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The best way to experience The Dean Difference is to visit our Franklin, Massachusetts campus.

Visit Dean College

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, a historic town conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Our 100-acre campus is a short walk from the Dean College/Franklin MBTA Commuter Rail and a five-minute drive from Interstate I-495. 

Our goal is to provide prospective students and their families as many opportunities to visit Dean College as possible. We invite you to explore our campus and facilities.

Visit Options

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Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the Dean College campus through our exciting virtual tour.

Unable to make it to campus? Not a problem! Take a virtual tour of Dean College. This tour will give you a complete overview of Dean College through video, photos, and interactive maps of campus.

You can also download the Virtual Reality app on your device. Using your virtual reality goggles, you can experience Dean College through our virtual reality tour!

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to campus soon!


Join us Monday through Friday departing at 9:45 AM or 1:45 PM for a student led tour and Dean College Overview

Immediately following your tour, prospective students will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Dean College admissions counselor to ensure all of their questions are answered. Schedule a tour online or call 877-TRY DEAN (877-879-3326).

Can't make it to campus for a visit? That's okay! Our Admissions Counselor may be in your area for our counselor conversations off-site!

Looking to go beyond the campus tour? Tell us what you would like to see and do during your special day at Dean and we will create your itinerary!

Dean College offers prospective students and their families the opportunity to create their own visit. Tell us what you would like to see and do throughout your special day at Dean and we will create your itinerary! Custom campus visits are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Please provide two-weeks notice for scheduling purposes.

Visit options may include: 

  • Campus Tour
  • Meeting with an Admissions Counselor
  • Meeting with a Faculty Member *
  • Meeting with Morton Family Learning Center
  • Meeting with an Athletic Coach *
  • Financial Aid Appointment
  • Lunch in the Smith Dining Hall
  • Attending a class *

* Not available in June, July and August. 

Please complete our Custom Visit Form. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Ashley Reed, our Custom Visit Coordinator, at 508-541-1508 or by email at areed@dean.edu.

Join us on select Saturdays during the academic year for an informational overview and campus tour.

If you can't join us for a weekday visit, we hope that you'll spend part of your Saturday with us.

On select Saturdays, during the academic year, we welcome you to visit Dean for an information session and campus tour. The information session, conducted by an admissions staff member, is followed by a campus tour given by a current Dean student. Your visit ends with lunch on us in our dining center. Other members of the admissions staff will also be on hand to answer all of your questions. 

The day begins at 10:00 AM and families should expect to spend about two hours on campus.

Fall 2019 Dates

  • November 2nd
  • November 16th
  • December 7th


Offered in October, November and March, our Open Houses are great opportunity to learn about our programs and explore campus.

Visitors will have the opportunity to: meet with faculty, tour the campus, learn about financial aid, explore learning support services, interact with coaches, and much more. We'll even treat you to lunch before you head out! 

Register for a fall 2019 date:

Connect with the admissions staff as we visit high schools and attend college fairs across the country and around the globe.

The Admissions Counselors at Dean work hard to visit as many high schools and college fairs as possible each Fall and Spring. Check here to see if they'll be coming to a high school or college fair near you!

Join us on most Friday mornings in November and December for a campus tour and on-the-spot transfer admission decision.

We welcome prospective transfer students to visit on one of the dates listed below for an on-the-spot decision on their transfer application. Register for a morning visit, and after your campus tour meet with our transfer admissions counselor and an academic advisor. They'll provide an on-the-spot admission decision and a review of your transfer credits. 

  • November 8th
  • November 15th
  • November 22nd
  • December 6th
  • December 13th
  • December 20th

Use our visit calendar to register for one of these dates.



Join us for an in-depth overview of learning support services and programs offered at Dean. Sessions are offered during the academic year and the summer.

Join us to learn more about learning support services offered at Dean College and across all colleges and universities. Our information sessions throughout the academic year, and our summer Jump Start program will help you understand the different types of support available and guide you in asking the right questions during your college search. 

Our Learning Support Information Sessions provide an overview of available support at Dean and at other colleges. Students and their families will spend a few hours on campus. These sessions are offered on select Saturdays throughout the academic year.

Fall 2019 dates include:

  • Saturday, October 5th
  • Saturday, November 2nd

Click here to register.

Jump Start is a one-day in-depth program for students with learning differences and their families offered throughout the summer. Learn about the college search process, the questions to ask and the services and programs available. 

In November or February join current students and faculty in the classroom to experience Dance and the Arts at Dean.

We invite you to experience our programs in Arts and Entertainment Management, Dance and Theatre. 

We have designed this program specifically to give you a firsthand look at these exciting programs of study. Register for a Dance and Arts Open House!

Upcoming Dates:

November 12 - 15, 2019

February 18 - 20, 2020