As a parent of a WPI student,  you want to stay up-to-date about everything from registrar’s deadlines to campus events, and we understand that. We'll help you stay in touch and connected with resources at your fingertips. Don’t forget to have your student set up authorization (PDF) if you wish to have access to view academic and billing information through the parent portal (PDF).

If at any time you are concerned about your student, contact the WPI Care Team for assistance.

Don't Miss Family Weekend

From September 16 to 18, we look forward to welcoming our extended WPI family to campus to enjoy time with your student, faculty and staff, and the rest of the WPI community.  There is a complete weekend of fun and informative events and activities offered for all ages and we hope that you will join us.

Stay in Touch with Campus Happenings

The Parents & Friends Newsletter is sent out six times each academic year and is full of campus, student, and faculty news. Whether there is an upcoming event, an important deadline, or a cool student project, the newsletter is designed to keep parents current with all that is happening at WPI.  If you are not receiving the newsletter, be sure to subscribe. 

Global Opportunities and Safety

Through our Global Projects Program, students travel to 40+ off-campus locations across 6 continents. They have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures and impact local communities as they tackle real-life problems. To ensure safety abroad, we have programs and resources to help in travel planning and preparations including pre-departure orientations,  instructional handbooks for each location, off-campus emergency response procedures, onsite faculty and law enforcement staffing, and more. 

The Cluttered World of College Rankings

With all the college ranking lists available to read, which ones can parents trust? Kristin Tichenor, WPI senior vice president for enrollment and institutional strategy, advises looking at the larger trends among the myriad ranking systems—and why she thinks WPI earns high marks on so many great lists.

Results That Matter

What does WPI offer your student? While our graduates typically earn high starting salaries and secure meaningful employment shortly after graduation, a WPI educational experience is anything but typical. Find out all the ways WPI helps students explore their interests and turn that work into a fulfilling career that lets them make significant changes in the world.