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Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from
around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic
Friday marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation. ISO offers an opportunity
for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding
areas and Arch Orientation allows those
participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in
On Monday, September 1, the remaining new and returning
students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for
check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Move-In Day web page
for all information. If you are moving in to a residence hall for the first
time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not to bring to
Over the summer, most students may be gone,
but crews are working diligently to make updates to the Dean College campus.
The main project is the Grant Field project –
the replacement of the grass field with artificial turf. This will allow
students to play sports outdoors during more of the year. Additionally, crews
are replacing both the dance floor in the lower Performing Arts Studio and the
flooring in the Guidrey Center. Both the athletics and dance programs will greatly benefit from
Other maintenance projects will take place
around campus during the summer months as well, which will lead to a more
comfortable and green environment for students, faculty and staff alike.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Normal operations will resume on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Freshman Austin McCreary, of Northampton, MA, finished as
the top golfer at the Region XXI Men’s Golf Tournament this past Tuesday and
McCreary shot a 74 on
Tuesday, and followed that up with a 76 on Wednesday to capture the region’s
top honors. His score helped Dean
College finish second in the tournament, which included six colleges from
throughout New England. Freshman Ryan
Tinney, from Manchester, CT, finished as Dean’s second leading scorer with a
two day total of 168 (84-84).
McCreary score qualified him for the National Junior College
Athletic Association’s DIII national tournament, being held June 2-6 at
Chautauqua Golf Course in western New York. The top fifteen players from the tournament become NJCAA All-Americans.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on
Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.
Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Dean Children’s Center will
host an Exploration Open House on May 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Parents of children 2 years old to 6 years are encouraged to bring their child
to explore the school and learn about our program. Applications are being
accepted for 5-day morning, 2-day morning, 3-day morning preschool programs or
4-day Pre-K program.
Innovative and progressive, the
school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community for an inspiring
preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is a lab school for ECE majors,
with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The center has a
very professional and caring environment for children to learn through
The school uses a developmental
approach to education which reflects current research in child development and
peer conflict resolution. Director Faith Nickolas states “We are a regional
resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children
and our lab school is a demonstration site for best practices in early
education of children.”
Dean College Children’s Center
is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more information, call
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