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The university will return to campus this fall. Read our plan at www.bentley.edu/BacktoBentley 

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Back to Bentley

Planning for a healthy and safe return to campus

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

Contacts

For questions related to the return to campus, please contact the following offices:

Campus Services- SM_CampusServices@bentley.edu
Dining- GA_BentleyDining@bentley.edu
Financial Aid- Finaid@bentley.edu
Health Center- GA_Healthcenter@Bentley.edu
Housing- Housing@bentley.edu
Student Affairs- GA_StudentAffairs@bentley.edu
Student Financial Services- GA_SFS@bentley.edu

What you need to know

Health, Wellness and Testing

 

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

 

Guidelines

Academics and Classrooms

 

Last Updated: July 30, 2020

 

Guidelines

Housing

 

Last Updated: August 11, 2020

 

Guidelines

Dining

 

Last Updated: August 10, 2020

 

Guidelines

Student Life

 

Last Updated: August 4, 2020

 

Guidelines

Campus Events

 

Last Updated: August 4, 2020

 

Guidelines

Athletics

 

Last Updated: August 4, 2020

 

Guidelines

Offices

 

Last Updated: August 3, 2020

 

Guidelines
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Questions about the Return to Campus Plan?

Academic Calendar

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.

See the Full Academic Calendar

Communications to the Community
Contacts

COVID-19 Updates