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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Phillip Bernard, Director
Room 002, Evans Way
The Office of Housing and Residential Life (OHRL) is grounded in its belief that every interaction provides an opportunity to educate. In partnership with other campus offices, OHRL creates and facilitates residential communities that support and develop students’ personal, academic, and professional success.
Wentworth accommodates over 1,900 students in multiple residence halls.
Evans Way and Tudbury Halls are arranged in suites of 4 to 12 students. Each suite has a central living room, one to two bathrooms, and two to four bedrooms. Evans Way also has a study room, exercise room, and a multi-purpose auditorium.
Baker Hall is a traditional style residence hall. The five floors in Baker Hall provide a community atmosphere with frequent opportunities to interact with other students. The building has community lounges for group studying or socializing.
Students living in Baker Hall as well as Evans Way are required to purchase the full meal plan as there are no cooking facilities in the students’ rooms. Students living in Evans Way/Tudbury and Baker are required to purchase an “A” meal plan and students living in the upper-class residence halls are required to purchase a “C” meal plan.
Edwards/Rodgers is an apartment complex housing upperclass students in studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen and dining area, bathroom, living room, and bedroom. (In the studios, the living and bedroom are one room.) Edwards/Rodgers also has a study room/game room, and an outdoor barbeque grill for student use.
Louis Prang and Vancouver Street apartments are available for upperclass students and offer a variety of living arrangements. All units have kitchen and bathroom facilities and are managed by the Edwards/Rodgers residence director and resident assistant staff.
610 Huntington Avenue houses upperclass students in 4 and 6 person apartments with double bedrooms, a common area, kitchen, and bathroom. 610 Huntington Avenue also features an exercise room, a computer room, a large lounge, a game room, and a meeting/ study area.
555 Huntington Avenue houses upper-class students in apartments ranging from 4 to 9 students with singles, doubles, and triples. All apartments have a kitchen area and bedrooms. Each floor above the second area has a lounge/study area.
Each of the co-ed residence halls is staffed with a professional live-in Resident Director and a paraprofessional staff of undergraduate Resident Assistants responsible for maintaining a welcoming, educational, and purposeful community which focuses on personal and social student development. If students have questions or concerns about their living situation they are encouraged to seek the help of the Resident Assistants or their Resident Directors who oversee their residence areas.
For more information, call 617-989-4160 or visit the Housing and Residential Life Office located on the ground floor in the rear of the Evans Way residence hall.
Because every student is a member of a community, it is imperative that certain rights and responsibilities be recognized. It is assumed that every student will show consideration for all members of the residence community and follow the policies outlined in the “Community Standards” document on Lconnect. All students are governed by federal, state, and local laws and college standards of behavior.
All students who violate or abuse the various regulations will be subject to disciplinary action. Irresponsible behavior towards the Housing and Residential Life Staff, other students, and housing property will not be tolerated.
HOUSING DEPOSIT AND DEPOSIT REFUND POLICY
Each entering first-year student requesting to live on campus must pay a housing deposit of $500.00. Students who are already on-campus must pay a housing deposit of $500.00 for the fall/spring semesters. Housing deposit refund requests received in writing (or e-mail) and postmarked before room selection occurs, will be granted. No verbal requests will be honored.
All housing deposit refund requests must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Director of Housing and Residential Life
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
After room selection for the fall semester, the housing deposit is non-refundable and forfeited to the Institute if a student decides not to live on campus, except in certain situations.
All students who are off-campus for the fall semester and intending to come back to housing for spring semester must submit a $500.00 housing deposit. Due dates will be published on the LConnect (and at www.wit.edu/reslife) during the fall semester.
This section is excerpted from the Housing Deposit Refund Policy approved in Spring Semester 2002. For more comprehensive information regarding the Housing Deposit Refund Policy, please see the Policies and Procedures link at the main Housing and Residential Life website.
DAMAGES AND DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
The Institute does not tolerate students causing damage within the residence halls. Any damage results in increased housing costs, as well as creates an environment that is not conducive to the growth of community. The Institute’s damage policy assesses each of the members of a room or suite a damage fee if no-one in that room or suite claims responsibility for the damages they have caused. Please refer to www.wit.edu/reslife/damages.html.
Students who are found responsible for damaging Institute property within their rooms, suites, halls, or building will be brought forward to a disciplinary hearing, or at the end of the semester or year, assessed for damages for which they are responsible. Disciplinary sanctions may include restitution, housing probation, suspension from housing, or expulsion from the Institute.