Congratulations on your acceptance to Dean!

Experience Dean

As you make your college decision, experiencing Dean is a great way to figure out if we're the place for you. Our Accepted Students Experience is designed to bring our campus and culture to you. You can pick and choose and piece together a virtual showcase of what interests you most. Hopefully, this provides a glimpse of how at Dean, we believe in you, as our future students.

Whether you visit online or in person, we hope you enjoy the Dean experience! Register here to qualify to win a Dean College swag bag, and check out the video below for highlights from our Accepted Students Day in February!

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the answers for some frequently asked questions for accepted students.


Visit the the Residence Life page to check out housing options. Most freshmen will live in Ewen, Wallace or Jones Hall. These are traditional-style residence halls with mostly double rooms and a few singles, triples, and quads.

If you would like to request a specific person to be your roommate you will have the opportunity to do so after you submit your housing application. Both roommates need to select each other to be placed together.


Smith Dining Center

There are a wide variety of options including a deli, grill, salad bar, pizza, daily special entrees, and more. You will have an unlimited dining plan if you live on campus which means you can go to the dining center as often as you’d like and eat as much as you want throughout the day. The Smith Dining Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:00 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. on weekends. The dining center is very accommodating if you have food allergies or sensitivities. Learn more about dining. 


Open for lunch and in the evenings until 11:00 p.m., this pub-like option is the place to get what you want when you need that late-night munch, such as wings, subs, salads, burgers, and other grill items. Beverages are also available. Boomer’s is also the place to go to hang out with friends, play pool and video games, watch sports on the big screen TV and more.

Bulldog Beanery

Featuring Starbucks coffee and other beverages, this café also offers pastries, desserts, express sandwiches, and salads.


90% of students live on campus and we ensure that there are lots of things to do throughout the week, and especially on the weekend! Hundreds of fun options are offered throughout the year. Our student organizations sponsor programs such as Open Mic, BINGO, magicians, comedian, movies and much more. The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development also sponsors trips off campus including a student-favorite trip to New York City in December. Show your Bulldog spirit by attending athletic teams’ competitions and watch dance and theatre students perform in productions. Boomer’s Game Room is open every day and offers free pool tables, as well as community use of gaming stations (Nintendo Switch and Playstation). Interested in friendly competition? Join an intramural team such as dodgeball, basketball, futsal, spike ball and more!

Learn more about student life at Dean.


Freshmen are not allowed to have a car on campus. Beginning sophomore year, students can apply for a parking permit. Permits are granted on a space available basis.


  1. Your first step towards enrollment is to submit your enrollment deposit. Login to your applicant portal, accept your offer of admission and click on the link to pay your deposit. This will then open up all of the steps you need to take next.
  2. About a week after receiving your deposit you will get an email with your Dean College student email and information about how to set up your account.
  3. Once you get into your Dean email, you will find information about submitting your housing application if you are living on campus. You will also have access to Your Dean Gateway which is your new portal for everything you need to do to enroll in the fall. Review the checklist(s) and start working on your tasks.
  4. Be sure to sign up for New Student Orientation. During this day and a half program you will spend time with your faculty, fellow students and select your fall courses. There are three options in June. For more information and to register Learn more and register for NSO.
  5. Tuition, room and board bills will go out in June and must be paid by the due date specified in July. Contact Student Financial Planning and Services at or 508-541-1518 for guidance and assistance.
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Dean College Office of Admissions

Address 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038