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New Student Orientation (NSO)

Throughout the summer, new students will have opportunities to learn more about the Wentworth community through our hybrid (in-person and online) and fully online orientation programs. Orientation is required of all new students. 

During NSO, students will register for classes, meet faculty and staff, learn about opportunities and resources on campus, and make connections with their fellow incoming students. A team of Orientation Leaders will guide students throughout their time on campus. Learn more about the 2022 Orientation Staff here

  • May 31: All students must register for either in-person or online orientation prior to May 31. Deposited students should visit their admitted student portal to register for orientation. 
  • June 1: Orientation information modules will be available to students and their families. Students should log into Brightspace to complete their modules, and family members can find more information on the Family Orientation site.  All students must complete the orientation modules by June 30. 
  • June 13-22: Three in-person orientation programs will be offered on the dates below. Students stay on campus overnight for orientation. Click here for a full schedule of in-person Orientation.
    • Session 1: June 13-14
    • Session 2: June 16-17
    • Session 3: June 21-22 
  • June 23-24: Students who do not attend an in-person orientation session will be required to register for fall semester classes on these dates. A registration prep session will be held at 12pm and 5pm on the 23rd and class registration will be offered at 12pm and 5pm on the 24th. 
  • June 27-30: A series of live virtual presentations and Q&A sessions will be held during this week. Each session will be offered during the day and in the evening. Some of these sessions will be required of students who did not attend an in-person orientation program. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend these virtual presentations. Click here for a full schedule of online Orientation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is orientation required?

    Yes, all new students are required to attend orientation, which is offered in both in-person and fully virtual formats.

  • How do I register for orientation?

    All students must register for either online or in-person orientation by May 31, 2022. Students can register in their new student portal

  • What are the dates of orientation?

    • June 13-22: Three in-person orientation programs will be offered on the dates below. Students stay on campus overnight for orientation.
      • Session 1: June 13-14
      • Session 2: June 16-17
      • Session 3: June 21-22 
    • June 23-30: A series of live virtual presentations and Q&A sessions will be held during this week. Some presentations will be required for all students while others will be required of students who choose to participate in orientation completely virtually. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend these virtual presentations.
  • Will I miss out on anything if I attend orientation virtually?

    Students who participate in orientation virtually will receive all necessary information, learn about campus resources, meet faculty and staff, register for classes, and connect with an Orientation Leader. Regardless of how students choose to engage with New Student Orientation in June, all new students will also participate in-person in Wentworth Opening Week, which will take place on campus during the first week of September, before classes start.

  • Is there any cost to attend orientation?

    There is no cost to register for orientation. For our in-person sessions, housing is provided on campus overnight, and all meals are provided through breakfast on the second day.

    If you are interested in attending orientation in person but you are concerned about covering the cost of travel, please contact orientation@wit.edu so we can discuss options for assisting with your travel costs. 

  • What should I bring to orientation if I attend in person?

    Students stay on campus overnight in our residence halls. A short list of essential items is below.

    • Sleeping bag or sheets and a pillow
    • Bath towel
    • Clothes for two days
    • Toiletries and any necessary medicine
    • Notebook and a pen