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Family Orientation Recap
Did you miss Family Orientation? Or were you looking for a refresher on what sessions you attended? Don't worry! We've got everything you're missing right here!
During New Student Orientation families were treated to a dynamic day of information designed to help your student (and you!) transition to Wentworth this fall. Below are some of the presentations from the day, as well as contacts if you have additional questions.
If you have additional questions please email the orientation team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Family Orientation Presentations
The Student Service Center (Financial Aid, Billing and the Registrar's Office)
In this session families saw a more indepth look at the e-bill, learned about FERPA and the FERPA waiver, and heard about the college health insurance and how to waive it if your student is still on their family health plan. Then the registrar's office went over things like AP scores, transcripts and how your student
Partnering with Families for Student Success
In this session, members of the Division of Student Affairs and Financial Aid and Billing spoke to families about a variety of topics, including billing, health insurance and tips to help your student with their transition to college life. The presentation even included quotes from families of students who were new to Wentworth last fall.
In this session, Office of Housing and Residential Life spoke about things to bring, and not to bring to Wentworth, housing policies and meal plans.
In this session Rebecca Ryan of the Center for Student Engagement spoke to families about how to help your commuter have a fulfilling time at Wentworth, as well as navigating public transportation and ordering T-passes for the semester.
Dean's AddressIn this session Dean of Students Annamaria Wenner, along with Associate Dean Peter Fowler and Assistant Dean Jen Kosses, gave a powerful presentation about some of the struggles your students may face at Wentworth, For questions please contact any of the Deans in the Office of Student Affairs at OSA@wit.edu
Family Orientation Handouts
In addition to the handouts included above, we have uploaded any additional information that was provided in this year's Family Orientation folders.
For your convenience we have grouped them into helpful areas below.
Supporting your Student through the transition to Wentworth
- Frequently Asked Questions from First-Year families
- The differences between High School and College
- Health Insurance Information - Coming Soon
Paperwork and deadlines for new students
- Checklist of important deadlines and upcoming dates
- 3rd Millennium - alcohol and drug prevention course to be completed by students
- Paperwork needed to play club sports (optional)