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Graduate Orientation

Save the Date! New Graduate Student Orientation is January 10, 2020.

New Graduate Student Guide

Welcome to the Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business

Congrats on your acceptance to Bentley University. We're excited that you've decided to join us for your graduate studies! Here are some next steps to help you get started:

Getting started...

The following services are available to you after submitting your graduate school deposit. If you have not already done so, you may pay your deposit in your applicant portal -- contact Graduate Admission for further assistance with deposit questions.

Bentley Email & Credentials

Bentley Email & Credentials

Within 48 hours after you submit your deposit, you were sent an email with instructions for setting up your Bentley accounts. Your short name, once established, will provide you the full range of network resources you will need to use. This process takes 24-48 hours and does not happen immediately. Please visit the New Student Technology Overview page and review and complete each of the mandatory bulleted items. 

Consult with an Academic Advisor

Graduate Student Academic Services (GSAS) advisors can help you develop your personal degree completion plan. Advisors are available for office, phone or Skype appointments during scheduled times. Learn more about advising services including how to schedule an appointment. 

Consult with an Academic Advisor
Registration & Contact Information

Registration

Review online course registration materials via the Registrar's Office website. Information about registration times will be posted on the Academics Tab of your MyBentley account approximately two weeks prior to the start of registration for the upcoming term. You can also contact Graduate Student Academic Services for additional information about the registration process. 

New to the area?

Bentley’s proximity to Boston is a great advantage for graduate students. The city is home to more than 250,000 college students who enjoy socializing, learning and meeting others from around the world. Check out some resources about how to get around or to find housing.  

Shuttle Service

Please check the Bentley University Shuttle Website for shuttle routes and schedules. If you will be driving to campus for classes, you will need to obtain a parking sticker for your vehicle. Depending on location, some graduate students also use other transportation options to get to campus such as taxis, public transportation, and car-share programs.

Shuttle Service
Find a Place to Live

Find a Place to Live

Bentley University has partnered with Off-Campus Partners to provide graduate students with the ability to search for and find off-campus housing accommodations in the Waltham and Greater Boston Area. Bentley University does not have on-campus housing available for graduate students. To access the Off-Campus Housing Service site you will need your Bentley email address. If you plan to use the shuttle, please use the shuttle link above when considering all housing options. 

As we get closer to the start of classes...

To help you prepare for the start of classes, check out the Online New Grad Portal and completed any last-minute tasks.

Orientation

New students are highly encouraged to utilize the New Student Portal which provides students with an overview of the offices and resources at Bentley University. In addition, there is a new graduate student orientation each semester for students who will attend classes; watch your email for more information and an invitation to the program. 

Orientation
Falcon Student Card

Obtain your Falcon Student Card & parking permit

New students can upload their own Bentley ID photo for their Falcon Card. By using this process, you will avoid lines and save valuable time. Please go to MyPhoto and login by using your Bentley email and network password. Students can visit the Campus Police Card Office as early as three weeks before the start of classes to obtain their student ID.  

All campus parking lots are permitted and require students to register their vehicles and display a university permit. Registration may be completed by logging into the Bentley Community Engagement and clicking on the Graduate Student Tab. After you have registered your vehicle online, you can pick up your parking decal at the University Police station. Bring your valid driver's license, valid motor vehicle registration, and Bentley ID card in hand. 

Review Health Care Requirements

Student requirements for health insurance vary based upon registered course credits. Students registered for nine credits or more are required to complete a health care form and provide immunization records based upon registered course credits.  

Health Care Requirements

New Student Guide

The New Student Guide provides you an opportunity to learn about the various resources and services that may assist you with being a successful Bentley graduate student! This online resource site is designed for you to access before classes begin, but it can also be used throughout the academic year. 

The New Student Guide is not an alternative to graduate orientation experience; rather it will complement the program for those who can attend. For our students who participate in courses remotely/online, we hope that you will be able to use this guide to learn more about Bentley for those times you visit campus. 

After you create an account, the New Student Guide allows you to access information two ways: you can click through each section consecutively by starting with the Welcome or you can access the Table of Contents at the bottom left of the home page to skip to a specific topic. 

New Student Guide