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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 Administrative Offices Closed Wednesday through Friday, December 24-26, 2014


      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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      Dean College Cast of Urinetown Invited to Perform at Festival


      Dean College's 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.

      Urinetown: The Musical was performed in the Main Stage at Dean College November 19 – 23, 2014. For a full cast listing, visit

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      Student Shuttle Schedule, Spring 2015


      Students have the opportunity to take shuttles to and from the airport and shopping destinations around Dean College.

      The new shuttle schedule for spring semester of 2015 is located below:

      Shuttle service to TF Green or Logan: 
      (from Dean College)
      Friday, March 6th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm
      Saturday, March 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 5th– 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 8th: 9am, 1pm  
      Shuttle service to Dean College 
      (from TF Green and Logan): 
      Monday, January 19th: 9am-10am, 1pm-2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Sunday, March 15th: 9am-10am, 1pm- 2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Note: The shuttle will stop at all terminals during each hour

      Students looking to take the shopping shuttle may find the updated schedule on Today@Dean.

      Happy travels!

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      Dean College’s Bill Evans Recognized at American Dance Guild Performance Festival 2014


      During the weekend of December 5, 2014, Dean College Palladino School of Dance modern dance artist in residence, Bill Evans, will be honored at the Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. Evans will bring with him eight Dean College students to perform his piece, “Colony,” as part of the honoring events.

      William (Bill) Evans is an internationally known choreographer, performer, teacher, administrator, writer and movement analyst. More than 200 of Evans' works have been performed by professional and pre-professional ballet, modern dance, and tap companies throughout the United States. His company, Bill Evans Dance Company, has performed in all 50 states and in 22 other countries, and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in April 2014.

      The American Dance Guild has brought together national and international artists for the past 58 years. The Annual Performance Festival was established to honor living legends of dance as well as to present many other talented artists and companies. Joan Myers Brown, founder of Philadanco, and Douglas Dunn, founder of Douglas Dunn & Dancers, will be honored alongside Bill Evans.

      Among the eight Dean College students performing Bill Evans’ work are Silvia Laracca, MacKenzie Ferraro, Devon Larcher, Francis Rivera Pacheco, Megan McQuarrie, Abbey Hemmann, Ryane Currie and Angela Miller.

      To learn more about the Festival of the American Dance Guild, visit To learn more about Bill Evans and the Dean College Palladino School of Dance, visit

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      December 2014 Residence Hall Closing Information


      Dean College residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 11th.

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

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      • Ensure all trash is taken out of the room
      • Unplug all electronics
      • Unplug and defrost any mini fridge units
      • 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.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday, December 3rd 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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