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      Residence Hall Move-In Information for January 20, 2014

      Where do I report to on January 20, 2014?

      returning student check in locations (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
      If you live in Horne Hall or Mitchell House, report to Horne Hall.
      If you live in Adams Hall, report to Adams Hall.
      If you live in Bourret Hall, report to Bourret Hall
      If you live in Houston House, report to Chapman House.
      If you live in Dean Hall, Memorial Hall or Clark House, report to Dean Hall (lower level by Public Safety).
      If you live in Franklin Commons, report to Franklin Commons.
      If you live in Ewen Hall, report to Ewen Hall.
      If you live in Wallace Hall, report to Wallace Hall.
      If you live in Jones Hall, report to Jones Hall.
      If you live in Woodward Hall, report to Woodward Hall.

      Non-cleared returning students check-in from 9:00am - 4:00pm in the Campus Center.

      New students check-in from 9:00-11:00am in the Campus Center. 

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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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      Dean College Approved to Offer B.A. Degree in Communications


      Dean College has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer a new stand-alone B.A. degree. Beginning in fall 2016, students at Dean College will be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

      This new B.A. program will prepare students for the world of work or graduate school.

      “Dean’s Associate degree in Communications has a proud history and great alumni,” said Dr. Michael Fishbein, vice president of academic affairs. “Our students have been asking to stay at Dean to finish their Bachelor’s degree in Communications and we are delighted to provide them with the option to do so.”

      Dean College now proudly offers 12 bachelor degree programs, including Arts and Entertainment Management, Business Management, Communications, Dance, English, History, Liberal Arts and Studies, Psychology, Security Management, Sociology, Sport Management, and Theatre.

      Additionally, Dean College offers associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.

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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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      Dean College Children’s Center to Host Preschool Exploration Open House, January 11, 2016


      Dean Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 10 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 January 2016 and September 2016.

      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 for children to learn through exploration.

      The school uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution. Director Faith Nickolas states “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is a demonstration site for best practices in early education of children.”

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

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed December 31, 2015 - January 1, 2016


      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 31st through Friday, January 1, 2016. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2016.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 31st through Friday, January 1, 2016.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2016.

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