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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
Dean College to host Accepted Students Day, April 16, 2016
Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 16, 2016
Students admitted for the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.
You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions. The program includes:
Dean College to Host 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 23, 2016
Dean College will host its 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k on
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Franklin, MA campus.
The course will start and end at Awpie Way, directly outside
of Dean Hall at the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA. The race
will begin promptly at 12:00 noon for competitors to take a 3.16-mile run, jog,
or walk through the residential streets of Franklin. A hydration station will
be waiting for you at the 2-mile mark and a post-race lunch will welcome you
back as you cross the finish line. Stay with us after the race and enjoy live
music, lawn games, face painting, and a bounce house!
Registration is $5 for Dean College students and kids under
12 years old; $10 for faculty/staff/alumni; and $15 for family/community
members. Price includes race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch
and hydration station.
Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time
runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.
For more information and to register, visit
In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016
In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo
Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled
“Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016 in
the Atrium - inside Dean's Campus Center, 99 Main St., Franklin.
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Dean College, a
course was developed this spring to celebrate 150 years of American poetry,
studying one poet in each decade from 1865 to 2015. From the traditional
American poets including Longfellow, Dickinson and Whitman, through the
modernists including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes and Robert Frost to the
souls of contemporary poets Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon and others,
students were immersed in the voices of American poets and their lives.
The lecture will feature a multimedia presentation on the
poets, poetry in the course and a historical backdrop on and off the Dean
campus.The event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.
The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 30 PM in the Guidrey Center.
The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center. This year, we are very excited to welcome Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group.
The Kraft Group is a private holding company comprised of companies in the paper and packaging industries, sports and entertainment, real estate, and private equity investing. As President of The Kraft Group, Jonathan Kraft is actively involved in the day to day operations of all the Group's companies while maintaining a focus on driving the growth and diversification of the Group.
In paper and packaging the Group’s holdings include: Rand-Whitney Group, a manufacturer of corrugated containers; International Forest Products (IFP), a trader of paper commodities doing business in over 90 countries; Rand-Whitney Containerboard and New-Indy Containerboard, manufacturers of 100% high performance recycled linerboard. Together these companies convert, produce and distribute over 4 million tons of paper and pulp annually.
In sports and entertainment the Group’s holdings include the New England Patriots, the National Football League’s 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2014 World Champions; New England Revolution, Major League Soccer’s five-time Eastern Conference Champions; Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts and host to over 12.5 million visitors each year.
The Kraft Group is also involved in a number of real estate developments and holds numerous private equity and early stage venture capital investments.
As a graduate of Williams College (1986), Kraft received his MBA from Harvard Business School (1990). He serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Harvard Business School and is also on the board of trustees for several organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital and Belmont Hill School. In addition, Kraft is a Trustee Emeritus of Williams College, is Chair of the Williams College Investments Committee and is on the National Board of Directors for Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
RSVP as seating is limited. Visit www.dean.edu/jkraft for more information and to register!
Dean College Presents: Hair, April 6-10, 2016
The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Hair,
beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016 through Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War and "Free
Love," Hair presents the rock music and revolutionary culture that went
with it on the stage. This show has a vitality, a timelessness, and a meaning
that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. It has a strong
effect on everyone and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints.
What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal
musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love,
Hair, I Got Life and What a Piece of Work is Man and Hippie Life. You won’t
want to miss our talented students perform this musical performance!
The Dean College production of Hair will take place in the
Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range
from $5-$22 and can be purchased online. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit
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