Welcome to Dean College! Dean is proud to welcome new international students to campus each fall and spring semester.

International Students - Next Steps 

Dean is proud to welcome new international students to campus each fall and spring semester. Approximately 10% of our students come from outside the United States and they represent over 20 different countries.

Now that you have decided to join the Dean community and have submitted your enrollment deposit you are invited to attend an orientation program at the start of your first semester at Dean College.  

International Student Orientation (ISO) combines fun activities with helpful workshops and presentations on academic support, technology services, immigration, advising and residence life. You'll also have a chance to interact with our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make lots of new friends! 

International Student Orientation (ISO) - Fall (September) 2021

International students enrolling at Dean College for the Fall 2021 semester should plan to arrive on campus on September 2nd to begin their journey at Dean College.

Event  Date 
International Student Arrival Thursday, September 2, 2021
International Student Orientation (ISO) Begins Friday, September 3, 2021
International Student Orientation (ISO) Concludes Sunday, September 5, 2021
Bulldog Beginnings Starts Sunday, September 5, 2021
Bulldog Beginnings Ends Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Check back for the updated International Student Orientation schedule. 

NOTE: If you are a U.S. citizen who has been living abroad you are welcome to join us for ISO. Please contact advising@dean.edu if you would like to be part of the program.

Orientation Highlights

You will find highlights orientation below. 

  • Meet your International Student Services Coordinator and the International Orientation Leaders
  • Meet other international students
  • Learn about the transition to American College
  • Learn about virtual resources at Dean
  • Learn how to get involved in clubs and activities
  • Learn about academic life at Dean
  • Meet the Success and Career Advisors
  • Meet the President of Dean College
  • Get your questions answered
  • Make trips to the Providence Place Mall, AT&T and Bank of America
  • Participate in social events to meet new people

If you have questions about International Student Orientation, please contact the International Student Services Coordinator, Brenden Knight, at bknight@dean.edu or 508-541-1536. If you have questions about enrolling as a new international student at Dean College, please contact our Coordinator of International Admissions, Myra Traylor, at mtraylor@dean.edu.