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New Student Orientation

  Dear New Student It’s time to arrive for Fall 2010! If you plan to attend Delaware State University in the Fall, you must attend New Student Orientation.  Full details on New Student Orientation will be posted on this site as they become available, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back as your arrival day approaches. What is New Student Orientation? New Student Orientation is designed for all new students, including transfers. It introduces you to the campus, where you will learn about DSU’s academic programs, meet faculty members, register for fall classes with your advisor, learn about all of our support services, and make new friends with other incoming students. All new students must attend New Student Orientation. Orientation Session Schedule New Student Orientation sessions are being held on the following dates: Session Registration Deadline Orientation Dates Session I June 21 June 29-30 Session II June 28 July 6-7 Session III July 19 July 27-28 Session IV August 12 August 19-20  

Open House

Dr. Harry L. Williams, president, the faculty, staff and students of Delaware State University invite you!!! 

Dr. Harry L. Williams, president, the faculty, staff and students of Delaware State University invite you to attend our Spring Open House.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. ET
Dover, DE Campus
Rain or Shine!

Pick-up Locations

The following is a list of locations where we will be picking up students in your area to attend Hornet Days. Select the date that appeals to you. Please be on time as the buses have to depart on time so that you may arrive at DSU on time.  We don’t want you to miss anything! Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: November 13, 2016 DTCC Owens Campus (Parking lot in front of the Stephen J. Betze Library) Seashore Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 New Castle Farmers Market 110 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 (Pickup will be at Door #3 alongside Route 273) Leaving for DSU: 6:45 AM (both locations) Departure from DSU: 3 PM (both locations)    

Hornet Days Information

  • Current students will host the tours.
  • Participants will be required to have permission from their high school guidance counselor or an administrator to attend.
  • Parents will be required to sign a code of conduct agreement for their student.

Seats on the bus are limited, get more details and to RSVP today!

Hornet Days — Frequently Asked Questions

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  

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The Office of Admissions will not conduct campus tours Thursday, December 11, 2015 through Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Campus tours will resume on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Thank you.

Schedule a Group Tour

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Schedule a Campus Visit


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

In the event of inclement weather, please monitor the DSU website for any closings or cancelations on our campus.  Thank you. Delaware State University will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Scheduling of campus tour requests will resume after the Holiday.  Thank you for your understanding. The Office of Admissions will not conduct campus tours Thursday, December 11, 2015 through Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Campus tours will resume on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Thank you. Now is the time to take a tour of our campus to see if DSU is the right fit for you. While here, you’ll get the chance to see our residence halls, academic departments and state-of-the-art facilities plus receive information on scholarships, financial aid and admissions.  Pending availability, campus tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 10a.m., 12 noon, and 2p.m. and select Saturdays per month at 10a.m. only.  Our upcoming Saturday tour dates are listed below. Saturday Tour Dates for the Spring 2016: January 16, 2016 January 30, 2016 February 13, 2016 February 27, 2016 March 19, 2016 April 30, 2016 May 7, 2016 Saturday Tour Dates for the Summer 2016: June 11, 2016 July 9, 2016 July 23, 2016 August 13, 2016   Family Tours For prospective students and their friends and family. Must be made at least two weeks in advance. Register online to request a family tour.  Group Tours For groups of 20 or more. Must be made at least one week in advance. Register online to request a group tour. You may also schedule campus tours by calling 302.857.6347 or emailing Getting to DSU Our main campus is located in Dover, Delaware - just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York City. Directions to DSU and campus map.  Accommodations Visiting from out of town? See a list of places to stay in Dover. Can’t Visit? If you aren’t able to visit campus, check out our admissions video to get a glimpse of what DSU is all about. And as always - our admissions counselors are ready to guide you and answer your questions. 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 am, 12 noon and 2 pm. 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 request form. Group tours can be reserved by completing the request 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. 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 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 on the tour request form. Breakfast is $4.75/person; Brunch is $7.10; Lunch is $7.10/person; Dinner is $8.10/person; Payment methods include credit card, cash, or 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 to DSU

View Larger Map By Vehicle Driving Directions to DSU DSU is located in Dover, Delaware - just a few hours away from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York City. 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 traffic signals. Stay on I-295 south until it ends at I-95. Then the directions are the same as for Pennsylvania. 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 until you see the campus directly across the street from Dover Downs Raceway. If you 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 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, and 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. Nearby Airports DSU is centrally located between two major airports: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) Airport shuttle services are also available through Delaware Express and SuperShuttle. Call Delaware Express at 800.648.5466 or SuperShuttle at 800.258.3826 to arrange for a shuttle. Bus and Train Service Several bus and train transportation services are available in Delaware. Contact them to check their schedules. 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. 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.  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.  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.       

DSU is located within driving distance of several major cities, including:

Philadelphia: 1 hr, 20 mins
Baltimore: 1 hr, 42 mins
Washington: DC: 2 hrs
New York City: 2 hrs, 42 mins



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