The Centennial Finale


The Centennial Finale

June 3, 2017
Bentley University

With appearances by Red Sox legend David Ortiz and celebrity chef Lydia Shire, a Taste of the Neighborhoods food festival and beer garden, trolley tours and more, the centennial finale is a celebration 100 years in the making that you won't want to miss. 

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Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. | Centennial Finale Check-In
Event Headquarters Tent between LaCava Center and Rauch
Check in to receive your wristband, which ensures admission to the weekend's activities.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Campus Tours 
Depart from Event Headquarters Tent between LaCava Center and Rauch
Student-led walking or golf cart tours depart every hour. You'll see campus updates (including the newly renovated classroom building, Jennison Hall) and hear from current students.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Centennial Library Exhibit: The Student Experience
Bentley Library, RSM Gallery
From Bentley's days as a streetcar school on Boylston Street to the sophisticated student life programs of today, this exhibit examines what it's been like to live, learn and grow at Bentley.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | The First 50 Trolley Tour
Departs from Event Headquarters Tent between LaCava Center and Rauch
Relive Bentley's first 50 years in Boston, with a look at the myths and truths from associate professor of History, Cliff Putney.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Arena Preview
Departs from Event Headquarters Tent between LaCava Center and Rauch
Curious about the project status? Vice President Andrew Shepardson will share the latest update.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Falcon Fest Kids' Zone
Quad between LaCava Center and Morison Hall
Kids will love bouncing on inflatables, playing carnival games and taking pictures with the Bentley mascot Flex the Falcon and Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Big Papi Talk featuring Red Sox Legend David Ortiz
Quad between LaCava Center and Morison Hall
Always had a burning question for Big Papi? Now’s your chance to ask him! Bentley is proud to host the successful athlete, philanthropist and Boston icon for a Q&A session.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Classroom Flashback
Upper Campus
Choose from one of three sessions led by some of Bentley's best and brightest faculty members: Andy Aylesworth (Marketing); David Szymanski (Natural and Applied Sciences); and William Read, Karen Osterheld and Jay Thibodeau (Accountancy).

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | The President's Club Centennial Celebration
Bentley Library
President Gloria Larson invites all members of the President's Club to this exclusive event, which recognizes donors who have made a gift of $1,000 or more in support of Bentley this fiscal year (with a special category for young alumni).

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Taste of the Neighborhoods featuring Celebrity Chef Lydia Shire
Quad between LaCava Center and Jennison Hall
Sample great eats and great drinks from local eateries and alumni-owned restaurants. Boston-based chef and restaurateur, Lydia Shire, will host a meet-and-greet and cooking demonstration in the midst of the festival! This special event also features a microbrew beer garden. Cash bar

7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. | Centennial Finale Party
Library Quad Tent
It's a party 100 years in the making! The entire Bentley community will gather to wrap up our yearlong celebration of the centennial year. Hear from President Gloria Larson and George Fantini '64, chairman of the centennial celebration and trustee emeritus. Recipients of the inaugural Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award will be announced. This once-in-a-lifetime party includes entertainment by DJ Sprino and Boston's best 11-piece band, Big Party Orchestra. Cash bar.

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