Student Affairs

The university experience extends far beyond academics. The years spent in college are a time when students learn to exercise a new level of independence and assume responsibility for many decisions that will affect their personal lives, their careers, their futures and their communities.

The Division of Student Affairs provides many opportunities through Student Life and nurtures such growth through a wide variety of programs and services, both in and out of the classroom.

Living on Campus

The campus is more than just a place to live — it supports a community that broadens the educational experience and promotes the personal growth of Bentley students. Learn more about Bentley living and dining options through the Residential Center.

Center for International Students and Scholars

The mission of the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) is to support international students and scholars in their campus integration and educational pursuits. The CISS team consists of government-approved Designated School Officials (DSOs) who possess in-depth knowledge of F and J immigration regulations. Through advising, they keep the institution, scholars and students, including new graduates on optional practical training (OPT), in compliance with immigration laws.

Health, Counseling and Wellness

Bentley University focuses on the three overlapping components of health, counseling and wellness. The Center for Health and Wellness works collaboratively with the Counseling Center and provides health services and wellness outreach to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The Counseling Center offers counseling services and outreach to all undergraduate and graduate students.

The Center for Health and Wellness

Confidential health care is available to all full-time Bentley students through the Center for Health and Wellness, with the cost primarily covered by tuition. The care includes diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses and injuries, lab testing, men’s and women’s health care (including pap smears, contraception, pregnancy testing and referrals, STD testing and treatment) and medical and dental referrals. While allergy injections are not administered on campus, the center’s staff can help students arrange treatment at nearby clinics.

Wellness and education

Finding balance is important for academic success. Health promotion and wellness staff create opportunities for students to explore the many avenues that support balance inside and outside of the classroom.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists and doctoral interns who can meet with students experiencing a range of adjustment, stress and mental health-related issues.  For those students who would benefit, confidential, short-term individual and group therapy is provided. Psychiatric medication services may be available for students who are working with therapists in the Counseling Center.


Recreational and competitive athletics are an important part of campus life, with more than 65 percent of undergraduate students participating in intercollegiate, intramural or club sports. The Bentley athletics program is designed to meet the needs of virtually every student.