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Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2021

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  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in the Student Center, unless actively eating or drinking or when alone inside a meeting room with the door closed.
  • All dining options will be take-out only until at least Tuesday, Mar. 23.
  • Guests should resume wearing a face covering once finished eating, and in between the occasional snacking or sipping of a beverage.
  • Capacities for meeting rooms and event spaces are limited to allow for social distancing. New capacities are posted outside each space and must be adhered to at all times.
  • When two or more people are present in a meeting room, all occupants must wear a face covering, regardless of family unit or relationship of the occupants.
  • Do not move chairs or tables. Furniture has been properly configured to ensure social distancing.
  • Make sure to wipe down tables and surfaces using the provided cleaning wipes before and after each use.
  • These expectations can be found posted throughout the Student Center and located inside all meeting rooms.

Please help our building staff by following these guidelines for use in the building. Students not in compliance with these policies may be found in violation of the Endangering Health & Safety policy. Student managers in the Student Center will be documenting violations and students will be referred to the Student Conduct Office.

Campus Services

Campus services including the shuttle, bookstore and mail services will operate during the spring trimester with all appropriate physical distancing measures and occupancy guidelines. The hours may be temporarily reduced at times to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Shuttle Services

Harvard Shuttle

The Harvard Square Shuttle will be operated under Bentley’s enforced cleaning standards, mandatory face covering rules, reduced capacity (14 riders per shuttle), and with slightly reduced hours of operation.

Schedule Information:

Travel Time: The shuttle arrives in approximately 60 min intervals
Stops include: North Campus, Falcone, Collins, Fenway (South Campus), Waverly Square (Belmont Bus Station), Harvard Square

Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Sat-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


B-Line Shuttle

The B-Line will continue its normal operation with slightly reduced hours (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays), with Bentley’s enforced cleaning standards, mandatory face coverings, and reduced capacity (14 riders per shuttle).

Schedule Information:

Travel Time: The shuttle arrives in approximately 20 min intervals

Stops include: North Campus, Falcone, Collins, Fenway (South Campus)

Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (first bus leaves North Campus at 7:00 a.m.)

Sat-Sun: No service (use Harvard Shuttle for getting around campus on the weekend)

For more information on shuttle schedules and operations please visit the university’s Shuttle Information page and make sure to download the TransLoc Rider app for iPhone or Android for live tracking of all Bentley shuttles, shuttle arrival times, notifications and schedules.

Student Conduct Policy Addendum

The Dana Center
Fitness Center and Pool

The Fitness Center and pool are opened with limited occupancy. 

Library

The Bentley Library is open for in-person services and study space availability. Reference and library services have and will continue to be offered in person and remotely to all students, faculty and staff. The library will operate at 40% occupancy capacity to adhere with state occupancy guidelines. 

The library’s hours of operation are: 

Monday – Thursday 
7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - Midnight

For the spring 2021 trimester, the library will be card-swipe access only. Only those with a Bentley ID will be allowed in the building. Masks must be worn at all times when in the library.   

Most study rooms will be available for reservation with a two-student occupancy limit. Library materials will be quarantined for a period of 60 hours per ALA, ACRL, IMLS, OCLC, MLS and NEDCC guidelines. The library catalog will indicate which materials are in quarantine.

Students can contact library staff here.

Fraternities & Sororities
  • Fraternity & Sorority recruitment will take place virtually in early February. Information on registration can be found below. Please feel free to learn more about Bentley’s Greek community at: https://www.bentley.edu/offices/student-affairs/greek-life
  • To participate in recruitment, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 and have completed at least 15 credits at Bentley, or be a transfer student in their first academic term at Bentley. Students who do not meet these requirements can submit an academic appeal to Nick Poling (npoling@bentley.edu) in Student Programs and Engagement.
  • To participate in recruitment, students must also register by completing the relevant link below by Tuesday, January 26 at 11:59pm.
  • Fraternity Recruitment Registration: complete the below requirements on CampusGroups
  • Sorority Recruitment Registration: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/bntlyu
  • As part of registration at the link above, there is an option to create a video for round 1 (the first party), as we are not having real-time Zoom parties during round 1. Though it is not required, we highly recommend creating a video to allow chapters to get to know more about you as an individual. If you do not create a video, chapters will have your profile information to use to get to know you. SP&E previously sent out emails with more information on recruitment registration and how to create videos on December 28 and January 4. Please email GA_SPE@bentley.edu if you did not receive that information or have questions or concerns.
Student Employment

Students who have already worked under the Federal Work Study (FWS) program or the Bentley Work Program should check with their supervisor. Those jobs may be able to be performed remotely if needed. As always, new students with a Federal Work Study award are given priority in the hiring process in an effort to ensure that they are able to earn any FWS amount included as part of their financial aid package. However, being awarded FWS does not guarantee that you will be able to obtain employment but gives you the opportunity to apply for jobs. While we try to assist students with FWS in finding employment, jobs on campus are limited. A job is not assigned or guaranteed, and we are not always able to place all students. For new students or students who have not worked on campus before, available jobs will be posted on Workday in August.

Performance Groups

Music Groups: If an outdoor performance includes singing or brass or woodwind instruments, there must be at least 10 feet between performers. If there are audience members, there must be 25 feet between performance and audience members. As it stands, the Music Rehearsal Room can only accommodate solo practices for music groups and we are unsure of availability of outdoor spaces to host rehearsals. 

Dance Groups: State guidelines encourage outdoor exercise but do not differentiate physical distancing requirements for indoor and outdoor spaces. Organized exercising, which would include dance activities, that occur without a face covering must maintain 14 feet of distance between dancers, or 6 feet if wearing face coverings. Given these limitations and the availability and size of indoor spaces, is likely best to look at outdoor venues for dance activities.

Performance groups hoping to conduct in person activities this fall must complete this form.

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