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Fall 2020

The health and safety of our community is our paramount priority as we adapt to the current pandemic threat. Indeed, the Keene State community has always been characterized by concern and caring for one another.

This fall, it is more important than ever to demonstrate this caring. This Community Commitment Acknowledgement is an embodiment of that caring for others.

We are all committing to these behaviors to keep ourselves, each other, and the broader Keene community safe by being Owls United. For updates on plans for opening in the fall, visit

A message from Dean Zimmerman

Dean of Students, Gail M. Zimmerman
Dean of Students, Gail M. Zimmerman

College is a time to learn and grow. Exposure to diversity – of ideas, people, and activity – is crucial to a well-rounded education. If you reach out, that is what you will find at Keene State College. The college promotes student learning through services, programs, and opportunities that will allow you to balance your intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth. The Dean’s Office is dedicated to supporting your well-being, growth, and success, in a caring atmosphere.

My role is to assist and support you in achieving your academic and personal goals. I also serve in an advocacy role and will hear your concerns and help you understand the policies and procedures of the College in order to advance resolution of your concerns and/or refer you to appropriate services. Frequent concerns deal with student personal and/or family problems and I can act as a liaison with both internal and external resources.

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the Student Handbook and to acquaint yourself with services, policies, and opportunities. Above all, take full advantage of attending Keene State and get involved in the life of the college.

What you do and learn here will last a lifetime.

Best wishes,

Gail M. Zimmerman
Dean of Students

Contact the Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office
603-358-2830 fax

229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2608v