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Bentley Students at Commencement


Commencement 2023

Bentley University is pleased to announce the dates and times for the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremonies.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Graduate and PhD Ceremony
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (end time is approximate)
Bentley Arena, South Campus

Reception to follow.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Undergraduate Ceremony
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (end time is approximate)
Football Field, South Campus

Rain or shine. Reception to follow.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at or 781-891-2400.

Tributes and Dedications Book - Families

Honor your senior by writing a tribute today. Make a gift to Bentley and submit by Monday, April 17.

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Tributes and Dedications Book - Seniors

Honor your family by writing a tribute today. Make a gift to Bentley and submit by Monday, April 17.

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Learn more about Commencement 2023 by visiting our FAQ page.

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Additional Questions

If you have additional questions, contact us at or 781-891-2400.


Commencement 2022

Students celebrating at Commencement

Commencement Returns to Campus

For over a hundred years, Bentley University has celebrated each new class of graduates as they head off into the world, but this year’s commencement ceremony — the first held on campus after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic — felt especially electrifying.

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Reexperience the 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement in Photos

See the sights and celebrations from the 2022 Commencement!

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Bentley students throw their caps

Download the Commencement 2022 Programs

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