Adjusting to life in the U.S.

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Kristy Poisson '16.

Coming home to the States has been, in some cases, a more shocking experience than when I arrived in Japan. For one thing, the curious case of jet lag struck harder upon my return than it did when I arrived in Tokyo. For nearly a week my body was nocturnal and I would find myself wide awake at 2 a.m. with a stomach growling for lunch. It was so odd, because I felt like I was living in a haze, unable to stay awake during the day even with three cups of coffee. This brings me to another shocking development, portion sizes in the States are in fact abnormally large, that is not just a myth...


Social Media Dos and Don’ts Every College Student Should Know

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

At Delaware Valley University, we work toward comprehensive growth for all of our students. College is a time when individuals can find out who they are as they encounter learning experiences outside the classroom to prepare for life in the real world. One of those out-of-the-classroom experiences that students will encounter is how to carry themselves on various social media platforms.


Advantages of Delaware Valley University’s Smaller Class Size

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Are you looking for a university in Pennsylvania with small class sizes? While many of the larger schools in Pennsylvania seem to cram hundreds of students into their classes, schools such as Delaware Valley University take a different approach—and it has its advantages.


What Can DelVal’s Technology Support Help You With?

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The majority of college students heavily depend on technology for both schoolwork and social activities. But technology issues always seem to arise at the worst times, and if you need to use a computer or connect to the network, you’ll need help from technology experts to ensure that you have the access you need. So where can students find these resources at Delaware Valley University?


Tips for a Successful Fall Semester

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

While it may be sad that the summer is ending, Delaware Valley University students need to shift gears to focus on the upcoming fall semester. While it can be tough to get out of summer mode, starting the new school year on a strong foot can be beneficial for the upcoming semesters.


A Guide to Biking in Doylestown

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University is conveniently located in the heart of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, giving students convenient access to all that the borough has to offer.


A Look into Delaware Valley’s Off-Campus Residence

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

At Delaware Valley University, post-secondary students have the option to live off campus rather than in a residence hall. This experience has proven to be a rewarding one for students as they learn how to maintain a house, live in a residential setting, and prepare for life after graduation.


Best Date Spots in Bucks County, PA

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The dining halls at Delaware Valley University are great for your meals. But when you want to take a date out and really impress him or her, the dining halls may not be the safest bet. Fortunately for DelVal students, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has some amazing date spots.


Notable Delaware Valley Alumni

Posted on August 6, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

When looking at a prospective university or college, one of the main focal points of your research is learning about what great minds are products of the institution. And while it’s nice to ponder potential graduation speakers, successful alumni are a strong indication that you’re looking at a school that provides ample opportunities for you to succeed and follow your passions.


What Majors You’ll Find in the Three Undergraduate Schools at Delval

Posted on August 4, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University is home to three undergraduate schools, which offer various, diverse majors and minors available to our students. These three schools are designed to give you a complete education and the knowledge to succeed in your particular passion or field of study.


Leaving Japan

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Kristy Poisson ’16.

Kristy Poisson '16 is a Delaware Valley University English major who blogged about her semester in Japan for DelVal during summer 2015. This post is about her last few days in Japan. Read her other posts here


Outdoor Activities in Bucks County, PA

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is a beautiful, scenic area, and students at Delaware Valley University are right in the heart of it. The area is open and rustic, providing ample outdoor activities for DelVal students to take part in when they’re looking for something to do off campus.


Volunteer Opportunities at Delaware Valley University

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University is committed to the success of our students as well as the community that surrounds them. Located in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the DelVal community works in numerous ways to ensure the continual growth of the area, and our students are a driving force behind these efforts.


Benefits of Attending Grad School

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

A graduate school education is a long-term investment that can seriously pay off for students who complete this higher level of education. However, the decision to attend grad school is a serious one and shouldn’t be taken lightly.


Affordable Golf Courses in Bucks County, PA

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Students at Delaware Valley University are not only surrounded by a supportive and engaging learning community but also by fun and exciting off-campus opportunities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. With plenty to do in the area, it’s easy for our students to stay busy and find new places or activities they love.


How to Make the Most of Delaware Valley’s Summer Bridge Program

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The Summer Bridge program at Delaware Valley University is a four-week seminar designed to create a smooth transition for high school students who will be attending DelVal in the fall. A great start for any DelVal student, our Summer Bridge program will expose incoming freshmen to collegiate academics and residential life before the year begins to help increase their comfort level when the year actually begins.


5 Reasons to Study Turf Management at Delaware Valley

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

TurfNet has ranked the four-year turf management major program at Delaware Valley University among the top 25 in the United States. An engaging, interesting major, students who are interested in exploring a career in sports, lawn care or sales and service will find the turf management major valuable.


How to Transitition an Internship into a Job Opportunity

Posted on July 9, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

For college students, the importance of securing an internship can’t be understated. An internship helps you establish long-term connections, further develop your skill set and boost your résumé. However, you can’t kick up your feet and relax when you find out that you’ve landed an internship. Your next step will be transitioning that internship into a job opportunity.


Tips for Transferring to Delaware Valley University

Posted on July 7, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Transferring from one college to another can be a stressful experience filled with ups and downs. If you’re a transfer student, along with tying up loose ends and preparing for your departure from your current institution, you’ll have to prepare for your arrival at DelVal.


Growing food for neighbors in need

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Katarina S. Woronik '16, Hope of the Harvest Social Media and Communications Coordinator.

Hope of the Harvest  (HOH)  is a charitable garden that uses Delaware Valley University land to grow fresh, nutritious food for area food pantries. In the first year alone, HOH has produced nearly 16,000 pounds of produce for people in need in the area.


Summer Courses for High School Students

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Not many high school students know that they have the opportunity to take summer courses at Delaware Valley University. With three summer terms – one 12-week term and two six-week terms – high school juniors and seniors can make the best use of their summer by preparing for their college career. And since DelVal’s summer course credits are easily transferrable, you can take the credits with you, no matter which institution you choose to attend.


Filling the pantries when the need is greatest

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Joe Cuozzo, development director at the Bucks County Opportunity Council .

Summer offers thoughts of being outside, plenty of fun, and for kids: no school or homework. But for parents, this break in the schedule can be problematic for a variety of reasons. For low-income families, summer can mean one especially big challenge.


Tips for Moving into your Residence Hall

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

As move-in day approaches for college freshmen, the anticipation and planning of your year in your new residence hall begins. With this process comes a certain level of stress and rushing to make sure you have everything you need. But the college move-in process can be simplified so you can enjoy this momentous event instead of stressing through it.


What Noncredit Summer Courses does Delaware Valley Offer

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University’s summer courses provide students with the opportunity to get ahead with their graduation requirements. However, individuals who don’t need college credits can still personally benefit from a wide variety of noncredit summer courses designed for personal enrichment.


Tips for Landing a Job after College

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

One of the many goals of your college career is landing a job when you graduate. While it may seem easy, many students go through a long, strenuous job searching process many times because they aren’t doing everything they can to boost their chances as potential candidates.


BKO Hunger Enters the Ring for a Third Round

Posted on June 17, 2015 by United Way of Bucks County.

On June 20, 2014, as the sun was rising over sleepy Doylestown, volunteers were beginning to fill the Moumgis Auditorium at Delaware Valley University for a unique experience that only happens once a year.

By the time the sun was fully risen, the auditorium was filled with hundreds of people, clustered around tables in assembly lines to prepare thousands of meals for local food pantries. These volunteers were all a part of Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, a hunger-fighting initiative to raise awareness of food insecurity in Bucks County, culminating in a meal packing event each summer. At the end of the day, they had packed over 100,000 shelf stable meals for Bucks County pantries.

This year, Bucks Knocks Out Hunger will be held on July 24, once again at DelVal in Moumgis Auditorium (located in the Student Center). 


Midterms in Japan

Posted on June 16, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

I can’t believe it. I have been in Japan for two whole months now, and my semester here is halfway over. Though I have experienced so much so far, there is still a lot that I have yet to do here and now have to find time for!


Summer Festivals in Bucks County, PA

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Summer in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, means there are a large variety of activities, events and festivals for county residents and visitors to enjoy. You don’t have to trek into Philadelphia this summer to have a great time, but rather you can enjoy all of the summer festivals held locally.


How to Transfer Summer Course Credits from Delaware Valley

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

With Delaware Valley University’s summer courses, students have the opportunity to further their education and earn credits toward graduation outside the standard school semesters. Summer courses allow students to catch up on their graduation credits as well as get ahead. And if you’re coming home to eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey for the summer from your current college or university, you too can take advantage of DelVal’s summer courses.


Tips for Success in Online Courses

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Online courses provide advantages for students who are working toward degrees of all kinds. The ability to further your education by using your computer is convenient and extremely helpful to students who are interested in studying remotely.


Being in Japan during an earthquake

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Kristy Poisson ’16.

Kristy Poisson '16 is a Delaware Valley University English major who is blogging about her semester in Japan for DelVal. In this week's post she shares what it was like to be in Japan during an earthquake. Read her intro post here and find out about her first week in Japan here. You can also read about her adventures going exploring in Japan here


How to make the Most out of your Summer Internship

Posted on June 4, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Summer provides a great opportunity for Delaware Valley University students to take part in an internship to gain experience, network and work toward building up their résumés. However, in the blink of an eye, summer will be over and your internship will end.


Best Summer Study Habits

Posted on June 2, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

While summer is primarily for relaxing, it’s beneficial for Delaware Valley University students to keep their minds fresh and prepare for the fall semester now through August.


Who can take Summer Courses at Delaware Valley University

Posted on June 1, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University’s summer courses are designed to provide students with a robust offering of credit classes that can be taken through August. With three different summer terms – one 12-week term and two six-week terms – students will have the opportunity to get ahead or back on track by accumulating credits toward graduation.


Senior Advice to Upcoming Freshmen

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

As an incoming college freshman at Delaware Valley University, you should be excited about beginning a whole new chapter of your life. Throughout your college career at DelVal, you’ll create lifelong friendships and be poised for a fulfilling career in a field of study you’re passionate about. However, transitioning to the college lifestyle takes some adjustment, since living at school is a different experience.


How to get Ahead with Summer Classes

Posted on May 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

As a student at Delaware Valley University, you’re working toward completing your educational requirements so you can graduate and earn your degree. This is no easy task, and your four-year schedule will be filled with numerous required courses and electives. However, there’s a way that you can lighten your course load during your academic semesters at DelVal.


How to Join a Student Activity During your Senior Year

Posted on May 25, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Students at Delaware Valley University who want to make the most of their senior year should consider becoming part of one of our many student clubs or organizations. With one year left in your college career, it’s important to experience everything at DelVal that interests you.


A Memorial Day message

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Dr. Jim Moryan, Interim Dean School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

As we approach this Memorial Day, a few thoughts from all of us at The Janet Manion Military and Veterans Center at Delaware Valley University. As you read these brief words, give thought and prayer to the military members of your family, your extended family, or of your community and country.  All of us owe a huge debt of gratitude to each service member who has stood for us, to preserve this great country.


How to Prepare for Grad School

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Graduate school is where you can further your education in a specific subject to benefit your career. Graduate students will embark on an entirely new journey through academia. While somewhat similar to adjusting to life as an undergraduate, there’s still a need for preparation.


Top 10 Things to Do in Doylestown this Summer

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

When taking a break from classes during the summer or visiting DelVal to decide on the next step in your education, you can take advantage of the many summer events that the Doylestown community will be offering. DelVal is located in the heart of Doylestown and there are a lot of things to do and explore. For some inspiration, we’ve created a list of the top 10 things to do in Doylestown this summer.


Start your Job Search Early: DelVal Resources for Rising Seniors

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University rising seniors have a busy year ahead of them. With a schedule filled with academic finals, graduation plans and making the most of the last months with your friends, it’s easy for the end of the school year to creep up on you. But when it does, you want to be ready for your next step, which for some rising seniors is finding a job.


What You’ll Learn at Delaware Valley’s Summer Camp

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Not only is Delaware Valley University great for adults, it also has a lot to offer children. This summer, teens and pre-teens will gather at DelVal’s campus for a day camp called Kids U! This day camp is perfect to get your son or daughter out of the house for a few weeks so they can participate in various activities within the classroom or on the athletic fields.


Why you Should Take Advantage of Delaware Valley University Summer Program

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University’s Summer College program is an amazing opportunity for students to get ahead or catch up on their degree requirements. With three available summer sessions that are six or 12 weeks long, you can make sure you’re up-to-date and on track to fulfill your graduation requirements.


Going exploring in Japan

Posted on May 6, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

It has been a month since I last wrote. Settling into the routine of classes here in Tokyo has taken a bit more time than I expected. It feels as though I’ve been running around all over Tokyo. Though, last weekend, CIEE, my study abroad program, took us on a trip to Hiroshima, which was a highly impactful life experience.


How to Take Advantage of your Senior Year at Delaware Valley University

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Surely you’ve heard that your senior year of college tends to fly by. With job hunting, graduation planning, spending time with friends and preparing for your next endeavor, you’ll certainly have a lot going on. However, seeing that it will be your last year in college, seniors need to take advantage of their final months.


How to Score the Best Internships in Philadelphia

Posted on May 1, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Senior internships are often a gateway to job openings come graduation. Through an internship, students have the best opportunity to show prospective employers that they’re hard workers, fit into the work environment and have the skillset to complete their job responsibilities.


How to plan for Graduation

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

There are countless benefits to the noncredit courses offered at DelVal. Download and complete the registration form, then send it to to register for your desired course.


Top Five Reasons to take a Sustainable Living Course at Delaware Valley

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Graduation day is a great time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished during your years at DelVal and an exciting look at all of the opportunities that the future holds for you. For more information about commencement, visit the Commencement FAQ page on DelVal’s website.


The day DelVal became a university

Posted on April 22, 2015 by By Dr. Joseph Brosnan, president.

The jagged line of students waiting to get free “university” t-shirts wound its way through the lobby of the Student Center and out into the Pub. I stood in the middle of all the excitement, helping to give out this souvenir of DelVal’s new status as a university. It clearly was a hot item. We couldn’t give them out fast enough. More and more students crowded in, with everyone enjoying the frenzied pushing, the camaraderie and the shared pride. This was April 8, the day our school officially became Delaware Valley University.


The Range of Classes Avaliable with Delaware Valley’s Noncredit Courses

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

There are a variety of noncredit courses and certifications offered at DelVal designed to help you advance your professional achievements or personal intellectual growth. Many people enjoy taking these courses because they’re not worth credits and there’s no pressure to get a good grade. Instead, you can focus on personal enrichment -- expanding your skill sets and fields of knowledge by participating in classes that interest you.


Benefits of Noncredit Enrichment Courses at Delaware Valley

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities that DelVal offers in the summer. Enrich your life by taking a course or certification that you’ve always wanted to learn more about or take your child to one of the summer camps for some educational fun. No matter what you choose, you’ll feel more satisfied and fulfilled by the end of the summer.


The Ultimate Guide for Summer Camps

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

DelVal offers many summer camps so that you can continue your educational experience year-round. Spend your summer participating in courses that you’ve always wanted to take or get a jump on your credits for next semester. Whether you’re interested in credit classes, noncredit classes or even if you’re not a college student, there’s a DelVal summer camp for everyone.


Branch Out: Join us for Networking Night at DelVal

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Celina Burgueño '16.

As a student leader and president of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), it is my job to encourage students to focus on their professional development. Sometimes, this involves convincing other students that networking is not what they think. The general impression about networking is that it is intimidating and difficult.


How to Study for Finals without Losing Sleep

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Final exams are a critical part of your overall class grades, so it’s normal to feel a lot of pressure and stress during this time. While you need to properly prepare for your exams, skipping sleep to study can be counterproductive and actually cause you to perform poorly.


Delaware Valley Program Options for Graduating Seniors

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

If you’re thinking of enrolling in a graduate program when you finish your undergraduate studies, there are plenty of options for you to consider. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at DelVal offers programs of advanced learning designed to meet the needs of career professionals and working adults, including those in education, business, counseling psychology and policy studies.


My first week in Japan

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Kristy Poisson '16.

I can’t believe that it has already been just over a week since I arrived in Tokyo. So many things have happened since the plane landed that I hardly know where to begin in recounting it all.


Delaware Valley: From College to University

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

It’s an exciting time as Delaware Valley College becomes Delaware Valley University, with the official switch from college to university taking place on Wednesday, April 8. Students and staff alike are thrilled about this milestone and excited about all of the new opportunities it will bring for the institution.


Ducks Unlimited

Posted on April 1, 2015 by By Kristin Ryerson ’15, DelVal Ducks Unlimited president and co-founder.

In the fall of 2012, Chris Adams ’13 and I founded the DelVal chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. As part of the national organization, the chapter’s main focus is to raise funds to help preserve wetlands and support research throughout North America. Each November the chapter has its annual Sportsmen’s Dinner where we raffle off outdoor gear, artwork and more to raise approximately $3,000 each year.  The club also participates in trips to observe waterfowl and educates the public on the importance of conserving wetlands.


Graudate School vs. Entering the Workforce

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

As you begin planning for your life after college, there are two options for you to consider: enroll in a graduate program or start your career. Even if you’ve had a plan for years, as your graduation date approaches, you may be feeling more open to exploring both options. There are many factors to be aware of when making your decision, so it’s important to give each one a lot of thought.


The Best Places to Explore During your Delaware Valley Campus Visit

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Before you come to DelVal to explore the campus and decide if this university is the right choice for you, you’ll want to be prepared as far as what to see during the visit. Below are some of the best buildings on campus to explore while you’re at DelVal.


The Benefits of Delaware Valley’s Summer Program

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Summer Bridge Program that DelVal offers is an amazing opportunity to help students to transition easily and comfortably from high school to college. This four-week academic residential program prepares students for college-level classes in English and mathematics as well as the college culture and environment.


5 Unique Parts of Delaware Valley

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Delaware Valley University campus has so much to offer its students, so read on to learn more about five some of the more unique parts of DelVal that makes this university a great choice.


Studying Abroad in Japan

Posted on March 23, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

It’s 7:39 p.m. on Monday, March 23, and I’m sitting here thinking about my upcoming adventure in Japan. For a long time, I have been fascinated by different cultures and languages, and have recently been infected by the infamous “travel bug.” When I became an English major at DelVal, it was with the intention of one day traveling to different countries and teaching English as a second language while expanding my knowledge and feeding my curiosity for world linguistics.  


How to Get the Most Out of your Campus Visit

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Visiting a college or university that you’re considering attending is an exciting step in the decision-making process. Setting foot on the campus makes a world of difference from just browsing the college’s website and reading through pamphlets, so it’s crucial to make the most of your visit.


How to Start an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Whether you’re passionate about organic food or inspired by farming and agriculture, organic farming is a beneficial activity to be involved with. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in organic farming, the Organic Farming Program, offered through a partnership between DelVal and Rodale Institute, is an outstanding opportunity available to you. You can gain experience in the field and create your own pathway to transition into a career in organic farming.


Spring Events you Can’t Miss This Spring

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Spring 2015 is an exciting semester at Delaware Valley College, and we can’t wait for you to join us in fun celebrations and educational events to help you succeed. Check out the list of events going on at DelVal’s campus this semester. We know you won’t want to miss any of them!


Leading a seminar on diversity

Posted on March 10, 2015 by By Mark Wade '15, Peer Mentor.

I recently delivered an important seminar for my peers in Moumgis Auditorium. Participants received two note cards, a piece of paper and a pen. They were asked to write one thing that they wanted to learn from the seminar on the paper. These were crumpled to form "snowballs," which led to our first icebreaker. Everyone stood in a circle at the front of the auditorium and threw their snowballs around. Volunteers read aloud from the papers they caught. Many said something such as, "I want to learn more about my privileges and the privileges of others."


Best Study Spots in Doylestown, PA

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Studying for exams between classes, at night and on the weekends is necessary to make sure you understand the material and perform well on your tests. However, spending hours studying in the same environment can become mundane and cause you to lose focus.


How to train for a 5K

Posted on March 3, 2015 by By Felix Moreno, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach and Track & Field Coach.

Training for a 5K can be a great way to get motivated to work out! It's also an opportunity to get outside and socialize with others. Here are some tips to help you get ready to run one of the upcoming 5Ks. 


How to Find an On-Campus Job

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Holding an on-campus job is a smart way to earn some spending cash while you’re attending college. You’ll be able to afford items you need with the money you earn, plus the job will be conveniently located nearby. You won’t have to worry about traveling too far for your job since you’ll be on campus for classes anyway, and you’ll be familiar with the environment


What do Employers want to see on your Resume

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

When you’re applying for a job, it’s crucial for your résumé to capture employers’ attention and make a good impression. Your résumé must accurately represent who you are as a professional and tell the hiring manager why you’d be the best fit for a particular position.


Top 10 Factors to Consider when Choosing a College

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Choosing a college is both exciting and overwhelming. There are many colleges that have a lot to offer, but how will you find the right one for you? It’s best to know what you want from your college experience, so make a list of your requirements and consider the following when making your campus visits.


Coaching DelVal’s first men’s lacrosse team

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Gary Mercadante, DelVal Head Men's Lacrosse Coach.

The opportunity to be the first head men’s lacrosse coach at DelVal was immediately appealing to me because I was given the opportunity to build a program from scratch. The most important elements in year one are establishing our standards, developing a family, and a creating a winning culture on and off the field.


Top 5 Places to See on a DelVal Campus Visit

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’re considering attending Delaware Valley University, it’s crucial to visit the campus and check out all it has to offer. Of course, you’ll want to see everything. But if you’re wondering what the most important places to see on DelVal’s campus are, keep reading to find out the top five.


How to Juggle a Dual Major

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having two majors in college can be rewarding in the long run, but loading up on extra classes and extra work each semester is challenging. It takes a lot of dedication and focus to carry two majors simultaneously, and you’ll have to sacrifice social and personal time for studying and school work. However, dual majors can increase your qualifications and help you get a job after college.


Make your DelVal ID work for you: 7 DelVal Discounts

Posted on February 19, 2015 by By Annmarie Ely, media relations and publications coordinator.

That DelVal ID you’re carrying around in your wallet can help you save money at local businesses. Check out some of the places that offer discounts with DelVal ID.


The Ultimate Campus Visit Planning Checklist

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting college campuses is an exciting part of the decision-making process regarding higher education, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s important to plan out your visit so you can see as much as possible when you get to the schools and make the most of your visits.


Mastering your First Year: The Secrets to Straight A’s and a Social Life

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

While furthering your education is the primary goal when attending college, the overall experience, including the social aspect, can be just as rewarding as the academic benefits. But it’s important to balance both your school work and your social life to get the most out of your college years.


What to know Before Changing your Major

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you aren’t happy with the program you’re currently in or you’re interested in a different career after college than you originally planned, you may be considering changing your major. While it’s important to enjoy your classes and enter a field that means something to you, changing your major can throw off your college plan. All of the work you completed over the years may not count toward your new major.


My new passion

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Adam Sharp, former Organic Farming Program participant.

My new passion has left me with a true sense of purpose. I want to start a health-conscious and organic restaurant on my farm. I have recently shifted my eating habits to become much more healthy and organic. Overall, I have seen and felt tremendous benefits both physically and mentally. I want to introduce the benefits of healthy eating and demonstrate how we can change for our bodies for the better.


Group vs. Indvidual Campus Tours

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your college choices to a small list, you can start visiting the campuses to experience them firsthand and get a better understanding of each one. Most colleges offer both group tours, during which larger groups of students and family members see the campus together with a guide, and individual tours, during which a tour guide gives one student, and those who accompany him or her, a personal look at the campus


Benefits of a Dual Major Program

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Declaring two majors in college and graduating with two different degrees can open many opportunities for you in the future. Although having two majors requires a lot of hard work, extra classes and potentially sacrificing free time, you’ll reap many benefits in the future.


Day in the Life: Being a DelVal RA

Posted on February 4, 2015 by Mariah Beaver ’15.

Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. In this post, Mariah Beaver '15 shares what it is like being an RA at DelVal during finals week. 


Extracurricular Activities Employers Love to See

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Employers want to know that you were involved in extracurricular activities in college because it shows that you were social, contributed to campus life and have good interpersonal skills. It’s important for employers to see that their employees have good communication skills because this reflects positively on the company.


Hobbies to take up once you’re Accepted to College

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having a hobby or two when you go away to college is a great way to relax, take your mind off of school work, and keep you busy if you have some free time. Some hobbies can be enjoyed in a group setting and can even help you meet new people on campus.


Most Important Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting a college is exciting, but it also can be overwhelming to learn so much information from your tour guide over a short period of time. That’s why it’s beneficial to make a list of the most important questions to ask when you’re visiting a college. Prepare your list before you leave for your visit and bring it with you so you won’t forget your questions.


My favorite spot on campus: The Writing Center

Posted on January 14, 2015 by David Clement '15.

Delaware Valley University has an expansive campus that combines the best of the natural world and modern structures. A campus that is made to be eco-friendly and forward-thinking; yet is respectful to the past generations, thanks to a socially conscious community. It’s difficult to select a favorite acre of DelVal’s campus, let alone a single favorite place. After a long time thinking about campus, I decided my favorite spot on campus is our Writing Center, in Miller Hall. It’s a place for guidance on creative endeavors as well as academic projects. It’s where you can hone your writing skills with the help of the in-house wordsmiths of DelVal.


How to start a Campus Club

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Do you have a particular interest or passion but there’s no club for it available on your campus? Why don’t you start that club yourself, especially since it will give other students the opportunity to join a club they support and feel strongly about. You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment and your academic advisors will be glad you took the initiative.


How to Stay Healthy During the First Year of College

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

As you begin your first year of college, you may find yourself getting into unhealthy habits that could hinder your academic performance and make you feel sleepy and sluggish. Eating right and exercising will help you excel in your classes, avoid illnesses and feel better overall.


Day in the Life: Teaching with Dr. Chris Tipping

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Dr. Chris Tipping, associate professor and chair of the plant science department.

Welcome to DelVal’s Day in the Life series! Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. For our first post in the series, Dr. Chris Tipping, a DelVal faculty member who teaches in both the plant science and biology departments, shared a day where he had a hands-on activity for students in class.


How to Jump Start your Second Semester

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

The second semester gives you the opportunity to start fresh and tackle your new classes with an eager attitude. Aspire to make this semester the best one yet by preparing for it with these few tips.