Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Resident Director?
A Resident Director is a full-time, professional staff member who manages a residential area on campus. Their job is to ensure that every aspect of the building is running smoothly, from following up on work orders, supervising Resident Assistants and upholding the student code of conduct. Our Resident Directors are there to ensure that the students get the best positive living experience at Wentworth.
When are the Resident Assistants on duty?
Resident Assistants (RAs) are on duty Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, and on Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.
When are the Desk Attendants on Duty?
Desk attendants are on duty every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Baker, Evans Way/Tudbury, Triple 5, the Apartments@525 and 610. Please have your ID available for entry into these buildings.
Who Provides Security After Desk Attendants Leave?
Wentworth contracts with a private security company, Longwood Security. Longwood Security works 12 hours each night starting at 8:00 p.m.
Where is the Housing Office Located?
The Office of Housing and Residential Life is located in the Apartments @ 525 Residence Hall, 101. The entrance to the building is on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Vancouver Street - on the north side of Huntington Avenue. The office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, with late hours until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
What is the Address for me to Receive Mail?
To receive a letter:
Your Name and your Mail Stop number (First-Year students- this was in your housing assignment letter)
Wentworth Institute of Technology
555 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
To receive a package through USPS, FedEx or UPS:
Your name and your mailstop number
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
For further information, please find further information about our Copy Mail Center here. If you receive a package, you will be notified via e-mail that is it waiting for you. To pick up an item, follow the instructions in the e-mail and take your validated 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. Unclaimed packages are subject to being returned to the sender after five (5) days unless other arrangements are made.
If you do not know your Mail Stop number you can contact your RA or visit the Housing Office located on the ground floor of Evans Way Hall.
What Should I Do If I Lost My Keys?
Report the lost keys to your RA or RD as soon as possible to put in a work order for new keys. Depending on which key is lost, new keys may need to be cut for the entire suite/apartment because locks may need to be changed. There is a lost key fine that will be added directly to your e-bill, with the amount determined by how many keys need to be replaced.
When Is Move In for First Year Students?
First Year students are scheduled to move onto campus on Wednesday August 31, 2016 To ensure a smooth move in process we will assign a time for students to move in based on their housing assignment. These move in assignments are mailed out the first week of August. How do first year students get their housing assignment? First Year Students will be able to select their housing online. During orientation, all students will receive instructions on how to operate the housing selection system. Prior to selection, students will receive written instructions through their Wentworth email.
Students will be able to select housing the week of July 11-15, 2016.
Where do First Year Students Live?
First Year Students live in Baker Hall and Evans Way Tudbury Hall. Where do Upperclass Students Live? Wentworth currently offers the following options for upperclass students for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Academic Year: 555 Huntington Avenue, 610 Huntington Avenue, the Apartments@525, Louis Prang/Vancouver Apartments, and Edwards Hall. Rodgers Hall will be unavailable.
If my student has a medical need for specific housing, what should I do?
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. Please note that all documentation for new students must be received by Friday June 13, 2016 for consideration.
What types of appliances can we bring into the residence halls?
Students can bring a microwave and a refrigerator to campus. 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 anything with an open flame. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit the Prospective Student section of our website.
What kind of meal plan do first year students have?
All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan. Since first years are not provided a kitchen, all first year students are required to purchase the “A” meal plan. This is $1540.00 per semester. For more information on the meal plan, please go to the Wentworth Campus Dining website.
Can students have cars on campus
First year students cannot have a car on campus. For additional vehicle and parking questions please contact the Department of Public Safety at 617-989-4400.
Do I have to live on campus?
The Wentworth Institute of Technology requires all first-year and second-year students enrolled for twelve (12) or more semester credit hours or coop to reside in Wentworth residence halls and participate in a meal plan. This requirement is applicable for all registered semesters (classes/coop) until the attainment of junior academic standing (as determined by the Student Service Center) or receipt of an exemption from the Office of Housing and Residential Life.
Students residing in housing or have signed a housing agreement are not eligible to be exempt from the residency requirement for the period of that housing agreement.
Exemptions to this requirement must be requested in writing to the Director of the Office of Housing and Residential Life (or designee) using the Request for Exemption from Residency Requirement form and appropriate documentation. Exemptions to this policy may be granted under certain conditions. These exemptions are:
- Student is residing in the principal residence with a parent or legal guardian. Student must supply letter from parent/legal guardian stating that student is living with them for the academic year for which the exemption is applied for;
- Student is 20 years of age or older by the first day of the fall semester for the academic year the exemption is applied for;
- Student is married. A copy of the marriage certificate must be submitted as documentation;
- Student has dependent child(ren) living with them. A copy of the birth certificate must be submitted as documentation.
- Student is entering with transfer student status;;
- Student is an international student.
- Can demonstrate other acceptable extenuating circumstances and provide appropriate documentation for review as outlined in the Residency Exemption Form.
All requests for exemption must be made to the Director of Housing and Residential Life (or designee) at the following address:
Director of Housing and Residential Life
Office of Housing and Residential Life Office
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Any student not granted exemption under this policy who fails to reside in Institute housing may be required to pay all room and board charges for the semester(s) in which the student failed to reside in Institute housing as required under this policy. Click here to see the proper procedures for Withdrawing from Housing, Requesting Housing Deposit Refunds, and becoming exempt from the Residency Requirement.
What is included my room?
All of our residential communities are different. Check-out our residential communities pages for more information about amenities, pictures and floor plans.
Can my friends come visit me?
Wentworth affords its students the opportunity to have guests on campus. Wentworth defines guests as any persons who are not current residents of the room/suite/apartment they are visiting – internal guests (current residents) and external guests (non-students, off-campus students and alumni). At all times, guests must be in the presence of their student host. The host student is responsible for the behavior of his/her guest and will be held accountable if the guest violates the Student Code of Conduct. Public Safety may make an arrest at their discretion depending upon the nature and severity of a violation.
- A resident student may only have one overnight guest four nights per month.
- Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
- No guest may stay overnight in the public areas of any of the residence halls or in academic or administrative buildings.
- Resident students must have the approval of all roommates/suitemates in order to host a guest.
- A resident student may have two day guests in his/her residence area (non-overnight).
- Any guest in a residence hall after 8:00 pm must be signed in with the desk attendants.
- No external guest may bring alcohol into the residence halls. Any external guest found bringing alcohol into the building will be asked to leave campus immediately.
- No internal guest may bring alcohol into a residence hall room/suite/apartment in which they do not reside.
- The hosting student must accompany the guest at all times.
- Students bringing guests to Institute-sponsored events will beheld responsible for the actions of any guest.
- Students are responsible for their guests' behavior in academic, administrative, and non-residential buildings.
What do I do if I want to change rooms during the year?
The Office of Housing and Residential Life recognizes that not all people are compatible and, at times, a room change may be the only solution. Students contemplating a room change should first discuss the situation with their roommates and then, if needed, seek the assistance of their Resident Assistant. Additionally, the entire Housing and Residential Life staff is available to assist residents with any roommate conflict.
Every resident student signs an agreement to occupy a specific room in a specific building. That student is financially responsible for his or her assigned space for the duration of the agreement. A room change is an amendment to this agreement. All room changes must be initiated with either the Resident Assistant or Resident Director of the student's assigned living area. A change of room requires the written approval of the Resident Director. Unauthorized room changes may result in disciplinary action. During the first two weeks of the semester, no student-initiated room changes are allowed. After the first two weeks of the semester, residents may change their rooms, providing space is available. To initiate such a change, these students must see their Resident Director. Wentworth Institute of Technology reserves the right to change room assignments at its discretion.