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Family Resources

Congratulations on your student’s admission to Bentley University! We are eager to welcome you into our community and let you know about all the resources available to you and your new Bentley student.  

We have a number of resources that will help you support your student during their transition to Bentley University. Please take a moment to refer to your student's New Student Guide (you will receive this resource in May 2019) and read the information here to find out how you can participate in various events throughout your student's transition. In addition to these activities, your student is welcome to create a family or guest log-in for you!

Online Orientation

To begin your Bentley Family experience, you are invited to participate in our Online Orientation. This program will provide you with valuable resources to help support your student throughout their transition to campus. In order to log-in you must click guest and create an account.

Falcon Live Chats

If you would like to watch this chat, please click here!

Parent to Parent

Join parents of current and former Bentley students as they share their perspective on Bentley.  Whether you are sending your first or your final student to college, this session will provide valuable insight on how to best assist your student during their time at Bentley as well as the opportunity to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask---from one parent to another.

Hosted by:

Claudette Blot, P '11
Brooks Farry, P '18
Ernest Leffler, P '07 and '11


If you would like to watch this chat, please click here!

As your student completes the online orientation, we know that you too have questions regarding resources and services available to your student.  This Family Falcon Live Chat provides an opportunity to hear from the Associate Deans within student affairs about the distinctive experience that awaits your student.  Feel free to just sit back and listen or actively engage with your specific questions. 

Hosted by:

Doreen Floyd, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
John Piga, Associate Dean/Director, Residential Center
Gerri Taylor, Associate Dean/Director, Center for Health, Wellness & Prevention


Resource Videos

Dear Bentley Families--

This is an exciting time in your student’s life.  Not only is your student joining an incredible community in Bentley University, but you too are now members of the Bentley family.  Welcome!

As parents or family members of a new student, it is likely that you have questions.  Questions about resources, student success, or simply how Bentley works.   With that in mind, we have prepared the following videos to help acquaint you with the programs and services available to your students, as well as the staff who manage those services within the division of Student Affairs.  Health and Wellness, Campus Safety, Student Engagement, Residential Life, Multicultural Center and the  Center for International Students and Scholars are just some of the departments featured below, as well  as a message from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Andrew Shepardson.

We encourage you to look through these at your convenience.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the presenters directly, as they would be happy to talk with you.  Their contact information should appear on the last slide of the presentation.   You are also welcome to call either of us at 781-891-2161.  As a reminder, university offices are open Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am – 4 :30 pm, EST.  You may also email questions to should that be more convenient.

We look forward to getting to know you and most especially to working with your student.  Welcome to Bentley!

Doreen Floyd                                                   John Piga

Assoc. Dean, St. Affairs                                 Assoc. Dean, St. Affairs/Dir., Residential Center

Bentley University                                          Bentley University

781-891-2161                                               781-891-2148