What is Falcon Weekend?
Falcon Weekend is a combination of both Homecoming and Family Weekend. New this year, we’re celebrating reunions during Falcon Weekend for those classes ending in 3 and 8. We are welcoming all alumni, families and friends to campus, along with students, faculty and staff, to take part in Bentley’s best fall weekend!
Is Falcon Weekend held on the same weekend every year?
Falcon Weekend has been held in September, October and November in past years. The weekend is largely planned around the homecoming football game, which changes each year. We always try our best to weigh other fall happenings, weather and more when deciding on a weekend for the event.
What reunion milestones will be celebrated during Falcon Weekend?
The following classes will celebrate reunions during Falcon Weekend:
- Class of 1978 45th reunion and Class of 1983 40th reunion at a shared Welcome Back Reunion Dinner on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Class of 1988 35th reunion and Class of 1993 30th reunion at a shared Welcome Back Reunion Dinner on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Class of 1998 25th reunion at a Welcome Back Reunion Dinner on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Class of 2003 20th reunion and Class of 2008 15th reunion at a shared Reunion Tailgate on Saturday, October 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
- Class of 2013 10th reunion and Class of 2018 5th reunion at a shared Reunion Tailgate on Saturday, October 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a celebration on Saturday night for all reunion classes.
What does the registration fee include?
With your one-time registration fee, you’ll receive access to all Falcon Weekend events and activities, a wristband granting you entrance to the homecoming football game, advertised meals and snacks, a commemorative giveaway and more.
How do I find out who is attending Falcon Weekend?
Take a look at who’s coming. You can filter the attendee list by specific event by using the dropdown menu located in the top left corner of the page.
How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
To make any changes to your registration, please contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at 781-891-2025 or email@example.com.
I can’t attend in person but would like to attend some of the events virtually. Is that possible?
We’ll be recording some sessions that you can watch after the weekend concludes, so if you can’t make it in person, you can still enjoy some of the highlights the following week.
Is my registration refundable?
Falcon Weekend registration fees are refundable until October 6. If you are in need of a refund, please contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-891-2025. We will not issue any refunds after October 6.
Do I need to register my student?
No, you do not need to register your student for any of the activities — just yourself and any guests or family members who will be attending with you. Students will be able to register themselves for select events using Campus Groups.
Can I register on site?
You may register on site any time during Falcon Weekend at Event Headquarters, located in the tent between Rauch and LaCava Center, or at the satellite check-in located in front of the Dana Center during select hours on Saturday, October 14. We encourage you to register as soon as possible so that we can ensure there is enough food, drink and staff on hand for all guests. Plus, you can take advantage of discount early bird pricing when you register by September 15.
Where can I find the program?
You can find the full weekend schedule here. Additionally, printed programs will be available at Event Headquarters on Friday and Saturday.
Are there some activities scheduled for small affinity groups?
Yes, we look forward to celebrating our communities with special events for Falcons of color, our LGBTQ+ community, SP&E staff, athletes and more. For specific questions, please reach out to Ashlee Lindsey at email@example.com.
What should I wear?
Suggested attire for all events is casual and weather appropriate. Events are spread out throughout the campus so comfortable footwear is suggested.
Where do I go when I arrive on campus?
The Event Headquarters tent is located outside, in between the Rauch and LaCava buildings.
Do I need to be there at any certain time to check in?
Event Headquarters will be open Friday, October 13 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A satellite check-in will be open on Saturday outside the Dana Athletic Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where can I park?
The following lots are designated for guest parking: lots 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 or 9. Please use the main entrance from Forest Street to access parking. Take a look at our campus map.
Can I bring my dog?
We ask that you please leave your pets at home. Dogs are strictly forbidden from Bentley University’s campus unless it is a documented service animal.
How do I sign into the WiFi?
How do I get football tickets?
If you have registered for Falcon Weekend, you will receive a wristband when you check in at Event Headquarters that will grant you access to the game. Current Bentley students do no need to register for Falcon Weekend to attend the football game, they will just need to show their student ID to gain access.
Will the Bentley University bookstore be open?
Yes, the bookstore will be open throughout the weekend. They will also have a satellite store set up at the homecoming football game. Detailed information regarding the hours of operation will be available at Event Headquarters.
How do I obtain an alumni ID card?
You may obtain an alumni ID card at the Callahan Police Station card office which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes, University Police maintains the lost and found for the campus. View the inventory online or visit University Police in the Callahan Station, across from the Student Center. The phone number is 781-891-2201.
What is the rain policy?
Is there a hashtag?
Tag your pictures and posts with #BentleyFalconWeekend on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram! Your account must be public for your posts to be shared.
Where can I view the photos and video footage captured during Falcon Weekend?
Look for an email the week following Falcon Weekend, filled with photos and a wrap-up video from the fun-filled event. Guests may be photographed or filmed, as this event is for the Bentley community at large. Pictures and video may be used in future promotional materials for Bentley University.
For more questions about Falcon Weekend, get in touch with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-891-2025.