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Residential Themed Housing Communities (LEAPs)

Our four living and learning communities, or LEAPs (Leopards Engaging Among Peers), are offered to incoming first year students that provides opportunities for incoming first year students to engage in special interest housing. The 2024-2025 LEAPs are: Women @ Wentworth, Wellness, Leadership, and Honors/Innovation Scholars  

Students who choose to live within one of these communities will be given the opportunity to participate in a collective group of students who will share similar experiences throughout their first year at Wentworth. Living in a LEAP will help ease the transition into the college experience. The goal of these communities is to help first year students find a sense of belonging on campus by growing personally, academically, and professionally.  

Students will indicate their preference when completing their housing agreement.

If you would like more information on living in a LEAP contact us at

LEAP Mission Statement

The mission of the LEAP program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is to provide a transformative learning experience for residential students. Through living with students of similar interests and goals, residents will have opportunities to explore their passions and identities while growing personally, socially, and academically. The LEAP program will collaborate with campus partners to provide an enriching experience to explore well-being, foster social responsibility, and promote personal development while preparing students for continued success inside and outside of the classroom at Wentworth.

LEAP Community Descriptions

Women @ Wentworth

The Women @ Wentworth LEAP is designed for women identifying students interested in creating a strong and supportive community. In partnership with the Office of the Provost’s Women at Wentworth Undergraduate Leadership Experience program, students will build the competence and confidence to achieve their full potential at Wentworth and beyond. This LEAP will provide students with opportunities to actively participate in a dynamic and supportive community that will help ease the transition into their first year at WIT through leadership development, access to role models, and a common living environment that facilitates academic success.

*Women@Wentworth LEAP is open to all persons who identify as female, non-binary, or other gender identity or expression.  

Past Programs:

  • Herstory Lunch Series (learn from women leaders at Wentworth)
  • Dinner in Boston with Associate Provost, Susan Duffy Documentary Viewing and Discussion


The Wellness LEAP is designed for students interested in a community that promotes a healthy lifestyle. This LEAP will challenge and encourage you to make decisions that best support your own overall health and well-being. Utilizing Wentworth’s 9 Foundations of Wellness, students will explore well-being through the lenses of Social & Intrapersonal Relations, Physical Health, Brain Health, Substance Use, Sleep Hygiene, Movement, Safety & Security, Nourishment, and Identity. Through participating in the Wellness LEAP, students will explore and build a thriving lifestyle in close collaboration with FitWell, the Center for Wellness and the SWEET Peer Program.

Program Examples:

  • Explore personal needs as a First Year Wentworth Student
  • Eating well on campus
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Small group fitness assessments


The Leadership LEAP is designed for future student leaders at Wentworth. In conjunction with the Center for Student Engagement and Wentworth Athletics, students in this LEAP will have the opportunity to explore their identities and abilities as team leaders. Students will explore their strengths and learn about becoming a leader on campus. Through interactive community-based experiences, the Leadership LEAP encourages students to engage with the Wentworth Leadership Institute, a program run through the Center for Student Life.  

Program Examples:

  • Explore your identities & your why- how do you work as a leader?
  • Egg drop competition

Honors/Innovation Scholars Program

The Wentworth Honors/Innovation Scholars LEAP is designed for students accepted into the Wentworth Honors Program and/or the Innovation Scholars Program. This LEAP is focused on academic success and leadership skills. Working in tandem with both the Honors Program and the Innovation Scholars program, students within this LEAP will have opportunities to interact with faculty and alumni, engage with a community of academically focused students from a variety of majors and disciplines, and live on a floor with an alum of the Honors Program as a Community Advisor and role model.

Past Programs:

  • LinkedIn resume building workshop
  • Lunch with Assistant Professor, Adam Payne 
  • Visit the Embrace Statue in Boston Common
  • Visit the Boston Public Library