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      New Student Orientation 2017

      05/16/2017

      Dean College New Student Orientation - August 14, 2017

      **Traffic Update**

      A major traffic accident has been cleared up this morning on Route 495. Please take exit 16 from Route 495 if you are unable to take exit 17. 

      Dean College will offer the third New Student Orientation session (NSO IV, August 14).

      NSO is required for all incoming students for fall 2017. The program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college and will allow students and their families to sample many aspects of Dean College. All students must register to attend one NSO session.

      NSO offers helpful and interactive presentations to make the transition to college as easy as possible. The required program will familiarize you and your family with the academic support, expectations within our community, residence life programs available on campus and more. You will also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make new friends!

      *Visitors should park in the Dean Hall Lot. If you are using a GPS, enter the address: 35 Emmons Street, Franklin, MA 02038

      Visit www.dean.edu/nso to learn more and register.

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      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 1:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.


      At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

      Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, live entertainment by the band Barefoot Young, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer and a Franklin FD firetruck!

      Registration
      Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5 
      Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
      Family/Community Members: $18
      Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

      Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.
      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The Glass Menagerie, beginning Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

      One of the great plays of American Theatre, The Glass Menagerie is what Williams called a “memory” play. Controlling the present and the past of the story about harsh realities of his family’s impoverished existence, it is narrated by one of its central characters. Through desperation and courage, this play explores beauty and meaning in the confusion of living.

      The Dean College production of The Glass Menagerie will take place in the Performing Arts Studio Stage (PAS) at Dean College, 61 School Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday– Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7. Please note that this performance will take place in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College Special Announcement to Mount Ida Students

      04/17/2018

      Dean College welcomes applications from current and incoming Mount Ida College students.

      If you are a current Mount Ida student or have recently been accepted to Mount Ida, we will provide you with an expedited review of your application, flexible transfer credits, generous financial aid options, and guaranteed College housing. Iris Godes, Dean of Admissions will personally work with you to ease your transition to Dean College. Iris can be contacted via email at igodes@dean.edu or by calling 508-541-1508.

      Click here to learn more.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, April 16, 2018

      04/16/2018

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed to honor Patriots Day on Monday, April 16, 2018

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
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      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018

      04/10/2018

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

      Students admitted for the fall of 2018 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.

      What Happens on Accepted Students Day?

      You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions.

      The program includes:

      Student activities fair

      Campus and residence hall tours

      Panel presentations

      One-on-one meetings with financial aid counselors

      Overview of Academic Support Services and the Honors, Internship and Study Abroad Programs

      Academic and advising sessions

      Hands-on assistance with paying your enrollment deposit, setting up your email account, submitting the required health forms, and completing the online Housing and Dining Request form.

      Visit the Dean College Accepted Students Day webpage for more information.

      www.dean.edu/ASD

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