Arrival and Move in

Welcome to Campus

International Students:

  1. International students should arrive on campus—and move in—on August 19. All international students should plan to attend the pre-orientation (August 20–22) and New Student Orientation (August 23-26). If the timing of your flights has you at WPI before August 19, please contact

All Students:

  1. Move in day is on Sunday, August 23. We will be ready and waiting for you at 9 a.m. (no earlier, please). Members of WPI fraternities and sororities will be here to assist with unloading and carrying your items. Please label your belongings clearly with your name and room number. After moving in and registering, we will direct you to the day's activities and events.
  2. New Student Orientation (NSO) starts with Move-In Day on Sunday, August 23 and then orientation activities Monday, August 24 through Wednesday August 26. You will get to know your classmates and the campus, its history and traditions as well as informational sessions about your academic, social, and extracurricular life at WPI.
  3. Find out your WPI mailbox number by logging into the Web Information System (also known as BannerWeb) and selecting Personal Information. WPI Mail Services is located in the Campus Center, lower level. You will be assigned a mailbox for all four years so you can receive mail or packages on campus. Any packages mailed prior to the start of New Student Orientation can be picked up on Sunday, August 23. You must show your student ID. Mail and packages should be sent to:   
    YOUR NAME (as it appears on your WPI ID)       
    WPI Mailbox # (as assigned to you)       
    100 Institute Road       
    Worcester, MA 01609-2280
  4. Visit the bookstore website. The campus bookstore will have all of the books you need for your courses at WPI. You can purchase them online or wait until you arrive on campus. The bookstore is open weekdays during the summer.
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New Student Orientation

Move in day is Sunday, August 23.

International students arrive and move in on Wednesday, August 19.

Parking Permit for Commuters

Submit a request to obtain a parking permit to park your car while on campus.

Smooth Sailing for Transfer Students

In addition to participating in all New Student Orientation events, you can also attend Transfer Advising Day and Transfer Orientation.

If you have questions about Transfer Advising Day, contact Paul Reilly in the Office of Academic Advising.