2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Institutional Cooperation
The City of Boston, an international center of learning with its many schools, colleges, technical institutions, and universities, along with its museums, conservatories and art institutions, provides exciting opportunities for institutional cooperation which enhance curricular choices for students. Wentworth takes a leading position in developing meaningful academic programming with area institutions.
Wentworth is developing strategic partnerships through articulation agreements with other educational institutions that facilitate access to higher education and enrich the educational experiences for students.
Colleges of the Fenway
Wentworth Institute of Technology is one of six colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Wheelock Colleges expands the academic opportunities and choices through cross- registration and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the six colleges.
Fenway Library Consortium & Fenway Libraries Online
The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is a member of the Fenway Library Consortium and Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), which gives Wentworth students and faculty access to more than three million volumes and numerous other online databases, resources and services. Presentation of a valid Wentworth ID is all that is needed to use or borrow books at Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Hebrew, Simmons College, Wheelock College, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Museum of Fine Arts Library, New England Conservatory of Music, New England College of Optometry, Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, and the Brookline Public Library. Information about the collections in the above libraries (identifying the members of Fenway Libraries Online and Fenway Library Consortium) is available through the library web site.
Museum of Fine Arts
Wentworth has joined the Museum of Fine Arts’ Student Grant Program, which provides Wentworth’s full-time students with free admission to the Museum at all times upon presentation of their student ID card. Specific details about this program can be obtained through the Office of Student Leadership Programs. Students may pick up the Museum’s Monthly Preview in the Dean of Students’ Office or Office of Student Leadership Programs. Wentworth Faculty and Staff can borrow passes for the MFA from the Schumann Library. More information is available on the library web site.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Through the Colleges of the Fenway, students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary admission to the museum in addition to other benefits. Contact the Director of Program Planning for information on benefits. Wentworth ID cards are necessary for free admission.
Study Abroad Programs
Several Wentworth departments have developed study abroad programs and student exchange programs with other institutions. In past years, students have studied in Germany, France, England, Istanbul, Switzerland, and many other countries through these programs. Please refer to the Study Abroad website.
Wentworth students can also take advantage of the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center at the Colleges of the Fenway for assistance in finding abroad opportunities. . Please see for more information.