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Check-In and Move-In Information for Fall 2019.

About Move-In 

Move-in is an exciting time! We ask families and students to read this information carefully, as there will be details about where to park, what time to arrive and where you will check in.

Please check back frequently for updates.

Once on campus, you will be greeted by Community Advisors, Resident Directors and many other staff members. A move-in crew, made up of student volunteers, will be available to assist you with getting your belongings into your residence hall room. The college does provide a number of moving bins to help families transport belongings.

We do not allow students to arrive prior to move-in day, unless they have received notification that they are part of a pre-approved college group (e.g., soccer team or move-in crew). If you are a member of one of these early arrival groups, you will receive communication from the person in charge of the group about your move-in date and time.

First Year Move-In 

Monday, September 2, 2019 

Residential students who have received a Direct Check-In email should plan their arrival based on their residence hall assignment. Arrival windows have been designated to help reduce car waiting times and to facilitate the move-in process. (Note: You will have more time to move-in than is indicated by the arrival window times.)

Arrival Window  Residence Hall Residence Hall Residence Hall
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Bourret 3rd Floor Residents Wallace (all floors) & Ewen 1st Floor Jones Hall (all floors)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Bourret 2nd Floor Residents Ewen 3rd Floor All other buildings not listed
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bourret 1st Floor Residents N/A N/A

In order to help expedite the unloading and move in process please adhere to the following:

  • Please adhere to the Arrival Window times listed above.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork prior to your arrival on campus. You will not be permitted to move in without a Direct Check In email. 
  • Have the Direct Check-In email readily available (either printed or on a phone) to show a staff member as you pull into a parking lot.
  • Once you are directed to the unloading area, one member of your party must always stay with the vehicle.
  • Once your vehicle is unloaded, please move it to the designated parking lot the staff members direct you to.

Resident students who have not received a Direct Check-In email prior to arrival on campus should plan to arrive between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. You should report directly to New Student Check-in on the Concourse of the Campus Center. There are a variety of reasons why you may not receive a Direct Check in email. Once you check in at the New Students Check-In table in the Campus Center, you will be given instructions on what needs to be completed.

Once a student has completed any outstanding tasks, students will be issued their residence hall key in the Campus Center, then directed to proceed with move in. 

Commuter students should check in at the Campus Center at the New Student Check-In located on the Concourse on Monday, September 2nd beginning at 2:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m there will be a Commuter Student Meeting in the Campus Center Atrium where students will meet key college personnel, connect with their peers, and Campus Safety, who will distribute parking information and decals. Following this meeting, commuter students are invited (free of charge) to enjoy dinner in the Smith Dining Center prior to the kickoff for Bulldog Beginnings. Details are listed below.

Returning Student Move-In

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 

Returning Residential students who have received a Direct Check-In email should plan their arrival between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Please note the check-in areas for your assigned residence hall below:

Residence Hall Check-in Location 
Adams Hall Adams/Horne Quad
Bourret Hall Adams/Horne Quad
Clark House Outside of Campus Safety
Dean Hall Outside of Campus Safety
Ewen Hall  Outside of Campus Safety
Franklin Commons Franklin Commons
Horne Hall Adams/Horne Quad
Houston House Woodard Hall
Jones Hall Jones Hall
Memorial Hall Outside of Campus Safety
Mitchell House Adams/Horne Quad
Wallace Hall Outside of Campus Safety
Woodward Hall Woodward Hall

Returning residential students who have not received a Direct Check-In email must first report to the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services, located on the first floor of Dean Hall between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Once the student has been cleared, they may proceed to their assigned check-in location.  Students who are unable to clear their bill on Tuesday, September 3rd will not be allowed to move into their residence hall, attend classes or remain on campus as a guest.

Commuter students with an outstanding balance on their account should report to the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services, located on the first floor of Dean Hall on Tuesday, September 3rd  for check-in between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Commuter students who have paid their bill in full should check in at the Commuter Check-In table, located on the Campus Center concourse, before they go to their first class on Wednesday, September 4th

Additional Information


Rent or purchase a MicroFridge with a safe plug for the coming school year. Free delivery and pickup. Check out www.collegerefrigerators.com for details.

Sodexo Dining Services

Dean provides you with a variety of dining options that will keep your dining experience fresh. Our ultimate goal is to provide restaurant-quality food combined with great service and a fresh approach. Boomer's Buck may be used at any of our on-campus dining locations, including Boomer's Dog Pound and Bulldog Beanery as well as select off-campus Franklin restaurants. Off-campus dining locations are Domino's Pizza, Maguro House, MacCity and Franklin Pizza & Deli.  

On Campus Market

The On Campus Market supplies college students with all the residence hall essentials you can imagine. In its determination to make the transition to higher learning effortless and enjoyable, OCM is dedicated to providing your loved one with quality dorm room bedding and many more items we’re certain your college student can’t go without. This partnership is brought to you by the Dean College Resident Student Association and a percentage of the proceeds goes back to this organization. Please choose OCM and support your Dean College RSA.

Contact Information 

Department Phone Number
Residence Life  508-541-1838
Health Services 508-541-1600
Student Financial Services 508-541-1518
Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning 508-541-1536
Technology Service Center 508-541- 1633