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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 Holds Performing Arts Auditions, April 11, 2015


      Dean College Performing Arts Auditions will take place this Saturday, April 11, 2015.

      Students who are applying to either dance or theatre degree programs are required to complete an on-campus audition as part of their Dean College application. Prospective students must complete their application before participating in their audition.

      Click here to learn more about auditions.

      Click here to register for auditions.

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      Dean College Presents In the Heights, April 8-12, 2015


      The Dean College School of the Arts will perform In the Heights beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2015 through Sunday, April 12, 2015.

      In the Heights is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most exciting communities. With its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, In the Heights can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.

      Winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestration, In the Heights quickly became an audience phenomenon and a critical success.

      The Dean College production of In the Heights will take place in the Campus Main Stage at Dean College Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online. Visit to buy your tickets.

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      Dean College Artist in Residence Bill Evans to Perform 75th Birthday Concert April 12 ,2015



      Bill Evans, Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, will be celebrating his 75th birthday with the Bill Evans 75th Birthday Dance Concert and Celebration in Providence, RI on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

      In August, 2014, Dean College welcomed Bill as Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance. William (Bill) Evans, MFA, CMA, has uniquely woven his work as a professional choreographer/performer with a career in dance education. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization, Dance Teacher Magazine and the American Dance Guild; the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Achievement and Excellence in the Arts; and numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      The Bill Evans Dance Company gave its first performances at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1975. For several years, the company—then based in Seattle--was the most-booked professional U.S. dance ensemble. It has appeared in all 50 U.S. states, throughout Canada and Mexico and in 20 other countries. In April, 2014, the Company celebrated its 40th anniversary in Rochester, NY, where it had been in residence for 10 years.

      To celebrate his 75th birthday (April 11) and to introduce himself to the Rhode Island dance audience, Bill, his husband, friends, and dance majors from the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, will share an afternoon of Evans’ works in the intimate setting of the AS220 Black Box Theatre.

      The Sunday performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting All proceeds from the concert will benefit AS220, a non-profit community arts center located in Downtown, Providence.

      For more information on Bill Evans and the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, visit our website

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      Dean College Launches 150 Video Series to Celebrate 150 Years


      As part of the celebration of 150 years of education, Dean College is proud to offer a series of videos ranging from the history of Dean College to individual profiles of faculty and staff on campus.

      As the year progresses, more videos will be added to the bunch.

      Click here to visit our YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe to keep up-to-date on fresh content!

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      Dean College Hosts Saturday with Dean, April 4, 2015


      On Saturday, April 4, 2015, Dean College hosts its admissions event, Saturday with Dean.

      Join us on campus for a tour of campus and an information session that will help you better understand the Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a campus tour. Representatives from the Office of Admissions and other departments on campus will be present to answer any questions you might have.

      Click here to learn more and register for this event.

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