Updates on Opening

We are excited to welcome you and your family to the Dean Community for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please visit the below drop down list for the latest news regarding the Fall 2020 Semester, including a message from Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney.

Read the message from Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, regarding the Fall 2020 Semester.

Learn more about Dean's transition to an online learning environment.

This spring the Dean College Community, along with colleges and universities across the United States, transitioned to an online learning format due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its rapid spread. With stay-at-home orders in place, students, faculty and staff navigated through these unprecedented times, learning (in some cases for the first time) the ins and outs of the digital college experience.

Read the full story. 

Dean College Spring Semester Recap Graphic

Virtual Learning and Activities Spring 2020

The Dean Difference was felt throughout the transition to virtual learning, as faculty and staff maintained our close-knit community, interacting daily via video chats and virtual classrooms, as well as providing fun activities to provide stress relief.

Below is a sampling of academic and student activities from the Spring 2020 Semester.

Student Activities
  • Best Buddies singalong
  • Late night teams breakfast
  • Dean fitness challenge
  • Get organized with Madi
  • Mindful Monday Meditation¬†
  • Tip Tuesday
  • Wellness Wednesday Tip
  • Workout Series
  • COVID-19 trivia
  • Tik Tok Challenge
  • Baking with Madi
  • The Office watch party
  • Trivia Night
  • DIY Challenge
  • Dean Is Home Photo Contest
  • Disney Acting Challenge
  • Motivational Messages
  • Question of the Week
Career Development 
  • Coffee & Career conversations
  • Resume Review
  • Job Hunting sessions
  • Interviewing skills via online video formats
  • Senior career sessions
  • Mock interviews with seniors
  • LinkedIn workshops
  • Reference letter workshops
  • Online writing and math tutoring
  • Virtual study labs
  • Open forums for academic assistance
  • Thursday Siestas
  • Musicals, a look inside Broadway productions
  • Presenting the performing arts
  • Monday Matinees
  • Storytime hour with special guests
  • Faculty blogs, including The Power of History in the Midst of Pandemic

...and more!

Watch this video message from the Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney.

Read archived news regarding Dean's response to COVID-19.

Virtual Learning Spring 2020 Semester By The Numbers