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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.

Housing Information for Incoming First-Year, Transfer, & Exchange Students

Important Dates 

  • New Student Move-In Dates
    • Mosaic Student Move-In - Monday, August 28 - 8:30am-10:30pm
    • Defined Community Student Move-In - Tuesday, August 29 - 8:30am-11:00am
    • International Student Move-In - Wednesday, August 30 
    • General First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Move-In - Thursday, August 31 
      • Maple, Oak, Spruce, Slade, and Kresge Residents will Move-In between 8:00am-10:30am
      • Alder, Birch, Cedar, Elm, Miller Residents will Move-In between 11:00am-1:30pm
  • Returning Student Move-In Date
    • Copley North/South, Orchard South, Kresge, Collins, Boylston B, North Campus C and D - 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Fenway, Orchard North, Forest, Falcone North/East/West, Rhodes, Boylston A, Cape, Castle, North Campus A and D - 12:00pm-3:00pm


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 2023-2024 housing and meal plan rates can be found here: 2023-2024 Room & Board Rates

30 Residential Options

Includes traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, and houses! Gender inclusive housing is available.

8 Defined Learning Communities

The Defined Communities at Bentley provide an enhanced environment of learning within the residence halls. Each community provides dedicated spaces for students with similar interests and passions to live and learn around a central theme or academic focus. Focus areas include First Generation College Students, Arts, Women's Leadership, Campus Leadership, Wellness, and Honors Students.


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Over 100 Staff Members

Consisting of Residence Directors, Assistant Directors, Associate Director, Director, Resident Assistants and Student Office Assistants.


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 floor-wide programs and area-wide programs


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

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. Campus Dining is 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! 

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Local Resources (Shopping, Banks, Hotels, Storage, etc.)

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