eclipse through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. The concentrated solar rays will damage your eyes.
  • The only safe way to look directly at the eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters are not safe for looking at the eclipse.
  • See an optometrist immediately if you should experience discomfort or vision problems following the eclipse.

Questions? Contact Dennis Rasley, director of emergency services, at ext. 1513 or dennis.rasley@desales.edu.

DeSales University Receives Gift of $408,000

We are pleased to announce that DeSales University received a gift of $408,000 from Mrs. Rita M. Donahue, a long-time supporter of the University. She and her late husband, Joseph, initiated the Reverend Thomas J. Furphy Lecture Series, which brings some of the world’s most distinguished speakers to campus to discuss national and international problems. We are grateful for her generosity.

Questions? Kathy.Diamandopoulos@desales.edu

Mass of the Holy Spirit, 8/20

TO:                  The DeSales Community
FROM:           Dr. Gerard Joyce, President of DeSales University

The campus community is filled with excitement and anticipation as it prepares for the start of the 2017–18 academic year and the arrival of more than 500 new students. The official kick-off for the new year will begin with a Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. This celebration will be held on the Alumni Courts in Billera Hall. We are delighted that Father James Greenfield, President Elect of DeSales University, will be present to serve as the main celebrant.

All administrative, professional, and support staff members are invited to join us as we welcome the Class of 2021 and their families. Since this is an academic procession, administrative and professional staff personnel who wish to process with the faculty should wear academic attire. Vesting and formation of the procession will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the women’s visitors’ locker room next to the Billera Hall classroom. Support staff are welcome to sit with the parents. [Read more…]

Billera Hall Fitness Center Hours

This week, 8/14 – 8/18, the fitness center will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. only.

Beginning Monday 8/21, the fitness center will go back to being open:

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions? Jodie.Morgan@desales.edu

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at Wills Hall Chapel on: Monday, August 14, at 5 p.m. (Vigil) and Tuesday, August 15, at noon and 5 p.m.

Questions? Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at Wills Hall Chapel on: Monday, August 14, at 5 p.m. (Vigil) and Tuesday, August 15, at noon and 5 p.m.

Questions? Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu