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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 to Host 18th Annual President’s Cup


      The 18th Annual Dean College President’s Cup will take place on Monday, September 15 at the Franklin Country Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund.

      Throughout the past 17 years, the Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament has had a profound and positive effect on the education of Dean College students. Support from players and sponsors has helped the College raise more than $1,000,000 for Dean College scholarships and these scholarships have helped hundreds of students over the years.

      While tickets to participate are sold out and Dean College is no longer accepting sponsors for this event, you may donate to the Dean College Scholarship Fund directly at

      To learn more about the event itself, please visit

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      Dean College Football Achieves Top 20 NJCAA Ranking


      The Dean College Football team is off to an amazing start, beginning the season with a 2 0 record. The Bulldogs posted a 35 0 W against Framingham State University JV on August 30th, followed by a 27 6 W

      The Dean College Football team is off to an amazing start, beginning the season with a 2-0 record. The Bulldogs posted a 35-0 W against Framingham State University JV on August 30th, followed by a 27-6 W against Monroe College on September 6th. Dean is currently ranked among the Top 20 in NJCAA Football with spot 19. Click here for the full list.

      Click here for the upcoming schedule.

      Click here to read the season preview provided by Head Coach, Todd Vasey.

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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges


      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 26th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 2nd in this category for colleges with the least amount of student debt and 8th for Best Colleges for Veterans.

      This is the fourth consecutive year that Dean College has received this honor, having moved up in the rankings from the previous year.

      “We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing at Dean College. “Of particular note this year is our designation as a Best College for Veterans, as we continually look for ways to assist veterans in completing their undergraduate degree program.”

      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 news could not have come at a better time for Dean College, as the school will celebrate its 150th Anniversary early next year. Founded in February 1865, the college has seen many transformations, always with the mission of cultivating an environment of academic and personal success for students. 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 to add to its total enrollment representing 32 states and 16 countries.

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit For more information on Dean College, visit

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      First Year Convocation Held Monday, September 8, 2014


      Dean College welcomed it’s 150th incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony held on Monday, September 8, 2014.

      Approximately 500 first year students participated in the gathering, as faculty and staff dressed in academic regalia made their way to the campus center for the presentation.

      Cindy T. Kozil, Vice President of Student Development and Retention, welcomed the incoming class to campus and congratulated them on finishing their first week of studies. Student speaker Amy Tanner asked students to “think about what you want to do and who you want to be,” as they start their first year at Dean.

      Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, addressed the first year students, stating that they are now “entering a community of learners, a place of discovery and personal and academic growth.” Dr. Poirier shared the history and traditions of academic regalia in preparation of what is to come after their two or four years at Dean. 

      Dean College President, Paula M. Rooney reminded students that they are part of something special this year, as the college begins to celebrate its 150th anniversary on February 19, 2015. Dr. Rooney shared the history of the College and challenged students to “think about what you will bring as incoming freshman to enhance the community and become a part of our rich history.”

      Following the remarks, John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, took to the stage for the presentation of classes and wished the incoming class much success during their time at Dean. The ceremony concluded with a celebration BBQ on the College’s picnic grove.

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      Bulldogs Achieve Trifecta of Shut Outs for Opening Games


      Saturday, August 30 was a great day for Dean College sports as the fall season opened with all three teams shutting out their opponents.

      The football team defeated the Framingham State JV, 35-0, while the soccer teams defeated Southern Maine CC, 2-0 (women) and 7-0 (men).

      Football recap:

      Sadarius Williams opened up the scoring in the first quarter with his first college touchdown against the Framingham State JV with a 7-yard touchdown run, as the Bulldogs won their season opener, 35-0 on Saturday. Quarterback Nick Roberts added two scoring strikes in the second quarter as Dean raced to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back. DiQwuon Harris lead all rushers with 81 yards on the ground with one touchdown.

      The defense was lead by Mikeice Adams with seven tackles, as the team had 3 interceptions and two fumble recoveries. They held Framingham to 39 yards rushing in a total team effort defensively.

      Next Saturday the Bulldogs open up their league schedule at home against Monroe College. Game time is 12:00 pm.

      Men’s Soccer recap:

      Returner Javan Philip registered 3 goals and freshman Marcos Tavares scored twice as the Bulldogs opened up a 3-0 halftime lead. Alejandro Medina and Karim Mokhtar each registered a save in sharing the shutout. The Bulldogs open up their home schedule this Sunday against Central Maine CC.

      Women’s Soccer recap:

      Sophomore Alyssa Klotzbeecher and freshman Rachel Mauricio each scored a goal and the defense made that stand up as they defeated Southern Maine Community College 2-0, in the season opener on the road.  Paige Marshall and Emma Morrison shared the shutout in goal. The women will also open up their home schedule this Sunday against Central Maine CC, with the game starting at 12:00.

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