Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.
>30% of students commute to Wentworth Over 250 first year commuter students 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.
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. Drive Parking permits available for $200/semester Purchase through LConnect or in Student Service Center MBTA Discounted t-passes on sale July 1 st at Info Hub or 013 Flanagan (Mallory’s office) Credit/debit, check, Fenway cash – no cash. Deadline: August 1st
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
Located at 610 Huntington Ave. Available 24/7 – 617-989-4400 Blue lights/info buttons around campus Provide escorts to car and/or nearest t-stop Blue lights/info buttons around campus RAVE text message alerts Work closely with Boston Police Department
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)www.fenwaycard.com ▪ http://www.dineoncampus.com/cof/idx.cfm 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
Be Productive Library Studio/Lab Work-study job The Learning Center (4 th floor, Beatty Hall) Meeting rooms Empty classrooms Quad Commuter Study Space Breakout spaces Intercultural Center Just Relax and Enjoy Cafeterias Tansey Gym Quad Flanagan Campus Center: ▪ Breakout spaces, pavilion seating ▪ Pool room ▪ Schumann Fitness Center ▪ Meditation Room/Intercultural Center
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.
Tuesdays! Commuter Connection Activities Trivia, Service Projects, Basketball Tournaments, etc. Wednesdays! Commuter Coffee Breaks Thursdays! Faculty Lunches Third Thursday Commuter Student Lunch Commuter Appreciation Breakfast Pool Tournaments Also – campus wide evening & daytime programs!
Facebook Groups: www.facebook.com/groups/WITcommuters, www.facebook.com/groups/WITcommuters Wentworth Class of 2018 Facebook Twitter & Instagram: @WITcommuters @DeanWenner, @WITcampuslife @wentworthleopard @WITinfohub….. And more! 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 www.wit.edu/ssc Form study groups Hang out with friends in residence halls Communicate with parents/family
Can commuter students be involved on campus? ABSOLUTELY! 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
Ask a student leader for help Orientation/WOW Team, peers in class, upperclass students Info Hub desk attendants Commuter Assistants Ask a faculty or staff member for assistance Leopard Link, Professors, First Year Seminar Instructors, Coaches Dean of Students (office) Departments, offices. Use technology Websites, email, and social media.
MBTA t-pass deadline Friday, August 1 st Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) September 4th-7 th (Thurs-Sun) Check-in opens at 12pm on Thursday, 9/4 First Day of Class & Locker Distribution Monday, September 8th
Mallory Pernaa, Coordinator of Commuter Student Programs 013 Flanagan Campus Center, Beatty Hall firstname.lastname@example.org 617.989.4487 What questions can I answer?
First Week of Class – Daily Coffee Breaks September 3 rd -6th, 9:30am-10:30am Hot chocolate, coffee and tea Flanagan Campus Center Ground floor Commuter Connection Activities every Tuesday Sept. 10 th, 17 th, 24 th Commuter Student Social September 12 th Commuter Lunch – every Thursday Faculty guests 3 rd Thursdays – just commuter students getting together. Commuter Appreciation Breakfast! September 18 th, 7:30am-10:30am Multi-Purpose Room – Back of Cafeteria