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Living at Bentley. Welcome Home!

About the Residential Center

Living on campus is an exciting and important part of the college experience. By living on campus you will gain important life skills, discover more about yourself, and make lasting friendships. Welcome Home!

The Residential Center is dedicated to creating a safe, civil, and inclusive residential community. Our staff strives to develop a comfortable living environment where the personal and intellectual growth of all residential students is fostered.

Our Educational Priority: Students at Bentley will become active organizational leaders engaged in their residential community.

Important Dates

  • Residence Halls will remain open for Thanksgiving Break, although the University is closed.
    • Students are welcome to leave campus, stay on campus, or come and go as they please. All University and residential policies remain in effect.
    • Dining services and most other campus services will be closed from Wednesday, November 23 through Saturday, November 26.
  • Residence Halls close for Winter Break at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
    • All residential students must depart from campus within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by 5:00 p.m. on December 21, whichever comes first.
    • Students with extenuating circumstances may request a late stay until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22. More information will be communicated via email from their Residence Director.
  • Residence Halls reopen for the spring semester in January 2023.
    • New incoming students (first-year, transfer, exchange) move in on Thursday, January 19.
    • Returning students move in / return to campus on Sunday, January 22.

Housing & Meal Plan Rates

All students who sign the Housing and Meal Plan Contract are responsible for the costs associated with their housing assignment and/or meal plan. Each housing option and meal plan has its own corresponding rate, which is charged per semester. Students are responsible for accessing and reviewing rates when requesting, or agreeing to, a room or meal plan change to an option with a different rate.

The 2022-2023 housing and meal plan rates can be found here: 2022-2023 Room & Board Rates.pdf

30 Residential Options

INCLUDES TRADITIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS, SUITES, APARTMENTS, AND HOUSES! GENDER INCLUSIVE HOUSING AVAILABLE

8 Defined Learning Communities

INCLUDING: ARTS, BLUEPRINT, FIRSTGEN, HERSTORY:WOMEN LEADERS, THRIVE, EMERGING LEADERS, FIRST-YEAR HONORS, & HONORS UPPER-CLASS

Over 100 Staff Members

CONSISTING OF RESIDENCE DIRECTORS, CENTRAL TEAM MEMBERS, RESIDENT ASSISTANTS AND STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANTS
MEET THE TEAM

Over 500 Programs a Year

USING 3 LEARNING GOALS: DEVELOPING A SENSE OF SELF, BUILDING CONNECTIONS, BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY. OUR TEAM HOSTS AND FACILITATES BOTH FLOOR-WIDE PROGRAMS AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS

SAFETY AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE: 24/7

RESIDENTIAL CENTER STAFF RESPONDS TO OVER 520 HOURS OF DUTY RELATED CALLS A YEAR RANGING IN A VARIETY OF ISSUES ON CAMPUS. WE ARE HERE AND AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU AT ALL TIMES! THE RESIDENTIAL CENTER STAFF SUBMITTED OVER 14,000 RESIDENT INTERACTIONS OVER THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Hours of Operation

The Residential Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  After hours we have professional staff members who serve in on-call roles for after hours support. We welcome you to stop by our office (Student Center, Suite 320), call us at 781-891-2148, or send an email to GA_Housing@bentley.edu.

On-Campus Housing Options

Take a look at Bentley's Residence Halls, Apartments and houses for you to call home!

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Residential Education

Learning is a pivotal part of the residential experience. Each Residence Hall plays an important role in promoting students’ social, emotional and intellectual development.

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Campus Dining

Explore meal plans and dining locations on campus. We’re committed to providing nutritious, accessible and inclusive dining experiences for everyone at Bentley.

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Off-Campus Housing

Search available housing options or find a roommate through Bentley’s Off-Campus Housing Services. We have sample roommate agreements and questions to ask your Landlord, too. 

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Bentley University strives to make web content accessible to all users. If you are having difficulty accessing information and need this content in an alternate format, please contact the Residential Center at 781-891-2148 or GA_housing@bentley.edu.