Move-In Day

  • Check-in and Move-in Information – Spring 2017

    Move-In Day

    Move-in is an exciting time! We ask families and students to read this information carefully, as there will be details about where to park, what time to arrive and where you will check in. Please check back frequently for updates.

    Once on campus you will be greeted by Community Advisors, Resident Directors and many other staff members. A move-in crew, made up of student volunteers, will be available to assist you with getting your belongings into your residence hall room. The college does provide a number of moving bins to help families transport belongings.

    We do not allow students to arrive prior to move-in day, unless they have received notification that they are part of a pre-approved college group (e.g., soccer team or move-in crew). If you are a member of one of these early arrival groups, you will receive communication from the person in charge of the group about your move-in date and time.

      New Student Check-In 

      Monday, January 16th 9AM-10AM

      Check-In for ALL New Students is scheduled from 9am to 10am in the Campus Center. Students will need to be cleared prior to moving into their assigned residence halls or participating in New Student Orientation. The orientation program starts at 11:15am in the Campus Center for both students and families.

      Returning Resident Student Check-In

      Monday, January 16th 9AM-5PM

      Returning Resident students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In. Once the student is cleared for check in they will receive their key from the Office of Residence Life in the Campus Center.

      Returning Resident students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In pick up their keys in their residence halls

      ALL STUDENTS arriving between 4:30pm-5pm must check in at the Campus Center.

      Any student arriving to Check-In after 4:30pm on Monday, January 16thmust be CLEARED and go to Campus Safety in order to receive a key, and attend classes on Tuesday, January 17th

      Returning Commuter Student Check In

      Returning Commuter students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In on Monday, January 16thbetween 9am and 5pm.

      Returning Commuter students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In may go directly to their first class on Tuesday, January 17th

      Additional Information

      Rent or purchase a MicroFridge with a safe plug for the coming school year. Free delivery and pickup. Check out for details.

      Sodexo Dining Services
      Dean provides you with a variety of options that will keep your dining experience fresh. Our ultimate goal is to provide restaurant-quality food combined with great service and a fresh approach. Students are able to use their Boomer’s Bucks at Boomer’s Dog Pound and Jazzman’s Cafe & Bakery in addition to Domino’s (located off-campus). Learn more at

      On Campus Market
      The On Campus Market supplies college students with all the residence hall essentials you can imagine. In its determination to make the transition to higher learning effortless and enjoyable, OCM is dedicated to providing your loved one with quality dorm room bedding and many more items we’re certain your college student can’t go without. This partnership is brought to you by the Dean College Resident Student Association and a percentage of the proceeds goes back to this organization. Please choose OCM and support your Dean College RSA!

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    • Helpful Contact Information

      Office of Residence Life
      (508) 541-1838

      Center for Student Financial Planning and Services
      (508) 541-1518

      Health Services
      (508) 541-1600

      Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning
      (508) 541-1536

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