We Can't Wait to See You!

Welcome Weekend marks the beginning of a life-changing adventure that you will never forget. It is an exciting time, but it can be stressful!

We're here to help.

The Student Life team, assisted by our trusty student leaders, have designed activities that celebrate your arrival and ensure a smooth transition to college life. We look forward to introducing you to all the resources and opportunities available to you on the DelVal campus and the Doylestown community.

We'll help you move in!

The arrival survival team is a group of DelVal volunteers who can help you move your stuff into your new home on new student check-in day. The team will cover areas of campus that house first-year students. It's just one way we extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our learning community.

So, what's the schedule?

The Welcome Weekend 2014 schedule has been developed to fully integrate all new students into the academic and social environment at Delval. The speakers, programs, and events have been designed to help each student connect to the institution on a personal level.

The schedule below is a basic outline of the weekend. Each student will receive a detailed and individualized schedule when they check in on Friday, August 22. Any changes to the Welcome Weekend schedule will be communicated to students at check in. If you have questions about the schedule ahead of time, please contact orientation@delval.edu. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

The schedule is also available for dowload. (pdf)

Friday, August 22

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

New Residential & Commuter Student Check-In

2:30 p.m.

Welcome Students & Families
receptions and welcomes across campus

3 p.m.

Reception at the President's House for Parents & Families

From this time forward Welcome Weekend activities are for new students only. Parents and family members please say goodbye to your student before attending the reception at the President’s house.


3 p.m.

Student Meeting with their DelVal I Class & Instructor

4:00 p.m.

Welcome Weekend Overview

5 p.m.


8 p.m.

Movie and Mini Club & Org Expo on the Quad

Saturday, August 23

10 a.m.

Student Success Overview

11:30 a.m.

College Disorientation with guest speaker Brian Johnson

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

The Campus Employment Fair & E360 Program Overview

4 p.m.

The Green & White Games

5:30 p.m.


7 p.m.

Can I Kiss You? With guest speaker Mike Domitz from The Date Safe Project

8:30 p.m.

Campus Citizenship

9:30 p.m.

Bonfire at the Market

Sunday, August 24

11 a.m. to 2: p.m.

Student Interest Trips to local Bucks County attractions

Noon - 2 p.m.

(some trips may have lunch as part of their program)

4 p.m.

New Student Convocation

5:30 p.m.