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    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Welcome to Bentley! - Parents and Family Weekend Check-In

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

    Stop by the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends to pick up a schedule of events, ask questions, get your class sticker, meet the staff or simply say “hello.” If you have any questions during the day, call our events line at 866.386.2586.

    Dine Out In Waltham

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

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

    Friday Night at Harry's Pub

    9:00 p.m. to Midnight
    Harry's Pub, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    Join other Bentley families and unwind with a beverage at our campus pub. Cash bar will be available with proper ID. All ages welcome. Complimentary snacks, entertainment, pool tables, and a relaxed and fun atmosphere await!

    Saturday, October 5, 2013

    Welcome to Bentley! - Parents and Family Weekend Check-In

    8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Smith Academic Center
    3rd Floor

    Stop by to pick up a schedule of events, ask questions, get your class sticker, meet the staff or simply say "hello." If you have any questions during the day, call our events line at 866.386.2586.

    Breakfast À La Carte

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

    Enjoy breakfast or a light snack on campus at one of our 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 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Campus Trolley Transportation

    9:00 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.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Residence Life at Bentley: An Inside Look

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

    You are invited to meet with members of Bentley's residence life staff. John Piga, assistant dean of the Residential Center, and Kathryn Keyes, 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 - Residence Life at Bentley: An Inside Look

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Career Success: What Distinguishes Bentley's Career Center

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

    Meet Len Morrison, director of the Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services, which was recently ranked #3 in the country in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review annual college guide, "The Best 378 Colleges." During this interactive discussion, Morrison will highlight the university's unique approach to engaging employers and students as "partners" in the career development process.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Hire Education

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Inside Bentley's Trading Room SOLD OUT

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

    The Bentley Trading Room is a multimillion-dollar facility featuring state-of-the-art hardware, best-of-breed databases and sophisticated simulation software - all of which help students develop the technical, analytical and research skills required in the 21st-century workplace. Join us in the trading room for this special session and view the latest industry-standard software in a dynamic and interactive learning environment.

    Classroom Session Block 1 - Inside Bentley's Trading Room

    Town Meeting with President Gloria Larson and Dean Andrew Shepardson

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

    President Larson and Dean Shepardson welcome you to campus and share news and insights about the latest happenings at Bentley.

    Town Meeting with President Gloria Larson and Dean Andrew Shepardson

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Experience the CIS Sandbox

    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Suite 234, Smith Technology Center

    Play with some of the coolest technology on campus. Explore mobile devices and cloud computing as you touch a giant Google Map and place a pin with your photo in your home town. Use body gestures to send instructions to a computer with a life-size projection. Try your hand at robotics by controlling our Sphero robotic balls with an Android tablet. You will also have the opportunity to speak with CIS majors and minors about their courses, job prospects and experiences at Bentley.

    Women's Soccer Game: Bentley University Falcons Vs. Pace University Setters

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

    Classroom Session Block 2 - The Master's Candidate Program

    10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
    Location TBD

    The Master's Candidate Program is designed for motivated undergraduate students with high academic standing. Depending on the program of study, master's degree requirements can be completed with one additional year of full-time academic work. Get an inside peek into how this program can enhance a Bentley student’s academic experience.

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Master's Candidate Program

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Luncheon and Pre-Game Events (registration not required for Bentley students)

    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Student Center, Seasons Dining Hall, 2nd Floor

    Dine with your student and then head to South Campus for kickoff! Please Note: Bentley students are covered under their meal plan and do not need to pre-register for this event.

    Luncheon and Pre-Game Events

    Adult
    $10
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required
    Children Age 12 and Under
    $8
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3 - Honors Program Coffee Break

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

    Honors program alumni and current students and their families are invited to connect over coffee and donuts. This event is the perfect opportunity to network with friends old and new and meet some of the honors faculty.

    Classroom Session Block 2 - Honors Program Coffee Break

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3 - Understanding Your Millennial

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Location TBD

    Join staff from Bentley's Counseling Center and receive some insights into what makes this generation of college students unique, and find out how these distinctive features can cause both emotional resiliency and challenges.

    Classroom Session Block 3 - Understanding Your Millennial

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3: Study Abroad: What Parents Need to Know

    11:00 to 11:45 p.m.
    Location TBD

    Graduating Bentley students consistently rate studying abroad as one of the most impactful experiences of their college career. Yet meaningful study abroad experiences don't just magically happen – they take time, resources and planning. During this discussion, you will receive an overview of the study abroad application and pre-departure planning process. In addition, you will learn how students can prepare to make the most of their international opportunities, and discover helpful tips to support them through their international journey.

    Classroom Session Block 3: Study Abroad

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Classroom Session Block 3: Inside Bentley's Trading Room SOLD OUT

    11:00 to 11:45 p.m.
    Trading Room, Room 226, Smith Technology Center

    The Bentley Trading Room is a multimillion-dollar facility featuring state-of-the-art hardware, best-of-breed databases and sophisticated simulation software - all of which help students develop the technical, analytical and research skills required in the 21st-century workplace. Join us in the trading room for this special session and view the latest industry-standard software in a dynamic and interactive learning environment.

    Classroom Session Block 3: Inside Bentley's Trading Room

    Football Game: Bentley University Falcons vs. St. Anselm College Hawks

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

    Football Game: Bentley University Falcon

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Faculty and Staff Advisor Reception in Harry's Pub

    3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Harry's Pub, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    This informal social provides parents and families with the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and staff advisors for students. Cash bar will be available with proper ID. All ages welcome.

    Faculty and Staff Advisor Reception in Harry's Pub

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Dine Out In Waltham

    6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

    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, and some venues even have a Bentley connection! Reservations are recommended.

    Fire + Ice and Shear Madness Dinner/Theatre Package - SOLD OUT

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

    Guests will meet at Fire + Ice (205 Berkeley Street) in downtown Boston for a special Bentley dinner that will be followed by a 9:00 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. Please note: Transportation and parking are not included in the event cost.

    Shear Madness Dinner Package

    Dessert Reception with First-Year Student Seminar Facilitators

    7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Lower Cafe, LaCava Center, 1st Floor

    Indulge your sweet tooth and join some faculty and staff members who facilitate the first-year student seminar for an assortment of desserts, coffees and teas.

    Comedy, Magic and (of course) Balloons with John Cassidy

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

    Enjoy an evening filled with laughs, magic and balloons (oh so many balloons) as John Cassidy comes to campus to amaze and entertain. Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records® for balloon sculpting speed.  You may have seen Cassidy showcase his talents on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Martha Stewart Living, The Weakest Link, NBC's Today Show, and/or Live With Regis and Kelly. Experience his unique brand of entertainment for yourself!

    Comedy Show with John Cassidy

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Sunday, October 6, 2013

    Breakfast À La Carte

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Various Locations

    Enjoy breakfast or a light snack on campus at one of our eateries:

    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

    Catholic Mass

    10:00 a.m.
    Sacred Space, Student Center, 3rd Floor

    Catholic Mass

    Cost Per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Jazz Brunch (registration not required for Bentley students)

    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. Please Note: Bentley students are covered under their meal plan and do not need to pre-register for this event.

    Jazz Brunch

    Adult
    $12
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required
    Children Age 12 and Under
    $8
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Class of 2014 Family Brunch (exclusive event for parents, families and students of the Class of 2014)

    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 2014 and their families to toast the start of this milestone year over brunch. Susan Brennan, executive director of Corporate Relations and 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. Please Note: Bentley students are covered under their meal plan and do not need to pre-register for this event.

    Class of 2014 Family Brunch

    Cost per Attendee
    Free
    Number of Attendees
    Registration Required

    Field Hockey Game: Bentley University Falcons vs. Dowling College Golden Lions

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

    Immediately following the game there will be a reception, as current and former players come together to celebrate 40 years of field hockey at Bentley.

    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 vital resources that help define and enrich the Bentley experience for today's students. These resources help Bentley fulfill its mission of delivering a world-class business education to each student each year. Contributing to the Parents Fund demonstrates your belief in Bentley!

    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!

    I would like to make a tax-deductible contribution of $ to the Parents Fund.


    Please make my gift anonymous.


    I do not wish to make a gift at this time.