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!

School Meet-Ups

We are looking forward to seeing all students who entered Dean in Fall 2020 and those who will be joining us in January 2021 at our winter break School meet-ups! These meet-ups will provide an opportunity to chat with your faculty and your peers as you get ready for the Spring semester.

All meet-ups are by School. The link for your School meet-up will be sent directly to your Dean email address at the beginning of January.

Bulldog Beginnings 

All students who entered Dean in Fall 2020 and January 2021 and will be living on or commuting to campus during the Spring 2021 semester will participate in the Bulldog Beginnings. This program will take place in the days leading up to the start of the semester.

Learn more about our Bulldog Beginnings program. 

New Student Orientation – For Students Entering in the Fall of 2021

  • NSO I – June 21-22
  • NSO II – June 24-25
  • NSO III – July 8-9

Additional information, including registration details, will be available at a later date.