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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.   

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 engagement and information sharing.  Our resources are available online and can be accessed at a time convenient to your schedule. Should you have additional questions or simply want to speak with a member of our staff, please feel free to contact us directly. 

One of the first resources that we ask new students and families to review is the New Falcon Experience website. This site has valuable information about the onboarding and orientation experience.

Also, please note that New Student Orientation will take place August 29-September 2, 2024 and our International Student program will begin on August 27, 2024. Residential students will move-in on August 29th unless they are participating in a pre-Orientation program or experience.

If your new falcon starts in Spring 2025, we will provide details about their New Falcon Experience in September 2024.


Bentley Beginnings 

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

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family on hockey rink

Falcon Live Chats

We will be hosting zoom webinars, called Falcon Live Chats where we stream to you with information about campus resources, ways to support your student, and opportunities to answer to your questions. 

* If you are unable to attend live, the recordings will be available on-demand on our New Student Orientation YouTube page.   

Student Affairs Video Series 

Below are a series of videos featuring many of the departments and resources available to 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 speak with you.  You may also email questions to should that be more convenient. If your student will be living on campus, we encourage you to review more information here.   

New Student Orientation

To ensure a smooth transition to Bentley University, we utilize a tiered approach to onboarding our new students. Bentley Beginnings is the start of the journey, then course registration, and we complete the experience with self-guided learning courses and an on-campus Orientation Program. In addition, we provide some other experiences to engage our new falcons before the start of the semester:  

  • Weekly Newsletters/ Monthly for family members
  • Virtual Falcon Social Events
  • Pre-Orientation Virtual Meet and Greet with Orientation Group
  • Social media, follow us on instagram: @welcomefalcons