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      Residence Life Information Regarding Winter Break


      Residence halls will close for the semester on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm and will reopen on Monday, January 20th at 12:00pm.

      Important information for students & families regarding winter break:

      1. Students should plan to depart 3 hours after their last final is complete.
      2. If students need to stay late due to travel arrangements they must contact the Office of Residence Life as soon as possible at 508-541-1838. 
      3. There may be a charge for staying late.

      Residence Halls re-open Monday January 20th at 12:00pm for returning students.

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      Dean College Football Alum Signed by Dallas Cowboys




      Dean College graduate Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead has been signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, following the recently concluded National Football League Draft.

      Lucky is a 2013 graduate of Dean College and a 2015 graduate of Florida Atlantic University. He is a native of Manassas, VA and Osbourn High School alumnus.

      During his time at Dean College, he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team All-Conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. Lucky was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lucky,” said Todd Vasey, associate athletic director and head football coach at Dean College “It is really exciting to see all of his hard work, dedication, and perseverance payoff for him. Somehow I have a feeling the best is still yet to come.”

      Lucky is the second Dean alumnus within the last year connected with the NFL as D.J. Morrell, 2011 graduate and offensive lineman was signed by the Detroit Lions, and later moved on to the Buffalo Bills.

      “The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate to be getting such a talented, passionate young man with a sense of purpose and an appreciation for the value his academic background will bring to his game of football,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “Lucky is smart and ready for the challenge of the NFL. We are proud to say that he is a member of the Dean College Class of 2013.”

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      Dean College to Hold 149th Commencement Exercises, May 9, 2015


      Dean College’s 149th Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 on Awpie Way, in front of Dean Hall.

      Any updates regarding weather and scheduling can be found on this page up until the time of the event.

      The schedule for this event is as follows:

      8:30 AM:

      Graduating Student Breakfast

      9:30 AM (no later):

      • Graduates check-in at the Guidrey Center, Campus Center and robe for procession to the front of Dean Hall.
      • Students are to bring their cap and pressed gown.
      • Personal belongings such as bags, phones, etc. are to be left with friends and family. These items will not be allowed at Commencement and cannot be left in the Guidrey Center.

      10:15 AM:

      Procession Line-up in Campus Center

      10:40 AM:

      Procession Step-off

      11:00 AM:

      149th Dean College Commencement Exercises

      Please Note:

      •   Only graduating students will be allowed in the Guidrey Center.
      •   Family and friends are to report directly to the front of Dean Hall.
      •   Calling, texting or use of any electronic devices is strictly prohibited during the procession and ceremony.

      Visit for additional information on the event.

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      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 8, 2015


      On Friday, May 8, 2015, Dean College will honor its exceptional graduating students at the Graduating Students Award Ceremony.

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      May 2015 Residence Hall Closing Information


      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 7th 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 9th 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 to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at 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 Hosts Club Recognition Ceremony, April 27, 2015


      Join us in celebrating and thanking another year of amazing clubs and their advisors!

      A special farewell will be given to graduating club Presidents and a Program of The Year Award will be given to one deserving club.

      Refreshments will be sponsored by SGA & provided by Sodexo.

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