OCTOBER 2018
Happy Halloween...here's hoping the fall semester has provided your student with far more treats thus far.
Dean Families,

As we begin to watch the leaves fall and the daylight dwindle it is also an indication that the semester is racing by, barreling towards the holiday season. Hoping that your student has found their stride with the balance of classes, studying, social activities, friends and rest. Every semester is a new opportunity to get involved and step outside of their comfort zone. Ask your student what new initiative or activity they have gotten involved with this month! This can lead to new found self confidence, networking with faculty and staff and expansion of their social circle. Just like the recent world breaking lottery prizes...you have to be in it to win it (sadly, I did not …). Please view the information below that details important updates, timelines, and events from campus.
Dave Drucker
Assistant Vice President,
Student Life & Dean of Students
HOMECOMING 2018

It was wonderful to see so many families at Longley Athletic Fields Complex for the athletic events and on campus for Showcase and Arts Mosaic . The weather worked to perfection and the performances of all our students were phenomenal. We hope you had a great time and most importantly, a chance to catch up with your student. For those that couldn't make it, we missed you and hope you can add it to your calendar for 2019!
Academic Advising- Monitoring and Spring Registration
The Advising Center has received midterm monitoring from your student’s faculty. Monitoring includes a snapshot of student attendance and their academic progress. Please encourage your student to go to DeanAdvisor, Academic Profile, Student Course Monitoring to view their progress. Also, if your student has granted you access to their academic records, you can access the same view as students. Two excellent campus resources are the Morton Family Learning Center that houses tutoring, coaching and the Berenson Writing Center, and the Berenson Math Center, located in the Arthur W. Peirce Center for Technology and Science Building. Additionally, peer and professional tutors are available to all students.

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester is quickly approaching. Students have been emailed by their Success and Career Advisor this week with information about registration pertaining to advising appointments, course offerings and specific registration times. Please note, all students will need to clear holds (financial and/or health) before registering for spring classes. 
Career and Internship Fair                             
Thursday, November 29

Please encourage your student to attend our upcoming Career & Internship Fair. The fair will be held Thursday, November 29 th from 2-4pm in the Guidrey Center (Campus Center). Students will have the opportunity to network with more than 75 companies who are looking to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Even if your student is not seeking a position at the moment, practicing the art of networking in the career fair environment is a skill to be practiced! Any questions regarding preparation? Have your student visit Thea Cerio, Director of Career Planning and Internships in the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning. *Note, professional attire is required for this event.
Calendar Planning

When seeking information about Dean College calendar dates, please use the Official Academic Calendar that is listed on www.dean.edu under the Academics tab . Please do not use Google or other internet search engines for the calendar as it is likely to produce outdated and incorrect information.
Travel Preparations
Thanksgiving and Winter Recess

It’s never too early to work with your student on plans for traveling home for semester breaks. The Office of Residence Life has published the following important dates for students and families. The residence halls will close on Tuesday, November 20 th at 6:30pm for Thanksgiving Break. The halls will re-open on Sunday, November 25 th at 12 noon. Students with a late departure or that need to stay on campus during the break must register with Residence Life by Wednesday, November 14 th . The residence halls will officially close for the fall semester on Thursday, December 13 th at 6:30pm. Students are aware of their final exam schedules so check with them before coordinating travel plans.
Students can arrange transportation to and from campus during college holiday breaks by contacting Kiessling Transportation at 1-855-432-3315 or dean@kiesslingtransit.com . Dates, times and pricing of pre-established rides to local airports, train and bus stations can be found on the Dean College website under the Student Transportation tab under Campus Life .
Intersession Courses

Registration is open for our winter intersession courses through the School of Continuing Studies. If your student needs to catch up or wants to get ahead, Intersession provides an excellent opportunity to earn credits in a short period of time. 
This year we are offering a variety of online courses that begin on December 26 th . We are also offering one-week intensive courses in Sales, Negotiations, Choreography for the Digital Age, and Audition Boot Camp beginning January 14 th . Special rates are available for full time students on courses and housing. Students should meet with their Success & Career Advisor as soon as possible to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Don't miss out on the Dean 5K
Athletics Spotlight
Men's Cross Country- 2018 NECC Champs!

Led by a trio of top ten finishers, the Dean College men's cross-country team laid claim to the 2018 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship on Sunday, October 28.

All five of the Bulldogs' scoring runners placed in the top 20 and three of them earned all-conference honors. Ryan Glynn crossed the finish line in third-place to pace the Bulldog contingent, wrapping up the 8K layout in just 29:46 – nearly a full minute faster than he posted in his sixth-place finish at last year's championship. Congratulations Bulldogs!
Both women’s soccer and women’s volleyball earned postseason berths.

Congratulations to the women's field hockey squad for notching their first win after the sport had a ten year hiatus at Dean.
Performances
The School of the Arts will premiere Footloose on November 14-18 in the Main Stage . Tickets are on sale now.

The Palladino School of Dance will showcase our first year dance students in New Dancers Showcase on December 7-8.

Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased through the  Dean College Box Office . Don't miss out on seeing the wonderful talents of our students on stage!
A quick and easy way for students to stay healthy this flu season! (Health Services)
Remind your student that the best way to stay healthy this flu season is to wash and dry your hands regularly. Washing your hands with soap and running water for
20-30 seconds has been shown to effectively reduce the transmission of germs.  An easy way to make sure you are washing for long enough is to sing the song “Happy Birthday” in your head two times in a row. It is just as important to dry your hands after washing them, as wet hands attract more bacteria than dry ones do. For more information please check out https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html.
Thoughts from Counseling Services
Mid-semester brings, essays by the numbers, hovering project deadlines and, we can’t forget, New England weather! Brrr! Your student may be experiencing high stress and low motivation, causing a mid-semester slump! Here are some tips to support your student.
  • Eat balanced meals and exercise regularly.
  • Reminders to establish a consistent sleep routine, going to bed at a reasonable hour and turning of electronics one hour before bed.
  • Counseling offers Meditation Hour offered Mondays 4:00-5:00pm or a free yoga class on campus. Programs such as these, reduce stress, allow for self-reflection and restore life balance.
  • Start a supportive dialogue, by listening, validating feelings and offering supportive tips.    
With a little extra TLC and some well-placed support, your student will be back on track and finish the semester strong. Please call our office with any concern about your student-508-541-1838.
Dean Resources
As always, please feel free to reach out to any of our offices if we can be of further support to you or your student. Wishing you a great start to the fall!

Advising and Career Planning: 508.541.1536
Athletics: 508.541.1816
Campus Safety: 508.541.1888 
Center for Student Financial Planning and Services: 508.541.1518
Dining Services: 508.541.1564
Health Services:  508.541.1600
Morton Family Learning Center: 508.541.1768
Residence Life: 508.541.1838

Go Bulldogs!