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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:||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:||December 23, 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 HELD||Monday, February 15, 2016|
|Spring Break:||March 12 - 20, 2016|
|Patriots Day - No Day Classes - EVENING CLASSES HELD:||Monday, April 18, 2016|
|Final Exams:||May 5 - May 12, 2016|
|Departure On:||May 13, 2016|
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.