New Student Orientation
Orientation will provide you with the basic knowledge of the campus community as well as the resources and services Wentworth offers. You will also be able to connect with other first year students as well as current Wentworth student leaders, staff, and faculty. All live virtual programs will take place between June 15-26. With the exception of Orientation Groups and Identity Based Discussion Groups, all programs listed below are open to family members.
Live meetings are held via Zoom. You must be logged into your Zoom account in order to access the meetings. Students have an account provided by the University and can log in by going to wentworth.zoom.us and clicking "sign in" where you will be prompted to enter your Wentworth credentials (same username and password as your Wentworth email account). Family members can create a free Zoom account at zoom.us if you do not already have one. All times listed are Eastern Time.
Online Orientation Modules
Information about academics, co-curricular opportunities at Wentworth, and campus resources will be available through our Online Orientation program. Students will access online orientation in Blackboard. For instructions on how to log into Blackboard, click here. After logging in, click on your orientation program listed under "My Organizations" and then click on "Course Material" in the menu on the left side of the page. All students must complete the online orientation program by June 30
Family members can access our online Family Orientation program by clicking here.
Academic Department Meetings
Meet with faculty members from your academic department and learn more about the exciting learning opportunities that exist at Wentworth. All sessions are offered twice. Choose the time that works best for you. Please click here for a list of times and meeting links.
Each student has an assigned Orientation Leader (OL) who will lead group conversations with you and other incoming students. Your OL will also be in touch with you throughout the summer to answer any questions you may have.
Live Question and Answer Sessions
Several departments will host Question and Answer sessions throughout the second half of June. These Q&A sessions are open to both students and family members and will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may need to. Each Q&A session is offered twice. Click here for a full schedule and meeting links.
Virtual Office Hours
For questions that are more specific to you, or if you are unable to attend the Q&A sessions, we encourage you to attend a virtual office hour where you will be able to have individual conversations with our staff members. Office Hours are hosted by the following departments: Wellness and Accessibility Services, Housing and Residence Life, Co-Ops and Careers, and the Library. Virtual Office Hours are held weekly now through the end of June. Click here for a schedule and meeting links.
Identity Based Group Discussions
The Center for Diversity & Social Justice Program (CDSJP) is committed to promoting inclusion and a welcoming community to students of various races, ethnicities, sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, socio-economic classes, religions, spiritual traditions, ages, abilities, and many others.
In the spirit of Inclusive Excellence, CDSJP is excited to host meet-ups during New Student Orientation to begin the process of building community among members of the incoming class of 2020. The meet-ups will provide the opportunity for students to engage in conversations about life at Wentworth (opportunities, resources, etc.). Returning students will participate in these meet-ups to share their personal experiences as individuals who are currently in the process of their Wentworth journeys. These students will also answer questions from new students to give their perspective on various aspects of campus and off-campus life. The following meet-ups will be offered: Interfaith Communities, First Generation Students, Queer Students, Students of Color, and Wentworth Women. Click here to sign up for one or more of the meet-ups.