Updated COVID Protocols

Face masks are required in all indoor facilities regardless of vaccination status. Effective January 1, 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for students, employees and visitors. Visit dccc.edu/vaccine-info for additional information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Surrounding Areas

Delaware County Community College is located in Marple Township near Newtown Square, Broomall and Media, a comfortable and convenient small city located 10-15 minutes away by bus. The dynamic city of Philadelphia, rich in history and culture, is only 30 minutes to one hour away depending on your mode of transport and traffic. There are nearly 100 colleges and universities within an hour of Philly, making this region one of the highest concentrations of higher education in the United States. The cities of New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., are all within three hours. Within two hours are mountains where you can enjoy skiing and hiking, as well as beaches in the states of Delaware and New Jersey. Being in a richly diverse area has its benefits – take advantage to enrich your experience!


To find out about College-run activities, visit dccc.edu/events. Hundreds of campus life, arts, success and career events are available and sponsored by a variety of College divisions. Most are free to students.

For local entertainment and activities, the best source of information is the Internet, local newspapers, radio, and television.Don't miss out on visiting some of the U.S.'s most historic places that are within an hour of the College:

Philadelphia Historical Landmarks & Art Museums

  • Independence Hall
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum
  • Elfreth’s Alley
  • Valley Forge
  • Betsy Ross’s House
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Rodin Museum
  • The Barnes Foundation
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Brandywine Art Museum
  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • Delaware Art Museum

Sports and Recreation

Among Philadelphia's outdoor attractions is Fairmount Park, the largest urban park system in the United States, with five major parks located throughout the city, each offering a variety of recreational facilities. Philadelphia is also a city of sports lovers, and is home to professional teams in five major sports; the Eagles (American football), Phillies (2008 Major League Baseball Champions), 76ers (basketball), Flyers (hockey), and Union (soccer).

Buying and Shopping

Shopping in the United States is somewhat different from that in many other countries. The stores here are often large and offer many varied and different products. The prices are fixed and bartering is not practiced. Here are some local shopping malls:

  • Springfield Mall, Springfield, PA
  • King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA
  • The Shops at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA