FAQs about Homecoming: For Alumni and Families


When is Homecoming: for Alumni and Families?

October 20 - 22. There will be day days of activities for the Dean Community, including alumni, parents, and friends. Schedule coming soon!

What is Homecoming?

This is a day to celebrate Dean College - for families to get an inside look at life at Dean, for alumni to reminisce about their experiences, share their alma mater with their families and make new memories! Unless noted, all activities are open to everyone, of all ages.

Who is invited?

All members of the Dean College Community - current students & families, alumni & families, faculty & staff.

Where do I park?

All campus lots are open during Homecoming. Space is limited at the Longley Athletic Complex and will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate that parking at Longley Athletic Field Complex will be at full capacity. For your convenience, we are offering shuttles that will be departing from the Dean Hall Parking Lot beginning at 10:30am and running continuously through the end of the game. We highly encourage the use of the shuttle. The shuttle will be available from both the Student Center Parking Lot and the Dean Hall Parking Lot.

Will there be food available?

At the BBQ Tent on Saturday, guests will be able to purchase a combo meal for $10. This will include a main entrée, chips and a drink. Main Entree options are: Sausage Peppers and Onions, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Veggie Burger or 2 Hot Dogs. Gluten Free Options will be available. Cash is preferred choice of payment but we will be able to take cards as well.

What will be available in the 21+ tent?

There will be a variety of beer, wine and seltzer available for purchase in our Beer Tent. Only cash payments will be accepted. A 16 oz Craft Beer will be $8.00, Wine will be $8.00, a 12 Oz Beer/Seltzer will be $6.00 and Soft Drinks will be $2.00.

Where is the Longley Athletic Complex?

69 Maple Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Where can I stay?

Will I need to wear a mask?

We are a mask-friendly campus and you are not required to wear a mask.

Still have questions?

Please contact the Student Development Office at 508-541-1552, or the Office of Alumni Relations at  alumni@dean.edu or 1-888-711-3326. We look forward to seeing you soon!