What will we be doing?

WOW covers many areas of interests for new students.  Some topics we cover are welcome addresses, Wentworth Community Standards, meeting with your academic department faculty and advisor, safety at Wentworth, health and wellness, multicultural awareness, social activities, and of course, you’ll get your brand new laptop!

What is the purpose of WOW?

WOW is designed to help you successfully transition into the Wentworth culture.  Studies show that a new student who takes full advantage of orientation programs is more likely to be confident within their new surroundings and more successful academically, professionally, and socially.  All throughout life you’ll participate in orientation programs anywhere from co-op jobs to your first job out of college.  It is a natural part of your life and professional career.  Like any new job would, Wentworth Opening Week will help you navigate the student system, find resources on campus, meet other new students, and slowly ease into life as a college student.

How long is WOW?

If you are going to be living on campus, you will need to move in on either Wednesday, August 28, 2013 or Thursday, August 29, 2013.  WOW takes place starting on the afternoon onf August 29th and runs through Sunday, September 1, 2013.  Your move in date will be assigned to you and communicated through the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

If you are commuting from home or an apartment off campus, you need to arrive to Wentworth on the afternoon of Thursday, August 29th, 2013.  WOW will go through Sunday, September 1, 2013. More information, including check-in times will be available soon.

If you are an International student who will be living on campus, please arrive on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. to move-in to your on campus room. WOW will go through Sunday, September 1, 2013.  If you are an International student who will be living off campus, please arrive at Wentworth on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. 

For up to date information on times and schedule, check this website throughout the summer.

It it mandatory that I go?

Yes.  The entire Wentworth community collaborates to help plan, organize and implement WOW, not because we have to, but because we think it is vital to your success.  Faculty, department heads, administrators, staff, and students all work very hard to ensure that your transition to Wentworth will help make sure you get off on the right foot.

As such, attendance is required at all programs, events, meetings, and group time during WOW.  We will be taking attendance at WOW as part of your First Year Seminar grade.

I have to work during WOW. It is OK to miss it?

No.  Please make arrangements to be let out of work. WOW is the official start of the year for all new students. You cannot miss it.

What do I need to bring?

Not much, you will get your WIT I.D. when you arrive on campus, so keep that with you at all times. Bring a pen, which is very important. Everything else will be provided for you.

Do I have to buy my own meals?

Most meals during WOW are on the meal plan or provided for you.  See your specific schedule for more details.

What if I have other questions?

You can call the Office of New Student Programs at 617-989-4639.  You can also email

Where can I buy books?

Expect to spend $500-$800 per semester on books.  To help reduce expenses, students may purchase used books. 

You can purchase your books once you know your schedule. Your schedule will be available through the L-Web paw once you have registered for classes.

Also, at the end of a semester students may sell their books back to the bookstore. The bookstore may pay up to 50% of the new book list price of the book – it all depends on the condition of the book and whether or not that book will be used at Wentworth the following semester. Also, once you know your schedule, you can order your books on-line and pick them up at the Bookstore. 

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