Student Move-Out Information

Update: March 17th: Students previously granted permission to stay on campus solely for co-op reasons will need to move out of the residence halls by Friday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. More information regarding this process is forthcoming. As mentioned in my message to the community yesterday, details on prorated refunds for room and board are being finalized.


As you most likely read in President Thompson’s email, Wentworth will be moving forward with distance education beginning March 19th. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to all members of our community. Below are some important answers to what we think are commonly asked questions. Please understand, like you, we are working on a tight timeline and are doing all we can to make this process as smooth and efficient as possible. We will also post these on our website. And update them as frequently as we can. Thank you for your willingness to work with us through this process.

Many of you have housing related questions. We hope the following FAQs will provide some clarity.

Move-out Information

Q. Can I stay on campus?

A. Residence halls will close at 4pm on Monday, March 16th. International students, students on co-op who are not able to commute from home, or students whose permanent residence is a far distance and are not able to get home may be able to remain on campus after March 16th. Please complete this form by 5:00pm on Friday, March 13, 2020 to petition to stay on campus. Otherwise, please begin to make arrangements to move out.

Q. When can I come to campus to move out?

A. Students may come to campus beginning on Friday, March 13th through Monday, March 16th to move out.

  • Friday, March 13th: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday, March 14th: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, March 15th: 9am-6pm
  • Monday, March 16th: 9am-4pm​

You will need to return your keys and access to the buildings will be restricted to those who have been approved to remain on campus. Students who live in 610 and Baker should check out in the 610 Lobby. Students in all other buildings should go to the classrooms in 525. No bins will be available for move out. Please do not come to campus if you are sick.

Q. What if I am not able to get to campus to move out on these days?

A. Please complete this deferred moveout form by 5:00pm on March 13th.

Q. Are guests allowed in the residence halls?

A. Effective immediately, no guests are permitted in the residence halls. Friends and/or family members may assist you with moving out.

Q. Will the security in the residence halls remain the same for those needing to stay on campus?

A. Our Public Safety department will continue its 24/7 operation on campus. Residential Life staff will also be on duty and available to assist students. For questions related to safety and security, please contact Public Safety at 617-989-4400

Q. I have a three-semester housing assignment or a 'roll over' assignment for the summer term, do I need to remove all my belongings?

A. You will need to leave campus and return your keys, but you may leave your belongings in your room if you’d like. Please remove all valuable and perishable items and consolidate your remaining items to one area. Your room will be cleaned. As a reminder, only students who’ve been approved to stay on campus by the Office of Student Affairs are allowed on campus.


Financial Q&A

Q. What if I need financial assistance to get home?

A. Wentworth is considering options to assist students. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 617-989-4702.

Q: Will there be any financial compensation for the lost services?

A: The University is exploring options and will communicate directly with those impacted. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of extenuating circumstances.


Storage & Mail

Q. Is storage available?

A. There is no storage available on campus for student belongings.

Q. Do you have information about packages and mail services?

A. Packages that are currently on campus may be picked up when you move out. Packages delivered after that will be forwarded to you if you provide a forwarding address. Students with reoccurring delivery services (for example, medication or food deliveries) should change that to their permanent address.

Housing selection for the 2020 - 2021 academic year will continue as regularly scheduled. If you have submitted a down payment for housing, please be on the lookout for your housing agreement and selection information. An email with this information will be sent to you shortly.


If you have additional questions, please contact the following offices. We appreciate your patience and understanding if our response to your inquiry is slightly delayed.

Updated information regarding our campus response to COVID-19 can be viewed on our website. You may also email Covid-19@wit.edu

The Office of Housing and Residential Life will remain open throughout the spring semester. Although none of us would have imagined this is how the semester would end, we remain committed to supporting you, our students, and your families during this difficult time. We will do our best to help make this process as smooth as possible for students and families. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all navigate through a new process