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Parents and Families

Welcome to Bentley!

Whether this is your first student to attend university or your last, the decision to attend Bentley University is an important one, and we are delighted that you have chosen to be part of the Bentley family.  During the days leading up to your student’s arrival on campus there will be moments of excitement, uncertainty and of course questions.    

As a parent or family member we understand that you are likely to have questions about Bentley.  These questions may be similar to those of your student, but they can also be very different.   

To help answer your questions and introduce you to our community, we have created several opportunities for parent engagement and information sharing.  Most of these resources are available online, and can be accessed at a time convenient to your schedule.  You are welcome to look at all that is available or select those that are most relevant.  Should you have additional questions or simply want to speak with a member of our staff, please feel free to contact us directly. 

The summer tends to go by quickly, so take time to enjoy the days ahead.  August will be here soon enough, and we look forward to meeting you and your student! 

Online Orientation 

Walk through the same online orientation program available to your student by visiting orientation.bentley.edu and creating a guest account. This also gives you access to an electronic version of the New Student Checklist. 

Bulletins 

Monthly bulletins are sent electronically at the beginning of the month to provide you access to updates, resources, and deadlines.  

June Bulletin 

July Bulletin  

Student Affairs Video Series 

Below are a series of videos featuring many of the departments and resources available for students at Bentley. We encourage you to look through these videos at your convenience.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the presenters directly, as they would be happy to talk with you.  You may also email questions to  ga_orientation@bentley.edu should that be more convenient.   

Welcome and Intro to Family Resources ►

VP and Dean Welcome ►

Housing and Residential Services ►

Conduct and Title IX ►

Career services ►

Spiritual Life ►

Center for International Students and Scholars ►

Multicultural Center ►

Campus Safety ►

Student Life and Recreational Opportunities ►

Wellness and Prevention ►

Falcon Family Live Chats 

Falcon Live Chats are webinars that allow parents and family members to connect with staff who can answer questions about registering for classes, getting settled into Bentley, living on campus and more.  Advance registration is strongly encouraged, please use the links below to register:  

  • May 21 (Watch recording): New Falcon Summer Experience 
    Deposited: Now What? An overview of the summer experience and the New Student Checklist  

  • June 18(Watch recording): Residential Life  
    Learn about living and dining on campus 

  • June 24 (Watch recording): Health and Well-being
    Hear from our campus health and wellness resources on how to ensure your student is a healthy Falcon  

  • August 6 (Register now): Conversation with the Deans 
    “Meet” the deans and learn more about the overall student experience 

*All Family Falcon Live Chats will occur at 6 pm (EST). If you are unable to attend live, the recordings will be available on-demand. 

Move-In and Orientation 

New Student Orientation occurs from Wednesday, August 21- Sunday, August 25. You will receive the schedule and specific information about residential move-in in late July, but here are some quick tips.