As a member of the Dean community, you'll pursue your passions, expand your horizons and meet people from around the world. In our welcoming community, you'll find a new home.

Life at Dean

Student life at Dean College is active, engaging and fun. Whether you live on campus or commute from home, we encourage you to get involved. Lead a club, serve the community or explore historic Franklin—the opportunities are endless, and we’ll support you along the way. 

A group of students relaxing in upperclassman condos.

Living On Campus

Make lifelong friends and enjoy easy access to class and campus events. Living on campus is a great way to make the most of college life. 

Students on the Dean College Pom Team performing during the Homecoming football game

Student Activities & Involvement

Find your passion, meet new people and make a difference in the world. We offer more than 40 ways to get involved. 

Students enjoying the dining options in the Smith Dining Center.


The Dining Services team at Dean College works hard to design meal options that meet your individual needs.

The interior of the Kokes Fitness Center at Dean College


Our campus offers multiple locations to work out and stay fit, even if it’s just for fun.

Students studying for a class in the Green Family Library Learning Commons at Dean College.


The E. Ross Anderson Library at Dean College houses over 35,000 books, 50+ databases, periodical subscriptions and extensive reference materials.

Outdoor view of the campus center.

Being a Commuter

We encourage commuter students to get involved and participate in campus activities. And we offer all the resources and support you need to thrive.

Students enjoying coffee at a local coffee shop in Franklin, MA.

Local Community

Ranked the #2 safest city in the United States 2023, historic Franklin is a classic college town with a wide array of charming shops and restaurants. 

Students walking to class outside of Dean Hall.

Campus Safety

The mission of Campus Safety is to keep the Dean College campus safe and secure.

Dean College detailed building photograph.

Student Conduct

Dean College is dedicated to providing students with a safe, responsible community.

Students sitting on the stairs outside of Mitchell House.

Health & Counseling Services

The Dean College Health Services and Counseling Services departments are committed to your well-being.

A student getting off of the Dean College shuttle.

Student Transportation

Students can enjoy transportation to local shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theaters and more.