March 2019
We have reached the mid-point of the semester which means the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter!
Dean Families,

Always a great time of year when we add the daylight and subtract the snow! We hope that your student had an enjoyable spring break, traveling, working to earn some extra money or simply hitting the snooze button a few extra times. Everyone will now set their sights on the finish line, a mere seven weeks away. In between that time will likely involve a frenetic pace of classes, work and extracurricular activities. Remind your student to take a breath or two and truly enjoy all of their successes. We know that your unwavering support is critical to their emotional stamina and, as always, have them connect with the array of resources here in Bulldog Nation (offices and contact numbers are provided in the close of the newsletter). The following details some important events and dates right around the corner. Go Bulldogs!
Dave Drucker
Assistant Vice President,
Student Life & Dean of Students
Fall Registration
Fall course registration starts Tuesday, April 3 th . Encourage your student to look for an email from their advisor regarding registration instructions. Students are required to clear any ‘holds’ on their account such as missing health forms, outstanding balance, etc., to prevent delays with registration. For additional questions and information regarding the registration process, students should visit the Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning.

Want Academic Coaching in the Fall?
It is also time for those students who participate in Academic Coaching to re-register. Families can call the Morton Family Learning Center at 508.541.1768 to register and/or gain more information on the Academic Coaching program here at Dean College.
Housing Selection for 2019- 2020
That time of year is drawing near…. Housing Selection for Fall 2019! Housing Selection information has been available since February and students have been receiving information about completing their housing application and paying their enrollment deposit. Make sure to check in with your student to ensure they have completed these steps. The Housing Booklet is available for students on Today@Dean. Selection will begin the week of March 25 th . Please have your student visit their Resident Director or Chapman House, home to the Office of Residence Life, with any questions.
Remember for students to be eligible for Housing Selection they will need to 1) Pay their deposit of $250 to the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (Located in Dean Hall);  2) Clear any holds that may be on their account with Student Financial Planning and Services ; 3) Complete the MyHousing Application .

Students are reminded that unless approved by the Office of Residence Life to change to commuter status they must live on campus as housing is guaranteed for four years.

Commuter students must live with immediate family or an approved guardian confirmed by the Office of Residence Life or they will be in violation of the housing policy and, consequently, may be charged for college housing. 
Financial Planning for 2019- 2020

Reminder - If you plan to apply for financial aid for the 19-20 academic year, we recommend that you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible at , so we can provide you with a financial aid award before the end of the spring term. Dean College’s school code is 002144. Please contact the Center for Student Financial Planning with any questions at 508.541.1518 or email them at

Enrollment Deposit
Prior to participating in Housing Selection and Fall Registration, students must pay a $250 deposit by March 18 th . The fee will be credited toward your Fall 2019 tuition bill. The fee can be paid online at
graduates march
153rd Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 11 th

RAIN OR SHINE!  For more details about Commencement please visit our website: . The website will continuously be updated with details leading up to and through the graduation ceremony.
Important Information:
  • Ordering Caps and Gowns: Students can go to to place their order Deadline is April 1, 2019.
  • Applying to Graduate: Instructions are available on Today@Dean within the Office of the Registrar/Student Documents.  
         Deadline is April 1, 2019.
  • Picking up Caps and Gowns: Wednesday, April 24th from 2pm – 6pm and Thursday, April 25th from 3pm – 7pm outside the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning in the Campus Center. 

* If your student forgot to order his/her cap and gown online, have them visit the Advising Center during the cap and gown pick up times and vendors will work with your student to receive their regalia. 
Pre-Commencement Reception Friday, May 10 th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Dean College will hold a reception in the Campus Center for graduates and their families. Information regarding registering for this event will be sent out via email in the coming weeks.   

Live Stream: The Commencement ceremony will be live streamed ( ) .  
Are you looking for a lasting Commencement gift for your graduating student? Honor your graduate’s time at Dean by purchasing:
You can also donate to Dean in honor of your soon-to-be graduate by visiting .
Graduation Days Event for Students 
Thursday, May 9 th 

Over the next few weeks, your student will need to sign up for the trip to Boston on Thursday, May 9 th . We have a great night planned for them that they won’t want to miss! Information has been sent to your student’s campus email. This event is for graduating students only.
Thinking about a Master's Degree in Sport Management? Dean has a new articulation agreement with Boston College.

Available to students who graduate through May 2021. Apply based on completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in May of their senior year; a Grade Point Average of 3.30 or higher and submission of full application by Boston College's deadline. As part of this agreement Dean graduates will receive both a waiver of the application fee and waiver of the GRE requirement!
Students with grades of B or higher in SFL172, 305, and 405 will receive six (6) credits of transfer credits, giving them the option of completing the eight remaining Master’s courses in one year.
Spring Career and Internship Fair
April 10 th

The Robbins Center for Career Planning and Internships will host their Spring Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 10 th from 3-5pm. The Fair will showcase on and off campus internship opportunities as well as full time and part time positions and graduate school opportunities. Please encourage your student to get professionally dressed, print out copies of their resume and head to this exciting event!
What's on tap this weekend?

We have fantastic programming going on each weekend at the College. Here's what's coming up this weekend: The Collaboration Show put on by our College dance teams, a basketball tournament watch party on Friday in Boomer's with free wings, fires and a 21+ section for those of age, a talent show for any student to showcase their talents, a Movie Night showing Spiderman- Into the Spider-Verse and a GO Trip to see the Boston Celtics (tickets went on sale March 18 th ). There is something for everyone! Students can view all that is going on by visiting T oday@Dean , watching channel 3.1 on the cable system or viewing posters and banners in the Campus Center.
Only $10 to ride the rails on weekends until June!
The MBTA is offering a special $10 commuter rail weekend fare from now until June. The special is good from the first train on Saturday until the last train on Sunday. The Franklin/ Dean College stop is just a few blocks from campus. A great time for friends to explore the sights and sounds of historic Boston!
School of the Arts

The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance will hold its Senior Showcase on April 12 th and 13 th , DEAN X will be presented April 13 th and Dance Company will round out the academic year April 25 th - 28 th . All Dance performances will take place in the Main Stage. 

The Theatre Department’s production of Catch Me If You Can will run from April 3 rd - April 7 th in the Main Stage. Tickets for all shows can be purchased at .
Registration for summer classes is open! The summer term will begin on May 20 th . Students should visit their advisor to discuss course selection, rates, and housing. The listing of summer courses can be found at under Academics and then School of Continuing Studies
Calendar Planning

When seeking information about Dean College calendar dates, please use the Official Academic Calendar that is listed on 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.
Athletics - Spring Sports in full swing
All five spring sports are in full swing as we reach the midpoint of the semester. Baseball and Softball both traveled south for their spring break trip, testing their mettle with tough opponents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Softball will host Curry College on Wednesday, March 20 th in their home opener on Grant Field, before hitting the road for a handful of dates over the next two weeks.
Baseball, sporting a deep roster with a large group of freshmen talent, will be entering the heart of their schedule next week as they begin conference play.
Women’s lacrosse has a busy slate ahead, with four games over the next ten days to finish up the month of March.
Men’s lacrosse opened the season with three wins in four contests.  The Bulldogs play four tough out of conference games to close out March before entering their league schedule in early April.
From Counseling Services: Spring Forward…Tips to stay motivated
The weeks following spring break can be a time when students feel unmotivated and tired. Here are 5 easy tips to keep up your post spring break motivation.
Tip 1: Go to bed one hour earlier than usual. Sleep and motivation go hand in hand. Pushing your bed time back by one hour is a proactive approach to ensure you are getting enough sleep to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.  
Tip 2. Take 15 minutes a day organize yourself. Being organized gives us a sense of accomplishment and control. Use these 15 minutes to look at your school work, check your agenda and prioritize tasks that need to be completed. This gives you the ability to plan things out so that you don’t get overwhelmed with daily responsibilities.
Tip 3: Group studying.  Studying with peers is a great way to stay motivated and energized to get work done. Plan with your friends about how you will keep each other on track, set a time line for studying and taking breaks.
Tip 4. Change things up.  Simples things, such as changing the location of where you study, where you sit in the dining hall, whose room you hang out in at night can keep you feeling refreshed and gives you something different to look forward to. 
Tip 5. Make time for fun and laughter!  Socializing and laughing are great ways to stay refreshed and motivated. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being. 
Counseling Services are available for any student who may be struggling with motivation. Call 508.541.1602 to set up an appointment. 
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.

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