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    Parents and Families:

    We are thrilled that you are making plans to be on campus for Parents and Family Weekend.

    The Center for Alumni Parents and Friends (LaCava 270) will be open on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm to provide information and to assist during your visit. Stop by anytime to learn about becoming involved as a Bentley parent and pick up your Parents and Family Weekend program of events.

    We look forward to seeing you in just a few weeks.

    Best wishes,

    Leigh Gaspar

    Director, The Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends



    Please take a few moments to review our complete program of events. You will notice that a number of events require pre-registration, and a handful also require a modest fee. If you register for an event(s), please be sure to complete steps 2 and 3, respectively, on this online form.

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Check in at Parents and Family Weekend Headquarters

    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends.
    LaCava Center, Suite 270, 2nd Floor

    We are open all day! Please stop by the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends to pick up your program of events and other important information. Questions during the day? Call our events line at 866.386.2586.

    Campus Eateries Open Throughout the Day

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Various Locations
    Bentley University

    Enjoy breakfast on campus at one of our many eateries:

    Currito
    Dana Athletic Center, South Campus
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Dunkin Donuts
    Collins Hall
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels
    Deloitte Café, Library
    Open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Dine Out In Waltham

    6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Waltham, Mass.

    Make plans to dine at one of the many Waltham-area restaurants. There is truly something for everyone in the Watch City, and some venues even have a Bentley connection! Reservations are recommended.

    Friday Night at Harry's Pub

    8:00 p.m.
    Harry's Pub, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    Join other Bentley students and families while you enjoy our on-campus pub. Complimentary snacks, entertainment, pool tables, TV's along with a chance to unwind and connect.

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    Check in at Parents and Family Weekend Headquarters

    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    The Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends.
    LaCava Center, Suite 270

    We are open all day! Please stop by the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends to pick up your program of events and other important information. Questions during the day? Call our events line at 866.386.2586.

    Campus Eateries Open Throughout the Day

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Various Locations
    Bentley University

    Enjoy breakfast on campus at one of our many eateries:

    Currito
    Dana Athletic Center, South Campus
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Dunkin Donuts
    Collins Hall
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels
    Deloitte Café, Library
    Open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Walk a Mile in Your Student's Shoes

    9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
    Smith Technology Center

    You are invited to meet with members of Bentley's Residence Life staff. John Piga, director of Residence Life, and Erin Kelley, assistant director of Residence Life, will address topics large and small, and answer your questions related to today's Bentley student experience.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Walk a Mile in

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Hire Education: Bentley's Career Revolution

    9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
    Smith Technology Center, Room 226

    Susan Brennan, executive director of the Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services, will share details about Undergraduate Career Services' Hire Education Career Plan. Susan will also introduce you to the new Career Services Course, CDI 101, which will be offered to all first-year students in the spring of 2013.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Hire Education

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Town Meeting with President Gloria Larson, and Deans Chip Wiggins and Andrew Shepardson

    10:00 a.m.
    Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay Hall, 3rd Floor

    Experience a special town meeting featuring a conversation with members of the Bentley leadership team.

    Town Meeting

    CIS Sandbox Open House

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Smith Technology Center, Room 234

    Information Systems Department's Sandbox is a place to learn about, and with new technology. In addition to testing out the latest technologies and learning something new, visitors will also have a chance to hear from Janet Ehl, associate director of Undergraduate Career Services. Janet will share information on the CIS major/minor and highlight the increasing market demand for employees with this specific area of expertise.

    Campus Trolley Tours

    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Various pick-up and drop-off locations

    Enjoy a tour of campus, or hitch a ride. The trolley runs on a continuous loop, providing a glimpse of some of the most popular locations on campus.

    Field Hockey vs. Assumption

    10:00 a.m.
    Field Hockey Field, South Campus

    Classroom Session Block 2 - First Stop, Waltham. Next Stop, the World!

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Smith Technology Center

    Learn about study abroad opportunities that are currently available to Bentley students. Programs can last anywhere from one-week to an entire academic year. Find out how students - no matter their major, foreign language experience or financial aid package - can prepare for these life-changing experiences. Presented by Natalie Schlegel '08 MBA, director of the Cronin Office of International Education.

    Classroom Session Block 2 - First Stop, Wa

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Honors Program Coffee Break

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Living Room, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    Honors program students and families are invited to connect over coffee and donuts. This event is the perfect opportunity to gather and network.

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Honors Program

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Experience Bentley's Trading Room

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Smith Technology Center, Room 226

    Participate in a live trading simulation and hone your trading skills while gaining exposure to some of the Hughey Center's cutting edge technology. Presented by Richard Gibble, MBA '05, MSF '06.

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Experience Ben

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Sold Out

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Student Video Showcase

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Media and Culture Studio, Lindsay Hall, Room 10

    Student directors will "wow" you during this short-film showcase, featuring award-winning films from the 7th Annual Bentley University Film Festival (also known as the BUFFYs).

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Student Video

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Luncheon and Pre-Game Gathering

    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Seasons Dining Hall, Student Center - 2nd Floor
    Bentley students are covered by the meal plan. Please do not purchase a ticket for them. They will simply swipe their card.

    Dine with your family in Seasons Dining Hall and then head to South Campus for kickoff!

    Luncheon and Pre-Game Gathering

    Adult
    $12
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required
    Child (Age 12 and Under)
    $8
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3: Experience Bentley's Trading Room

    12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
    Smith Technology Center, Room 226

    Participate in a live trading simulation and hone your trading skills while gaining exposure to some of the Hughey Center's cutting edge technology. Presented by Richard Gibble, MBA '05, MSF '06.

    Classroom Session Block 3: Experience Bent

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Sold Out

    Classroom Session Block 3: Social Media Primer for Parents

    12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
    Smith Technology Center, Room 216

    Today's young adults are adopting emerging technologies at an increasingly fast pace. As the social media world continues to evolve and expand, what do you need to know as a parent and employer to succeed in the digital world? Presented by Alyssa Hammond, senior associate director, Undergraduate Career Services.

    Classroom Session Block 3: Social Media Pr

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3 - Hire Education: Bentley's Career Revolution

    12:00- 12:45 p.m.
    Smith Technology Center

    Susan Brennan, executive director of the Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services, will share details about Undergraduate Career Services' Hire Education Career Plan. Susan will also introduce you to the new Career Services Course, CDI 101, which will be offered to all first-year students in the spring of 2013.

    Classroom Session Block 3 - Hire Educati

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Football Game: Bentley University Falcons vs. University of New Haven Chargers

    1:00 p.m.
    Football Field, South Campus

    Football Game: Bentley University Falcon

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Post-Football Game Gathering

    3:00 p.m.
    Harry's Pub, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    Unwind and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the campus pub. Cash bar will be available with proper ID. All ages welcome. Complimentary post-game snacks will be served.

    "Rock and Madness" Dinner Package

    7:00 p.m.
    See Location Details Under "More Info"

    Guests will meet at The Hard Rock Café (22-24 Clinton Street) in downtown Boston for a special Bentley dinner that will be followed by a 9 p.m. showing of Boston's favorite theatrical comedy, Shear Madness ( Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street). A limited supply of tickets for this two-part Boston adventure is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Transportation and parking are not included in the event cost.

    "Rock and Madness" Dinner Package

    Cost per Attendee
    $50
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Dine Out In Waltham

    6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Various Locations
    Waltham, Mass.

    If you did not have a chance to hit the town on Friday evening, make plans to dine at one of the many fabulous Waltham-area restaurants. There is truly something for everyone in the Watch City, and some venues even have a Bentley connection! Reservations are recommended.

    Women's Volleyball Game: Bentley University Falcons vs. Franklin Pierce University Ravens

    7:00 p.m.
    Dana Athletic Center, South Campus

    Student and Family Dessert Reception

    7:30 p.m.
    Lower Cafe, LaCava Center, 1st Floor

    Whether you enjoy dinner on or off campus, indulge your sweet tooth and join us for an assortment of desserts, coffees and teas.

    Student and Family Dessert Reception

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Comedy Night with Dave Russo

    8:30 p.m.
    Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay Hall, 3rd Floor

    Join us for an evening of entertainment and laughs with popular local comedian, Dave Russo. Prior to the show, the Masters of Bentley A Cappella (MBAs) will "wow" you with their musical talents. Prior to the show, you will be entertained by some of Bentley's most talented students.

    Comedy Night with Dave Russo

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Campus Eateries Open Throughout the Day

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Various Locations

    Currito
    Dana Athletic Center, South Campus
    Open Noon to 11:00 p.m.

    Dunkin Donuts
    Collins Hall
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
    Melts
    Dana Athletic Center, South Campus
    Open Noon – 11 p.m.

    Catholic Mass

    10:00 a.m.
    Sacred Space, Student Center, Third Floor

    Catholic Mass

    Adult
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Jazz Brunch

    10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Seasons Dining Room, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    Brunch will feature a make-your-own waffle station, an omelette station, carving stations and more. For those who did not secure their space in advance, tickets are available at the door - $15 for adults / $10 for children age 12 and under. Please Note: Bentley students are covered under their meal plan and simply need to swipe their card. A ticket is not necessary.

    Jazz Brunch

    Adult
    $15
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required
    Child (Age 12 and Under)
    $10
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Class of 2013 Family Brunch

    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Executive Dining Room, LaCava Center, 3rd Floor

    The Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends invites members of the Class of 2013 and their families to toast the start of this milestone year over brunch. Susan Brennan, executive director of the Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services, and Leigh Gaspar, director of the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends, will facilitate a conversation about future professional endeavors and alumni involvement following Commencement.

    Class of 2013 Family Brunch

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Men's Soccer Game: Bentley University Falcons vs. The College of St. Rose Golden Knights

    1:00 p.m.
    Soccer Field, South Campus

    Make Your Annual Contribution to Bentley

    Join other parents, alumni and friends in supporting Bentley with an annual gift, and help bridge the gap between tuition income and the total cost of providing this world-class program. The Parents Fund provides important resources that support our faculty, curriculum, facilities, athletics, and programs, while protecting the legacy of a Bentley education for many years to come. An annual contribution to the Parents Fund is among the most efficient and powerful tools you can employ to make a true impact on the Bentley experience.

    With the academic year just underway, now is the perfect time to put your generosity to work by making an annual contribution. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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