New Student Information
Welcome New Hornets!
Review the following information to help you adjust to life as a new Delaware State University student:
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 the Permit Store. Students will receive a decal sticker that must be displayed as directed at all times. There is an annual fee of $70 for parking.
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.
Cell Phones 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.
Permanent ID cards are issued upon matriculation. This card is the student’s official University identification and must be in his or her possession at all times. It is validated each semester upon payment of applicable fees. The ID 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 ID 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 ID pictures are taken from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All students must have a pre-entrance physical examination by a Primary Health Care Provider and the results submitted to the Campus Health Clinic on the appropriate form to complete the registration process, receive clearance to move into campus housing, and receive health care services.
All full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and university sponsored graduate students are required to provide proof of the required vaccinations and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment screening (refer to the Student Health Form for additional information).
WHAT DOES MY ORIENTATION FEE COVER?
The fee covers the processing of your registration, materials given during the orientation, and meals (summer orientations).
CAN I BRING MY PARENTS AND GUEST TO NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION?
Yes. You are allowed to bring guests (2 max) to New Student Orientation (in person/summer orientations). However, there is a $35.00 fee for each guest, including children 12 and over. This fee covers materials given to each guest and meals.
New Student Orientation is designed specifically for you and your parents/guardians. Younger siblings and other family members may not find the sessions of interest, and we do not recommend they attend.
Overnight campus accommodations are reserved for accepted DSU students attending orientation. Parents and guests are asked to reserve a room at a nearby hotel. Please visit our Local Accommodations section for a listing of hotels in the area.
Please Note: The guest fee is waived during Spring Orientation, Fall Transfer Orientations, Early New Student Orientations and Makeup New Student Orientations. Guests are responsible for their own meals. Please limit to 2 guests.
WHAT ARE SOME KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR MY ORIENTATION SESSION?
Fall New Student Orientation is a 2 day event for incoming freshmen and 1 day event for transfer students.
- Students staying overnight, please bring twin extra-long sheets, a pillow, shower shoes and toiletries.
WHERE IS NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION HELD ON CAMPUS? WHAT ARE SOME KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR MY ORIENTATION SESSION?
During the two-day Fall New Student Orientation (summer), check-in for students will take place in the lobby of the Wellness and Recreation Center and check-in for parents/guests will take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Student Center from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on day one.
During the Spring New Student Orientation, check-in for students, parents and guests will take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
New Student Orientation activities are held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center. Students will spend most of their day in the MLK with the exception of the campus tour and business dealings with Financial Aid, Student Accounts and ID Center offices in the Administration Building. Students driving to orientation should park in Parking Lot 1 across from the MLK Student Center. There is no charge for parking.
A detailed schedule of events will be provided upon your arrival to New Student Orientation.
Please Note: Please check your email with specific check-in instructions and location.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
- Final High School Transcript Release form (if applicable)
- Student Health form
- Housing Application
- FAFSA (process prior to attending New Student Orientation). Visit the FAFSA website if you have not already processed your FAFSA.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NEXT STEPS)?
After New Student Orientation it is your responsibility to make sure first that all of your documents have been turned in a timely fashion. While you are at New Student Orientation, you will have an opportunity to register for your classes; this will generate your semester bill. Once your bill has been generated, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure that the bill can be paid in full by scholarships, grants, financial aid, personal monies or a payment plan through the Office of Student Accounts. One or all of the options can be used to satisfy your bill.