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Finance and Administration

The Finance and Administration Division contributes to the enrichment of the students’ educational experience.  In a nut-shell, the division helps support all functional units of the University to change lives! The primary responsibility of Finance and Administration is to ensure a clean, safe, productive campus environment while providing the highest quality service in support of academic excellence through thoughtful stewardship of financial, technological, infrastructure and human resources. The Division has a team of talented professionals that are committed to providing the most efficient and cost effective business support to the Delaware State University community.  The functional areas have distinct responsibilities in providing the services necessary to carry out the mission of the University. The Finance area works very closely with the Vice President for Finance and Administration to keep the office apprised of the financial status and health of all units of the University. Planning, Budgeting and Systems provides the University key decision makers with information that allows them to make fact-based decisions with the ability to measure the anticipated impact of those decisions by creating current and long-range budget plans. Human Resources serves as a partner with the University community by providing customer service and progressive initiatives to attract, retain and motivate a highly-talented, committed and diverse workforce. Institutional Research provides historical, current and projected long-range information which allows the University to provide for current students as well as preparing for student enrollment and housing needs before they arise. Division of Finance Budget Office Controller Accounting Department General Accounting and  Reporting Restricted Grants Accounting Accounts Payable Fixed Assets and Inventory Management Department Payroll Department Purchasing Department Student Accounts Office Facilities and Physical Plant Planning and System Information Technology Human Resources Institutional Research Housing Foundation Institutional Research and Analysis Enterprise Risk Management Insurance International Affairs Auxiliary and Dining Services  Finance and Administration Policies Travel Policy Travel Card Application Form Missing Receipt Affidavit    

Commencement FAQ's--Frequently Asked Questions

May Commencement 2014 frequently asked questions: (This list will be continuously updated.) 1.  Will there be a professional photographer to take my photo as I walk across the stage to receive my degree? Grad Images will be the official photography company at May Commencement 2014 to take photos of graduates as they cross the stage. Students will be provided a card (when students pick up their cap and gown) to complete which requests current email, address and telephone number. After Commencement, a proof will be mailed and/or emailed along with purchasing information.   2.  How long is the ceremony? Approximately 2 ½ hours   3.  Who is the speaker and when it be announced? The speaker will be Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., prominent legal theorist, civil rights attorney, mentor to President Barack Obama and author.    4. What are the qualifications for walking at Commencement? Please see Graduation Requirements under “Resources” on the DSU Commencement web site.   5.  Can I still walk at Commencement if I still have to take one or two fall, spring or summer classes? No.   6.  Can I decorate my cap (mortarboard)?  No.  Commencement at DSU is a dignified occasion.    7.  Why I am not allowed to wear heels? Heels may cause damage to the turf of Alumni Stadium.     8.  When do I have to arrive at Commencement? See line up details under Resources/Commencement Day Information on the Commencement web site.   9.  When can my family/friends come to Commencement to get a seat? Commencement will start promptly at 10 a.m.  Alumni Stadium will be open for guests as early as 8:30 a.m. on Sunday May 11, 2014.   10.  What activities are there for graduating seniors? Please check the DSU Commencement web site under Resources-- “Commencement Events”   11.  Where can I get my cap and gown from? Cap and gown (regalia) distribution is held in the Bookstore in the MLKSC.   12.  If I am in a Fraternity or Sorority, where can I get my Greek sash from? Stop by the Bookstore in the MLKSC.   13.  Is Commencement going to be filmed? Yes, however, it will not be for sale.  Please feel free to ask your family/friends to capture the ceremony.  Details on WATCHING IT LIVE will be posted to the Commencement web site.   14.  How many people can I invite to the Commencement ceremony in the gymnasium? Tickets are not required for the stadium.  An overflow room for the viewing of Commencement will be set up in the 2nd floor parlors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center.  Printed programs will also be available in the parlors.    15.  Where do I get my invitations for Commencement from? Please attend the Grad Fair in the Bookstore or go to  Click on "Graduation" then click "College". The DSU Copy Center also sells announcements at a low cost.    16.  Where do I get my honor cords from? Cords will be distributed to honor students during the mandatory Commencement rehearsal on Friday May 9, 2014 at 9 a.m. in Memorial Hall Gymnasium.   17.  Are there tickets for Commencement? Tickets are NOT required for Alumni Stadium.   18.  What are the Commencement Fees for? Cap/gown, administrative fees and activities   19. What are the parking options for students, family and friends? There will be plenty of parking on campus available on Sunday May 11, 2013.  Prospective graduates as well as their family and friends, can park in any parking lot with the exception of reserved spaces and fire lanes. However, a section of Parking Lot 1 (near the main gate) will be designated for handicapped Commencement parking.  Please do not park at area businesses during Commencement. Your vehicle will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.  Fines and fees will apply. Handicapped spaces will continue to be reserved for only handicapped designated cars. Handicapped parking and the wheelchair drop-off points for Commencement parking will be located in Parking Lot 1 and campus-wide. Special needs and handicapped seating will also be designated in Memorial Hall Gymnasium. Parking on the grass anywhere on campus is prohibited. See Campus Map.   20.  How are Latin honors determined? Latin honors are based on the previous semester's cumulative GPA.   21.  Can I walk in May of 2014 even though I finished in December 2013? Yes, however, your name will not appear in the May Commencement printed program.