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      Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students


      Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic year!

      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 the program.

      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 college.

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      Dean College Athletics Weekly Results

      ​On Family Day, Football Lost to Hudson Valley CC, 15-12, while the soccer teams split with Fisher College. The women lost the opener, 3-1, while the men won the nitecap, 6-1. Trent Waters was named MVP of the football game, a tradition named after alum Butchie Williams.

      For the latest Dean College Athletics news, including team results and schedules, visit our Dean College Athletics website or click on one of the below links.

      Dean College Men's Cross Country Results

      Dean College Women's Cross Country Results

      Dean College Football Results

      Dean College Men's Soccer Results

      Dean College Women's Soccer Results

      Dean College Women's Volleyball Results

      Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DeanAthletics and @DeanCollege 

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      Dean College Family & Alumni Day, October 1, 2016


      Dean College Family & Alumni Day, October 1, 2016

      On Saturday, October 1, 2016, Dean College will host its Family & Alumni Day. Our schedule is full of activities— campus tours, Open Houses with different Schools, Alumni Men’s Lacrosse and Baseball games, a Game Day cookout during the football and soccer games, Arch Alumni Celebration and the Dean Showcase. We will also be having a 21+ beverage tent down at the Longley Athletic Fields Complex. As you can see, there will be plenty to do for kids and adults alike!

      Visit the Dean College Family & Alumni Day page for more information.

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      Dean College Athletics Weekly Recap


      Dean College Athletics Weekly Recap

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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges


      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      Franklin, MA (September 13, 2016) –Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 19th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 9th in this category for Best Value Schools. 
      This is the sixth consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor, and the highest ranking in the college’s history.
      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “Of particular note this year is our designation in the Best Value Schools category, as we continually look for ways to assist our students achieve their education goals with the best financial aid solutions possible.”
      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 
      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. The College recently welcomed a robust class of incoming students, making this its highest total enrollment in the past 25 years, representing 30 states and 26 countries.
      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit For more information on Dean College, visit

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      Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016


      Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016

      Our goal is to provide prospective students and their families as many opportunities to visit Dean College as possible.

      If you can't join us for a weekday visit, we hope that you'll spend part of your Saturday with us.

      On select Saturdays, we welcome you to visit Dean for an information session and campus tour. The information session, conducted by an admissions staff member, is followed by a campus tour given by a current Dean student. Your visit ends with lunch in our dining center. Other members of the admissions staff will also be on hand to answer all of your questions.

      The day begins at 10:00 AM and families should expect to spend about two hours on campus.

      Register for Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016

      Learn more about visiting the Dean College campus.

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