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      Dean College Office of Admissions to Host Discover Dean Day on Friday, February 21, 2014


      One of the best ways to Discover The Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Friday, February 21st, the Dean College Office of Admissions brings together the Dean community for a fun day of discovery! Discover The Main Stage and Guidrey Center performance venues, discover our athletic facilities, discover our radio station & television studio, discover your major you want to study, and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Dean's of the academic schools, and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      February 21, 2014
      9:30AM - 1:00PM

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admission at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.


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      First Year Convocation, Tuesday, September 15, 2015


      Dean College will welcome the 151st incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

      First Year Convocation is a Dean College tradition that welcomes freshmen to the Dean community. All freshmen attend this formal college induction ceremony headed by Dean College President Paula M. Rooney, college deans and other faculty and staff.


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      Dean College Children’s Center Hosts Preschool Exploration Open House, September 4, 2015


      Dean Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House on September 4, 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. Preschool begins on September 14, 2015.

      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, using a developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school uses best practices in early education of children,” said Faith Nickolas, Director of the Children’s Center.

      Dean College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more information, email Faith at or call 508-541-1598.

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      Dean Welcomes New and Returning Students, September 7, 2015


      Beginning Thursday, September 3, students from around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2015-16 academic year!

      Friday, September 4, 2015 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 7, 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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      New Student Orientation, Friday, August 21, 2015


      Accepted and deposited students are invited and encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) session to become more acquainted with Dean College and all that we have to offer.

      The final one-day NSO of the Summer will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015.

      Visit to learn more about NSO and to register.

      The Dean College campus is conveniently located 5 minutes off Interstate I-495 at exit 17 (Route 140 South). Visitors should park in the Campus Center parking lot by the outdoor basketball court. Click here for directions. 

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      Dean College to Host 19th Annual President's Cup


      The 19th Annual Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Franklin Country Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund.

      Throughout the past 18 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. By sponsoring or playing in this event, you could help a prospective student attend Dean College.

      To learn more about the event itself, please visit

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