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Join us virtually for Falcon Weekend

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September 17 to 19, 2021

For those who can't make it to Falcon Weekend in person, we'll be offering some events online as well. You don't have to be on campus to hear from Bentley's ninth president, E. LaBrent Chrite, participate in trivia, learn from Bentley staff, connect with alumni in the coffee industry and much more!

Registration is Now Open

Schedule of Virtual Events

 

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.

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[A] = Alumni Event

[F] = Family Event

Friday, September 17

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Back to the Classroom [A] [F]
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]
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.
 


Saturday, September 18

8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
Conditioning with Coach [A] [F]
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]
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. 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
CEO 101: Becoming the CEO of Your Life through Career Education [F]
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]
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 Demonico ’92, owner of Del's Coffee Roasters.

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Town Hall Meeting with President Chrite and Dean Shepardson [A] [F]
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.

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Getting the Most Out of the Bentley Experience with BentleyPlus [F]
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]
Recent Bentley graduates consistently rate study abroad as one of the most transformative learning experiences of their college career, and 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.

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

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Flex Your Competitive Spirit: Trivia Night [A] [F]
Go head-to-head in a friendly competition of pub trivia.

More Bentley Content

 

Where's Flex? Activity Book

Find Bentley’s mascot, Flex, hidden in illustrations of some of your favorite Bentley places and flex your artistic abilities when you color in some classic Bentley scenes.

Find Flex

Digital Content Library

Hear Bentley experts weigh in on the latest topics, from COVID-19 to running your business virtually; get your sweat on at home with alumni in fitness and more.

Browse the Library

Virtual Tour

Has some time passed since you were last on Bentley’s campus? Take a virtual look around and see what’s new.

Visit Campus

Bentley Jigsaw Puzzles

Enjoy a piece of Bentley and do one of these online jigsaw puzzles.

Build a Puzzle

FAQs

 

What is Falcon Weekend?

Falcon Weekend is a combination of both Family Weekend and Homecoming. We are welcoming all alumni, families and friends to campus (or virtually!) to celebrate Bentley over the course of the weekend.

How do I participate virtually?

The most important thing is to register. You may register for one session, all sessions or any number in between. After you register, you'll receive the Zoom information to log in to each session.

What if I'm having technical trouble with Zoom?

We encourage you to first consult the Zoom website, which has lots of good resources for troubleshooting. If you continue to have issues, please email the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at events@bentley.edu and someone will get back to you as soon as they are able to assist.

Able to attend Falcon Weekend in person?

Register for all of our on-campus events!

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.