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! Read important information below. 

January 2022 Orientation 

All students who will be new to Dean College for the Spring 2022 semester will be required to attend the orientation program on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

To register for orientation, click on the date below to complete the registration form.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

View the January Orientation brochure.

New Student Orientation Dates

For students entering the Fall 2022 semester, below are the New Student Orientation (NSO) dates for Summer 2022:

  • NSO I – June 23-24
  • NSO II – June 27-28
  • NSO III – July 12-13

To learn more about NSO, please view our brochure. Registration information will be available at the end of January 2022.

Bulldog Beginnings 

Bulldog Beginnings, a transition to college, is held 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.

Aerial view of Dean College campus

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