Student Resources for Veterans
Engaging with the Wentworth community is an excellent way to achieve success and get the most out of your education. There are Academic Support, Engagement Activities and Wellness Programs both on campus and through off-campus organizations.
Academic Support (such as materials, advisors, support staff and services) is offered to all students. Students in the Center for Professional and Continuing Education can also access their Academic Advisors regarding unique information for their programs.
Veteran students may gain transfer credit with their Military Transcript. There is one site for Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard and another for Air Force. Veteran students should submit their military transcript with their application.
WITvet Student Organization
This student-run club provides support to veterans and ROTC members at Wentworth while fostering pride, tradition, integrity, leadership, and respect within the community. Members interact with student services, outside speakers, faculty and various external services such as Home Base and Salute. They also receive information about scholarship opportunities. For meeting times and information, email the faculty advisor Gloria Monaghan.
Colleges of the Fenway Veterans Student Lounge
Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, enabling our students to access courses, programs, activities, and facilities at other member institutions. MassArt welcomes student veterans from any of the Colleges of the Fenway to enjoy this space in Kennedy Building Room 260m (one floor above the MassArt Café/Peet’s Coffee). This lounge offers a place to study, interact with other student veterans, or grab a cup of coffee. For more information, email Tasha Baclawski.
VFW Post at Northeastern University
One of the few of its kind, the VFW Post is open to all veterans, especially those studying nearby. Scholarships are also offered through this organization:
Post Address: 271 Huntington Ave Boston 02115
Counseling Services at Wentworth provide free and confidential services to all Wentworth students. Licensed professionals are on staff to speak with students about depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment to college life, relationship concerns, substance abuse, and a variety of other issues. They are also able to refer students to outside providers if needed.
Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (press 1) or text 838255
Home Base: mental health and family activities for all military-connected personnel and veterans regardless of discharge status
Accessibility Services at Wentworth provide support to students with disabilities. Students with physical, medical, psychiatric, learning, or other documented disabilities are welcome to schedule an appointment to speak with a staff member to discuss accommodations and other available services.
The Wounded Warrior program is a non-profit organization which provides resources for those injured while in the military
For a large list of ways to connect with the Veteran Service Official in your area go to www.MassVetsAdvisor.org. The VSO system in Massachusetts is for all veterans and military families.
For a comprehensive list of resources, support networks, and discounts available to military families, please visit https://couponfollow.com/research/discounts-for-military-families
For a list of scholarships available to veterans and their families, visit https://www.zippia.com/military-jobs/scholarship/
For information about a variety of loans offered by the VA, please visit https://www.consumersadvocate.org/va-loans
For information about sleep issues that are common among veterans and how to address them, please visit https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/what-veterans-should-know-about-sleep/
VITAL is a Boston-based program connecting student veterans with all their benefits and assisting families with transition
- Representatives from VITAL visit Northeastern University every third Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. See the Veteran Services homepage for current dates.
Greater Boston Resources
- Nearest VA Hospital: 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston; 617-232-9500
- Nearest VA ER: 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury; 617-323-7700
- Nearest Base: Hanscom Air Force Base: Bedford
For more information on educational benefits, healthcare, housing, insurance, and other items, go to eBenefits.
Career Resources are located in a designated section for veteran students seeking co-op or career positions.