New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation – Summer Program

    New Student Orientation

    Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is required for all incoming students for spring 2017. NSO is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.  NSO is a program that will allow students and their families 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 required 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!

    January Orientation – For Students Entering in the Spring of 2017

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    For more information about January orientation, please view our brochure.  To register for January orientation, please call the Fernandes and Smith Center for Student Development & Retention at 508-541-1552 by Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

    Click here to view a sample of the Student & Family Schedule for January Orientation.

    New Student Orientation – For Students Entering in the Fall of 2017

    NSO I – June 26-27

    NSO II – June 29-30

    NSO III – July 13-14

    The Summer 2017 NSO brochure will be available on this page by mid-November.  Students will be able to register for the Summer 2017 NSO program on this page at the end of January 2017.
    Massachusetts state law and College policy requires 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.

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