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.

New Student Orientation Dates

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

To register for NSO, click on your preferred date below to complete the registration form. Students will be allowed to register themselves and two (2) adult family members for the program.

All students and their adult family members who are attending NSO must be fully vaccinated (i.e., received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) in addition to the COVID-19 booster vaccine, 14 days or more ago and do not have COVID-19. Each person must produce proof of their full vaccination and booster.

Please note that each registration date closes 48 business hours prior to the program.

To learn more about NSO, please view our brochure

Bulldog Beginnings 

Bulldog Beginnings, a transition to college, will be September 5-6, 2022, 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. Additional information about returning to campus in the fall can be found here as the move-in date gets closer.

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