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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 Golfer Receives Medal at Region XXI Golf Tournament


      Freshman Austin McCreary, of Northampton, MA, finished as the top golfer at the Region XXI Men’s Golf Tournament this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

      McCreary shot a 74 on Tuesday, and followed that up with a 76 on Wednesday to capture the region’s top honors. His score helped Dean College finish second in the tournament, which included six colleges from throughout New England. Freshman Ryan Tinney, from Manchester, CT, finished as Dean’s second leading scorer with a two day total of 168 (84-84).

      McCreary score qualified him for the National Junior College Athletic Association’s DIII national tournament, being held June 2-6 at Chautauqua Golf Course in western New York. The top fifteen players from the tournament become NJCAA All-Americans.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed for Memorial Day, May 22 & 25, 2015


      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.

      Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

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      Dean College Children’s Center Open House, Tuesday, May 19, 2015


      Dean Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House on May 19, 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. 

      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 Football Alum Signed by Dallas Cowboys




      Dean College graduate Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead has been signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, following the recently concluded National Football League Draft.

      Lucky is a 2013 graduate of Dean College and a 2015 graduate of Florida Atlantic University. He is a native of Manassas, VA and Osbourn High School alumnus.

      During his time at Dean College, he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team All-Conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. Lucky was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lucky,” said Todd Vasey, associate athletic director and head football coach at Dean College “It is really exciting to see all of his hard work, dedication, and perseverance payoff for him. Somehow I have a feeling the best is still yet to come.”

      Lucky is the second Dean alumnus within the last year connected with the NFL as D.J. Morrell, 2011 graduate and offensive lineman was signed by the Detroit Lions, and later moved on to the Buffalo Bills.

      “The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate to be getting such a talented, passionate young man with a sense of purpose and an appreciation for the value his academic background will bring to his game of football,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “Lucky is smart and ready for the challenge of the NFL. We are proud to say that he is a member of the Dean College Class of 2013.”

      For more information on Dean College, visit

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      Dean College Held 149th Commencement Exercises, May 9, 2015


      Dean College’s 149th Commencement Exercises took place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 on Awpie Way, in front of Dean Hall.

      Dean College proudly graduated 309 two- and four-year students during its 149th Commencement Exercises. Honors and degrees were bestowed upon these students.

      Visit for a complete summary of this event.

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