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Fall at Wentworth

Fall is upon us! If you haven’t visited Wentworth, now is a great time to do so! We have tons of different opportunities to visit campus including: campus tours, academic information sessions, and of course—Open House!

Campus tours:
The undergraduate admissions office offers campus tours Mondays-Fridays at 10 a.m and 2 p.m, as well as some select Saturdays! We do ask that you register in advance so we know to expect you. Our campus tours are given by our student Admissions Ambassadors and typically run for one hour. You will have the opportunity to see our academic areas, fitness center, newly renovated library, residence halls, and more! Our student Admissions Ambassadors are excited to share their experiences at Wentworth with prospective students. Admissions Counselors are always available to answer any additional questions after the tour.

Academic Information Sessions:
In order to make the most out of your visit to Wentworth, we encourage students to visit on a day that we offer the information session that fits their interests. Throughout the week, we offer academic information sessions for all of our different majors. The information sessions are given by a faculty member in the academic department and will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the program, ask questions, and make connections with professors. You do need to sign up for the information session separately. Information session days and times can be found on the visit calendar along with the campus tours.

Open House:
For any students interested in Wentworth, Open House is a must attend! We will be running two Open Houses this fall on Sunday, October 30 and Sunday, November 20. Students and families will have the opportunity to go on a campus tour, attend academic information sessions, learn more about the admissions process, co-op program, financial aid, and more! Registration opens at 8:30 a.m and concludes around 2:00 p.m. Families should plan to be on campus for the duration of the event to ensure they are able to attend all of the information sessions that interest them. We will also provide a light continental breakfast and a delicious buffet lunch! Please register in advance for either of our Open Houses!

Virtual Tour:
We know some of you won’t be able to make it to campus this fall due to distance, so we’ve made it possible for you to “visit” campus without even leaving your house. Follow this link to experience our virtual tour! If you happen to have a VR headset at home, you can use it and view the tour on your phone for the full virtual reality experience!

We hope to see you on campus this fall! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office at admissions@wit.edu or call 617-989-4000. We are always here to help!

Meet Admissions: Becca & Nathania (New Admissions Counselors)

We are very excited to welcome our newest Admissions Counselors, Becca and Nathania, to the Wentworth Admissions team!

Becca Kelly, Admissions Counselor

Becca was eager to begin her admissions career after recently graduating from UMass Dartmouth. Becca will be traveling in and reviewing applications for students residing in Worcester County, MA, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She will also review applications for students living in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Originally from the greater Boston area, Becca isn’t new to all the wonders of the city. Her favorite Boston pastime is sampling all the different types of cuisine around the city. In her spare time, Becca loves staying active and exploring new places. She can also be found binge-watching some of her favorite shows on Netflix. Becca is most excited to travel and take in all of the sites that her new territory has to offer, as well as meeting prospective students.

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Nathania Francois, Admissions Counselor

Nathania is a graduate of Salem State University and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. Nathania will be traveling in and reviewing applications for students living in Plymouth County, MA and the downstate region of New York (Long Island, NYC, Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties). She will also review applications for students living in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Nathania is originally from St. Lucia, but has lived in the greater Boston area for most of her life. In her spare time, Nathania enjoys singing, writing poetry, and shopping. She is most looking forward to learning more about Wentworth and its students. Nathania is excited to be working right in the heart of Boston, and enjoys the rich culture of the city.

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Help us to welcome Becca and Nathania to Wentworth when you see them on the road!

Accepted Students Welcome Events!

Welcome Wentworth Class of 2020! We have some awesome Accepted Student events coming up. We hope to see you there! #WITAdmit

Accepted Students Day:

What: Accepted Student Day is an important event to attend if you are considering Wentworth for Fall 2016 whether or not you have already visited campus. There will be a variety of information sessions throughout ASD. We will also run “Ask the Experts” panels, one specifically for students and another for parents. ASD is a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered, whether about co-op, student life, transitioning to city living, homework, or even the food on campus. If you are wondering how you can get involved on campus, look no further, student clubs and organizations will be available to speak with potential new members for Fall 2016 including Society of Women Engineers, Competitive Video Gaming Club, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, just to name a few!

Make sure to bring your appetite, we will have a continental breakfast and lunch buffet. We will also run campus tours continuously throughout the day for students who haven’t had a chance to visit campus, or want to take a second look! Don’t be nervous to break the ice and introduce yourself to other accepted students. Everyone is apprehensive about starting college in the Fall. Developing lifelong friendships is one of the most rewarding aspects of the college experience. Someone sitting next to you during a session on Accepted Student Day might end up being your freshman roommate!

When: Friday, March 25 and Friday, April 1

Why: ASD is a great opportunity to determine if Wentworth is the best fit for your educational needs.

How: If you haven’t yet registered for Accepted Student Day, there is still time! Sign up through our Accepted Student website or by calling the Admissions Office (617-989-4000). Lastly, if you’re excited about attending Accepted Student Day, let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by using the #WITASD and #WITADMIT hashtags!

 

Shadow Program:

Who: Students who have been accepted for Fall 2016.

Why:  Attending a Shadow Day at Wentworth is a great way to determine if you can truly see yourself as a student here. It is also a great way to see if the major you are considering is everything you had hoped for!

What: You may be asking yourself, “What is a typical day-in-the-life of a Wentworth student?” A Shadow Day will answer this question for you! We will match you with a current Wentworth student in your major and you will have the opportunity to shadow their classes for the day, as well as dine on campus!

When/How: Our Shadow Day program concludes on April 8th and we do request that students give us at least 2 weeks’ notice to ensure that we can organize the most informational day possible! You can sign up for a Shadow Day through our Accepted Student website or by calling Admissions.

Last but not least…

Our Financial Aid Office is working hard to send all of your Financial Aid awards ASAP! Remember to check your email periodically because we will be reaching out to you when your Financial Aid award is ready to be viewed on LConnect. You will receive a hard copy in the mail as well. If you have any specific questions regarding Financial Aid, make sure you reach out to your Financial Aid counselor directly.

If you absolutely can’t wait to be a Leopard, you can deposit for tuition and housing through LConnect now! Our deadline to deposit for tuition and housing is May 1st. Depositing for tuition and housing by or before May 1st ensures you a spot in the class of 2020 and in our residence halls.

As always, reach out to the Wentworth Admissions Office with any questions or concerns, we are always here to help. We look forward to meeting all of you soon!

8 Tips to Actually Enjoy Boston in the Wintertime

Understandably, winter is not the most desirable season to live in Boston. Boston is notorious for frigid temperatures and way too much snow. It is important to not let the winter weather get you down. There is always something fun to do in Boston, no matter what the season! Here are some favorite, budget-friendly winter activities from the Wentworth Admissions Staff.

 

  • Ice Skating on the Frog Pond at the Boston Common: Admission is $5 and skate rental is an additional $9. Tuesdays are college nights! Bring your Wentworth ID and pay only $2.
  • Tour some architecture: The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of the historic building. The tour lasts about an hour and leaves from the Dartmouth Street entrance. Check the library’s website for days and times.
  • Attend a sporting event: Support your Leopards! Check our the Wentworth Athletics events calendar to see when there are local games. You can also check out the Info Hub for discounted Bruins and Celtics tickets!
  • Indoor rock climbing: If you are feeling cooped up and craving some adventure, check out Rock Spot Climbing in South Boston. A day pass is only $20 with your student ID.
  • Broaden your horizons at the Museum of Fine Arts: The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and is home to nearly 500,000 works of art! The museum is always free with your student ID.
  • Take the plunge at the New England Aquarium: Admission with your student ID is only $24.95 and only $29.95 if you also want to see an IMAX movie!
  • Check out the Boston Public Market: At BPM you will find fresh, locally grown food even during the coldest months of the year! The Market is located at 100 Hanover St. and is accessible by the T at Haymarket Station.
  • Get up, Get energized: It’s challenging to feel motivated to exercise during the winter months. Venture out of your comfort zone and check out these Boston-area fitness classes. Your first class is free! Don’t forget, we also have awesome group exercise classes offered right here at Wentworth, also free of charge!

Happy Winter!

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Fall Open House

Fall in Boston is in full swing! This can mean a few things: sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and most importantly—Open House!

If you are considering applying to Wentworth, our Open House is a fantastic time to tour campus during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You will also have the opportunity to learn about each academic department, financial aid, athletics, co-op and much more! Our first Open House of the year is already full, so hurry up and register now for our final Open House on Sunday, November 22. Plan to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to ensure that you have adequate time to take advantage of all the information sessions we have going on throughout the day. Parking for the event is free of charge and will be available in West Lot (main campus) and Parker Street Lot. Students will be there to direct you. You do NOT have to be a senior to attend. It is never too early to start visiting college campuses. We will have a continental breakfast and lunch for all attendees.

As always, Wentworth Admissions is here to help! Feel free to stop by our table at Open House, give us a call at 617-989-4000 or email us at admissions@wit.edu. We look forward to seeing all of you at Open House!

 

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Making the Most out of a College Fair

Attending college fairs is a fantastic way to gain information that can then help you make informed decisions about which colleges you might be interested in applying to. Wentworth’s Admissions staff is currently in the midst of fall travel and can’t wait to meet all of the prospective students for the class of 2020!

We have compiled some helpful tips to ensure that you are prepared for college fair season:

Do your research

We know it sounds like something your mother would tell you to do, but it can really help to feel more prepared when speaking with college representatives. Knowing which schools will be attending the college fair and conducting prior research on some schools that interest you will make you feel more confident and also appear knowledgeable and interested to the college representatives.

Make a list

Similar to making a shopping list when you go to the store, it is a great idea to make a list of all the schools you really want to speak with. Once you have established the schools you are initially interested in, it’s a great idea to visit these booths first. Time is of the essence!

Venture outside your comfort zone

Once you have visited the booths of the schools you developed initial interest in, do not be afraid to explore other schools! We all deviate from our shopping lists from time to time. Some of the best finds in life are not a part of the original plan.Take advantage of having so many college representatives at your disposal. Speak with representatives from colleges outside your geographic region, large schools, small schools, urban, suburban, rural, big name schools and maybe schools you have never heard of before. Gather information regarding scholarships and financial aid at the schools that might seem financially out of reach. You never want to rule out a school all together just based on the sticker price. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Prepare questions to ask

It is important to come to the college fair with questions to ask college representatives. You will be able to obtain more information and you will appear more prepared. Being engaged, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable comes across in a positive light. There are NO stupid questions, so never be afraid to ask about the food, or whether or not we have an Ultimate Frisbee team.  (Our cafeteria has so many great options and we do have an Ultimate team, in case you were curious!)

The Admissions Staff are taking over Instagram and documenting their travels every Thursday in October. Follow their travels @WITAdmissions on Instagram.

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Meet Admissions: Sasha Veiga

Sorry we haven’t written in a while! We’ve had a busy summer in the Admissions Office undergoing some exciting changes, enjoying the summer weather, and preparing for another great school year! The first of these exciting changes is that we’ve had a wonderful addition to our staff.  Join us in welcoming Sasha Veiga, our newest Admissions Counselor.

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Sasha began her journey with us as a graduate intern this past spring, and is now a permanent member of our staff. Sasha’s reading and travel territories include: Middlesex county, Massachussetts, and upstate New York. She is originally from Lynnfield, Massachusetts and is no stranger to all the wonderful history and culture that Boston has to offer. Sasha enjoys baking, exercising, and catching up on all her Bravo TV shows. When in Boston, she especially enjoys dining in the Seaport district, kayaking on the Charles River Esplanade (as pictured), and shopping on Newbury Street. As a new Admissions Counselor, Sasha is most excited to travel to new territories and share her love of Boston with prospective students. Welcome Sasha!

In Boston for the Summer?

It was a winter of historic snowfall in Boston, now that the temperatures are up, here are some fun activities to get you out and about this summer!

*Get some fresh air while soaking up the historic sites. Stroll around the Boston Harborwalk or the Freedom Trail for free!

*Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch shell – watch some amazing movies right next to the Charles River.

*Free fun Fridays – 70 Museums in the Boston area, with free admission on 10 different days! Make sure to check out the Boston Children’s Museum on July 3!

*Tour the Massachusetts State House – Visit Governor Charlie Baker’s stomping grounds! Tours last for about an hour.

*Free Shakespeare on the Common – Be a part of this play series that takes place on the Boston Common- a tradition since 1996

*Fitness Free-for-all – From Salsa dancing to Zumba to yoga.  Check out the local parks offering plenty of ways to keep in shape this summer! All for free!

New Student FAQ!

Friends, Leopards, Countrymen, Wentworth Class of 2019, lend us your ears!

 

 

This is a friendly reminder that if you haven’t already, you should sign up to attend New Student Orientation.  You will learn SO much helpful Wentworth information at New Student Orientation but to tide you over until then, we’ve compiled a short list of New Student Frequently Asked Questions.  You might be feeling anxious, excited, nervous,  or all three as these are typical emotions to be experiencing as moving to college is a major milestone in your life. But, you can feel confident that all of your questions will be answered and hopefully your nerves will be calmed at orientation. If your initial questions aren’t answered below, or you want further clarification about any of the information presented, check out the New Student Programs website or give the Wentworth Admissions Office a call at 617-989-4000. We look forward to meeting the class of 2019!

Q: How do I transfer my college credits?

A: Students who have taken courses for college credit should request that their official college transcript be sent to the Admissions Office for transfer credit evaluation.

Q: How do I register for classes?

A: Sit tight! You will learn how to register for classes at orientation.

Q: Which meal plan do I chose?

A. All first year students are required to purchase the mandatory full meal plan of $1,495 per semester.

Q: Do I need to complete the English Placement Exam?

A: All first year domestic students, who do not have AP or transfer credit for English 1, need to complete the English Placement Exam. This must be completed by May 29.

Q: When is move in?

A: Wednesday, August 26

Q: How do we get housing assignments?

A: In early June, students will receive an email directing them to complete their housing agreement and roommate matching questionnaire. Students select housing assignments online between July 13 and July 17.

Q: Does Wentworth offer gender inclusive housing for freshman? 

A: Yes! For questions regarding gender inclusive housing, please contact Greg Mantolesky, Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life at mantoleskyg@wit.edu

Q: Can I bring my car to campus when I move in?

A: Students living on campus cannot bring a car freshman year. Commuter students can purchase their parking pass on LConnect.

Q: What if I want to change my major?

A: Change of major requests should be directed to the Admissions Office, 617-989-4000 or admissions@wit.edu.  A change of major is not guaranteed.  Please reach out to your admissions counselor for clarification!

Q: When is the fall semester tuition bill due?

A: Your bill should be settled by July 30

 

May the 4th be with you!

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Seniors, we hope you had a lovely weekend after May 1 and feel confident and happy with your college decisions!

 Wentworth Class of 2019 students, we are thrilled to have you join us!  Find more information about next steps before classes begin on August 31 on our New Student Orientation page.

And until we see you this summer, May the 4th be with you!

-The Wentworth Admissions Staff