Welcome Days

Welcome Days Delaware State University

Class of 2021 and Transfer Students

It’s time to arrive for fall 2017! 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 24-27. This website contains important information, so please read carefully and continue to check the site for updates as your arrival day approaches.

What kinds of activities will take place at Welcome Days?

Welcome Days will provide the opportunity for you to get to know your University and your fellow students. A full schedule of activities will be posted on this website in the days prior to the event. Please check this site regularly, pay close attention to the schedule planned for you and take special notice of activities marked “MANDATORY.”

When do I arrive?

Check-in will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on Thursday, August 24, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

  • Residential Students: Check in Thursday, August 24, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. before going to your residence hall.  
  • Commuter Students: Check in Thursday, August 24, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

HOW DO I NEED TO PREPARE?

Satisfy all financial and enrollment obligations prior to Welcome Days

  • Residential Students: All new residential students must have their financial obligations satisfied with the Office of Student Accounts, completed health forms on file in the Office of Student Health Services and final official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions by August 5.

    If not, you will not be “cleared” to move in to the residential halls, participate in Welcome Days or begin classes.

    Any student who has not satisfied these obligations SHOULD NOT report to the residence halls on Thursday, August 24. You must continue to communicate with the Office of Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Admissions and/or Housing to satisfy these items by August 5. Please note that if you arrive on August 24 and your financial and enrollment obligations to the University have not been satisfied, you will not be permitted to move in to the residence halls.

  • Commuter Students: All new commuter students must have their financial obligations satisfied with the Office of Student Accounts, health forms on file in the Office of Student Health Services and final official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions by August 5. If not, you will not receive a University ID card until these obligations have been met.

Create a one-page resume

ALL freshmen are required to complete a one-page resume prior to arriving for Welcome Days. Please visit the Career Services website to create your resume by using one of the 10 approved resume templates (scroll to the bottom of the page).  

Bring special attire with you

There will be a number of exciting activities during Welcome Days for which you will need specific attire.

On Saturday, August 26, we want you to show some school pride and wear your “Welcome Days” T-shirt all day! You will receive this shirt at Welcome Days check-in.

Sunday, August 27, is a big day! At the completion of all Welcome Days activities, you will participate in the final phase of your transition. You will be inducted officially into the DSU family during the Hornet Induction Ceremony, a special ceremony that symbolizes your “Rite of Passage,” and you will attend the President’s Reception. You will need to wear the following professional attire in order to be allowed to attend or participate in these two events:

Females

  • White professional blouse (no low cut or tight-fitting blouses that reveal cleavage)
  • Black professional dress, skirt or slacks (no trendy, short, casual, tight-fitting or club clothing; skirts should meet or go just below the knee)
  • Black professional shoes

Males

  • Black ties (no cartoon characters)
  • Black professional pants (no trendy, casual or club clothing)
  • White professional shirt (button down shirts with collars)
  • Black professional belt
  • Black professional shoes (no trendy or club shoes)

The Hornet Induction Ceremony and President’s Reception are our special ways of welcoming you into the Hornet Nation, so please be sure to dress properly so that you can participate!

The Delaware State University family looks forward to seeing you at Welcome Days!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Division of Student Affairs at 302.857.6363.

See you on August 24!

Sincerely,

Dr. Stacy Downing                    
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management