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FAQs and Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a member of the Bentley University Alumni Association?

Every graduate of Bentley is automatically a member of the Alumni Association. That means you’re part of a network of nearly 65,000 alumni across the world. The Global Alumni Board, the overseeing body for the Alumni Association, includes leaders who represent the alumni community and serve as liaisons to the school.

Each year, GAB recognizes select Falcons for their outstanding commitment to Bentley and the world: The Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award honors graduates in a reunion year who reflect the tenets of Bentley University’s founder, and the Emerging Alumni Leader Award honors a graduating senior.

What is FOLD?

Falcons of the Last Decade is a special group within the Alumni Association for alumni who graduated within the last 10 years.

What are the major events on campus for alumni?

Bentley Reunion is held each year for graduates on a five-year cycle. This year, classes celebrating a Reunion are every class year that ends in 0 or 5. See the specific dates for your Reunion here.

Falcon Weekend, held each year in the fall, combines Homecoming and Family Weekend activities, and all members of the Bentley community — alumni, parents, families and friends — are invited to attend. Save the date: October 30 to November 1, 2020.

Take a look at all upcoming events.

What is my alumni ID number?

Every Bentley graduate has an alumni ID number, which is different from your student Bentley ID number. You’ll need this number to sign up for your alumni account, which gives you access to exclusive job postings, an alumni directory, updating your contact information and more. To learn your ID number, please contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.

What can I do with my alumni ID card?

An alumni ID card is your personal passport to the benefits and services that are available on campus to Bentley graduates, including access to the library’s resources, select athletic facilities and more. To receive your alumni ID card, please visit University Police or contact us at alumni@bentley.edu for more information.

How do I get an alumni parking sticker?

Make visiting campus even more convenient with your alumni parking sticker. To receive your sticker, please visit the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement in LaCava 270, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Can I use the Dana Center facilities?

With a valid alumni ID, you are permitted to use the Dana Center fieldhouse or gym, but not the fitness center/weight room. Pool memberships are available, with enrollment open from the middle of August through the second week in October. The memberships run from September through the following August. For additional information, call the aquatics office at 781-891-3415 or email msamko@bentley.edu.

Do I have access to a permanent Bentley email address?

You can set up a free, web-based email account provided free of charge by the Bentley University Alumni Association and managed by Gmail. You’ll need your alumni ID number to log in to your alumni account and create your email address.

How can I get a copy of my transcript?

All transcript requests are handled through the Registrar’s office. Make your request here.

How can I get a copy of my yearbook?

Copies of select yearbooks are available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Programs & Engagement at ga_spe@bentley.edu.

If you are on campus, the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement (LaCava 270) has a set of yearbooks for reference only.

Can you send me any Bentley swag?

If you’re hosting a gathering for fellow Bentley alumni, you can request a Bentley in a Bag. We’ll mail you some items and in return, ask that you take a picture highlighting the gear and send it back to us. Go Falcons!

How do I submit a story or update for Bentley Magazine?

If you recently got married, got a new job or have other major news, email classnotes@bentley.edu to be included in the Class Notes section of the alumni magazine. To alert us to an impressive story — your own or a friend’s — to write a longer article about, please, email alumni@bentley.edu.

Benefits

Alumni Authors

The Bentley community includes a number of published authors. Take a look at this Goodreads list to browse the titles. Feel free to add your own to this public collection!


Career Resources

A number of free and discounted online services are available to Bentley alumni. To learn more, take a look at the tools and online resources section on the career page.

Visit Career Page to View Resources


Conference Center

Bentley alumni are eligible to receive a 25% discount on the facility fee when booking an event at the on-site university Conference Center.


Executive Education/Professional Development Programming

All alumni are eligible for a discount of 25% on Bentley’s Executive Education Open Enrollment programming. These non-credit intensive programs were designed to address specific professional development needs of business leaders. Taught by top Bentley graduate school faculty, each program delivers graduate level content through the use of case studies, lecture, active exercises and interactive simulations, where participants gain practical, applicable skills that they can immediately put to use in their organization. Please contact Lisa Dinsmore to take advantage of this alumni benefit.


Falcon Business Directory

Showcase your business to the Bentley community with this directory. List alumni discounts and other promotions. What better way to support fellow Falcons? When one of us succeeds, we all soar.


Library

A world of information is close at hand when you visit the Bentley Library. Alumni are welcome to stop in and browse the stacks of more than 220,000 volumes of business- and liberal arts-related books, journals, and magazines. Online resources are not available off-site. 


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual has partnered with the Bentley University Alumni Association to offer Bentley alumni special savings on quality auto and home insurance.* Call 855-548-6329 or visit Liberty Mutual to get a free quote.

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.


User Experience Certificate

Alumni receive a 10% discount on all courses in the User Experience Certificate Program. This program is the right choice for those breaking into the UX field, looking for career-enhancing credentials, or looking to master specific skills. The program is open enrollment, with no application process. Learn more.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.