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      January Move-In Information from Office of Residence Life


      January Move-In Information from Office of Residence Life

      New Student Check-In
      Monday, January 20th, 9am - 11am
      - Check-in for new students is scheduled from 9am-10am in the Campus Center. Students will need to be cleared prior to moving into their assigned residence halls or participating in orientation. Orientation check-in begins at 11:15am in the Campus Center.

      Returning Resident Student Check-In
      Monday, January 20th, 1pm - 4pm
      -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 may pick up their keys at the designated locations based on their residence hall assignments.

      Early Arrival Groups
      There is a small number of students allowed to arrive early due to involvement in an approved Dean College activity. These students are contacted by a member of the staff to confirm they are permitted to arrive prior to official opening of the College. All students participating in these activities must be cleared in order to move in or participate with the group they are involved in. Below are the approved activities allowed to move in early for January 2014, as well as contact information for the person responsible for the group:

      January 15th Men’s & Women’s Basketball (Jeanny Lacey)
      January 15th International Orientation Leaders (Maria Adkins)
      January 15th New Community Advisors (Jonas Halley)
      January 16th Returning Community Advisors (Jonas Halley)
      January 17th Orientation Leaders (Alex Cabal)
      January 17th New International Students
      January 19th Theatre Rehearsal Group (Daniel Kozar)

      If you have any further questions about returning to campus please contact the Office of Residence Life at 508-541-1838 or

      Important Contact Information

      Center for Student Administrative Services 508-541-1518
      Office of Residence Life 508-541-1838
      Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning 508-541-1536
      Health Services 508-541-1600
      Public Safety 508-541-1888
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      Dean College to Host Dean Dash 5k, Saturday, April 25, 2015


      Dean College will host the 2nd Annual Dean Dash 5k Race on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Franklin, MA campus. 

      The race is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as the community. As Dean College celebrates its 150th Anniversary, the College has made a goal to host at least 150 runners, joggers, and walkers on race day. Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will help us reach our goal and join us by participating in this year’s race.

      The course will start and end from Awpie Way, outside of Dean Hall at the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA.  The race will begin promptly at 12:00 noon and take a 3.2-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet residential streets of Franklin. A hydration station with water and Gatorade will be waiting for you at the 2-mile mark. 

      Registration is $5 for Dean College students; $10 for faculty/staff/alumni; and $15 for family/community members. Price includes race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch and hydration station.

      For more information and to register, visit

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      Dean College and the Kraft Sports Group Announce Partnership


      kraft partnership mascotsFRANKLIN, Mass. (April 22, 2015) – The Kraft Sports Group, the holding company for the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, announced today they have finalized an exclusive academic partnership with Dean College to create The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management; establishing numerous opportunities for students to gain insight from Patriots and Revolution executives. 

      “Our organization is proud to expand our relationship with Dean College,” said Murray Kohl, vice president of corporate sales for the New England Patriots. “We look forward to offering Dean students new opportunities to gain real-world exposure in the sports, business and entertainment industries through this new venture.”

      The agreement is an enhancement to an existing relationship between the two organizations that has been in place since 2009.  This relationship will strengthen the synergy of the two parties through the direct involvement of Patriots and Revolution executives, who will participate with members of the Dean Faculty in classroom activities for programs Dean College offers. Programs include: Arts and Entertainment Management, Business, Media Studies and Communications, Security Management, Sport Management and Sports and Fitness Studies.

      The partnership also includes the introduction of a scholarship program, stadium and event management programs and the development of a formalized internship program where Dean College students will have the opportunity to work in various areas within the organization.  

      “We are honored to be so closely tied with organizations as successful and recognizable as the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “From venue management and coaching to marketing and business, the opportunity for our students to learn from the leaders of such respected enterprises is exciting for our students.”

      Teaching in collaboration with the Dean Faculty and internships are also a part of the arrangement.  Members of the Kraft Sports Group’s staff will provide insight and analysis on their area of expertise both on the Dean College campus in Franklin, Mass. and at the team’s Gillette Stadium headquarters in Foxborough, Mass. Personnel from multiple areas within the organization will lecture and oversee the students during their internships, providing a collaboration of academics with modern business.

      “To succeed today, college students need as many contacts and real-world exposure as possible,” said Dr. Michael Fishbein, vice president of academic affairs. “By working directly with the Patriots and the Revolution, and having their leadership team so closely intertwined with ours, we feel this sets our academic programs apart and drives the experiential learning that is so critical.  Our students will be more prepared, have more relevant experiences and a more valuable degree as a result of this partnership.”

      In addition, Dean College student-athletes will have the opportunity to utilize training facilities and access various strength, conditioning and nutrition programs through the Patriots and Revolution organizations.  This invaluable benefit provides Dean coaches’ and players access to state-of-the-art equipment and direct contact with training staffs consistently recognized among their respective league leaders.

      “The Kraft Sports Group is a true business leader and we are proud that they have chosen Dean College to be their exclusive academic partner. It says a lot about our institution and where we are going,” said Dr. Rooney.


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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Backstage April 23-26, 30 & May 1, 2015


      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Dance Company: Backstage beginning Thursday, April 23, 2015 through Sunday, April 26, 2015. Additional performances will take place on Thursday April 30, 2015 through Friday May 1, 2015.

      Award-winning faculty and guest choreographers set work on our best dance majors, showcasing their talent in hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap and ballet pieces. This culminating concert of the year impresses with the high level of dancing and vivid chorography. This year we applaud those behind the scenes, the people that make it happen.   

      The Dance Company: Backstage production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College at 7:30 p.m. April 23-26, 30 & May 1, 2015. A 2:00 p.m. matinee performance will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, April 20, 2015



      Dean College administrative offices will be closed to honor Patriots Day on Monday, April 20, 2015.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
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      Dean College Hosts Saturday with Dean April 18, 2015



      On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Dean College will host its admissions event, Saturday with Dean.

      Join us for a tour of campus and an information session that will help you better understand The Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a campus tour. Representatives from the Office of Admissions and other departments on campus will be present to answer any questions you might have.

      Click here to learn more and register for this event.

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