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COVID Re-entry Plans for Spring 2021

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Having just completed a highly successful Fall 2020 Semester, the university is focusing on plans for the upcoming Spring 2021 Semester and beyond. The Institute continues to monitor COVID-19 infection levels nationally, in Massachusetts, and in Boston. Public health authorities were projecting a sharp increase in cases in the coming weeks, while hospitals were anticipating surge capacity levels.
Based on careful evaluation of public health information, the university has decided to start the spring semester with all classes in an online modality on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and begin on-campus learning on Monday, February 1, 2021, for students who elect to be at Wentworth. Residential student move-in will be delayed by two weeks to the end of January 2021. [Read Letter to Campus Community, Dec. 9, 2020]

Students’ housing and meal plans will be prorated according to the number of weeks they will be residing on campus based on this delayed move-in schedule. Credits or refunds will be issued at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester.

Aspects of planning are still under development or being finalized. Please reach out with questions you may have to

Opening Dates for Spring 2021

  1. Jan 18
    Spring Co-op Student Move-In

    Spring Co-op Student Move-In with approval by and arrangement with CO-OPS+CAREERS and the Office of Housing. Additional details regarding the move-in process will be sent directly to residential students.

  2. Jan 19
    All academic classes will begin in an online modality
  3. Jan 28
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Returning Student Move-In

    By assigned time

  4. Jan 29
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Returning Student Move-In

    By assigned time

  5. Jan 30
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm: New to Housing Student Move-In

    First-year and upper-class students move-in by assigned time

  6. Jan 30
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Returning Student Move-in

    By assigned time

  7. Jan 31
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Returning Student Move-in

    By assigned time

  8. Feb 01
    Classes shift to in-person

    Classes scheduled for in-person in the spring will shift from online to in person

Testing Hub Hours

The COVID-19 testing trailer will be closing for its normal operations today - Wednesday, December 16. The testing trailer will be opened for reduced hours beginning Friday, December 18. After today, the testing trailer will be open only for those individuals who are pre-approved for surveillance testing or identified for close contact testing during the winter break.

Pre-approved individuals requiring testing over the winter break should send an email to for further instructions regarding accessing testing during limited hours over the winter break.

A community message will be sent at a later date announcing when the testing trailer will be reopened for continued testing through the spring semester.

Questions to, (617) 989-4019, or see Frequently Asked Questions

Student walking to the testing center at Wentworth

COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plans

Students outdoors on Wentworth's Quad