New Student Orientation at DelVal is your first opportunity to get acquainted with the college. It is also our first chance to welcome you in person, with all the warmth and enthusiasm a letter of acceptance simply cannot convey.
During Orientation, we will not only help prepare you for your first day of classes, but we will also help you to begin your journey toward graduation. You will meet fellow students, faculty and staff members and register for your fall semester classes. You will also have the chance to learn about DelVal’s student services and resources and hear what students, faculty and staff have to say about your opportunities as a DelVal student and future alumnus. Attending New Student Orientation is your first step in ensuring success at DelVal.
Freshmen and transfer students are required to register for one Orientation date. Check-in will begin at 8:00am and the day will conclude around 4:30pm. There will be combination of student sessions and parent/family sessions at each orientation. The student and parent/family sessions will cover a number of topics, including:
- Financial Aid
- Student Involvement and Athletics
- Counseling, Health/Wellness and Safety
- Residence and Commuter Life
- Academic Success
- Dining Services/Bookstore
- Advising (students only)
Orientations will be held on the following dates:
- Freshman Orientations
- Tuesday, June 4
- Thursday, June 6
- Saturday, June 8
- Transfer Student Orientation
- Tuesday, June 11
Delaware Valley College Orientation Mission Statement
Orientation at Delaware Valley College assists new students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services that outline the college's academic requirements as well as social and developmental opportunities. In addition, we provide parents with an understanding of college expectations and policies required of their student. Orientation is the initial step in understanding each student's unique path to obtaining a bachelor's degree and becoming a DelVal alumnus.
- Facilitate initial academic advising, course selection, completing required diagnostic testing and registration while providing comprehensive information about academic requirements and expectations.
- Excite new students about being a member of the DelVal community.
- Prepare parents and families of first-year student for the personal and academic development changes that will take place during their student's first year in college.
- Create an atmosphere that values the unique individuality of our students.
- Familiarize students with the campus environment and facilities.
- Provide structured opportunities for new students and their families to meet and develop relationships with faculty, staff, continuing students and other new students.
- Introduce students to college services that will support their educational goals: the Library, the learning center, etc.
- Provide on-going program evaluation in order to adapt the program to meet the needs of entering new students.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of First Year Experience at 215.489.2920.