It’s time to get back to business. We are planning a return to campus for students, faculty and staff for the fall 2020 trimester and we are excited to welcome you back.
We’ve been working hard to prepare for the return, consulting with our public health experts and relying on the latest medical guidelines to create a safe environment. The health and safety of our learning community has been paramount in our decision-making as we plan for the fall, and we believe that with new guidelines and precautions in place, we can deliver a high-quality educational experience and provide exemplary student services in a way that gives each student flexible options to achieve their educational goals.
The campus will undoubtedly look different than in the past, but the changes have been designed to protect all members of the Bentley community – students, faculty and staff. It will be our collective responsibility to make sure that we protect ourselves and one another by following face-covering requirements and directional signs in campus buildings and by practicing safe physical distancing, in addition to the many thoughtful guidelines we’ve instituted across campus.
The information on these pages includes details of our return-to-campus plans to date. Please know that we will continue to update and expand upon these guidelines as we closely monitor local, state and federal COVID-19 developments, which may impact certain details and protocols.
Last Updated: August 11, 2020
For questions related to the return to campus, please contact the following offices:
Campus Services- SM_CampusServices@bentley.edu
Financial Aid- Finaid@bentley.edu
Health Center- GA_Healthcenter@Bentley.edu
Student Affairs- GA_StudentAffairs@bentley.edu
Student Financial Services- GA_SFS@bentley.edu
Questions about the Return to Campus Plan?
The academic calendar has been updated, including an important change: to avoid the risk of students returning to campus with COVID-19 after Thanksgiving, all classes will be held remotely when classes resume after the break, and residence halls will remain closed through the end of the trimester. Students’ housing and meal fees will be discounted by 20 percent to reflect the fewer days on campus. Here are some important dates to remember for fall 2020:
- Aug. 31: Classes begin.
- Sept. 7: Labor Day. No classes, offices closed. Last day to add or swap courses.
- Sept. 14: Last day to drop courses. Boston Marathon holiday canceled. Classes will be held, offices open.
- Oct. 12 - 13: Traditional October break (canceled). Classes will be held. Administrative offices closed on Oct. 12.
- Nov. 25 - 27: Thanksgiving break. Residential students will be required to leave residence halls. Additional details to come.
- Nov. 30: All classes resume remotely.
- Dec. 10: Undergraduate Reading Day.
- Dec. 16: Final day of graduate exams and classes.
- Dec. 17: Final day of undergraduate exams and classes.
- August 6 - Return to Campus Newsletter to Students, Faculty and Staff
- July 30 - Return to Campus Newsletter to Faculty and Staff
- July 23 - Return to Campus Newsletter to Students, Faculty and Staff
- July 14 - Return to Campus Newsletter to Faculty and Staff
- July 10 - Statement from the University Cabinet in Support of International Students
- July 7 - 'Town Hall' Presentation for Undergraduate Students about the Return to Campus
- July 7 - 'Town Hall' Presentation for Graduate Students about the Return to Campus
- July 6 - 'Town Hall' Presentation for Undergraduate Students about the Return to Campus
- June 30 - Guidelines for the Fall 2020 Return to Campus