Fall 2015 New Student Housing Information

Welcome From the Office of Housing and Residential Life

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to Wentworth!  We are excited that you will be joining the Wentworth residential community. 

This page is meant to provide new students and their families information about student housing and move in.  We invite you to spend some time on our website, exploring information about our residential communities, housing selection, and opportunities for involvement. 

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us at housing@wit.edu or by calling 617-989-4160.  Don't forget to like WITLife on Facebook and  follow @WITLife on Twitter.  Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about living on campus. 

Thank you and we will see you in the fall!

The Office of Housing and Residential Life

New Student Frequently Asked Questions

New Student Housing Selection 

In early June new students who have submitted a housing deposit will receive an email directing them to complete their housing agreement.  Part of that agreement includes the roommate matching questionnaire.  Once completed, students will be able to search for compatible roommates based on the answers to the roommate matching questions and send messages to each other in order to form groups. 

Students will be assigned a selection date and time between July 13 and 17, 2015.  At that assigned time they will be able to log into the system to select their assignment for the fall. 

Students may select as individuals, or select as part of a group.  Specific instructions on completing selection will be sent out in June.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: In what order do students select housing?

A: The selection order for incoming students is determined by the date the student submitted their housing deposit.    The earlier deposit is submitted, the earlier in the process the student will select their housing. 

Q: When Is Move-In for new students?

A: Fall move in for new students is August 26, 2015.  To ensure a smooth move in process we will assign each student a time block to move in based on their housing assignment.  The tentative schedule is below.  Please note that changes may occur later in the summer.  

Q: How do first year students get their housing assignment?

A:  First Year students will receive an email in June directing them to complete their housing agreement.  This agreement includes the roommate matching questionnaire.  Students will be able to them search the database and send messages to students they think would make a good match.  Students will then select their housing assignment online between July 13 through July 17, 2015. 

Q: How do transfer students get their housing assignment?

A: Transfer students will receive an email in June directing them to their housing agreement.  Part of this agreement will ask for their requests for the housing assignment.  Our office will place transfer students in available spaces.  Every effort will be made to assign transfer students into our upperclass residence halls.  

Q: If my student has a medical need for a specific housing placement what should I do?

A: Wentworth does have a process for students who need housing accommodations.  You can find the information on this process under the Parents and Families section of our website found here.  Please note that all documentation must be received by June 12, 2015 for consideration.   

Q: What types of appliances can we bring into the residence halls?

A: Students can bring a microwave and a small refrigerator to campus.  Refrigerators need to be 4.4 cubic feet or below.  They may also bring any single cup coffee maker that has an automatic shut off.  We do not allow any kind of hot plate, pressure cooker, or any item with an open flame. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit the Prospective Student section of our website found here.  

Q: Where do First Year Students Live?

A: First year students live in either Baker Hall or Evans Way/Tudbury Hall.  Older students and transfer students may request to live in our upperclass buildings based on availability.  Transfer students can submit preferences for assignment in our upperclass residence halls.   You can view our residential communities here.

Q: What kind of meal plan do first year students have?

A: All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.  Since first year students are not provided a kitchen, all first year students are required to purchase the “A” meal plan of $1495.00 per semester.  Transfer students who are assigned to upperclass housing maybe select from any of our meal plan options. You can see our housing and meal plan rates here.

Q: Can students have cars on campus?

A: First year students cannot have a car on campus.  For additional vehicle and parking questions please contact the Student Service Center at 617-989-4020. 

Q:  Where can I find information on housing costs?

A:  Information on housing and meal plan costs can be found on our website here.  

Fall 2015 New Student Move In Schedule

Below is the New Student Move-In schedule for the Fall 2015.  Slight changes may occur prior to opening.  New Students will move onto campus Wednesday, August 26th.  

Wednesday August 26: 7:30AM - 9:30 AM
Baker  5th floor Room Numbers523-536
Baker 1st floor Room Numbers101-120
Baker  2nd floor Room Numbers 201-221
Tudbury 2nd floor Room Numbers ending in 01,02, 03, 04, 05
Evans Way 1st floor
Tudbury 1st floor
Evans Way Ground floor
Wednesday August 26: 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
Baker 3rd floor room numbers 301-321
Tudbury Ground floor
Baker 2nd floor Room Numbers 223-236
Evans Way 5th floor
Tudbury 4th floor floor Room Numbers ending in 07 or 09
Tudbury 4th floor Room Numbers ending in 01,02, 03, 04, 05
Wednesday, August 26: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Baker 5th floor Room Numbers 501-521
Tudbury  3rd floor Room Numbers ending in 07 or 09
Tudbury 2nd floor Room Numbers ending in 07 or 09
Baker  4th floor Room Numbers 423-436
Tudbury 3rd floorRoom Numbers ending in 01,02, 03, 04, 05
Evans Way 2nd floor 
Wednesday, August 26: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Evans Way 3rd Floor 
Baker 3rd floor Room Numbers 323-336
Baker 4th floor Room Numbers 401-421
Evans Way 4th floor

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