New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation – Summer Program

    New Student OrientationDean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.  NSO is a day and a half-long 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 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!

    The brochure for January Orientation will be available in early December 2015.

    The Summer 2016 NSO brochure will be available in January 2016.  Students will be able to register for summer orientation on this page at the beginning of March 2016.

    Sample Student and Family Student Schedule for January Orientation

    January Orientation – For Students Entering in the Spring of 2016

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

    New Student Orientation – Students Entering in the Fall of 2016

    NSO I – June 27-28

    NSO II – June 30-July 1

    NSO III – July 14-15


    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.

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