Returning from an Education Abroad Experience
Students returning to campus from an education abroad experience looking to secure a space in housing for the Spring 2017 semester, must complete the Spring 2017 Housing Request for Education Abroad Participants form no later than Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. This request form can be found here: https://www.bentley.edu/forms/spring-2017-housing-requests-education-abr.... As you fill out the form, be sure to include the following information (if applicable):
- Roommate Request(s): Please list the name(s) of the student(s) you wish to live with for the spring semester. Remember to place the name of the person you would like to be your direct roommate in the “Direct Roommate Request 1” field. All roommate requests must be mutual to be considered.
- Room Style: Please select a room style preference, either a single bedroom or double bedroom within an Apartment or Suite style option. You will be asked to rank the four preferences and thus will give us a better idea of where to place you. Note that living in Suite-style housing requires a meal plan.
- Global Living Community Interest: Housed within Orchard North, the Global Living Community (GLC) is designed to provide students with opportunities to connect with peers either awaiting to or returning from an experience abroad. Programs and events within the community will center on cross cultural dialogue and education in an attempt to broaden global perspectives and knowledge. In addition, spring semester residents can expect re-immersion programming as a means to foster reflection and critical consideration of one’s time abroad. If you are interested in living in the GLC, please select “Yes” on the application and complete the corresponding essay question. Please note only students who are returning from a Fall 2016 Education Abroad experience or an incoming exchange student will be considered for the GLC. Selection into the community is based on essay response, diversity of education abroad locations, and apartment availability.
Specific Assignment Requests
If you are requesting a specific assignment to a partially occupied apartment or suite, please be sure to confirm with the fall resident(s) of the room when completing the Spring 2017 Housing Request for Education Abroad Participants form. Additionally, the fall resident(s) of the requested room must email email@example.com requesting you as their spring roommate. All emails must be received by Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. Please be aware, you will not be assigned to the requested space until we receive all confirmation emails.
Assignment Schedule & Spring Bills
All education abroad assignments will be completed January 2nd – January 5th, 2017. Your spring assignment will be emailed to you at the end of business on Thursday, January 5th, 2017.
The Office of Student Financial Services will be billing for the spring semester in late November/early December. As spring bills will be sent before spring assignments are completed, temporary room and board charges will be added to your account before bills are sent out. The temporary charges will reflect the 2 person, double bedroom suite rate ($5000/semester) and Value 15 meal plan ($2910/semester), which covers the cost for the majority of campus housing. Spring room charges will be updated when spring assignments are complete. Meal Plans can be adjusted or dropped (if the spring assignment allows) after spring assignments are completed.
Returning from a Leave of Absence
If you are on a leave of absence and are ready to return to campus, you must fill out the Return/Readmit Form (through the Dean of Student Affairs Office) by December 1 to come back to campus for spring semester and June 1 for a summer or fall semester return. Forms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to Student Center 320. If you're interested in returning to housing, after submitting those forms email email@example.com to request housing.