Welcome to DelVal!

The Office of the First-Year Experience is the first stop for the newest members of the DelVal community. Whether you're a first-time college student, a parent or an experienced transfer or graduate student, we hope you will find answers to all your questions here.

If you don't, you can always email Dr. Mena M. Birett, associate dean. We look forward to helping you navigate your first year and beyond!

First-Year Experience Mission Statement

The Office of the First-Year Experience supports our retention efforts by providing an intentional, holistic, and success-oriented transition experience for our new students and your families, and preparing you to achieve personal and professional success as ethical leaders.

We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive and fun experience focused on assisting you in learning about educational opportunities, campus resources and services, and student development. We focus on helping you successfully integrate into the DelVal community, providing support as you face the intellectual, spiritual and developmental challenges of a first-year student. The First-Year Experience Office assists you in creating a unique path to obtaining a bachelor’s degree and eventually becoming DelVal alumni.