Follow the University's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 11, 2020

April 9, 2020

Summary of Wentworth’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

[For more complete details and updates, visit the university’s COVID-19 Info Center].

When the full reality of the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in March, Wentworth immediately formed a Task Force that has been meeting almost daily since then.

The Task Force has:

  • opted to suspend face-to-face learning and on-campus living for the summer 2020 semester (coursework for the summer 2020 semester will be delivered via distance learning). 
  • moved nearly all students out of the residence halls (those who could not return home were able to remain on campus).
  • recalled students from study abroad programs and other international trips.
  • helped all non-essential staff to work remotely.

To help prospective undergraduate and graduate students with their decisions about where to pursue their degrees, the University has:

To support existing students Wentworth is:

  • refunding roughly a third of the costs for housing, board/meal plan and certain other auxiliary expenses not utilized during the spring 2020 semester.
  • providing two-thirds of salaries to a majority of students who were working for the university through early March, even if they are unable to work right now.
  • providing grading systems fair to all, including a student option to make any class Pass/No Credit. And those who had to halt their co-ops will receive an appropriate passing credit.
  • providing care and counseling to students who need support now more than ever.
  • creating a way for all seniors to celebrate their spring graduation later, in August.                                                                                                                                      

The University has been surveying its students, who for the most part report having a good experience transitioning to distance learning.

 

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