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Special needs students must be chaperoned at all times. Allow me to escort you back to class, child.

Dean Dewey is a Protectron at the Roosevelt Academy in 2277. It is found in a stasis chamber on ground level, next to the administration office.


Dean Dewey is now the head disciplinarian, programmed to fill the role of Principal at the Roosevelt Academy. It can be seen patrolling the halls, making sure students are not out of class without a pass.[1] Dewey gives ten demerits to students out of class without hall passes.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • The Lone Wanderer can activate Dean Dewey by hacking the Headmaster's terminal. Subsequently, it will wander the corridors and attack any hostiles. If it challenges the Wanderer for a hall pass, then they can use either the Child at Heart or Robotics Expert perk to talk their way out. If their Intelligence is 3 or less, they will be called a "special needs" child and be escorted to a classroom.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Hand and head laser Scrap metal
Energy cells


  • It is prone to death due to the large abundance of super mutants occupying the area.

Notable quotes


Dean Dewey appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

Dean Dewey was possibly named after Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican candidate for president against Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1944 presidential election, or the Dewey Decimal System, a library classification system widely used in U.S. public libraries and school libraries for over 100 years.



  1. Dean Dewey: "No students in Hall without Pass. Visitors must sign in at Administration."
    (Dean Dewey's dialogue)
  2. Lone Wanderer: "Gee, Mr. Robot... I forgot my hall pass."
    Dean Dewey: "Ten demerits! Back to class with you, rapscallion!"
    (Dean Dewey's dialogue)