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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
production of Urinetown: The Musical
has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF) in Hyannis, MA from January 27 – 31, 2015.
The KCACTF is a
national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and
universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality
of College Theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of
more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater
departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside
assessment by KCACTF respondents.
In January and February
of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered
productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia,
and regional-level award programs.
Dean College has been a
participant in the American College Theatre Festival for over 20 years, and in
that time has presented five staged productions and innumerable Irene Ryan
Scholarship finalists to the Regional Festivals. In the past three years, Dean
College has sent the first Music Theatre Initiative finalist Chelsea Hermann
’12 and Irene Ryan finalist Rachel Ladd ’13 to the National festival in
Urinetown: The Musical was performed in the Main Stage at Dean College November 19 – 23,
2014. For a full cast listing, visit www.dean.edu/urinetown.
Join us for FAFSA Day 2015, sponsored by FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. Students, families and adult learners are invited to receive help with applying for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more and register by visiting http://fafsaday.org/index.php.
While on campus, why not check out Dean College? Join us for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.
Tentative schedule of events:
Dean College Children’s
Center will host an Exploration Open House on January 12, 2015 from 10 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.
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
school uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current
research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “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,” said Faith Nickolas, Director of the Children Center.
College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more
information, call 508-541-1598.
The School of Continuing Studies welcomes
Dean and non-Dean students to earn credits during the Winter Intersession between semesters.
During the mid-semester break, Dean College offers a 2-week Winter
Intersession, which includes daytime, evening and online courses.Winter
Intersession is the best opportunity to catch up or get ahead on course
credits by taking courses ranging from Financial Accounting to General
To view the entire course catalog, click here.
To securely register for a course online, click here.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Administrative offices will resume normal business hours
beginning Friday, January 2, 2015.
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