Student Life & Wellbeing
While sheltering at home over the past several months, we have learned just how important connection and engagement is in both our personal and academic lives. Since March, the University has witnessed the creativity of our 65 clubs and organizations as they found ways to socially connect while physically distancing. The delivery method, timing, and types of events may be a bit different than we are used to, but with the creativity of our students and commitment of our staff, our goal is to ensure these connections continue.
Health and Wellbeing Services
At Wentworth, we know that physical and mental well-being play an important role in overall student success. Maintaining resources focused on students’ physical health and mental well-being is essential, especially during a pandemic. Campus resources and services will be available to students, altered around public health and well-being guidelines.
The Center for Wellness
Counselors will continue to offer individual therapy sessions and triage hours through a tele-health delivery method. Additionally, Wentworth has engaged in a partnership that will provide students with on-demand 24/7 tele-mental health support with no appointment necessary. Students will have access to a variety of virtual groups, including but not limited to Meditation, Anxiety and Me, Coping with Change, Anti-Depression – Coping Skills and Support, and Too Close to Home – Surviving Isolation with Loved Ones. Please visit the Center for Wellness website for more information. The phone number for the Center is 617-989-4390.
Student Health Services
The university continues to work with Optum to ensure that health services remain available to students while complying with evolving medical facility guidelines. Depending on the nature of the medical concern, students will have the option to schedule tele-health and in-person appointments throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Please visit Student Health Services’ website for more information. The phone number for Optum is 617-879-5220.
To abide by physical distancing requirements and ensure appropriate levels of cleaning and sanitation, the Schumann Fitness Center will have limited capacity during operating hours. The showers will be offline and towel service will be suspended until further notice. Additionally, to comply with physical distancing protocols and policies related to accessing residence halls, the spin and group fitness studios are closed until further notice. To make up for this limitation, we are working on expanding fitness opportunities in other locations on campus such as in Tansey Gymnasium and added outdoor fitness classes. To ensure students have access to facilities and equipment, faculty and staff will not be able to use the Schumann Fitness Center and auxiliary locations until further notice.