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Bentley University is delighted to host its 100th Undergraduate Commencement and 44th Graduate & PhD Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and wants everyone to have a pleasant experience. In order to best prepare, below are some helpful resources.


For general information about Commencement and helpful information regarding the ceremonies, view our brochure.

Hotels & Dining

For information on local restaurants and hotels in the area, visit Hotels & Dining.

Campus Parking & Map

All ceremonies will take place on South Campus under the Commencement tent on the football field.  Due to the large number of guests, parking is limited and only available on main campus. There will be plenty of University Police and staff members on site available to assist. Visit Campus Parking & Map for more information.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating is first-come, first-served. Bentley University is committed to improving accessibility and providing accommodations for those with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments. If you require assistance, please fill out the form.

Safety & Security

There will be an increase in security measures to ensure the safety of all guests. To learn more, visit Safety & Security.

Gifts for Graduates

To purchase your diploma frames, class rings, apparel and more, visit the Bookstore. On Commencement day, flowers and gifts will be available at the Bookstore tent, which is adjacent to the ceremony.

Post-Commencement Diploma Pick Up and Reception

Immediately following each ceremony, there will be diploma pick up and a reception held at the Bentley Arena for graduates and guests.

Additional Questions

For more information, please visit our Commencement FAQs page. If you have additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 781.891.2400 or