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Welcome New Falcons!

Throughout your New Falcon Experience, you will build lasting relationships with your fellow falcons, meet faculty and staff, and start to integrate into university life. Remember, YOU belong at Bentley!

New Falcon Experience

To ensure a smooth transition to Bentley University, we utilize a tiered approach to onboarding our new students. Bentley Beginnings is the start of your journey, then course registration, and we complete the experience with our New Falcon Orientation program prior to the start of classes. In addition, we provide some other experiences to engage before the start of the semester:  

  • Virtual Social Events 
  • Virtual Meet Up with Orientation Staff   
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Social media, follow us on instagram: @welcomefalcons

Getting Started 

To get started, set up your Bentley email address. This is the main way that we will communicate updates and information with you, so it's important to check it regularly. Additionally, you will use these credentials to log into all your new Bentley accounts. However, please remember that your BentleyConnect portal log-in is whatever email and password you used throughout the admission process. 

Next, please read through the New Falcon Experience webpage. This page includes important information and resources to prepare you for your first semester at Bentley, including mandatory community tasks, that all new falcons must complete.

You can find a copy of your New Student Checklist in your BentleyConnect Portal. Make sure to check the portal regularly, to stay on track. 

The New Falcon Experience page and your Checklist will be available in May. For Spring 2025 falcons your information will be available early Fall.  

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Fall 2024 Orientation will take place August 29- September 2, 2024. Our International Student Welcome and Orientation program will begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2024. Please look below for more information about the International Student Welcome and our MOSAIC programs. If you are planning to live on campus, you will find more information in the Housing Portal about arrival and move-in.

Baby falcs joining us in Spring 2024, you will receive more information in early Fall about your New Falcon Experience.

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New Student Checklist 

Your New Falcon Experience webpage and BentleyConnect portal will:

  • Be your main hub throughout your onboarding and orientation experience
  • Introduce you to fun ways to connect with your peers
  • Outline your New Student Checklist with helpful instructions
  • Include reminders and share important ways to maximize your Bentley experience

Please check the webpage and BentleyConnect regularly as we will add tasks and info throughout your New Falcon Experience.

New Falcon Family Orientation

We are lucky to have such a global community of Bentley family members, parents, and supporters. So, to be able to reach all families with our orientation content, we will be hosting zoom webinars, called Falcon Live Chats where we provide important information about campus, the new student experience, and help answer questions. We also have additional resources on our Family webpage, and we will provide helpful resources on Instagram, so please make sure to follow us @welcomefalcons. If you are unable to attend our Falcon Live Chats, the recordings will be available on-demand on our New Student Orientation YouTube channel. 

We acknowledge that this is a big transition for students and families and we are here to help you every step of the way!

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Resources for International Students

We know that preparing to attend college in a different country takes lots of planning. Check out our resources and tips to help you prepare for your Bentley journey. Details will be shared soon for the Spring New International Student Welcome and Orientation!

Helpful Tips Visa and Immigration Documents

Mosaic Ambassadors

MOSAIC Experience

The MOSAIC Experience is a pre-orientation program that happens in the fall for new students of color and their allies. First-year and transfer students are welcome to participate.

For more information, email the Multicultural Center staff or review their website.

More Questions? Contact Us 

We're here to help with any other questions you may have.
Email us:  
Call us: 781-858-2271 

Instagram: @welcomefalcons

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am -4:30pm