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Commencement at Fenway Park

Class of 2021 Commencement Information

Class of 2020 Commencement Information

We are excited to celebrate Commencement at Fenway Park! 

Class of 2021
Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Ceremony

Saturday, May 1
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the end time listed is an approximate time.

Class of 2020
Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Ceremony

Saturday, May 1
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Gates open at 2:00 p.m. and the end time listed is an approximate time.

Commencement Details 

Tickets and Seating
Graduates who have confirmed their attendance electronically received ticket information on Thursday, April 22. Graduates will be seated in groups of three with their two guests. We can only allow two guest tickets per graduate. We understand the high demand for more, but we must adhere to the strict health code guidelines.
 
Graduates should download MLB Ballpark app. Each graduate received a unique code. If you experience issues where you have not yet purchased your ticket but it says your code is invalid, please clear your cache and try again.  Once graduates receive their tickets, they will be responsible for forwarding their guest tickets. For ticketing questions, call 877REDSOX9.
 
All seating will be in the stands; no one is permitted on the field.
 
Health Screening
All must complete Fenway's health screening before entering the ballpark. Graduates and guests do not have to provide a negative COVID-19 test but will be asked about current symptoms, temperature and COVID-19 exposure. The health screening can be found on the MLB Ballpark app the day of the ceremony.
 
Special Assistance
If you or one of your guests require special assistance, there will be an opportunity to select 'accessible seating' when selecting tickets. If you require an ASL interpreter, please contact the Commencement Office at commencement@bentley.edu.
 
Parking and Transportation
We encourage graduates to arrive with their guests, or utilize ride shares and other forms of transportation. View Fenway's recommended parking options here.
 
Recognition of Graduates
Due to strict guidelines, graduates will not cross the stage. All graduates will have their name read and their slide will appear on the big screen.

Livestream
Each ceremony will be livestreamed on the Bentley University homepage (Class of 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and Class of 2020 at 3:30 p.m.).

Recording
View the Class of 2020 Recording or Class of 2021 Recording.
 
Regalia
If you purchased regalia, it should be delivered soon. If you missed the deadline, our regalia representative will have a limited number of cap and gown sizes available for purchase at Fenway at Gate D between 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Exact size matches cannot be guaranteed when making your purchase on-site. Please bring cash payment of $64.00 bachelor / $69.00 master's (cap, gown, hood and tassel).
 
Photo Opportunities
We encourage you to take your own photos at Fenway. There won't be a professional photographer to take individual photos of each graduate due to restrictions.
 
You are welcome to visit campus that day for photo opportunities. Please share your photos on social using #BentleyU2020 or #BentleyU2021.
 
Questions
If you have additional questions, please view our FAQ page which is regularly updated or email us at commencement@bentley.edu.