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.

Spring 2015

Arrive On: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mandatory Orientation: January 15 - 16, 2015
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Extra Day of Class: None currently scheduled-subject to change
Presidents Day: CLASSES HELD Monday, February 16, 2015
Spring Break: March 9 - 13, 2015
Patriots Day - No Day Classes - EVENING CLASSES HELD: Monday, April April 20, 2015
Final Exams: April 30 - May 7, 2015
TENTATIVE Departure On: May 8, 2015

Fall 2014

Arrive On: August 27, 2014
Mandatory Orientation: August 28 - 30, 2014
Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
October Break: October 13 - 14, 2014
Thanksgiving Break: November 26 - 28, 2014
Final Exams: December 9 - 18, 2014
Depart On: December 19, 2014


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.