Living on Campus

Wentworth student moving in

For residential transfer students, detailed information regarding room assignments (including roommate information, scheduled move-in times, approved & non-approved items, and your move-in day parking pass) will be mailed soon. Please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life if you do not receive these materials by January 5th.

Should you have any questions prior to arrival, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at 617-989-4160 or e-mail housing@wit.edu.

Below is some information on living on campus.

Cable TV

All residence halls are wired to provide cable TV services. There is no charge for cable TV services. You will need your own COAX cable to connect your TV to the cable TV wall jack. We recommend a 20 foot cable for maximum flexibility. If you experience problems with your cable TV, contact the DTS Helpdesk at 617-989-4500.

Phone Service

The residential student phone number is 617-989-5000. Students will receive an extension number and instructions on how to use the phone system when they arrive on campus. Each residential room has one working jack and one voice mailbox. One phone per room is allowed in all residential facilities. Students must provide their own telephone. There are no installation charges and local calls are free.

Local calls include zones 1 and zones 2. Zone 1 includes the following cities and towns: Boston Central, Brookline, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, South Boston. Also included are Arlington, Belmont, Brighton, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dedham, East Boston, Everett, Hyde Park, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, Watertown and Winthrop.

Zone 2 includes Braintree, Burlington, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynn, Melrose, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Wellesley, Weymouth, Winchester and Woburn.

For long distance calling, students must use their cell phones, calling cards or prepaid phone cards.

Campus Mail

Student mailboxes are available at Evans Way , Tudbury Hall, Edwards Hall, Rogers Hall, Baker Hall, 555 Huntington Avenue and 610 Huntington Avenue. Students are assigned mailstop (MS) numbers along with their housing assignments. It is important that mail be addressed properly in order to prevent loss or delivery delays. Please help us to deliver your mail by giving the following addresses to family and friends.

Student mailing address is:

(Student's Name) MS____
Wentworth Institute of Technology
555 Huntington Ave.
Boston , MA 02115 -5520

When using United Parcel Service (UPS), Airborne, DHL, Fed Ex Home, Federal Express, a local courier, hand delivery of United States Postal Service (USPC) which requires a signature, use this address:

(Student's Name) MS____
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave.
Boston , MA 02115 -5998

When students receive a package, they will be notified through their Wentworth email account. To pick up an item, students must follow the instructions in the e-mail and take their WIT identification card to the appropriate Student Mailroom or to the school switchboard in Wentworth Hall, 1st floor. Packages will be given only to the student to whom they are addressed. If students do not pick up their packages within five business days, the packages will be returned to the sender unless the student has made other arrangements with the mailroom.

Stamps may be purchased at the U.S. Postal machine located in the basement of Beatty Hall.

Microfridge

Click this link: www.microfridge.com

Banking

Bank of America ATM is located on the ground floor of the Flanagan Campus Center in Beatty Hall. Withdrawals, transfers, inquiries, and VISA advances may be made at this unit. Deposits are not permitted.

What to bring to the residence halls

Bedroom

  • Extra long sheet set
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows; blanket and/or comforter

NOTE: Our beds are regular twin-size (76" long) for the first 1-2 years (Evansway/Tudbury & Baker Halls), but we recommend that students purchase the extra-long sheets (80" long) since they will likely live in residence halls with longer beds in their last two years at WIT.

Bathrooms

  • Toilet paper
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Robe and flip-flops for shower
  • Shower caddy, tote, or cosmetic organizer
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, etc.

Supplies

  • Toilet paper
  • Dustbuster or Swiffer
  • Cleansers and sponges to clean bathrooms, except Baker Hall which has community bathrooms cleaned by Physical Plant.

Miscellaneous

  • Laundry detergent, laundry bag or basket
  • Quarters for snack machines, the T (subway), etc.
  • Hangers
  • Storage boxes or bins
  • Wastebasket
  • Alarm clock
  • Umbrella
  • Small fan
  • Paper cups, paper plates, etc.
  • Postage stamps and stationary
  • Desk lamp and light bulbs
  • Desk accessories
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Rug
  • Activity equipment (ex. frisbee)
  • Pins to put pictures on walls
  • Small refrigerator (less than 4.0 cubic ft)
  • Small microwave
  • TV & stereo
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Computer & printer
What students cannot bring to the residence halls

The Office of Housing & Residential Life and the Physical Plant Department have collaborated to determine a listing of items students are NOT permitted to bring onto campus.

  • Candles with or without wicks
  • Incense or anything with an open flame
  • Halogen lamps
  • Neon signs
  • Lava lamps
  • Decorative lights
  • Gasoline/kerosene tanks/lighter fluids
  • Open coils/hot plates
  • Space heaters
  • Cinderblocks
  • Explosives
  • Weapons (ex. guns, including fake and squirt guns, knives, swords, paintball equipment, or anything that can be considered a weapon, including martial arts weapons)
  • Empty alcohol containers
  • Hard alcohol
  • Shot glasses
  • Illegal drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia (ex. Hookah pipes, rolling papers, bongs)
  • Electric blankets
  • Pets other than fish. Tanks cannot exceed 10 gallons
  • Construction signs/street signs, barrels, cones
  • Safes or any locked items (ex. chests, refrigerators, etc)
  • Air conditioners
  • Ping pong, Pool or Foosball tables or large furniture
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.0 cubic ft
  • Waterbeds
  • Any electrical equipment not UL or FM approved

Also not permitted in Evans Way/Tudbury or Baker Hall

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Coffee makers
  • Furniture

**Alcoholic beverages are only permitted in the registered wet apartments of Edwards, Rogers, Louis Prang, Vancouver 610 and 555.**

Important Guidelines

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN A HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATION AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION

  1. Do not overload your electrical sockets.
  2. Do not set up your furniture in a way that can be a fire hazard. Consult your Residence Hall Director to approve all changes to room configurations.
  3. Maintain a clear path to all doors.
  4. Do not cover more than 25% of your wall with posters, tapestries, etc. Nothing is allowed on or hanging from the ceiling, pipes, or sprinkler heads.
  5. Keep perishable food stored and covered. Failure to do so will attract insects and rodents.
  6. Keep your room/suite/apartment to Wentworth's standard of clean, dispose of trash properly, and clean all dirty dishes. It is the responsibility of every suite/apartment member to keep all common areas clean.
  7. Keep all doors (bedroom, suite, apartment, studio, etc) free of writing, stickers, or other things which could create damage. Memo boards may be attached to doors as long as it does not mark the door and is removed before vacating.
  8. Do not use duct tape on any room surfaces.

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