Student Resources

Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Army ROTC

Army ROTC is a program that trains college students to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard. The program is hosted at Northeastern University and involves elective courses and activities including Physical Training, Military Science classes, Leadership Laboratories, and Field Exercises. Our students may pursue any major and continue to take part in regular co-op and campus activities.

Army ROTC is like no other program you will find on campus. As a cadet, you’ll have opportunities you can’t find elsewhere and receive the most extensive training in leadership, tactics, rappelling, survival, and more. You may also have the opportunity to attend specialty training at airborne or mountain warfare school, or take part in Army internships around the world. Upon graduation, you will serve our nation as a leader. ROTC graduates lead as many as forty soldiers and take charge of millions of dollars of equipment. Start now to develop the credentials you need for success after college.

Army ROTC scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory fees, a monthly stipend of $300 - $500 and $450 a semester for books.  To find out more information, please visit here.

To find out more about Army ROTC, contact Gloria Monaghan, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences by email at monaghang@wit.edu or Sheila Hutchins at Northeastern University by email at s.hutchins@neu.edu or phone at 617-373-8677.

Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC is an educational leadership program designed to provide young men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The Air Force ROTC program prepares students to assume challenging positions of responsibility and importance in the Air Force.
Through a cross-enrolled program with Boston University, interested Wentworth Institute of Technology students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. Requirements include yearly Aerospace Studies classes, Leadership Laboratory classes, and physical fitness training. Mandatory weekly time commitments range from 5 to 7 hours. Once students complete their degree, the Air Force offers a wide variety of career fields from which to choose including flying opportunities as a pilot, navigator, or weapons controller. The Air Force has opportunities for students of ANY MAJOR. In addition to the tremendous leadership and management training that cadets receive, they can also benefit from several scholarship programs.

Air Force ROTC scholarships to Wentworth cover Full Tuition, along with a book stipend and monthly stipend, each year. Additionally, Wentworth matches every ROTC scholarship by providing a room scholarship.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force ROTC program or just want more Information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, Boston University, 118 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 at 617-353-6316 or 4705. Classes are held at Boston University. You can also visit the detachment website here.

Colleges of the Fenway (COF)

Wentworth Institute of Technology is one of six colleges that form the Colleges of the Fenway (COF). The collaboration includes the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHSU), Massachusetts College of Art, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, and Wheelock College. Students’ academic opportunities and choices are enhanced through cross registration.

The COF also provides opportunities for social and educational interactions with students from other campuses through events and programming. Some programs offered by other campuses are open to other COF students. Similarly, some clubs and organizations offered by each campus are open to other COF students. Many programs are planned by COF committees, including: Welcome Month activities, Annual Block Party each fall, COF Performing Arts, Spring Weekend, joint Theatrical Productions, weekly programing, and Intramural Sports. Students have the opportunity to sit on planning committees for these events and work with their peers from other campuses. Additionally, the COF offers study abroad programs and travel courses through the COF Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center. Currently, the COF webpage offers information about what is available to COF students; for more information, please visit the COF site.

Commitment to Sustainability

Wentworth seeks to provide a safe, healthy, and environmentally-responsible campus.  In 2007, President Pantic signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, which led to the formation of a Sustainability Committee to oversee the integration of sustainability in academics, campus life, and operations.  

Every member of the WIT community is expected to consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of their actions.  Together, we can take steps to minimize pollution, and conserve energy, water, and other resources. 

Top 5 Green Tips for Sustainable Living and Learning at WIT

  • Speak to your advisor about sustainability courses offered within your major and/or through the Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
  • Save energy by turning off lights and powering down electronic devices when not in use.
  • Stay hydrated by bringing a reusable water bottle and re-filling at campus bottle-filling stations.
  • Green your travel by taking advantage of public transit discounts, ZipCar, Hubway, and other commuter benefits.
  • Reduce waste by following the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

For more information on WIT campus sustainability initiatives and ways that you can get involved, please visit the sustainability site or contact the WIT Sustainability Committee at sustainability@wit.edu

The WIT Cafeteria also composts food waste.  Place all food scraps in the green-labeled “Compost” receptacles. 

Dining, Board, and Meal Plan Information

Board Plan

Funds is placed onto the student’s identification card (also known as Fenway Card) for use at dining locations at Wentworth, Massachusetts College of Art and MCPHSU. The Fenway Card may also be used at the COF convenience store. Each time a student purchases a meal, money is deducted. This flexible meal plan means that students must manage their money according to their own eating habits and budget. Additional money can always be added. Balances remaining at the end of the fall semester roll over to the spring semester. There are no refunds or rollovers at the end of the spring semester. Students requesting a meal plan waiver due to medical or religious reasons must complete the meal plan waiver form located here. See “WIT Allergy Information” under the Total Health tab.

Fenway Cash

Fenway Cash is a prepaid spending account on your Fenway Card offering you a safe and convenient way to make purchases at the places you need and want to go – including locations that don’t accept other cards. In addition to using Fenway Cash at Wentworth, students may use it for purchases at the other five COF colleges, making visits to these institutions easier and more convenient. Fenway Cash is also welcomed at many popular businesses in the neighborhood. Accepting locations include: campus bookstores, campus eateries, vending machines, local restaurants, other businesses as well as laundry rooms. For a complete list of accepting locations, go to their website. Students, faculty and staff may open a Fenway Cash account by making a deposit of at least $20.00 by check or credit card via mail, web or phone. Fenway Cash accounts which show no activity for 12 consecutive months will be charged a $25 service fee per month or the account balance, whichever is less. There will also be a $15 account closing fee if there is any money left in the account upon graduation or withdrawal from school. To add value to the Fenway Cash account:

  • Mail: Fenway Card Center, P.O. Box 1305, Doylestown, PA 18901-0117
  • Web: www.fenwaycard.com Credit cards accepted at our secure website.
  • Phone: 1-877-COF-8340
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time; credit cards accepted

For complete information on the Fenway Cash program, go to the Fenway Card page.

Wentworth ID

(Available at the Copy Mail Center, Wentworth Hall, Room 118)
All students must carry their Wentworth identification card at all times. Students must present it upon the request of a faculty member, member of the administration/staff, campus police or other person of authority (state or local police). Any student refusing to produce an identification card will be subject to disciplinary action. Identification cards are to be used only by the student to whom it is issued.  Allowing another person to use your ID card is prohibited and will lead to disciplinary action. The Wentworth ID is your key to essential campus facilities and services, including:

  • Meal Plans
  • Library – Access your library privileges
  • Door access – Use it as a key to enter secured campus buildings, gym and residence halls.
  • Laundry -  instead of searching for quarters
  • Fenway Cash - Make cashless purchases at locations on all COF campuses and at popular restaurants and service providers in the Fenway neighborhood.

You may use the same ID card throughout your entire Wentworth career. Please protect your ID card. You must validate it each semester with a sticker from the Copy and Mail Center. The cost of a replacement ID card is $25. A replacement card can be obtained from the Copy and Mail Center.

Health Services

Harvard Vanguard Student Health Services
578 Huntington Avenue, 2nd floor Massart Residence Hall
Phone: 617-879-5220
Fax: 617-879-5229

Medical advice and information available by phone 24 hours/day, 7 days/week at (617) 989-4070.

For emergencies, contact Wentworth Public Safety at (617) 989-4400

For information on hours and locations, please visit Harvard Vanguard.

Harvard Vanguard Student Health Services (HVSHS) provides primary medical care services to Wentworth students. Students may use HVSHS for diagnosis and treatment of both short and long term illnesses and for preventive care. Call to make an appointment.
Students should have their insurance information available (i.e. insurance card) when visiting Health Services. If students are covered under their parents’ plan, they should familiarize themselves with coverage details including any exclusions, reductions or limitations. Co-pays will not be charged to students who use the campus Health Center.

Students are encouraged to register as a patient with Health Services in advance. It will save time and effort before the first visit. Simply call Health Services and ask to register as a patient. They will need basic information about you (name, address, W#) and your insurance plan.
The primary clinician at HVSHS is a doctor with extensive experience in primary health care. Medical advice and information is also available by phone 24 hours/day, 7 days/week by calling the main Health Services number.

Student Mail

Student mailboxes are located at 555 Huntington Avenue, 610 Huntington Avenue and the Apartments@525. Students are assigned mailstop (MS) numbers along with their housing assignments. Mail should be addressed to you using your first and last names as listed in the Student Information System database. The Copy Mail Center recognizes legal and preferred names, however the use of other names may delay delivery of your mail. 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. Please do not send cash in the mail.

The mailing address for all residents is:
(Student’s Name) MS____
Wentworth Institute of Technology
555 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5520

When using UPS, Airborne, DHL, Fed Ex Home, Federal Express, a local courier, hand delivery or United States Postal Service (USPS) which requires a signature, use this address:
(Student’s Name) MS____
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5998

Students will be notified via email when a package has arrived for them. Students should take their validated WIT identification card or a state or federal issued identification to the appropriate Student Mailroom or to the switchboard in Wentworth Hall as instructed in the e-mail notification.
Packages will only be given to the student to whom they are addressed. Unclaimed packages are subject to being returned to sender after 5 days unless other arrangements are made.

Use of preferred name

Students have the option to provide Wentworth with a preferred name for use in their day to day activities on campus. A preferred name would appear on course or housing rosters, and on the WIT ID. The student’s legal name must be used on official academic records and official documents related to financial aid, study abroad, or immigration.  Learn more about providing a preferred.

Veterans Education Benefits Affairs

Wentworth encourages current service men and women and armed services veterans to enroll as students in both our full-time undergraduate day programs and in our life-long learning and continuing education programs offered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education.

Students attending Wentworth and are enrolled in a degree program or approved non-degree program under the terms of one or more of the laws enacted to assist veterans or the children of veterans should contact the Student Service Center at (617) 989-4020 or the Registrar’s Office by email at registrar@wit.edu.

Get more information regarding Veteran programs and resources at Wentworth.

Wentworth Bookstore

Students should expect to spend about $500-$900 per semester on books, this approximation varies across majors. In an effort to minimize the expense of textbooks students may purchase used books on a “first come, first serve” basis. The bookstore also offers a rental program and encourages students to rent their books if they will only need the book for one semester. Students typically save 65% of the new book price through the rental program. Digital books are also available to be purchased provided the print title has been published digitally. Students can sell their textbooks back to the bookstore at any time and may receive up to 50% of the new book price in cash. Textbooks can be ordered online to be shipped or, picked up in-store at no additional cost. Save time, buy-online

Wentworth Inclement Weather Policy

This is a reminder on Wentworth’s policy for delayed opening, canceled classes or Institute closing due to inclement weather.
Whenever severe weather is a factor, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to check the Institute’s website or their campus e-mail for messages pertaining to the status of the campus. Additionally, every effort will be made to announce the change in status on television stations 4 (WBZ), 5 (WCVB), 7 (WHDH) and 25 (FOX).  Notification will also be sent through the RAVE messaging system.
When feasible, the decision to remain open, delay the opening, cancel or close the Institute will be made as early as possible. Please do not call Public Safety for this information as it may detract from their addressing more serious matters.