October 2009

DSU Health Alert

  Oct. 30, 2009   There has been a significant increase in the number of cases of H1N1 influenza as well as other respiratory viruses over the past few weeks at Delaware State University.    As this is the beginning of the flu season, this increase is to be expected. DSU students are being urged to follow good hygiene, stay home and away from others when sick and seek medical care early.   DSU students should not go to class if they have flu-like symptoms. While the University realizes that class attendance is important, attendance with flu symptoms puts everyone else in the classroom at risk.   Students with flu symptoms are being urged to notify their instructor by email or telephone that they will be absent from class and call the Student Health Center to schedule an appointment.    University health services recommend the seasonal influenza vaccine, as well as the H1N1 influenza vaccine when it is available.    The University has implemented a plan for the isolation of students with influenza-like symptoms. Any residential student found to have influenza-like symptoms is being encouraged to go home if their family home is close enough to make that feasible.   DSU students should call the Student Health Center at 302-857-6393 or your healthcare provider for any questions or further information.     

2010 Commencement date changed

  September 21, 2009 Delaware State University has changed the 2010 Commencement to May 23 because the previously set date would conflict with the Dover Downs race weekend. Dover Downs informed DSU officials that NASCAR had moved its race weekend dates to May 14-16, prompting the University’s change in the 2010 Commencement date to avoid the conflict with the mass of race fans that come to Dover that weekend.