New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation

    Prepare For What's Next

    Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college. NSO is a day-long program that will allow you and your family to sample many aspects of Dean College. Along with fun activities, NSO (and ISO for international students) offers helpful workshops and informative presentations to make the transition to college as easy as possible. 

    The program will familiarize you and your family with the academic support, technology services and residence life programs available on campus. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make lots of new friends!

    Students Entering in September 2014

    August 28: New International Students arrive
    August 29: International Student Orientation begins
    September 1: NEW and RETURNING Students arrive

    Important Information for New Students

    On Monday, September 1 from 2:00pm-4:00pm the Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning will be open for all students who did not attend orientation to receive their class schedules and other important information. Families are welcome to join their students.


    Massachusetts state law and College policy require that all students provide certain medical forms including immunization records and a physical exam. Please visit the Health Services webpage for more information and to access the required forms. Some of these forms are to be completed by the student's primary care physician

    Have you reserved on-campus housing? After you pay the enrollment deposit and receive your Dean College email account and password, you can log in to Today@Dean and complete the online Housing and Dining Request form.

    Return to the Accepted Students page.

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  • New Student Orientation

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