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Commuter Parent Session - NSO 2014

Info for Parents of Wentworth Commuter Students
by Mallory Pernaa on 23 June 2014

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Transcript of Commuter Parent Session - NSO 2014

Transportation
Commuter Parking Permits
Purchase in September
On LConnect or in the Student Service Center.
$200/semester
Annex, Sweeney, Parker & Ira Allen lots
Discount semester t-passes
.
Available on July 1st!
Valid Sept. 1-Dec. 31
Order forms and pricing available at www.wit.edu/student-life/commuters.
Just a few of the Resources on Campus
The Learning Center
- tutors, study groups, writing assistance.
Wellness & Disability Services-
nutrition, counseling, health services, educational programs, learning/physical disabilities
Library
- research assistance.
Connected to staff and students from Orientation, Wentworth Opening Week & First Year Seminar.
Diversity Programs, Campus Life, Dean of Students, Student Service Center, etc.

Public Safety
Open 24/7 and serve as campus police.
Escorts available for walking to car and nearby t-stops.
Reached directly by going to their office, calling
617-989-4400
, or by pressing a blue light on campus.
RAVE text message alerts - sign up on LConnect.
Additional safety tips for city travel

Commuter Programs
Specific programs put on during the day to build community among commuters on campus.
Coffee Breaks
Faculty/Student Lunches
Socials
Educational workshops
Appreciation Breakfasts
Weekly Activities
Transition
Challenges & Family Support
Time management
Responsibilities at home
Where and when to do work
Time spent commuting
Encouraging involvement
Showing interest and support
Understanding resources available and how to access those resources


Meals on Campus
Cafeterias (MassArt & Beatty) and convenience store
Fenway Cash option www.fenwaycard.com.
Bringing meals/snacks to campus
Mini fridge and microwave access
Off-campus eateries nearby
Commuter Parent Session
THANK YOU!


Mallory Pernaa
Commuter Student Programs
pernaam@wit.edu
617-989-4487
013 Beatty

Lockers
Free locker on campus
Includes combo lock
Available at Info Hub w/ WIT ID September 8th.
Beatty, Annex, Watson, and Rubenstein Halls
Join clubs, start a club
Get involved in your major/professional organization
Do community service
Create new campus programs
Find a work-study job (www.wit.edu/ssc)
Attend Wentworth Student Government
Apply to be a student leader! RA, Orientation Team, Career Peer, etc!
Wentworth Leadership Institute
Accelerate entrepreneurship program

Involvement Opportunities
*Facebook
www.facebook.com/groups/WITcommuters,
Wentworth Class of 2018 Facebook
*Twitter & Instagram
@WITcommuters
*Campus Update emails
(Mondays)
*Commuter Blog
(blogs.wit.edu)
*Postings around campus:
posters, table tents, Stall Street Journal bathroom flyers.

Stay Informed
Commuter Assistants

Plan social & educational programs.
Advocate for commuters.
Hold office hours to answer questions and provide resources.
Create a commuter community on campus
Collaborate with services and organizations to introduce involvement opportunities to commuter students.
MBTA T-Pass Deadline
Friday, August 1st

Wentworth Opening Week (WOW)
September 4th-7th (Thurs-Sun)
Check-in opens at 12pm on Thursday, 9/4

First Day of Class & Locker Distribution
Monday, September 8th

Important Dates
Who are Wentworth Commuters?
30% of WIT students commute.
Majority commute 45-60 minutes each way.
Most have a job on or off campus.
Commuter Student Programs
Discount MBTA passes
Free lockers on campus
Programs during the day
Commuter Assistants
Provide additional study spaces
1:1 meetings and drop-in office hours
Advocate for commuter students
Assist with off-campus living

Commuter Website
www.wit.edu/student-life/commuters

Questions?
Mallory Pernaa
Coordinator of Commuter Study Programs
013 Beatty Hall
pernaam@wit.edu
617-989-4487

Please feel free to contact me.
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