Wentworth Opening Week (WOW)
Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) is our official welcome program for all first year and transfer students at Wentworth. Whether you are living on campus or commuting from home, every new student at Wentworth participates in this four day introduction to college life during the first days of September. WOW is the perfect follow up to June’s New Student Orientation because it is an institute-wide initiative that brings all students, staff, and faculty together to help welcome new students and transition them to life at Wentworth. No registration is required for Opening Week.
For any families who may be traveling from out of town and seeking a place to stay for the day before and/or after move-in, we have arranged a discounted rate with The Inn at Longwood, which can be booked using the discount code WITFO819.
WOW Schedule: Please note that all students (except those participating in a program bringing them to campus earlier) will arrive on campus on Friday, August 30 and go to the West Lot for check-in. Residential students have received a specific move-in time from our Office of Housing and Residential Life. Commuter students will check in between 1:00pm-2:45pm and then attend the Commuter Student Welcome at 3:00pm.
The schedule below is a sample. Students attend programs at different times based on their orientation group, so the schedule below may not be exactly the same as your own. You will receive an individualized schedule when you check in. Programs prior to dinner are required for all students on all days except Monday, September 2. Programs in the evening and on Monday are encouraged but not required.
Friday, August 30th
7:30am – 5:00pm Move-In (West Lot)
10:00am – 6:00pm Laptop Distribution (Tansey Gymnasium)
1:00pm – 2:45pm Commuter Check-In (West Lot)
3:00pm – 3:45pm Commuter Welcome (Watson Auditorium)
8:00pm – 9:30pm Hypnotist
Saturday, August 31st
10:00am – 11:00am Team Time
11:00am – 12:00pm Community at WIT
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Team Time
2:45pm – 3:45pm Public Safety
4:00pm – 4:45pm Playfair
5:15pm – 5:45pm Class Picture
5:45pm – 6:45pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Carnival
Sunday, September 1st
8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Team Time
10:30am – 11:30am Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Concurrent Session #1
1:45pm – 2:15pm Concurrent Session #2
2:30pm – 4:00pm Bystander/Community Standards
4:15pm – 5:15pm Team Time
5:15pm – 6:15pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Weekends at WIT Movie
Monday, September 2nd
9:00am – 9:30pm Breakfast
10:00am – 12:00pm Boston Activities
1:00pm – 2:45pm Boston Activities
8:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Programs in the Residence Halls
Tuesday, September 3rd
8:00am – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am Concurrent Session #1
9:45am – 10:15am Concurrent Session #2
10:45pm – 12:15pm Beyond Consent
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Academic Breakouts
4:00pm – 5:00pm Team Time
5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Find Your Spot on Campus
All students are required to participate!
All International Students, Transfer Students, Residential Students, and Commuter Students are required to participate in WOW. The only students not required to participate are graduate students and CPCE students. No registration is required for Opening Week.
Due to our upper level students moving back to campus during WOW, parking will be limited during WOW. If possible please utilize public transportation to travel to campus. Wentworth is located near the Museum of Fine Arts stop on the Green Line and the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line.
During the normal academic year, the fee for a commuter permit is $200.00 dollars per academic semester; the permit is valid from the hours of 7:00am to 10:00pm daily. Parking is available in the Ira Allen Lot, Parker Street Lot and Sweeney Lot. Additional parking is available in the West Lot after 3:00pm (campus map). Questions regarding parking should be directed to Public Safety at 617-989-4400.