New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a two-day, overnight introduction to the Wentworth community. NSO will provide you with the basic knowledge of the campus community and the resources and services Wentworth offers. You will meet with other first year students, as well as current Wentworth student leaders, staff, and faculty. You will also register for classes. In addition to an orientation program designed just for you, your parents and family will also have the opportunity to take part in a one-day Parent & Family Orientation. There is no fee for any Orientation programs. 

The NSO session dates are listed below. Students choose one NSO date to attend. Once you register for an Orientation session, a confirmation email will be sent to you with details regarding the program. Orientation check-in starts at 8am on the first day of each session, and students finish the orientation around 12:30pm on the second day of each session. 

2019 Orientation Dates

  • Session One: June 13-14
  • Session Two​: June 17-18 
  • Session Three​: June 20-21 
  • Session Four​: June 24-25 


Overnight Experience

Overnight Experience

Overnight accommodations are provided to all first year students who have registered for New Student Orientation (NSO) free of charge. You must register for NSO prior to your arrival. All first year students, regardless of where they plan to live in the fall, will stay overnight in one of our residence halls. Not all of our residence halls are air conditioned, so please feel free to bring a fan. It is an expectation of your NSO experience that you stay overnight on-campus.

Students are expected to be with their NSO groups for the day until approximately 10:00pm. Students are expected to stay on campus during their entire stay for NSO; there will be opportunities to discover Boston during Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) in September. In the evenings during Orientation, there will be a variety of activities taking place and numerous opportunities to hang out with other new students. This time is a great opportunity to get to know your new classmates in a more informal environment.

What to Bring

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a two-day, overnight program held on Wentworth's campus each June. The following list should be used as you pack; it includes a helpful list of items you may want to consider bringing with you.

  • Sleeping bag or sheets
  • Pillow with pillow-case
  • Bath towel
  • Robe or clothes to walk from the shower to your room
  • Shower caddy, tote, or cosmetic organizer
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Clothes for two days
  • Fan for your room, if desired
  • Exercise clothes (for optional group exercise classes)
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • A pen
  • Notebook
  • Enthusiasm and a great attitude! 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are not required to attend New Student Orientation, though they are welcome to attend if interested. Instead, transfer students are invited to attend Transfer Orientation on July 30, 2019. During Transfer Orientation, students learn more about class registration, co-op, campus resources, and meet other transfer students. Communication via email will arrive over the summer inviting transfer students to register for Transfer Student Orientation. Please email with any questions in the meantime.

International Students

We understand the high cost associated with international travel and therefore do not require our international students to attend New Student Orientation. However, International students are required to attend Wentworth Opening Week and International Student Orientation. International Student Orientation takes place August 29 & 30, 2019. 

College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)

CPCE students are not required to attend New Student Orientation. Information on being a New CPCE Student is on the New Student and Academic Advising pages. Each CPCE student is assigned an Academic Advisor who works with them from the time they are accepted to the completion of their program. Academic Advisors assist New CPCE students with customized orientation for their level of education.