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Welcome New Falcons!

Throughout Orientation, you will meet faculty and staff, build relationships with fellow students and start to integrate into university life. Find everything you need to know about getting started at Bentley right 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 your journey, then course registration, and we complete the experience with an Orientation program prior to the start of classes. In addition, we provide some other experiences to engage before the start of the semester:  

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

Getting Started 

To get started with your new student onboarding experience, please make sure that you have signed your Technology Ethics Agreement in your BentleyConnect portal and received your Bentley email address. Next, please read through your New Student Guide. This guide includes important information regarding mandatory tasks and deadlines, which you must complete prior to the start of the semester.

To complete these tasks you will log into your BentleyConnect Portal. Make sure to check the portal regularly, to ensure you have completed your tasks.

Please note, the New Student Guide will be available mid-May for students joining us in Fall 2023 and mid-October for students joining us in January 2024.

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Fall 2023 Orientation will take place August 31-September 4, 2023. Our International Student program will begin the day before on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. If you are planning to live on campus, you will receive more information in your New Student Guide about our residence halls and move-in day. 

It is important for you to check your Bentley email regularly as we will send important announcements and updates as we prepare for the start to the semester.  

New Falcons joining us in Spring 2024, will receive more information in October about their onboarding and orientation experience.

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New Student Checklist 

Your New Student Checklist will:

  • Outline all of the tasks discussed in your New Student Guide
  • Give you direct access to complete the tasks in BentleyConnect with helpful instructions
  • Include helpful reminders throughout the onboarding process.

Please note, log-in to your Checklist regularly as we will add tasks throughout your onboarding experience, and this will allow you to keep track of your progress.

Falcon Live Chats

We will be hosting zoom webinars, called Falcon Live Chats where we stream to you with information about campus and answers to your questions. We will also host live events on instagram, so please make sure you are following 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. 

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More Questions? Contact Us 

We're here to help with any other questions you may have.
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Call us: 781-891-2271
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm ET