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Dates and Arrival Information


Fall semester: September – December
Mandatory Orientation: Late August

Spring semester: January – May
Mandatory Orientation: Mid-January

Students are required to be present for orientation and through the completion of all exams at the end of the semester. Students arriving early will not have access to on-campus housing until the specified move-in date. Students arriving before the specified arrival dates will be required to find temporary accommodation in the area. Similarly, students cannot remain at Bentley beyond the return date, as the dormitories close. Your J-1 student visa will allow you to arrive in the US within 30 days of the first day of class, NOT within 30 days of Orientation.


Fall 2015 *Tentative*

Arrive On:Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mandatory Orientation:September 3 - 5, 2015
Classes Begin:Tuesday, September 8, 2015
October Break:October 10 - 12, 2015
Thanksgiving Break:November 26 - 28, 2015
Final Exams:December 16 - 22, 2015
Depart On:Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Spring 2016 *Tentative*

Arrive On:Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Mandatory Orientation:January 14 - 16, 2016
Classes Begin:Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Extra Day of Class:None currently scheduled-subject to change
Presidents Day: CLASSES HELDMonday, February 15, 2016
Spring Break:March 12 - 20, 2016
Patriots Day - No Day Classes - EVENING CLASSES HELD:Monday, April 18, 2016
Final Exams:May 6 - May 12, 2016
Departure On:Saturday, May 13, 2016


Arrival Information

All exchange students must complete the Arrival Information Form by logging back in to the application system before arriving on campus. The form is due 2 weeks before the arrival date.

When making flight arrangements, please remember that Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, is the closest airport to Bentley. 

Getting to Bentley:

Bentley recommends an airport pickup service for you at Logan Airport through Ultimate Livery and Shuttle. This service is optional, and will cost you approximately $48 USD (possibly less if shared with other students).  A representative from Ultimate Livery will meet you at the airport and bring you to Bentley. Ultimate Livery is familiar with Bentley's campus and their prices are reasonable.

Ultimate Livery and Shuttle (operated by Go Shuttle):
Select "Bentley College" from the menu, and select "Student Center" as the drop-off destination.