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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 Football Players Accept Offers on National Signing Day, February 3, 2016


      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. 

      National Signing Day 2016

      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

      Dean’s linebacker Aaron Donalson signed to play at the University of Delaware; defensive lineman Geoff Horwitz signed to play at the University of Rhode Island; linebacker Daniel Palmer signed to play at Bethune-Cookman University; and defensive back Ruben Saunders signed to play with North Carolina Central University. 

      January placements include defensive back Najee Brown signing to UNC Pembroke; wide receiver Travion Fletcher signing to West Alabama; quarter back Jackson McDonald signing to Mars Hill; and linebacker Jacquae Peart signing to Bethune-Cookman University.

      National Signing Day, usually the first Wednesday of February, is the first day that players sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

      For more information about Dean College, visit

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 6, 2016


      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. 

      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 AM and will allow plenty of time for you to enjoy the remainder of your day. Representatives of the Office of Admissions will also be on hand to answer any questions you have.

      Click here to register. 

      We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

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      The Palladino School of Dance Presents Choreographers’ Concert, February 5-6, 2016


      The Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform a Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6, 2016.

      Join us for an evening of dance highlighting the choreography of selected upper class dance majors. Enjoy just the performance opening night or come and enjoy an evening of dance and witness renowned guest artists as they view and discuss selected student work on closing night.

      The Choreographers’ Concert will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at 8:00 p.m. both nights. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online by visiting

      Additionally, the Palladino School of Dance has partnered with the Manhattan Dance Project to present master classes with top NYC teachers in dance, hip hop, tap, and ballet.

      Master classes will be taught by top industry professionals, including James Boyd, Bill Hotaling, Todd Shanks, Michael Vernon, and more! Visit for full biographies.

      Master Classes will be offered to dance students both Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days. Classes will be held within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin. For more information and to register, visit and click on Boston, MA.

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      Dean College to Host FAFSA Day, January 31, 2016


      Join us for FAFSA Day on Sunday, January 31, 2016, 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 2016-17 academic year. Learn more and register by visiting

      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:

      10:30 Check-in (Campus Center)

      11:00 Brunch

      11:30 Info Session (Campanella Board Room)

      12:00 Tour

      1:00 FAFSA DAY (Technology Center)

      We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

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      Latest News on Spring 2016 Move-In

      Dean College looks forward to the start of our spring semester. Resident students should report to campus on Sunday, January 24th.  Commuter students who have been financially cleared may go directly to their first registered class on Monday, January 25th. For more information regarding move-in, click here.

      Please note that all activities for this weekend are on as scheduled.  If anything should change based on the impending weather, Dean College will post an update on

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