Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.

New Student Orientation 

Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.  NSO is a program that will allow students and their families to sample many aspects of Dean College. Along with fun activities, NSO (and ISO for international students) offers helpful workshops and informative presentations to make the transition to college as easy as possible.

The program will familiarize you and your family with the academic support, technology services, and residence life programs available on campus. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make lots of new friends!

Important Information for New Students

We are excited to welcome you to campus in the fall! Read important information below. 

Summer Meet-Ups

Students are encouraged to attend the summer meet-ups that are being held throughout the summer starting the week of July 12.  Information about the meetups was sent to students via their email address used to register for orientation and their Dean College email address. Students can sign up for their respective meetups at

The pre-recorded sessions that are a part of our orientation program can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Bulldog Beginnings 

Bulldog Beginnings, a transition to college, will be September 5-7, 2021 in the days leading up to the start of the Fall semester. All new students are required to participate in this interactive program that will help you become more acclimated to Dean College and to be better prepared for the semester.

If you have any questions regarding housing or your class schedule, please call the Office of Residence Life at 508-541-1838 or the Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning at 508-541-1536. Read additional information about returning to campus in the fall.

Three Dean students walking and talking on a path

NSO Supplemental Videos

Click here to view videos from offices that you didn't meet at NSO.

Aerial view of Dean College campus

Maps and Directions

View directions to Dean College.