Commuter Student Presentation - Wentworth Institute of Technology

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From where are we
commuting?
[Front of the room]
Commuting from North of Boston?
Sit in the front 2 rows
Commuting from Boston or nearby?
Sit in the middle 3 rows.
Commuting from South of Boston?
Sit in the back 2 rows.
[Back of the room]
Quick Speed-Friending!
0 Get into groups of 4-5 with students sitting near you.
0 After you have found a group, introduce yourselves.
0 Who is the youngest?
0 Youngest person raise your hand!
0 Here come the speed-friending questions….
0 You have 5 minutes…
0 Each person should have a chance to answer all 3 questions.
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>30% of students commute to Wentworth
 Over 250 first year commuter students
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Average commute: 45-60 minutes
Total time on campus: 11+ hrs/day
 Outside the classroom: 3-4 hrs/day
½ of commuter students have a work-study job on
campus.
 ½ of commuter students have a job off-campus.
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How does Commuter Student Programs assist?
 Offer discounted MBTA passes
 Free lockers on campus
 Programs during the day and early evening
 Commuter Assistants – experienced commuters!
 Additional study hours/spaces
 1:1 meetings and drop-in office hours
 Advocate for commuter students
 Assist with off-campus living
Consider cost, time, class/work schedule, and personal
preferences.
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Drive
 Parking permits available for $200/semester
 Purchase through LConnect or in Student Service Center
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MBTA
 Discounted t-passes on sale July 1st at Info Hub or 013
Flanagan (Mallory’s office)
 Credit/debit, check, Fenway cash – no cash.
 Deadline: August 1st
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Sign-up for a locker during the first week of
classes at the Info Hub desk in the ground floor of
the Flanagan Campus Center.
 Must have your WIT ID to verify commuter status
 Lock included
 Locations:
▪ Beatty
▪ Rubenstein
▪ Watson
▪ Annex
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Located at 610 Huntington Ave.
Available 24/7 – 617-989-4400
 Blue lights/info buttons around campus
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Provide escorts to car and/or nearest t-stop
 Blue lights/info buttons around campus
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RAVE text message alerts
Work closely with Boston Police Department
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Multiple options…
 Cafeterias: MassArt & Beatty (and the C-Store)
 Put $$$ on your WIT ID card.
▪ Fenway Cash on your WIT ID card. (www.fenwaycard.com)
▪ http://www.dineoncampus.com/cof/idx.cfm
 Good ol’ fashion cash and debit/credit cards are accepted.
 Bring your own lunch – most affordable option.
▪ Mini fridge in pool room. Microwaves in café.
 Off-campus eateries close by.
 Meal plans are available for commuter students if interested
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Be Productive
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Library
Studio/Lab
Work-study job
The Learning Center (4th
floor, Beatty Hall)
Meeting rooms
Empty classrooms
Quad
Commuter Study Space
Breakout spaces
Intercultural Center
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Just Relax and Enjoy
 Cafeterias
 Tansey Gym
 Quad
 Flanagan Campus Center:
▪ Breakout spaces, pavilion
seating
▪ Pool room
▪ Schumann Fitness Center
▪ Meditation
Room/Intercultural Center
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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.
Erica A.
Sovathya S.
Susan N.
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Tuesdays!
 Commuter Connection Activities
 Trivia, Service Projects, Basketball Tournaments, etc.
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Wednesdays!
 Commuter Coffee Breaks
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Thursdays!
 Faculty Lunches
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Third Thursday Commuter Student Lunch
Commuter Appreciation Breakfast
Pool Tournaments
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Also – campus wide evening & daytime programs!
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Facebook Groups:
 www.facebook.com/groups/WITcommuters,
 Wentworth Class of 2018 Facebook
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Twitter & Instagram: @WITcommuters
 @DeanWenner, @WITcampuslife @wentworthleopard
 @WITinfohub….. And more!
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Campus Update emails (Mondays)
Commuter Blog (blogs.wit.edu)
Posters, table tents, Info Hub desk
 Stall Street Journal bathroom flyers!
Show up to class on time
Attend & participate in campus events
Get involved in something early
Apply for a work-study job on campus
 www.wit.edu/ssc
 Form study groups
 Hang out with friends in residence halls
 Communicate with parents/family
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Can commuter students be involved on campus?
ABSOLUTELY!
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Join clubs
Get involved in your major
Start a club
Do community service
Create campus programs
Find a work-study job
Attend Wentworth Student Government
Apply to be a student leader! RA, Orientation Team, Career
Peer, etc!
 Time Management
 Talk to your parents/family
 Study & homework habits
 Friends on campus and at home
 Commuting travel time
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Ask a student leader for help
 Orientation/WOW Team, peers in class, upperclass students
 Info Hub desk attendants
 Commuter Assistants
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Ask a faculty or staff member for assistance
 Leopard Link, Professors, First Year Seminar Instructors,
Coaches
 Dean of Students (office)
 Departments, offices.
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Use technology
 Websites, email, and social media.
www.wit.edu/student-life/commuters
Email: [email protected]
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MBTA t-pass deadline
 Friday, August 1st
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Wentworth Opening Week (WOW)
 September 4th-7th (Thurs-Sun)
 Check-in opens at 12pm on Thursday, 9/4
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First Day of Class & Locker Distribution
 Monday, September 8th
Mallory Pernaa,
Coordinator of Commuter Student Programs
013 Flanagan Campus Center, Beatty Hall
[email protected]
617.989.4487
What questions can I answer?
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First Week of Class – Daily Coffee Breaks
 September 3rd-6th, 9:30am-10:30am
 Hot chocolate, coffee and tea
 Flanagan Campus Center Ground floor
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Commuter Connection Activities every Tuesday
 Sept. 10th, 17th, 24th
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Commuter Student Social
 September 12th
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Commuter Lunch – every Thursday
 Faculty guests
 3rd Thursdays – just commuter students getting together.
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Commuter Appreciation Breakfast!
 September 18th, 7:30am-10:30am
 Multi-Purpose Room – Back of Cafeteria

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