Welcome Days

Welcome Days

NEW FRESHMEN and Transfer Students

It’s time to arrive for fall 2023! We look forward to welcoming you for the fall semester.

This website contains important information about how you need to prepare, so please read carefully and continue to check the site for updates as your arrival day approaches.


All new students MUST COMPLETE the following in order to be “cleared” to move in to the residential halls and/or attend classes.


Satisfy your financial obligations with the Office of Student Accounts no later than August 7 (payment due date).

  • Make sure that you file your FAFSA
    FAFSA applicants – Log in to Banner Self Service to: 

    • View the status of your Fall 2023 award(s) (from the Financial Aid tab, select 2023-2024); and

    • Check for outstanding documents.

  • View your account and make payments using Banner Self Service at my.desu.edu

​​​What other options do I have if I cannot pay in full by the payment due date?


Submit your completed health form to the Office of Campus Health Services and complete your electronic medical history forms online via the Student Health Portal immediately (due date was July 15). If you have not already mailed your health form, please instead bring it with you when you arrive for residential move-in or commuter check-in. 


Submit your final official high school transcript (must be signed with graduation date) or final official college transcript (if applicable) by mail to the Office of Admissions, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or have your high school counselor submit it to admissionsdocs [at] desu.edu  immediately (due date was July 15).



If your ID photos are not provided by Friday, August 18, your ID pickup will be delayed.

Submit two photos in JPG format to idoffice [at] students.desu.edu for your University ID card in order to make sure your ID is ready for you to pick up during move-in week. When emailing your photos, please also include your first name, last name and D100 number.

The photos have very specific requirements. Please visit “Submit Your University ID Photo Online” under Step 10. The photos required to be uploaded are:

  • A photo of a valid government-issued ID (If you do not have a government ID or a state ID, please upload your school ID with all your information).
  • A photo to be used as your Delaware State University ID photo (Please review the specific requirements before sending).


Students who have applied for housing and are awaiting confirmation of housing assignment, please check your Delaware State University email for notification.

All students must have completely satisfied all financial obligations and requirements and must have a completed health form on file with Campus Health Services prior to moving into a resident hall.

  • Wednesday, August 23 | 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.: New students ONLY
    • Evers, Warren Franklin, Carpenter, Towers, Gooding, Tubman floors 1, 3, and 5
  • Thursday, August 24 | 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.: New students ONLY
    • Jenkins, Tubman, Gooding, Williams, Carpenter, Commons, Tubman floors 2, 4, and 6
  • Friday, August 25 | 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Upperclassmen
    • Courtyards 2, 3 & 6, Village Building 1, Zimmerman, Commons
  • Saturday, August 26 | 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Upperclassmen
    • Village Buildings 2, 3, Courtyard 1, 4, 5 & 7, Malmberg
  • Students are asked to bring no more than two guests to campus; those two guests may enter the building to help you unload items.

If you arrive on campus before or after the scheduled time or date, below are some local accommodations that may be available to you at your own expense. It is advisable to make reservations in advance if you plan to arrive early.

Wyndham Garden Dover (302) 730-3574
Sleep Inn and Suites (302) 265-0304
Home 2 Suites by Hilton (302) 674-3300
Bally’s Dover Casino Resort (302) 674-4600
Days Inn (302) 241-0439
Microtel Inn and Suites (302) 674-3800
Comfort Inn and Suites (302) 401-4627
Hilton Garden Inn (302) 674-3784
Residence Inn by Marriott (302) 677-0777
Hampton Inn (302) 736-3500
and many more



Enter campus through Gate 2, the second gate on College Road west of Route 13/North DuPont Highway. Virtual Campus Map


Enter the main parking area off North State Street. DSU Downtown Map


  • SHOW YOUR HORNET EXPRESS FASTPASS: If you successfully completed all of your required enrollment steps in advance and were emailed a Hornet Express FastPass prior to your arrival, you will be directed to your residence hall. Your student ID will be available at your residence hall if you emailed your ID photo prior to the deadline.
    • Note: Upon arrival to your assigned residential hall, no more than 15 minutes will be allowed for you to unload your vehicle, at which time you will be directed to park in a secondary parking lot.
  • SATISFY YOUR ENROLLMENT OBLIGATIONS: If you have financial or other enrollment obligations to satisfy, you will be directed to meet with student services representatives in the following locations:
    • Wednesday and Thursday, August 23-24 (new students)
      • Main Campus: Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center 2nd Floor Parlors
      • DSU Downtown: H.B. DuPont College Center lobby
    • Friday and Saturday, August 25-26 (returning students)
      • Main Campus: Bank of America Building First Floor
      • DSU Downtown: H.B. DuPont College Center lobby
  • Once you have satisfied your enrollment requirement(s), you will be issued an electronic blue Clearance Card for move-in and directed to your assigned residential hall.
  • Upon arrival, no more than 15 minutes will be allowed for you to unload your vehicle, at which time you will be directed to park in a secondary parking lot.
    • Your student ID will be provided to you at the MLK after satisfying your enrollment obligations if you emailed your ID photo prior to the deadline.
  • Please note: If you did not email your ID photo prior to the deadline, your student ID will be available for pickup at the Campus Police Building after August 26. 

The Delaware State University family looks forward to WELCOMING YOU!

If you have any questions, you may reach the following offices:

Admissions – admissions [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6351
Student Accounts – studentaccounts [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6240
Financial Aid – faid [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6250
Campus Health Services – campushealth [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6393