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Falcon Weekend Schedule

We welcome all guests to attend any event throughout the weekend! For your convenience, we’ve noted below if a session is likely to be of interest to the alumni community or the parent and family community. Take a look at the full schedule of events.

Legend

[A] = Alumni Event

[F] = Family Event

= Hybrid Event (in-person and virtual)

Friday, September 17

12:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Falcon Weekend Check-In [A] [F]
Student Center, Second Floor, in front of the Main Entrance
Welcome to Falcon Weekend! Stop by to check in and pick up a schedule of events, event wristbands, restaurant recommendations and more.

1:00 p.m.
Muslim Jum’ah Prayer [A] [F]
Student Center, Third Floor, Sacred Space
The Bentley Muslim Student Association and our Spiritual Life Center support the university’s Muslim community through regular observances and activities, including the weekly Jum’ah prayer on Fridays in the Sacred Space. All are welcome to attend.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Back to the Classroom [A] [F]
Smith Academic Technology Center, Third Floor, Room 307 or Zoom
Sit in on a mock class taught by Professor Lynn Wolf ’88, MBA ’00. She will test your knowledge on basic business and accounting curriculum and give you a taste of current students’ classroom experience.

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Mind, Body and Soul: Student Health and Wellness On Campus [F]
Student Center, First Floor, Back Bay Room A or Zoom
Join this panel discussion to learn more about how Bentley students are supported when they’re not feeling well, need someone to talk to, or just want to improve their well-being and self-care. During this session, you will hear from campus experts, including Counseling Center Director Peter Forkner, PhD; Health Center Interim Director Julia Matthews, MSN, MPH, NP; and Wellness and Prevention Director Jessica Greher Traue, MEd.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner [A] [F]
LaCava Tent, Upper Campus
Join our student-led Hillel and Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Jeffrey Foust, to celebrate Shabbat and learn more about the ways Bentley serves our Jewish community members. In keeping with the tradition of this meal, kosher fare will be served. All are welcome to attend.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday Night Mix and Mingle [A] [F]
Student Center, Second Floor, Harry’s Pub
Alumni, families and students are invited to gather in the heart of Bentley’s campus to reconnect or make new friends. Light snacks will be provided and beverages can be purchased.  

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Field Hockey Game: Bentley Falcons vs. Molloy College Lions [A] [F]
POSTPONED

Dine Out in Waltham
A number of Waltham-area restaurants are offering discounts to Bentley alumni, families and friends throughout the course of the weekend. Be sure to ask for a comprehensive list of restaurants at check-in.

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Bentley Blockbuster Beneath the Stars [A] [F]
Library Quad, Upper Campus
Enjoy the film "Remember the Titans" on one of Bentley’s prime campus spots, featuring concessions and keepsake Bentley blankets (while supplies last).
 


Saturday, September 18

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Falcon Weekend Check-In [A] [F]
Student Center, Second Floor, Main Entrance
Welcome to Falcon Weekend! Stop by to check in and pick up a schedule of events, event wristbands, restaurant recommendations and more.

8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
Conditioning with Coach [A] [F]
Smith Quad, Upper Campus or Zoom
Start your day with a mini bootcamp workout led by Bentley Women’s Basketball Coach C. White ’01.

9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Supporting the Academic Experience [F
Student Center, First Floor, Back Bay A or Zoom
Do you have questions about the Bentley curriculum? Have you had a conversation with your student about academic advising, major selection or academic support? We invite you to learn how the Advising team within Academic Services provides holistic, developmental academic advising and support for all students.  

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Flex [A] [F]
LaCava Tent, Upper Campus
Enjoy a continental breakfast with a meet and greet from everyone’s favorite Falcon, Flex! You won’t want to miss this photo opportunity, especially for future Falcons. After meeting Flex, portable breakfast options will give you the opportunity to enjoy breakfast anywhere on Bentley’s beautiful campus.

10:00 a.m. (ongoing; first clue to launch at 10:00 a.m.)
Happy Hunting [A] [F]
Various Locations
Participate in a curated, real-life treasure hunt around campus created by Ryan Collins ’10, MBA ’11 of Happy Hunting New England. Those registered will receive a series of clues by email to solve puzzles at various locations leading to the final treasure. The first three groups to finish the hunt will receive a Bentley treasure chest!

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
CEO 101: Becoming the CEO of Your Life through Career Education [F]
Lindsay Hall, Koumantzelis Auditorium or Zoom
Join Alyssa Hammond, director of Undergraduate Career Development in the Pulsifer Career Development Center, as she gives a fun, interactive talk on one of the most important topics covered in Career Development Intensive (CDI) courses. Learn how parents and families can help their students with this important aspect of career development to become the CEO of their lives during their time at Bentley and beyond.

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Bentley Buzz: The Business of Coffee [A] [F]
Student Center, First Floor, Back Bay A or Zoom
Stay caffeinated during this panel discussion on the business of coffee featuring fab-brew-lous Bentley alumni who know the industry, including Aman Ailani ’20, MSBA ’22, founder of SAH.OL Cold Brew; Brendan Burke ’18, controller of Atomic Coffee Roasters; and Paul Delmonico ’92, owner of Del's Coffee Roasters. The session will be moderated by Brian Fox, assistant professor of management.

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Town Hall Meeting with President Chrite and Dean Shepardson [A] [F]
Lindsay Hall, Koumantzelis Auditorium or Zoom
President E. LaBrent Chrite and J. Andrew Shepardson, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, will welcome you to campus and share information and insights into what’s happening at Bentley.

11:00 a.m.
Women’s Soccer Game: Bentley Falcons vs. Southern Connecticut Owls [A] [F]
Soccer Field, Lower Campus

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CAB-Sponsored Fun Zone [A] [F]
Lacrosse Field, Lower Campus
There’s something for everyone at the Fun Zone, sponsored by Bentley’s CAB (Campus Activities Board). Enjoy food trucks, lawn games and more!

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Getting the Most Out of the Bentley Experience with BentleyPlus [F]
Student Center, First Floor, Back Bay A or Zoom
A 2018 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which surveyed both graduating college seniors and employers, found that less than half of college graduates are proficient in professionalism/work ethic, leadership and global/intercultural fluency (among other competencies). BentleyPlus is a new initiative for undergraduate students to provide them with tools and resources to be strategic about how they spend their time outside the classroom and walk away with these necessary competencies to be more desirable in the job market and more successful in their careers.

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Study Abroad: What Families Need to Know [F]
Lindsay Hall, Koumantzelis Auditorium or Zoom
Recent Bentley graduates consistently rate study abroad as one of the most transformative learning experiences of their college career, and almost 50% of the Class of 2021 participated in a study abroad program. This session will discuss study abroad opportunities with a focus on semester-long programs. We’ll cover what study abroad looks like in a pandemic and give an overview of academics, health and safety, financial aid and scholarships. We’ll share how students can prepare to make the most of their international opportunities and offer tips to support them through their international journey.

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Arena Tours [A] [F]
The Bentley Arena
Enjoy a guided tour of the university’s state-of-the-art multipurpose arena, presented by the Office of Sustainability’s student leaders. The 76,000-square-foot facility is a prime example of sustainable design and energy efficiency. Tours will take place on a rolling basis and typically last 15 minutes.

12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
FOLD Celebration Tailgate [A]
The Bentley Arena Patio
Falcons of the Last Decade (FOLD) alumni are invited to celebrate the induction of the most recent members, the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Catch up with friends and enjoy the food and the festivities.

12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Falcon Family Feast [A] [F]
Tent on the Lower Green Space, Lower Campus
Before you head to the football field for kickoff, grab lunch a casual grilled lunch with the community. 

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Campus Tours [A] [F]
Depart from Undergraduate Admissions
LaCava Center, First Floor

It’s likely been a while since you last toured the Bentley campus. We welcome you to refresh your orientation on a guided walking tour of upper campus. Or, take a virtual look around and see what's new.

2:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game: Bentley Falcons vs. Stonehill Skyhawks [A] [F]
Football Field, Lower Campus
Or tune in 15 minutes before kickoff via the NE10 livestream!

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Mosaic Reception with President Chrite [A] [F]
The Bentley Arena Patio
The Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council and the Multicultural Center welcome alumni, families, current students, staff and faculty to celebrate Falcons of color at Bentley after the homecoming football game. Light refreshments will be served.

Dine Out in Waltham
A number of Waltham-area restaurants are offering discounts to Bentley alumni, families and friends throughout the course of the weekend. Be sure to ask for a comprehensive list of restaurants at check-in.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Flex Your Competitive Spirit: Trivia Night [A] [F
Student Center, Second Floor, Harry’s Pub or Zoom
Go head-to-head in a friendly competition of pub trivia.
 


Sunday, September 19

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass [A] [F]
Student Center, First Floor, Back Bay Rooms

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Grab ‘n’ Go Breakfast [A] [F]
Student Center, Second Floor, Harry’s Pub
Enjoy donuts, muffins, coffee and cider before heading back home. With portable options, you’re welcome to enjoy breakfast anywhere on Bentley’s beautiful campus.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Post-Worship Coffee Hour [A] [F]
Student Center, First Floor, Lobby of the Back Bay Rooms
Attendees of the Catholic Mass are invited to stay for an informal coffee hour with donuts, coffee and apple cider.  

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Open Skate [A] [F]
The Bentley Arena
Hit the ice and skate like a Falcon! Bring your own skates or rent them on site. A signed waiver is required. This event is for ages five and up.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Patriots in the Pub [A] [F]
Student Center, Second Floor, Harry’s Pub
Wrap up your weekend by watching the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Contact Us

For questions about Falcon Weekend, get in touch with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.