During the 2020-21 academic year, we will deliver a high-quality, engaging education that ensures timely completion of your degree requirements and an excellent student experience, including support services, while seeking to maximize safety and minimize risk.
2021 Spring Semester Schedule
Based on careful evaluation of public health information, we have decided to start the Spring 2021 Semester with all classes in an online modality on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and begin on-campus learning on Monday, February 1, 2021. We will delay our residential student move in by two weeks to the end of January 2021. The schedule will be as follows:
- Monday, January 18: Spring Co-op Student Move In with approval by and arrangement with CO-OPS+CAREERS and the Office of Housing.*
- Tuesday, January 19: All academic classes will begin in an online modality.
- Thursday, January 28 (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm):Returning Student Move In (By Assigned Time)*
- Friday, January 29 (12:00 pm – 6:00 pm):Returning Student Move In (By Assigned Time)*
- Saturday, January 30 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm): New to Housing (first year and upperclass students) Student Move In (By Assigned Time)*
- Saturday, January 30 (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm):Returning Student Move in (By Assigned Time)*
- Sunday, January 31 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm):Returning Student Move In (By Assigned Time)*
- Monday, February 1: Classes scheduled for in-person in the spring will shift from online to in person.
* Additional details regarding the move-in process will be sent directly to residential students
Wentworth’s academic calendar has minimal time between semesters. Therefore, to minimize disruption to the summer schedule, we cannot delay the start of the spring semester. As previously announced, there will be no spring break.
How classes will be delivered
In Spring 2021, Wentworth has committed to offering at least one in-person class to any student who would like to register for in-person coursework. In the fall, Wentworth offered 25% of its classes in person, mostly through labs and studios. We know that many of our students benefit from and desire “hands-on” learning experiences. Given the success we had in offering in-person coursework in the fall, we have expanded in-person learning to 50% in the spring. These courses will be delivered with the appropriate precautions in place.
In the spring, students continue to have the choice of deciding the mode of delivery of their courses – in person/hybrid, a mix of modalities, or all remote.
Students who are not able to find courses in the modality needed to complete their spring schedule should fill out this request form and select “modality unavailable.” The form is available through Friday, December 18. If you have already completed the form, please do not complete it again as you will hear from us shortly. Please contact Associate Provost Joe Martel-Foley with any questions via at (email@example.com).
If a student needs any other assistance with registration for their spring classes, they should contact their faculty advisor or student success advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence.
Any decision by the University to provide a refund or credit, in whole or in part, of any tuition, fee or other charge in the event of a campus closure, suspension, or other change to the delivery format of education and/or services is within the University’s discretion. Additional information about our policy can be found in the Policies section of our website.
Academic Support and Resources
The University is committed to providing its students with critical, continued academic support and resources both in-person and virtually.
- Center for Academic Excellence: Staff will continue to support students with advising and tutoring through both virtual and limited in-person meetings.
- CO-OPS + CAREERS: Staff will continue to support students with advising through both virtual and limited in-person meetings. A series of virtual CO-OP + CAREER Fairs will be held throughout the year, beginning in August for our graduating seniors and those looking for a fall co-op.
- Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons: Physical distancing requirements will limit the library capacity during the Fall 2020 semester. Therefore, Library staff will continue to provide services and resources via email, chat, and web-conferencing tools. You can find the most up-to-date information on the library website.
- TechSpot: The Division of Technology Services (DTS) will continue to provide software, technology, and laptop support both in person and via chat support.
Spring 2021 Co-op
We are supporting our students in securing co-ops this spring semester. As with the fall semester, Wentworth is providing creative co-op opportunities for all students not able to secure co-ops positions by January 26 (last day of add/drop). Students will have the flexibility to move to a traditional co-op at any point during the semester if the position is secured after January 26. Please contact your CO-OP + CAREER Advisor for a list of options available to you.