Explore the Dean College campus, conveniently located between Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island.

Dean College Campus

Dean College is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, a historic town conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 100-acre campus is 5 minutes from Interstate I-495 and within 15 minutes of the area’s best-known attractions:

  • Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution
  • Wrentham Village Outlets, over 200 designer discount stores
  • Xfinity Center, a 19,000-seat outdoor amphitheater
  • F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, 23 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails

Directions to Dean College

View the below drop down for directions to Dean College campus.

Please note: During the months of August through October, 2019, there will be highway construction that will affect exit 17 off of I-495. Please take alternate exit (16) if there are closures. See below drop down for alternate directions.    

Directions to Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Main Campus Lot

If you are using GPS, enter the address: 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

Visitors to the Admissions Office (Ray House) should enter the Campus Center, walk all the way through, and exit toward the main part of campus. Immediately on your right is a white Victorian house. Walk around to the front and come in!

From I-495 

To reach Franklin, take Exit 17 from I-495 onto Route 140 South (West Central street) toward Franklin. 

If you are using a GPS, enter the address 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038. 

Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles until you pass the traffic light at the intersection of Route 140 South/West Central Street and Union Street. Just pass this intersection, enter the Dean College parking lot on the left, follow the signs for Admissions Visitor Parking.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)

Take Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.

From Connecticut

Take I-84 East or I-395 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East. Proceed to Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.

From New Hampshire and Maine

Take I-93 South or I-95 South to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.

From Rhode Island

Take Route I-95 North to I-495 North. Continue north to Exit 17 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.

I-495 Exit 17 Closure Alternative Route – Exit 16

In the event of an I-495 exit 17 closure, take exit 16 to reach the Dean College campus. If you are coming from I-495N take a right at the off-ramp onto King Street. If you are coming from I-495S take a left at the off-ramp onto King Street. At the lights at the first four-way intersection, turn left onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street until you reach the lights at the four-way intersection where Union Street intersects Route 140. Bourret Hall will be on your right. Take a right onto 140 and then turn left into the Dean College parking lot. If you are using a GPS, enter the address 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA, 02038.

 

Dean College Campus Map 

Map showcasing all Dean College campus buildings and facilities.

 

Area Information 

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Looking for a place to stay? Check out the area hotels listed below.

Courtyard Boston Foxborough/Mansfield
35 Foxborough Boulevard, Foxoboro, MA, 02035 - 508-543-5222

Comfort Inn 
4 Fisher Street, Foxboro, MA, 02035 - 508-543-1000

DoubleTree by Hilton
11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA, 01757 - 508-478-7010

Hampton Inn
735 Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038 - 508-520-2999

Hawthorn Suites
853 Upper Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038 - 508-553-3500

Proctor Mansion Inn
36 Common Street, Wrentham, MA 02093 - 877-384-1861 
Offers all-inclusive Dean College rate of $149

Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place
28 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035 - 508-543-5500

Residence Inn by Marriott
4 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 - 508-541-8188

*Contact the hotel directly to ask about the Dean College rate

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