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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      09/25/2017

      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 22nd in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 15th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

      This is the seventh consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor.

      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College Holds 152nd Commencement, May 5, 2018

      05/05/2018

      Dean College held its 152nd Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Close to 350 students received their degrees.

      Dean College held its 152nd Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Dean College campus in Franklin, MA. Close to 350 students received their degrees, with many family and friends in attendance. Continuing with tradition, the 2018 Commencement ceremony was held outside along Awpie Way, considered by many as the most beautiful and iconic part of campus. 

      The keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, who spoke to students about a large issue today – trust. She urged students to “Trust in your deepest self. Shun the impulse to devalue your own self-faith.” She added, “I urge you to accept the role of change – and chance – in your life ahead, trusting in yourself to embrace them with confidence gained at Dean.” 

      Dr. Rooney referenced the 50th Society, reminding students to reflect on their alma mater as a place that makes a difference. “I hope that when you gather back here in 2068 and put on your golden cap and gown that you will relate that timeless trust to members of the class of 2068.”

      Additional remarks were provided by Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees, along with graduating student, Nabeel Barqawi.

      Quoting pop culture, Mr. Boyce, left the graduates with a few thoughts to ponder. “Never give up on your dreams” and like the movie The Greatest Showman, “become the greatest at what you choose.” He urged graduates to give back to the world like Mr. Rogers did. And to “Gather your own facts, make up own mind, and write your own story.” Finally, he advised the graduates not to be afraid to fail.

      A Business Management major with a minor in Psychology, student speaker Nabeel Barqawi was born and raised in Kuwait. He began his speech by describing his admiration for his two older brothers, who both earned class rings. To Nabeel, these rings symbolized the hard work and effort that was put into their education. He too had hopes to earn a class ring, but was unsure of his academic future. 

      “Arriving at Dean was the turning point of my life.” As Nabeel prepared this speech, his ring arrived. 

      “This ring was once a block of metal that served as the foundation for its creation. Just like Dean served as the foundation from which our paths would be carved.”

      Nabeel credited many members of the Dean Community and described his experience with The Dean Difference as “acknowledging our strengths and pushing us out of our comfort zones, enabling us to pursue our dreams and follow our passions.” 

      Nabeel reminded his classmates to “enjoy the adventures ahead by going on this journey armed with enthusiasm and curiosity. In times of struggle, find something that reminds you of how far you have come. For me, this ring serves as a reminder to never tell myself ‘I can’t’.” 

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement. 

       

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      Watch Live: Dean College Commencement, May 5, 2018

      05/02/2018

      Watch Live: Dean College Commencement, May 5, 2018

      Watch Dean College's 152nd Commencement via live stream.

      Dean College's 152nd Commencement exercises will be available to view via live video stream!

      Commencement will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 on campus. Procession begins promptly at 10:45 a.m.

      A live stream for commencement will be available the day of at 10:45 AM. You can find the live stream link here

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      Dean College May 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information

      04/30/2018

      Dean College May 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 3rd for NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 5th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

                      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

                      -All belongings are removed from the room

                      -Lock all windows

                      -Turn off the light, and lock the door

                      -Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at AppleBoxCollege.com. The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 3rd for NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 5th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

                      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

                      -All belongings are removed from the room

                      -Lock all windows

                      -Turn off the light, and lock the door

                      -Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at AppleBoxCollege.com. The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

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      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      Dean College will be celebrating its 152nd commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

      Commencement speakers include Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President; Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees; and student speaker Nabeel Barqawi.

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.

      A live stream will be available for commencement the day of. You can access the stream here.

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      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      The Commencement Reception and Awards Night will start at 6:00pm on Friday, May 4th in the Guidrey Center. 

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