The Dean College 153rd Commencement Exercises will take place on campus in front of Dean Hall.


Parking is available for family and friends of the graduates in the Campus Center Parking Lot.  If the Campus Center Parking Lot is full guests can park in the Jones Parking Lot. 

Handicap Parking:  If you have a handicap placard or a handicap license plate you are welcome to park in the Dean Hall Parking Lot.  This is our closest lot to the ceremony.  We will have staff at the entrance of the lot to confirm this.  If you have any questions please contact Nancy McIntyre at


GPS address to Campus Center Parking: 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA

Directions to Dean

Take Route 495 to Exit 17 and take Route 140 South toward Franklin.
Continue on Route 140 S for 1.5 miles until you pass the fourth traffic light (the intersection of Route 140 S and Union St.).
Just past this intersection, enter the Dean College parking lot on the left.

Directions to Franklin from other locations

Approximately 1 1/2 hours 
From Massachusetts on Mass. Turnpike (US 90)
Take Exit 11A to Route I-495 S. Take exit 17 toward Route 140 S. Follow directions above to parking.

From Logan Airport 

Approximately 1 hour 
Follow Southeast Expressway to Massachusetts Turnpike (US 90). Take Exit 11A to Route I-495 S. Take exit 17 toward Route 140 S. Follow directions above to parking.

From Connecticut 

Approximately 2 hours 
Follow I-84 E to Massachusetts Turnpike. Continue with directions for Massachusetts Turnpike above. 

From New Hampshire and Maine 

Approximately 3 hours 
From Route 1 or I-95 S take I-495 S to Exit 17 to Franklin on Route 140.  Follow directions above to parking. 

From Long Island 

Approximately 4 hours 
Take the Long Island Expressway to I-495 N to Clearview Expressway (I-295 N) to the Throgs Neck Bridge to I-95 N. Follow I-95 N through Connecticut and Rhode Island to I-495 N to Franklin. Take Exit 17 and follow Route 140. Follow directions above to parking. 

From Westchester County, Southern New York State, New York and New Jersey 

Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours 
Follow I-95 (as above) or follow I-684 E to I-84 E to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow Turnpike to Exit 11A. Follow I-495 S to Exit 17 to Route 140 South. Follow directions above to parking. 

*Special parking will be reserved for 50th Society members behind Dean Hall with transportation available to Memorial Hall. Any questions or to register to attend, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 1-888-711-3326.