Students at Dean College

Dean College recently announced a new campus construction project that is scheduled for completion for the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

“A primary goal of Dean’s strategic plan is to invest in our facilities to support the strategic direction of the College. I am thrilled that Dean will be making improvements to align with this campus-wide vision,” says Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney.

The project is the creation of reimagined athletic space featuring new and expanded locker rooms, training areas and significant interior and exterior structural improvements to the College’s Pieri Gymnasium to support our academic and athletic initiatives.

The project will feature a new fitness area for student-athletes while also improving two existing fitness locations for use by all students. In addition, the College is building a new exercise science lab; a project made necessary through the significant expansion of enrollment for this academic program.

“This new project is the next component of Dean’s continued expansion of our athletic programs and offers our student-athletes the best experience possible,” says Dean College Director of Athletics, George Martin. “We look forward to competing for conference championships now and in the future and these enhancements will be a step in that direction,” says Martin.

Dean College recently transitioned to Division III athletics which has led to a steady increase in student-athletes and high-level play in each of the 16 varsity sports that the College competes in. After completing a controlled schedule of games during the Spring 2021 semester, Dean looks forward to returning to a full schedule of play in all sports for the 2021-2022 academic year.

“We are excited to announce these improvements which will enhance all aspects of the student life experience as we continue to promote The Dean Difference” says Rooney.

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