Student Transportation

  • To Get from Here to There

    Weekly Shopping Shuttle Information

    SPRING 2019 

    Each week students can board the shopping shuttle to visit four local shopping plazas. These plazas offer grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, a movie theatre 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.

    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 4pm-8pm
    Return to Dean at every half hour from 5:30pm-9:30pm

    Friday: Walmart Plaza & Regal Cinema Plaza in Bellingham
    Pick Up from Dean every hour from 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Return to Dean at every hour from 7:30pm-11:30pm
    *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 every hour from 6pm-11pm
    Return to Dean at every half hour from 8pm-1am

    Sunday: Target Plaza in Plainville
    Pick Up from Dean every hour from 12:30pm-3:30pm
    Return to Dean at every half hour from 2:30pm-5:30pm

    Wrentham: February 10th, March 24th, April 28th 

    The shuttle will not run at all during spring break (March 8th-15th). Additionally, the shuttle will not run on the following Sundays: February 17th, April 14th and April 21st. The last shuttle date for the semester is Sunday, May 5th. All times are subject to change. 

    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 mticket 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!

    Knight’s Airport Service

    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 on-line reservation and requesting a quote from the website listed above. 

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  • Featured Local Attractions

    If you're looking for a spot down to road to shop, eat, see a movie or catch a game, consider Patriot Place, the home of Gillette Stadium & the New England Patriots. Equally as close is a shoppers paradise, the Wrentham Premium Outlets. Perhaps you are looking for a cup of coffee or a gourmet cupcake? Head over to The Cake Bar

    No matter which direction you look in, there are plenty of attractions around Dean College!