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International Education

Dates and Arrival Information


Fall semester: September – December
Mandatory Orientation: Late August

Spring semester: January – May
Mandatory Orientation: Mid-January

Students are required to be present for orientation and through the completion of all exams at the end of the semester. Students arriving early will not have access to on-campus housing until the specified move-in date. Students arriving before the specified arrival dates will be required to find temporary accommodation in the area. Similarly, students cannot remain at Bentley beyond the return date, as the dormitories close. Your J-1 student visa will allow you to arrive in the US within 30 days of the first day of class, NOT within 30 days of Orientation.


Fall 2022 

Arrive On: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2023

Mandatory Orientation:

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2023
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
Classes Begin: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2023
October Break: Monday, Oct. 10 - Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Final Exams: Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

Spring 2023

Arrive On: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
Mandatory Orientation: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
Classes Begin: Monday, Jan. 23, 2023
Spring Break: Monday, Mar. 13 - Friday, Mar 17, 2023
Patriots Day (only evening classes held): Monday, April 17, 2023
Final Exams: Wednesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 11, 2023

Arrival Information

All exchange students must complete the Arrival Information Form by logging back in to the application system before arriving on campus. The form is due 2 weeks before the arrival date.

When making flight arrangements, please remember that Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, is the closest airport to Bentley. 

Getting to Bentley:

Bentley recommends an airport pickup service for you at Logan Airport through Ultimate Livery and Shuttle. This service is optional, and will cost you approximately $48 USD (possibly less if shared with other students).  A representative from Ultimate Livery will meet you at the airport and bring you to Bentley. Ultimate Livery is familiar with Bentley's campus and their prices are reasonable.

Ultimate Livery and Shuttle (operated by Go Shuttle):
Select "Bentley College" from the menu, and select "Student Center" as the drop-off destination.