Services & Facilities
Why should you visit the Campus Center? Here are 24 Reasons!
- Information Center Desk, Automated Teller Machine (TD Bank), and Plasma Screen TV's are located in the main entrance lobby area. Our Information Center Assistants will be happy to assist, and direct you to your destination. The plasma screen located above the Information Center desk displays a schedule of various meetings and events taking place in the campus center daily. Need cash? Our automated bank teller machine located in the main lobby adjacent to the Information Center is available to help you with your financial needs. Next to the ATM, you can catch the latest CNN news on the plasma screen TV under the Information Kiosk sign.
- The Campus Center dining program, "Profiles in Good Taste", offers the Food Court, Gompei's Pizza, Coyote Jack's Grill, Quiznos Subs, Chartwell's catering and banquet services, and vending. It is designed to provide maximum service to the WPI community. Whether your desire is pizza or pasta, a hot ethnic or vegetarian entrée, fresh vegetable salads, deli sandwiches, or a variety of desserts and beverages, Campus Center guests will have access to food in the Campus Center. Click here for more information on WPI dining services hours of operation.
- Dunkin' Donuts is located on the main entrance level of the Campus Center. This destination offers coffee, donuts, and breakfast sandwiches.
- Barnes and Noble @ WPI Bookstore. Besides selling textbooks and other campus essentials, the new and expanded bookstore will offer an expanded clothing and computer department, including a more extensive selection of hardware, software and computer accessories. The bookstore, offering music CDs, videos, cards and gifts, will be a comfortable place where patrons can relax between classes, meet for a cup of coffee, browse the bestsellers and talk with friends. Simply put, the bookstore will offer "more cool stuff."
- Campus Mailing Services. Every enrolled student will be assigned a mailbox in the Campus Center. A full array of mail services are provided through Campus Mail Services in the Campus Center. For more information about hours of operation, please contact Mail Services: 508-831-5523.
- Campus Center Events Office. The administrative staff of the Campus Center Events Office work to ensure that your meeting, activity or special event held in the Campus Center is a success. Students, faculty and staff can come to the office (Suite 254) located just inside the main entrance to the Campus Center for assistance in planning all non-academic activities and events on campus.
- Student Activities Office. If you are interested in finding out about how to get involved in over one hundred recognized student organizations, the student activities office is the place to start. If you are planning a student activity, or would like information about new student orientation, leadership programs, summer programs or locker space, the Student Activities Office is the place to go.
- Dean of Students Office. The Dean's Staff oversees most out-of-class activities of the student body. The Dean, Associate Dean, and Assistant Dean work with numerous student service staff members to deliver social, cultural and developmental co-curricular programs to the university community. The Dean of Students Staff serves as partners with our academic colleagues outside the classroom on developmental and life issues.
- Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council. WPI has a formal relationship with 13 national fraternities and 3 national sororities, dating back to 1891. The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council are the student organizations charged with assisting the college in overseeing and setting standards for WPI's Greek system.
- Community Service Office. Each year, an increasing number of students volunteer their time and talent to local and national agencies through the WPI Community Service Program. Opportunities exist for students, faculty and staff to engage in work with local agencies, schools and families under the coordination of the community service office. WPI's Habitat for Humanity program is also housed under the community service umbrella.
- Game Room. For those who like pool, fooseball, or seek some stress relief in an occasional game of darts, you can have it all by visiting the Game Room located on the first floor (garden level) of the Campus Center.
- Information Center. Located at the crossroads in the Campus Center lobby, the Information Center will be a one-stop location for anyone seeking information on what is going on in the Center. Just a few of the services include daily event schedules, campus maps, ticket sales, equipment rental, building tours and a whole lot more!
- Student Government and Graduate Student Organization Offices. These two separate organizations also have office space in the Campus Center. If you'd like to voice a concern, request funding or address any number of student issues, the Student Government can help. Student Government allocates the student activities fee and represents the student body on a number or campus wide committees. Your senators, student body president and vice-president can all be reached through this office. The Graduate Student Organization is a great way to meet other graduate students and work on issues pertaining to graduate student academic and social life.
- SocComm. The Social Committee (SocComm) is the student program board which is the primary organization that plans student activities on campus. SocComm plans events for students ranging from comedy, lectures and music to the major programs such as Winter Carnival, Quadfest, the film program and coffeehouse series. If you are interested in getting involved in planning activities, this is the student group to contact.
- Meeting and Special Events Rooms. There are numerous meeting and conference rooms for student, faculty, administrative groups and external groups to hold meetings and events. The Campus Center will be the primary venue for student activities on campus, but will also be a place for reunions, conferences, speakers, dinners and a variety of other special events. Reservations are required for room use and may be made in the Administrative Offices with the Events Staff or online. For more information on how to reserve a room using the online reservation system R25, please visit the Events Office webpage.
- TV Viewing Areas. If you want to catch CNN, your favorite soap opera, or tune in to the latest in sports, check out three other TV's on the garden level of the Campus Center.
- The Campus Center Patio. When the weather is warm and you are looking to dine outside, the Campus Center patio with tables and umbrellas is the perfect place. An extension of the dining seating areas, the patio will also be a place to enjoy outdoor entertainment.
- Student Publications. The Towers and Peddler - Whether you are interested in writing a news story, a story on the arts, entertainment or sports, writing for the Tech News is a great way to get involved and contribute to the WPI community. The Peddler (the student yearbook) Office is located next to Tech News in the same office suite. Like Tech News, the Peddler is an organization that provides opportunities for writers and photographers. Opportunities exist for creative writing, photography and artistic design by contacting these organizations.
- WWPI. Have you ever thought of being a radio station disc jockey? WWPI is the student radio station where you'll have the opportunity. You'll get the training you need and eventually have your own show! Get involved with WWPI, our student radio station.
- Lens and Lights. This is the student organization that provides technical support to help meet the sound and lighting needs for activities and events on campus. Whether the event is a rock concert, drama production, or special speaker, Lens and Lights will assist you to ensure that your activity or event is a success.
- International Student Council Office. The International Student Council is an undergraduate student organization which assists our International students concerning co-curricular activities. The ISC also promotes awareness of cultural diversity and international issues.
- Student Leadership Programs. The Campus Center will be the home of some of the best leadership development programs available to students. Students that are interested in learning about leadership and developing their leadership skills can participate in a variety of programs that are offered for students and student organizations. By contacting the Campus Center and Student Activities Offices, you can find out what programs are currently being offered or request a program tailored to the specific needs of your student organization. Whether you're interested in attending a one-day program for student organizations, a weekend Leadership retreat or participating in an outstanding continuous and comprehensive program such as LEAP (Leadership Effectiveness and Practice), get involved and invest in your personal growth through our leadership development programs.
- The Class of 1946 Lounge. For a little atmosphere, get comfortable sitting by the fire in this lounge. This spacious lounge is a great place to relax, study or socialize with students, faculty and staff.
- Posting Flyers and Announcements in the Campus Center. The Campus Center Administrative Office, Room 254 (next to the book store) approves and posts your hard copy announcements for display in the Campus Center. There are designated bulletin and display boards in the Campus Center organized by categories to reduce multiple postings. A sign affixed above each display area indicates its display category or purpose. The descriptions for display areas are: WPI activities and events (non-reoccurring); WPI student organizations' announcements; WPI department announcements; Items for Sale; Rental Property, Apartments, and Roommates; Jobs & Employment Opportunities; Study Abroad, Internships, Fellowships; and Off Campus Events.
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Last modified: June 05, 2012 13:08:00