Dear incoming freshman,
Welcome to Bentley! Although your next four years are going to be filled with classes, group projects, and a lot of homework, there are still many things to look forward to in your time here. The next four years are some of the best years of your life, so make the most out of them.
First, a note about General Business (GB) classes. Don’t worry, the three classes above you have ironed out the wrinkles in the GB curriculum, so it’s not going to be as bad as it was in the past. That being said, good luck.
But now for the fun stuff. Most notably are the events that Campus Activity Board (CAB) (along with other organizations such as Class Cabinet) put on throughout the year. Some of the big ones include the Halloween dance, comedy shows, and Spring Day (spring concert with a lot of free food and fun activities). You’ve missed artists and comedians like Donald Glover, Bo Burnham, Nelly, Ludacris, and Lupe Fiasco, but there are still more of these events to come.
The Halloween dance this past year was a night club run by GrooveBoston. Hopefully the same happens this fall. Our comedy shows are always a big hit, with big names coming on to campus (most recently Jeff Ross and Anthony Jeselnik). You can all look forward to one of these each semester. And lastly, Spring Day is held on the last weekend before finals in the spring, which is a great day to have fun with your friends and relax before the stress of finals hits you. This day always ends with a great concert.
Other than these major events, CAB and our other 100+ organization hold events pretty much every week. You can go enjoy anything from food from around the world to fighting cancer at Relay for Life. Anything that has “Sponsored by your SAF” (SAF is the Student Activity Fee we all pay) is probably worth going.
There are also plenty of opportunities to go into Boston. Going to Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins games (with discounted tickets sold by CAB) is always fun, as well as walking around Newbury Street and the North End. It’s all just a short shuttle ride away.
Other than these events, there’s always the green space. When it’s nice outside, there’s nothing better than hanging out on the green space, getting a little sun burnt, and enjoying your time with your friends. This is especially nice in the spring, once we all come out of hibernation from the winter.
So you’re just starting your collegiate careers. Take this time to enjoy life for the last four years before you enter “the real world.” You still need to focus on your education, but don’t forget that you still can (and need to) have fun. So once again, welcome to Bentley and we hope you enjoy your stay.
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