Get answers to questions about resident halls and apartments, along with schedules, policies and contact information.
Hours of Operation
The Residential Center's summer hours of operation (mid May through early August) are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please note that we will not be conducting in-person meetings until further notice. We welcome you to call us during business hours at 781-891-2148 or send an email to email@example.com.
Bentley University residence halls open on a rolling basis, based on class year and location.
Incoming first-year, transfer, and exchange students will be able to access their residence halls on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
If you are participating in the MOSIAC program through the Multicultural Center or any of the Residential Center Defined Communities, you will receive further communication regarding the specifics of your move in dates and times.
Returning students will be able to move in during the weekend of September 4th - more information about specific dates/times will be sent out over the summer.
Bentley University residence halls are closed for the following breaks:
Only students with recognized and pre-approved needs will be permitted to stay in residence halls during this period.
Only students with recognized and pre-approved needs will be permitted to stay in residence halls after this date.
Please note: residence halls do not close for Undergraduate Mini-Break in October, Thanksgiving Break or Spring Break.
If there is a valid reason to return to campus sooner, email firstname.lastname@example.org to explain the situation and request permission.
On-campus housing costs for the academic year can be found here: Housing and Meal Plan Rates.
The contract signed is for the entire academic year, but each semester is billed separately. Students must remain on campus for the year. Contracts may only be canceled mid-semester for students who are graduating in December, studying abroad for the spring semester, or leaving Bentley (e.g., transferring or taking a leave of absence).
Yes, the semester fee includes Spring Break and other breaks.
If you are fined for dorm damage, you will receive an email with an itemization of your damage fines. You must fill out the link in the email to appeal any charges. More information regarding this process will be sent to you via email.
We strongly suggest that all students who live on-campus obtain their own renter's insurance in order to be fully covered for any losses. Check with your parent or guardian’s insurance company to see if they cover dependents living at a university.
Wireless internet access is available in all residence halls. Email email@example.com if you experience any issues.
On-campus apartments have a stove and refrigerator. Plan to bring your own microwave, small kitchen appliances and dishes.
Only North Campus apartments have microwaves.
Laundry facilities can be found in each building, with the exception of the Falcones (laundry facilities are only in Falcone North). Washers are dryers operate with Falcon Funds.
All rooms are provided with furniture. Each student in a room or apartment will have a bed, desk, chair, closet and bureau.
Suite-type rooms also have a couch or chair for each student, as well as a micro/fridge in each unit.
Apartments also have a full kitchen, living room with couch and tables. The kitchens are not furnished with dishes, pots or pans; those are the responsibility of the students.
Furniture may not be removed from any of the rooms.
We suggest bringing:
- Toiletry items (soap, shampoo, towels, floor towel, bathroom tissue, etc.)
- Bed sheets, pillow case, blankets (extra-long)
Each room and apartment contains standard bedroom furniture and a mattress (80 inches, extra-long twin size), a bed frame, desk, chair, dresser and either a closet or wardrobe, depending on the layout of the room. You are expected to provide your own linens.
Apartment-style units also include a kitchen, a bathroom and some comfortable seating. The kitchen includes a sink, refrigerator and stove. In addition to linens, students in apartment-style housing will need bring their own kitchen, bathroom and cleaning supplies. Shower curtains are provided for the bathrooms.
All beds are extra-long twin size.
Only students with pre-approval to stay on-campus will be permitted to stay in residence halls during winter break. Pre-approval is often granted to current athletes, work-study students, students with internships on-campus or nearby, and students with other valid reasons.
Students who remain on campus for work reasons (on- or off-campus) must provide confirmation from their supervisor stating they are needed and the dates they will be working.
All students requesting on-campus housing during Wintersession must submit an online application. There is a strict series of application deadlines for winter recess housing applications.
Submission of a housing application is not an approval or guarantee of winter recess housing. All approvals for winter recess housing are conditional and subject to being rescinded.
Students currently living in apartments are more likely receive approval; others will receive approval as space becomes available.
No, the semester fee does not include housing for Winter session.
We do offer summer housing. Look for the contract in early April.
Unfortunately, we do not allow students to remain in their academic-year housing assignments during the summer break.
All summer undergraduate students stay in an on-campus apartment building. Graduate students are housed in North Campus D during the summer.
The apartments have full kitchens because there is minimal food service available during the summer.
You must apply for summer housing.
Detailed information regarding room selection is emailed to current resident students in November.
If you wish to request a room change before you move into your room (during the summer or right after room selection process), should submit a Room Change Request form online.
If school is in session and you want to request a room change, meet with your Resident Assistant and your Resident Director.
A limited number of single accommodations are available on campus. Undergraduate students may select singles through the housing selection process, if any are available.
Issues with Your Room
For emergency issues, such as flooding, toilets not flushing, etc.:
- Call the Residential Center at 781-891-2148 during business hours
- Call the University Police at 781-891-2201 after hours
For non-emergent issues such as broken furniture, damage, etc., submit a work order online.
We do not remove any furniture from our residence halls unless it is damaged. If you find that furniture is missing, file a work order to request replacement furniture.
Email your Residence Director or log a ticket with Automatic Laundry.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your problem or concern.
E-mail email@example.com with your problem or concern.
Work orders must be submitted online at infor.bentley.edu. If you have trouble with the system, contact Facilities Management at 781-891-2208.
All combination or lock change requests are managed by the Residential Center Office.
If the combination is being changed because there was a change in occupancy within the room, it will be done at no charge. If you are requesting a change for other reasons, the charge is $17.
Other Housing FAQs
Students who choose to live off-campus may contact nearby apartment complexes, search here or get help from a local realtor’s office.
Only fish are allowed in the residential buildings. Those found keeping pets illegally are subject to fines and judicial action.
Authorized service or therapy animals are also permitted.
Student group lounge requests are approved by the Resident Director of the community. Please allow adequate time for your request to be reviewed before the day of your event.
The Residence Director will notify you if you're approved to use one of the lounges and will provide additional information or policies about use of the lounge.
Recycling information will be posted in your residence hall. We have one-stream recycling at Bentley; large dumpsters are outside the halls.
No. Candles are prohibited on campus. For a complete list of prohibited items, see the Student Handbook.
The “Conditions for Residency” are policies set by the University, which cover administrative and safety issues associated with living in a residence hall. Refer to the Student Handbook for more information.
Bring your flyers to Student Programs and Engagement for approval and distribution. Upon approval, up to 100 copies may be posted in the residence halls.
Contact the Card Office in the University Police station during working hours or call University Police after hours at 781-891-2201.
If you are locked out during business hours, contact your Resident Assistant. If you are unable to reach the RA, call the Residential Center at 781-891-2148.
After hours, contact your Resident Assistant first. If you are unable to reach the RA, call University Police at 781-891-2201.
For more information, email GA_housing@bentley.edu.
Many positions are available for Bentley undergraduate students. The Student Employment maintains a list of all of the open positions on campus.