Dean College students can enjoy transportation to local shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theaters and more.

Campus Shuttle

Each week students can board the shopping shuttle to visit four local shopping plazas. These plazas offer grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, movie theaters and more. The shuttle is a free service provided by Dean College for students only.  Students will have to show their Dean College ID to board the shuttle.

Transportation to and from campus

If your student is making use of mass transportation for the break there are a few different ways to get around. There are multiple ways to get to South Station (train and bus terminal) and Logan Airport. Students can download the m-ticket app to get MBTA tickets sent right to their device. A one-way ticket from the Franklin/Dean College MBTA station to South Station is approximately $12. There is a free bus from South Station to Logan Airport. 

Students can also make use of a car-sharing service with both Uber and Lyft in the Franklin area. Students should reserve these rides with their phone/ device 24 hours in advance to ensure an on-time pick-up. Estimated rates for rides to TF Green in Providence are around $55, Amtrak in Providence is $45 and Logan International Airport is around $70. Rates can vary based on time of day and season. If your student can find another student to share the ride they can split the fare/ tip on their phones. 

Your student can always ask staff members here at Dean to help them examine the best ways to Boston or Providence terminals. We're happy to assist!

View the Dean College campus shuttle schedule.

The pick-up and drop-off location at Dean College is between Dean Hall & Ray Building. The days of the week, pick up/return times and plaza schedules are as follows:

Thursday: Stop and Shop Plaza in Franklin

  • Pick Up from Dean every hour from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 
  • Return to Dean at every half hour from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Friday: Walmart Plaza & Regal Cinema Plaza in Bellingham

  • Pick Up from Dean every hour from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 
  • Return to Dean at every hour from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 

*Note there are stores that close prior to the last shuttle that leaves from Dean College, so please plan accordingly.

Saturday: Patriot Place in Foxboro

  • Pick Up from Dean and Franklin Commons every hour from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. 
  • Return to Dean at every half hour from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Sunday: Target Plaza in Plainville

  • Pick Up at Dean and Franklin Commons every hour from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 
  • Return to Dean at every half hour from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

The shuttle will not run Sunday, October 13th. Additionally, the shuttle will not run during Thanksgiving Break (Thursday, November 28th - Sunday, December 1st). The last shuttle date for the semester is Sunday, December 8th. All times are subject to change.

View additional off-campus shopping shuttle trips to the Wrentham Outlets.

The shuttles are another free service provided by Dean College for students only. Students will have to show their Dean College ID to board the shuttle.

The Student Government Association has worked with Kiessling to provide special shopping trips to the Wrentham Outlets on specific Sundays in place of the normal route.

The schedule for the fall is listed below:

  • Sunday, September 29th
  • Sunday, October 20th
  • Sunday, November 17th

Please check Today@Dean, as well as the plasmas around campus for the most up-to-date shuttle information.

Shuttle service to local airports

Knight’s offers shuttle service to Logan Airport in Boston for $73 and to TF Green Airport in Providence for $77. Costs will decrease based upon the number of students sharing the ride (i.e. 2 people- Logan- $46; TF Green- $43.50). The shuttle will pick-up students at the Dean Hall shuttle stop outside of Campus Safety (please use the 55 Emmons St. address when making the reservation). Reservations should be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Knight’s can also provide rates to other destinations (train station, etc.) by completing the online reservation and requesting a quote from the website listed above.