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Frequently Asked Questions about Family & Alumni Weekend
I have a student and an alumnus in my party, which registration should I use? If your party contains a current Wentworth student, complete the Family Registration. If your party contains a Wentworth alumnus, complete the Alumni Registration from. If you party contains both a current student and an alumnus, congratulations! Your party is amazing! Please complete both registrations.
Will parking be available? Will handicapped parking be available? Parking will be available throughout the weekend in the West Lot (on the corner of Ruggles St. and Huntington Ave.) and in the Parker Street Lot (on the corner of Parker Street and Annunciation Road). Handicapped parking is available in the West Lot. Overnight parking is not permitted.
Where do I pick up my tickets for Blue Man Group/Shear Madness/Improv Asylum etc... ? Tickets can be picked up on campus at the check-in table, located on the lower level of the Flanagan Campus Center. The person who purchased the tickets should bring a photo ID with them to receive their tickets. Ticket will be available for pick-up beginning on Friday October 13th and should be picked up at least two hours before your event start time.
If I'm not able to purchase tickets to Blue Man Group/Shear Madness/Improv Asylum etc... will more tickets become available?
We do not plan to purchase additional tickets for the Saturday evening shows. We hope that you will join us for our on-campus entertainment.
You can also purchase tickets on your own by visiting each theater's box office:
What events are appropriate for children or younger siblings? All of our on-campus events are appropriate for family members of all ages, even Casino Night! Because there is no money exchanged at Casino night even those who are below the legal gambling age can participate. (Even if your children aren't ready for the blackjack or poker tables just yet, we do have bingo and a few other kid-friendly games.) And of course all kids can participate in the Future WIT soccer game Saturday morning and Harvest Festial Saturday afternoon. Our on-campus entertainment Saturday night will be family friendly as well. As for our off campus events, Blue Man Group is recommended for ages 8 and up, and no one under 5 is allowed in the theater. Shear Madness is recommended for ages 12 and up, and Improv Asylum is recommended for ages 17 and up.
Which events are free? Which events will I need to pay for? All events taking place on campus (with the exception of the Tailgate lunch and the Build-a-Leopard station at the Harvest Festival) are free to attend. Off-campus events including Blue Man Group, Improv Asylum, Shear Madness, and Duck Tours will require tickets to be purchased.
Will there be buses to Blue Man Group/Shear Madness/Improv Asylum? No, we will not be providing transportation to these show this year. Directions to the theaters will be emailed to you after purchasing tickets and will be available in your Family & Alumni Weekend program.
Do Duck Tours really pick us up at Wentworth? What if it rains, will Duck Tours be canceled? Yes, the Duck Boats will be waiting for you in the West Lot on Sunday morning. The Duck boats are made the travel in all kinds of weather so be sure to check the weather forecast just in case.
Do I need money for Casino Night? No, there is no fee associated with Casino Night. Each participant will get a bag of chips that can be redeemed for raffle tickets at the end of the night.
A member of my party has food allergies, will he/she be able to eat on campus? Contact the Family Weekend coordinator at Family Weekend who will be happy to go over the planned meals for Family & Alumni Weekend so that you can make the best decision for your party.
How can I purchase tickets to the Museum of Science/Museum of Fine Arts/local movie theaters? Tickets to the Museum of Science will be available for $5 throughout Family & Alumni Weekend by visiting the Flanagan Center Info Hub (ground floor). We may also have a small amount of tickets available to the Omni Theater and Planetarium at the Museum of Science; these tickets are also $5. Remember, Wentworth students always get in free at the Isabella Stewart Garner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Schedules for all these attractions will be available at check-in. We will also have tickets available to the Fenway Regal Movie Theater ($8.50 per ticket) and the AMC Movie Theater at Boston Common ($9.00 per ticket). Movie schedules will be available at check-in.
If we were not able to answer your question above, please contact us on our email Family Weekend or call the Center for Student Engagement at 617-989-4080.