Many student’s first impression of what it is really like to be a student at Wentworth is during New Student Orientation in June. The summer leading up to their first year at WIT can be a stressful time, most students don’t know what to expect of their first year at college. Orientation is meant to help students calm those jitters while giving them a chance to make some long lasting connections with faculty, staff and fellow students. During these two days on campus new students are divided into groups led by an upper classmen, this gives students the chance to break out of their shells, play games, get to know each other. Students also attend workshops about adjustment to Wentworth and getting to know the resources on our campus, including how to register for classes.
While students are busy getting an introduction to college and meeting new friends, their families attend their own orientation session. This year I had the privilege of being a Family Orientation Leader for that program. During the day families attend information sessions on a variety of topics, everything from financial aid, to the major that their student will be studying. They even get a free lunch! At any point during the day, if they had a question that was best answered by a WIT student, they would come to me. The families wanted my perspective on everything from: “Why did you chose to come to Wentworth?” to “Where is the restroom?”. Another responsibility of mine was to make sure that everyone knew where they were going, felt comfortable navigating our campus, and had all the information that was given out. It was a very rewarding experience to help the new families get comfortable sending their students off for a great first year at Wentworth. Can’t wait to see you in the fall!