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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 Chief Operating Office 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 Contract and Procurement Administration Student Accounts Office Facilities and Physical Plant Planning and System Information Technology Human Resources Institutional Research Housing Foundation Enterprise Risk Management Insurance International Affairs Auxiliary and Dining Services
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Dr. Teresa Hardee

Dr. Teresa Hardee
CFO and COO

Homecoming Vendor Form

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NOTE: Once a registration form is submitted, the vendor will be contacted by DSU to discuss reservation details such as insurance, food licenses, and payment options. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Jordin Williams, Coordinator - Homecoming Vendors, at jnwilliams@desu.edu

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Commencement FAQ's--Frequently Asked Questions

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December Commencement 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Will there be a professional photographer to take my photo as I walk across the stage to receive my degree? Yes.  An official photography company at December Commencement 2016 will take photos of graduates as they cross the stage. Students will be provided a card to complete which requests current email, address and telephone number. After Commencement, a proof will be mailed and/or emailed along with purchasing information.   How long is the ceremony? Approximately 2 ½ hours   Who is the speaker? Johnny C. Taylor Jr. President and chief executive officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).   What are the qualifications for walking at Commencement? Please see Graduation Requirements on the DSU Commencement web site.   Can I still walk at Commencement if I still have to take one or two fall, spring or summer classes? No.   Can I decorate my cap (mortarboard)? No.  Commencement at DSU is a dignified occasion.   Why I am not allowed to wear heels? Heels may cause damage to the floor of Memorial Hall Gymnasium.   When do I have to arrive at Commencement? See line up details under Commencement Day Information on the Commencement web site.   When can my family/friends come to Commencement to get a seat? Commencement will start promptly at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall Gymnasium.   What activities are there for graduating seniors? Please check the DSU Commencement web site under Resources-- “Commencement Events”   Where can I get my cap and gown from? Cap and gown (regalia) distribution is held in the Bookstore in the MLKSC.   If I am in a Fraternity or Sorority, where can I get my Greek sash from? Stop by the Bookstore in the MLKSC.   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. The ceremony will be streamed live.   How many people can I invite to the Commencement ceremony in the gymnasium? Tickets are not required for the Memorial Hall Gymnasium.  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. Additional sites for viewing Commencement will be available in the Theater, E&H Building.   Where do I get my invitations for Commencement from? Please attend the Grad Fair in the Bookstore or go to www.herffjones.com.  Click on "Graduation" then click "College". The DSU Copy Center also sells announcements at a low cost.   Where do I get my honor cords from? Cords will be distributed to honor students during the mandatory Commencement rehearsal on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9 a.m. in Memorial Hall Gymnasium.   Are there tickets for Commencement? Tickets are NOT required for commencement.   What are the Commencement Fees for? Cap/gown, administrative fees and activities   What are the parking options for students, family and friends? There will be plenty of parking on campus available on Saturday, December 17, 2016. 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.   How are Latin honors determined? Latin honors are based on the previous semester's cumulative GPA.   Can I walk in December 2016 even though I finished in May 2016? Yes, however, your name may not appear in the May Commencement printed program.

Graduating with Honors

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Honors Convocation (traditionally held on the evening before Commencement), will be incorporated into the Commencement ceremony. Students graduating with honors can receive their cords on Wednesday & Thursday,  November  16-17, 2016 from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. in the Bookstore. Students should proudly wear them at the Commencement ceremony on Saturday December 17, 2016.  Honors are awarded to graduation candidates who have attended the University for at least three years (90 semester hours) and have met the following criteria: SUMMA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.75 or above MAGNA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.50 to 3.74 CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.25 to 3.49 HONORABLE MENTION for transfer students (Honorable mention is awarded to transfer students if they complete the last two years of academic work toward graduation (60 semester hours) at Delaware State University with a minimum GPA of 3.50.) CORD DISTRIBUTION  - (Cords will be distributed at the mandatory Commencement rehearsal on Friday, December 16, 2016.) SUMMA CUM LAUDE  = 3 gold cords and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) MAGNA CUM LAUDE = 2 gold cords and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) CUM LAUDE = 1 gold cord and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) HONORABLE MENTION = 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) CONGRATULATIONS!  JOB WELL DONE!  

Commencement Day Information

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The 127th DSU May Commencement


May 7, 2016

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COMMENCEMENT LINEUP INFORMATION  LINEUP TIME Wellness and Recreation Center doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Graduates/students and faculty must arrive at 8:30 a.m. to prepare for lineup.  LINEUP LOCATION Wellness and Recreation Center indoor basketball court Please refer to the following SEVERE WEATHER PLAN in case of inclement weather on the day of Commencement. NO HIGH HEELS: High-heeled shoes will NOT be allowed in Memorial Hall Gymnasium (wedge heels or flats ONLY). All footwear will be checked before the entrance of the gymnasium. Any individual in violation of appropriate footwear will be given disposable flip-flops to wear.   PARKING FOR STUDENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS There will be plenty of parking on campus available on Saturday, December 17, 2016. 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 VIP and 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. Only one guest is permitted to accompany each special needs or handicapped seat. Parking on the grass anywhere on campus is prohibited. See campus map. Tickets are not required for the gymnasium.  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. Additional sites for viewing Commencement will be available in the Theater, Education & Humanities Building.   SPECIAL COMMENCEMENT INSTRUCTIONS Instructions for the Platform Party, all DSU Staff and all Graduates: High-heeled shoes will NOT be allowed in Memorial Hall Gymnasium (wedge heels or flats ONLY).  All footwear will be checked at the entrance of Memorial Hall Gymnasium. Any individual in violation of appropriate footwear will be given disposable flip-flops to wear. Absolutely no texting, cellular phone usage or wireless device usage will be allowed in Memorial Hall Gymnasium during the Commencement ceremony. Absolutely no disruption of any kind will be allowed in Memorial Hall Gymnasium during the Commencement ceremony. Any individual causing a disruption will be escorted from Memorial Hall Gymnasium by a police officer.   OTHER WAYS TO WATCH For family and friends who will not be present at the Commencement ceremony, DSU will broadcast the ceremony live on YouTube. On campus, 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 and in the Education & Humanities Theater.   SEVERE WEATHER PLAN COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD IN MEMORIAL HALL GYMNASIUM RAIN OR SHINE UNLESS SEVERE WEATHER HAS BEEN FORECAST ON THE DATE OF SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE ONLINE ON THE DSU COMMENCEMENT WEB PAGE AND VIA TEXT ALERT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 AT 9:00 A.M. THEREFORE, IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER: STATE OF EMERGENCY, VERY, VERY HEAVY SNOW, LIGHTNING, TORNADO, MONSOON, TSUNAMI, HURRICANE, ETC., THE DATE OF DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT 2016 WILL BE CHANGED TO: TBA THE SEVERE WEATHER PLAN CEREMONY WILL BE BRIEF WITH NO FRILLS.

Graduation Requirements

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The 128th DSU May Commencement


 

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Courses and Credits The minimum number of semester hours required for graduation is one hundred and twenty (120). This number varies with many of the major programs. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the requirements of the major study area in which they are enrolled to be eligible for graduation.    A candidate for the baccalaureate degree must complete the last thirty (30) semester hours of credits at Delaware State University. However, a student may enroll in six to eight (6-8) hours of courses at another institution upon approval of the department chairperson and the academic dean.   Students who transfer from other institutions must earn a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours at Delaware State University. Degree Audits All degree audits must be done through your academic advisor and sent to the Records & Registration Office by the published deadlines. Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA) To qualify for graduation, the following grades and grade point averages must be earned by the candidate: A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) A minimum grade of 2.00 ("C") in each course in a field of specialization A minimum of 2.00 (“C”) GPA for the last thirty (30) semester hours of work at the University No student may graduate with any incomplete (“I”) or “In Progress” grades on his/her transcript Double Degrees A student can be awarded two (2) degrees at the same time only if the degrees are different (e.g., Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees). If a student is pursuing two (2) fields of study for which the same degree is awarded, then only one (1) diploma will be granted, but both fields of study will be listed on the diploma. To be eligible for a second degree: 1) course work must be taken in two fields of study and 2) the student must satisfy the curriculum requirements of both departments. A student returning to Delaware State University for a second degree or major must officially declare a major in the second area and need only satisfy the additional requirements for the second major in order for the second baccalaureate degree to be conferred. Diplomas are ordered by degree. One diploma will be ordered for each degree earned and will not be issued to a candidate who has not satisfied all financial obligations to the institution, including loan programs administered by the University. Graduation with Honors Honors are awarded to graduation candidates who have attended the University for at least three years (90 semester hours) and have met the following criteria: SUMMA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.75 or above MAGNA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.50 to 3.74 CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.25 to 3.49 HONORABLE MENTION for transfer students (Honorable mention is awarded to transfer students if they complete the last two years of academic work toward graduation (60 semester hours) at Delaware State University with a minimum GPA of 3.50.) Application for Graduation All prospective graduates should have filed an application for graduation in the Office of Registration and Records by October 15 for December and by February 3 for May. There is no guarantee that diplomas or regalia will be available for the graduation exercise for those students who apply after the deadline. Students who have met degree requirements are eligible for graduation at the close of any semester. Degrees are awarded on the students’ transcripts upon completion of all requirements with the actual award date (December 15th for the Fall, May 15th for the Spring and August 15th for the Summer). Degrees are conferred three times a year and qualified students can participate in the University’s Commencement Exercises in May and December. August graduates are eligible to receive their diplomas on the actual award date and are eligible to participate in the following fall or spring graduation exercise. Exit Interview It is mandatory that all graduates who have been awarded Title IV Loans (Perkins Loans, Signature Loans, Stafford Loans, Student Nursing Loans and Unsubsidized Loans) complete an exit interview. The exit interview can be completed by following the steps below: Log on to: www.NSLDS.ed.gov Click on “Exit Counseling”  Fill in ALL fields with appropriate information and click “Submit” Answer all accompanying questions and click "Continue" NOTE: If a score of 100% is not received, you will not be able to participate in the commencement exercises. If you have received a Federal Perkins or Nursing Loan, you will receive an exit packet from Campus Partners at a later date. To secure a copy of your debt summary, log on to: www.mycampusloan.com If your graduation date is incorrect, forward an email to: lthompson@desu.edu listing your expected graduation date. An exit interview hold will be placed on your account and all University services will be withheld including release of transcripts and diploma if the exit interview process is not completed by November 15--(December Commencement) and April 15 for May Commencement. Commencement Participation Eligibility Students may participate in Commencement in May if they have satisfied the following conditions Filed the application for graduation by October 15; Enrolled in and successfully completed all academic requirements for graduation prior to graduation; Satisfied all financial obligations to the University; Completed the Exit Interview. Completed the Graduate Exit Survey online.  * Questions For all questions pertaining to graduation requirements (except the Exit Interview), contact the Office of the Records and Registration at 302.857.6375, Administration Building, 1st floor. For questions concerning the Exit Interview and financial information, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 302.857.6240, also located in the Administration Building, 1st floor.

President's Annual Holiday Dinner

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Welcome Days

Class of 2020 and Transfer Students,

It’s time to arrive for Fall 2016! In an effort to help you get ready for your new life as a Delaware State University student, you are required to attend Welcome Days—our signature event created to help new students make a smooth transition from high school to Hornet Nation.

All of the activities will take place on the main campus located in Dover, Delaware, from August 25-28.
 

Summer

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There's something for everyone at Delaware State University this summer! DSU has many exciting opportunities for children, students and teachers with summer camps, summer programs, and summer college.
 

 

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There's something for everyone at DSU this summer!              

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