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Commencement

Bentley Students at Commencement

2022 Commencement

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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Commencement in Photos

See the sights and celebrations from the 2022 Commencement!

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Bentley students throw their caps

Thank You from the Class of 2022

Members of the Class of 2022 shared words of gratitude with their peers.

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Senior Showcase: A New Bentley Tradition

Senior Showcase, a new event at Bentley, was held the day before commencement in the Bentley Arena. The event provided the undergraduate Class of 2022 with an opportunity to hear stories and reflections from their peers, faculty and staff and to celebrate senior awards with their friends and families.

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Bentley students on stage at Senior Showcase
2022 Commencement Speakers

Valerie and Robert headshotsValerie Mosley, founder of the financial technology platform Upward Wealth, which democratizes the creation of financial wealth, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 103rd undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 21. Valerie created Upward Wealth, which operates as BrightUp, to be an emotionally intelligent financial wellness benefit provider. She believes strongly that everyone deserves to be financially healthy.

Robert Reynolds, the president and chief executive officer of Putnam Investments, a leading global investment management firm, will address graduate students at the 47th annual Commencement ceremony for the McCallum Graduate School of Business. He has more than 30 years of investment and financial services experience and is a member of Putnam Investments' executive board of directors.

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About Bentley Graduates

Bentley Named a Top University for Long-Term Return on Investment

Bentley University was named a top university for long-term return on investment in a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

 

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99 Percent of Bentley’s Class of 2021 is Employed or Attending Graduate School

Ninety-nine percent of Bentley University’s undergraduate Class of 2021 graduates are employed, attending or planning to attend graduate school, according to data reported six months after their graduation. Bentley graduates also reported an increase in salaries, with a median starting salary of $63,000 – up from $62,000 last year. 

 

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Bentley Student-Athletes Earn Highest Graduation Rate in the Country

For the fifth straight year, Bentley University’s student-athletes have the highest graduation rate in the nation at 99 percent, according to the latest NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate report. 

 

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