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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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      Dean College Baseball to Face Westchester Community College at NJCAA District Tournament, May 21, 2016


      Dean College Baseball to Face Westchester Community College at NJCAA District Tournament, May 21, 2016

      The Dean College Baseball Team was named Region XXI Division II Champions on Saturday, May 14, 2016. This is the team’s first Regional Title since 1966.

      The Bulldogs will travel to Rochester, New York on Saturday, May 21, 2016 to participate in the NJCAA District tournament. The double-elimination tournament features the Region Champions from Region XXI (New England), Region III (Upstate New York) and Region XV (Westchester County-New York City-Long Island).

      Each team will play each other on Saturday, and the teams not eliminated will continue to the final games on Sunday. Below is the tournament schedule:

      Saturday, May 21

      11:00 Region XV Westchester CC (35-14-1) vs Region III Monroe CC (28-13)

      1:00 Region XXI Dean College (19-20) vs Westchester CC

      4:00 Dean College vs Monroe CC

      Sunday, May 22

      11:00 Game 4 (if game to follow 45 minutes after Game 4)

      The winner of the District Tournament will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, held at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma on May 28 – June 3/4.

      For more information on Dean College Athletics, visit For schedules and scores, visit

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      Dean College Baseball Team Named Region XXI Division II Champions

      The Dean College Baseball team defeated UConn-Avery Point (15-6) on Saturday,May 14th to win the Region XXI Division II Championship Series, 2-0. They now advance to the District Tournament next weekend.

      Gary Peralta drove in 2 runs with a home run, and combined with his no-hitter Saturday, was named the series MVP.  Brendan Smith started on the mound and pitched six innings, giving up five runs, only one earned, while walking one and striking out four. Coby Smith and Victor Paiva pitched the final three innings of relief and only gave up one run between them to secure the historic victory.

      For updates, schedules and scores, visit our Dean College Athletics website. 

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      Dean College to Hold 150th Commencement Exercises, May 14, 2016


      Dean College 150th Commencement Exercises, May 14, 2016

      Dean College held its 150th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Dean College campus in Franklin, MA. Over 300 students received their degrees, with a large number of family and friends in attendance. Continuing with tradition, the 2016 Commencement ceremony was held outside along Awpie Way, considered by many as the most beautiful and iconic part of campus.

      The keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, who encouraged students to push themselves out of their comfort zones and keep an open mind. “Undoubtedly, you will make a few missteps, but they are openings to gain a fresh perspective and to continue absorbing knowledge and insights. And from that springs wisdom.” She also encouraged students to never waiver from their dreams. “Be confident. Respect the past but never live in it,” she added. “We champion entrepreneurial spirit at Dean. Hang on to that spirit because you possess the proven skills that can’t be taken from you.”


      Additional remarks were provided by Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees, along with three graduating students, Candice ‘Coco’ Lam from Hong Kong, Jaclyn Coutoumas from Cambridge, MA and Allison Clarke from Franklin, MA.


      Candice ‘Coco’ Lam spoke on behalf of the Associate Degree graduates. An English major from Hong Kong, Coco explained to students that her time at Dean and The Dean Difference was her recipe for success. “You start with a bowl of curiosity, an open mind ready to learn,” she said. “You add a pinch of confidence, a dash of integrity, and a dollop of passion, learned from our professors and our friends. Fold in some optimism. Garnish with gratitude and humility, being thankful for everything in life that has gotten us this far. Life is filled with its bitters, sweets, and sours, so choose your recipes with confidence and pride.” She finished by thanking her friends and ‘family’ at Dean. “I am immensely thankful to call Dean my home away from home, and I will never forget how I was welcomed with open arms.”


      Jaclyn Coutoumas, a Dance major from Cambridge, MA reflected back on her time at Dean. “We spent the last 2-4 years working hard, creating relationships, polishing our skills and passions and becoming the adults we are today,” said Coutoumas. “That is something to be celebrated – we are something to be celebrated.”


      Allison Clarke, who spoke on behalf of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) students, spoke about her journey returning back to school after years in the workforce. “I registered for Public Speaking and on my first day of class I felt anxious. I saw so many young faces in the room. I was worried I would be cast out, but boy was I wrong. Not only were they absolutely wonderful and funny people, the class itself was a pure joy and prepared me to stand before you today, delivering this commencement speech.” She added, “The advice I have is to do what you love to do. If you do what makes you happy, it will never feel like work.”


      Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin, MA. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year. For more information on Dean College, visit our website

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      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 13, 2016


      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 13, 2016

      The Graduating Student Award Ceremony will start at 5:30pm on Friday, May 13th in the Guidrey Center. Immediately following, there will be a reception in the Atrium for all award winner and their guests. Reception concludes by 7:30pm.

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      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 12 th 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 14 th for GRADUATING STUDENTS. Prior to leaving students must

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 12th 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 14th 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 by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

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

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

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