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Hornet Days — Frequently Asked Questions

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Online Registration    |    Pick-up Locations Q: Do I need to bring anything with me? A: Comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, camera (optional), complete application packet (as described on the Hornet Days Registration web page) and completed permission slip (if you haven't already faxed it in). Q: What will happen in the case of an emergency? A: In the case of an emergency, the contact person(s) indicated on your application will be notified.  If you have a medical condition that requires medicine, please provide that information on your application. Q: What will happen if a student demonstrates unacceptable behavior or violates Delaware State University’s rules, regulations, or Codes of Conduct? A: The parent or guardian will be responsible for providing the student’s transportation home upon receiving notice of dismissal. Q: How long will I be on campus? A:  The schedule of activities for the day are as follows: 8:00 a.m.   Arrival/Check-in 8:30 a.m.   Welcome and Expectations 9:00 a.m.   Track I-III Activities begin Sample Schedule                  Attend a class                  Student Government and Club Connections                  Campus Tour                  Lunch                  All you need to know about applying to DSU 2:00 p.m.   Wrap Up:  “Meet the Greeks and our Athletes” 2:45 p.m.   Load buses for departure 3:00 p.m.   Departure Q:What if I have further questions which are not answered here? A: Please feel free to call us on 1.800.845.2544 or 302.857.6351 or email us at admissions@desu.edu  

Schedule a Campus Visit

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Delaware State University
Office of Admission
Administration Building
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302.857.6347 (office)
302.857.6352 (fax)
tours@desu.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions: Schedule a Campus Visit **PLEASE NOTE:  Monitor the University's home page for weather related closings, as campus tours will not be available when the University is not open. 1. When are campus tours offered? Campus tours are offered Monday - Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are not scheduled on Sundays, holidays, or when the University is otherwise closed. It is important to arrive on time to your scheduled campus tour, as all tours are student led and scheduled considering their availability during scheduled class times.   2. How do I schedule a campus tour? Family tours can be reserved by completing the online form. Group tours can be reserved by completing the online form.  Additionally, tours can be reserved by calling 302-857-6347. 3. How far in advance should I schedule a campus tour? Family tours should be scheduled at least one week in advance of your requested date.  Group tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of your requested date. 4. How will I know my campus tour has been scheduled? You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours of your request (during regular operating hours) confirming your tour date and time, or an e-mail notifying you that your selected date and time are not available. 5. Where do I report when I arrive on campus for my tour? Family and group tours should report to the Visitors Center kiosk located on the 1st Floor of the Administration Building (Bldg. #40) - Campus map.   6. What does the campus tour consist of? Tours may consist of an information session and are walking tours of the grounds and facilities to include residence halls, and various offices and academic departments. Please dress in comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing to accommodate the weather conditions. 7. How long does the campus tour last? Campus tours may last approximately 1 - 2 hours.  8. Are chaperones required to accompany student group tours? Student groups must be accompanied by chaperones; at least one chaperone for every 20 students. 9. What if it rains during my scheduled campus tour? Unless otherwise specified, tours will remain as scheduled.  Please dress appropriately to accommodate the weather conditions. 10. What if I cannot make it to my scheduled campus tour? If you cannot make it to or are running a little late for your scheduled campus tour, please contact the Office of Admissions as soon as possible at 302-857-6347, 302-857-6351 or email admissions@desu.edu.  Excessive tardiness can result in forfeiting the tour. 11. How do I schedule on-campus dining services for my tour group? Tour groups seeking on-campus dining services should indicate this request on the Schedule a Tour online form when requesting a scheduled tour.  Lunch = $6.30/person; Dinner = $7.65/person; Payment methods = credit card, cash, checks made payable to Aramark (lunch or dinner accommodations must be arranged prior to visit). 12. Where should visitors park? Unless otherwise specified, visitors should enter through the main front entrance of the university and obtain parking instructions at the security booth.  13. Does DSU offer open house sessions? Open House sessions are offered each Spring and Fall term to allow students and prospective students to visit the campus and find out more information about DSU. Directions and Accommodations For those of you visiting from out of town, here is a list of places to stay in Dover and directions to DSU. Request Your Tour To schedule a Family Tour, please click here. To schedule a Group Tour, please click here. DSU is holding its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  If you wish to attend, please complete the Open House Online Registration. 

Directions to DSU

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From Pennsylvania:

Take I-95 south through Wilmington. South of Wilmington, take Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Follow Route 1 all the way to Dover then take Exit 104. After taking the 104 exit, turn left at the light onto Route 13. The campus entrance is on your right at the sixth light.

From New Jersey:

Follow Route 295 or the New Jersey Turnpike south to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow signs for I-95 South. Take I-95 (approx. two miles) to Exit 4A. (Route 1) Take Route 1 South to exit #104. Then turn left onto Route 13 South. As you enter Dover, Delaware State University is on the right

 

From Baltimore and northern Maryland:

Take I-95 north to Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Follow Route 1 South all the way to Dover, then take Exit 104. After taking the 104 exit, turn left at the light onto Route 13. The campus entrance is on your right .

 

From points south:

 Take Route 13 to Dover. Stay on Route 13 North through Dover until you see the campus directly across the street from Dover Downs Raceway

From Washington DC and points west:

Take Route 50 over the Bay Bridge. Stay on Route 301 North until you reach 302 East (sign will read TO DOVER). Turn right towards Barclay. Stay on Route 302 to Templeville. Turn right at Templeville onto Route 454 (changes to Route 8 in Delaware). Follow Route 8 into Dover. Follow Route 8 until you get to Dover. then take a left at the second light (by McDonalds and Citizens Bank) onto Kenton Road. Then take a right at the second light onto College Road (just after the fire station). Go straight through the next light and you will see the campus on your left shortly after crossing the tracks. Continue on around College Road to the light on Route 13. Take a left at the light and the front entrance to the campus is at the second light on the left.

 

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View Larger Map By Vehicle Delaware State University is located in north Dover directly on Route 13 and bordering College Road. It is across the highway from the Dover Mall and Dover International Speedway/Dover Downs Slots. From Pennsylvania: Take I-95 south through Wilmington. South of Wilmington, take Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Follow Route 1 all the way to Dover then take Exit 104. After taking the 104 exit, turn left at the light onto Route 13. The campus entrance is on your right at the sixth light. From New Jersey: After crossing Delaware Memorial Bridge, do not exit I-295 onto Route 13 unless you wish to navigate many, many traffic signals. Stay on I-295 south until it ends at I-95. Then the directions are the same as for Pennsylvania where you look for Exit 4A. From Baltimore and northern Maryland: Take I-95 north to Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Then the directions are the same as for Pennsylvania. From points south: Take Route 13 or Route 113 north (whichever is more convenient) to Dover. Stay on Route 13 through Dover till you see the campus directly across the street from Dover Downs Raceway. If you elect to take Route 1 around Dover from Route 113 (or from Route 13 using the Puncheon Run connector at the Hertrich Nissan dealership), you must pay $1 toll. Take the very next exit after the toll booth, Exit 104. Don't forget to stop and get a 50-cents-off-your-next-toll ticket!. Make a left at the light on Route 13. The entrance to DSU is at the sixth light. From Washington DC and points west: There are several ways to get to Dover from MD 301. The most common is to take MD 302 (Barclay Rd.) from MD 301. Go straight through Barclay then take the right in Templeville at the Dover sign heading toward Marydel. At the state line in Marydel, the road changes to Route 8. Follow Route 8 until you get to Dover, then take a left at the second light (by McDonalds and Citizens Bank) onto Kenton Road. Then take a right at the second light onto College Road (just after the fire station). Go straight through the next light and you will see the campus on your left shortly after crossing the tracks. You may use the back entrance (if the gate is open) or you may continue on around College Road to the light on Route 13. Take a left at the light and the front entrance to the campus is at the second light on the left. Public Transportation Delaware State University is located in north Dover directly on Route 13 and bordering College Road. It is across the highway from the Dover Mall and Dover International Speedway/Dover Downs Slots. You can get here from a variety of public and commercial transportation services. Amtrak – The Wilmington, DE Amtrak station is approximately and hour away from the DSU campus. Connections to the Greyhound Bus and the Delaware Commuter bus line (DART) can be made here. Please visit www.amtrak.com for more information on schedules and fares. DART – DART, Delaware’s commuter bus system, provides inter-city and inter-county service.  Service also includes, transportation directly from the DSU campus to the Wilmington, DE Amtrak station.  Please visit www.dartfirststate.com for information on schedules and fares. Greyhound – Greyhound provides direct bus service to Dover.  The Greyhound station is conveniently located across the street from the Amtrak/Septa rail station in Wilmington, DE.  Please visit www.greyhound.com for information on schedules and fares. Septa R2 –Located in Wilmington, DE and in the same train station as Amtrak, the Septa R2 commuter rail line is about an hour from the DSU campus.  Visit www.septa.com for information on schedules and fares.

Apply Now

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Apply Online Now! Undergraduate Application Process Admission may be granted to applicants who have a certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school. It is recommended that students seeking admission to the University follow a college preparatory curriculum in high school.  Applicants must produce a satisfactory high school record.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and a 'C' in the 19 minimum course units is required.  Though heavily considered, admission to the University is not granted solely on the basis of grades and test scores.  The University takes a very holistic approach in evaluating applications for admission.  Community service, demonstrated leadership ability, and special talent is also considered when evaluating applications for admission. This application may be used by all students seeking undergraduate admission to Delaware State University. All items on the application form marked REQUIRED in red must be completed or the application will not be processed. You will notice that certain areas on the application have drop-down windows which will provide you with a list of items to choose from. Simply make your selection and continue to tab through the application. Should you have any questions while completing your application, you may contact the Office of Admissions at 1.800.845.2544 (outside of Delaware) or 302.857.6351 (Delaware). You may also direct your application questions via email to admissions@desu.edu. Continue with Application Deadlines For priority consideration, we encourage applicants to submit applications no later than February 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. Graduate Application Process For admission to graduate study, applicants must show evidence that they have earned the baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university and possess the ability to carry out graduate work of high quality. An official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work must be submitted. Applicants for degree status should have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) and a scholastic average of 3.0 in their undergraduate major. They should have successfully completed specific courses at the undergraduate level in the field in which they plan to pursue a graduate degree and a minimum number of courses in a designated area approved by the specific department. For all graduate programs, official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or other specified examinations as specifically defined by the individual department or program are required. Individual departments and doctoral programs may have more rigorous standards. Applicants who have not taken the required test(s) may be admitted provisionally, but must satisfy this requirement during the first semester of graduate study in order to continue.  Prospective students must arrange for the official transcript(s) and standardized examination scores to be forwarded to:        Office of Admissions       Delaware State University       1200 North DuPont Highway       Dover, Delaware  19901-2277 The online graduate application may be used by all students seeking graduate admission to Delaware State University.  Application procedures, supporting credentials, and requirements vary among the graduate programs.  Prospective graduate students should contact their respective departments for additional requirements.  A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany all applications submitted.   For International Students, there may be additional admission application requirements.  Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific program requirements.    For more information about the graduate programs, click on the following link to see our website www.desu.edu/graduate-studies. Should you have any questions while completing your application, you may contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research at 302.857.6800. You may also direct your application questions via email to gradstudies@desu.edu. Click here to complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at 302.857.6351 or 800.845.2544 with any questions regarding the graduate admissions process. For program-specific questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly. Adult & Continuing Education Delaware State University is pleased to offer adults seeking to continue their education a plethora of opportunities.  If you are starting out with an associate's degree, some college credit or none at all, we can support you on your path to success! We offer hundreds of online professional development courses, certificate programs, degree completion and non-credit enrichment courses.  We invite you to follow the links to your right for more detailed information on our programs and our staff is available to support you Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You may also contact us via email at ACE@desu.edu. Click here to register for an ACE Course  

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Getting Started at DSU

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Your life awaits, right through this doorway. Welcome to DSU.

For more information, visit the Admissions home page.

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Thank you for considering Delaware State University. This is the doorway to your college career—and the life that awaits you with a DSU degree. From here you can learn about the university’s academic environment, the application process, and qualifications for entry. Or, if you’re ready simply apply right now. We’re looking for applicants who want to develop a sense of identity, responsibility, and achievement that will prepare them for roles of leadership and service to the world. What are you looking for? If you want to belong to a university you can believe in, an institution that is a laboratory for the development of excellence in teaching, research and public service, then look no further. If you want a warm, home-like, fun-loving environment in which to thrive, you’re home already. With nearly 100 career paths to choose from, you can start from scratch and create your own identity. Find out what you want to be, and begin living your dream. We’re ready to help you make it happen.

New Student Information

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  Concurrent with student rights and privileges are certain student responsibilities. A student should make effective use of time in pursuit of educational goals, maintain high standards of scholastic achievement, demonstrate propriety, respect the rights and opinions of others, preserve healthful and wholesome physical and hygienic conditions, and actively participate in student life at the University. Students are expected to observe University regulations, uphold the reputation of the University, and devote earnestly to their studies. They are expected to take pride in and assist in the maintenance and preservation of University property. Students should take courses for the objective of learning and attend classes regularly and punctually. They should develop a wider understanding of themselves and their society. They should adopt the kind of patterns and values which will be beneficial to them throughout their entire life. Students should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University environment. Students should use their varied abilities to the fullest extent and make their years at Delaware State University a meaningful and profitable experience. Automobiles on Campus All students may have automobiles on campus except freshman resident students. Parking spaces are provided in designated areas for resident and commuter students. Students with automobiles can obtain a parking decal by going to www.thepermitstore.com. Students will receive a decal sticker that must be displayed as directed at all times. There is an annual fee of $70 for parking. Mail All resident students are eligible to rent campus mailboxes. A student is issued a mailbox only once during a continuous period of enrollment. There is a thirty-five ($35) dollar rental fee. Ten dollars ($10) will be refunded, providing the key is returned to the Mail Room within two weeks of the actual termination of resident status. Additional regulations are distributed to box holders. Cellular Telephone and Pagers in the Classroom The use of cellular phones and pagers is expressly prohibited in academic classrooms and laboratories. All such telephones and pagers, which make noise, must be kept in the "Off" position while attending classes. Students in non-compliance may be asked to leave the classroom. Exceptions to this policy may be approved only by the course instructor. Identification Cards Permanent I.D. cards are issued upon matriculation. This card is the student's official University identification and must be in his possession at all times. It is validated each semester upon payment of applicable fees. The I.D. card is the property of the University and must be surrendered upon request. It becomes void upon withdrawal and must be returned to the Office of Student Accounts. Loss of an I.D. card should be reported promptly to the Office of Student Accounts so that a replacement card may be issued for a minimal fee. New and replacement I.D. pictures are taken from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Pre-Entrance Exams All students must have a pre-entrance physical examination by a Primary Health Care Provider and the results submitted to the to the Student Health Center on the appropriate form in order to complete the registration process, receive clearance to move into campus housing, and receive heath care services.    All full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations/screenings: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella; Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis; Meningococcal Meningitis; and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment screening and/or the Tuberculin Skin Test or blood test (refer to the Student Health Form for additional information).  

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