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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 2018 *Tentative*

Arrive On: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mandatory Orientation:

August 22-26, 2018
Classes Begin: Monday, August 27, 2018
Labor Day: Monday, September 3, 2018
October Break: October 6 - 9, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - 25, 2018
Final Exams: December 12 - 19, 2018

Spring 2019 *Tentative*

Arrive On: Friday, January 11, 2019
Mandatory Orientation: January 11-13, 2019
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 14, 2019
Extra Day of Class: None currently scheduled-subject to change
Presidents Day: CLASSES HELD Monday, February 18, 2019
Spring Break: March 9- 17, 2019
Patriots Day - No Classes: Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday Classes HELD: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Final Exams: May 2 - May 19, 2019

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.