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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 Children’s Center Open House, Tuesday, May 19, 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 exploration. 

      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 508-541-1598. 



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      Dean College Football Alum Signed by Dallas Cowboys




      Dean College graduate Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead has been signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, following the recently concluded National Football League Draft.

      Lucky is a 2013 graduate of Dean College and a 2015 graduate of Florida Atlantic University. He is a native of Manassas, VA and Osbourn High School alumnus.

      During his time at Dean College, he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team All-Conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. Lucky was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lucky,” said Todd Vasey, associate athletic director and head football coach at Dean College “It is really exciting to see all of his hard work, dedication, and perseverance payoff for him. Somehow I have a feeling the best is still yet to come.”

      Lucky is the second Dean alumnus within the last year connected with the NFL as D.J. Morrell, 2011 graduate and offensive lineman was signed by the Detroit Lions, and later moved on to the Buffalo Bills.

      “The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate to be getting such a talented, passionate young man with a sense of purpose and an appreciation for the value his academic background will bring to his game of football,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “Lucky is smart and ready for the challenge of the NFL. We are proud to say that he is a member of the Dean College Class of 2013.”

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      Dean College Held 149th Commencement Exercises, May 9, 2015


      Dean College’s 149th Commencement Exercises took place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 on Awpie Way, in front of Dean Hall.

      Dean College proudly graduated 309 two- and four-year students during its 149th Commencement Exercises. Honors and degrees were bestowed upon these students.

      Visit for a complete summary of this event.

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      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 8, 2015


      On Friday, May 8, 2015, Dean College will honor its exceptional graduating students at the Graduating Students Award Ceremony.

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      May 2015 Residence Hall Closing Information


      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 7th for NON GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 9th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      • Ensure all trash is taken out of the room
      • All belongings are removed from the room
      • Lock all windows
      • Turn off the light, and lock the door
      • Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

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