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Institute Hall

Institute Hall

First Year Residence

Three RAs work in the building to foster an inclusive environment. It is located next to Founders Hall and the Goat’s Head Restaurant.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who lives in Institute Hall?

    This is a first year student building.

  • How many student staff members are in the building?

    3 Resident Advisors (RAs) work in Institute Hall.

  • What type of building is Institute Hall?
    • A corridor style building with shared bedrooms.
  • What are the amenities in the building?
    • Common room lounge areas located on the garden level with TV/tech connections and a smaller study lounge on the second floor
    • 2 multi-use bathrooms on each floor and 2 single use bathrooms on the garden level of the building
    • Laundry facilities are located on the garden level
    • Elevator access
    • Two dining locations, Goat’s Head Restaurant and On the Go Convenience, on the first floor of Founders Hall.
  • Is a residential meal plan required in Institute Hall?

    Residents of Institute are required to have a residential meal plan – either a 14, 19, 200 or VIP plan.

  • What is provided for furniture/appliances?
    • Bedrooms are outfitted with a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe, and dresser for each resident. 
    • Institute wardrobes have a shelf, hanging bar for clothes, and a door.
    • All WPI furniture must remain in the room.
    • Common rooms are outfitted with soft seating (for example – couches, chairs, etc.).
    • Internet access/cable
  • Can beds be bunked?

    Beds in Institute Hall are able to be bunked. Residents need to ask for pins to bunk the bed, but are responsible for un-bunking the bed at the end of the year and returning the pins to the office.

  • Does Institute Hall have air conditioning?

    Institute Hall does not have air conditioning in the building.  Residents are encouraged to bring fans for their space.  Personal air conditioners are not permitted.

Institute Hall

Institute Hall

Institute hall building view
Students playing game in the common room
Students studying in the conference room
Students studying in the room
Students hanging out in the room
Students studying and talking in the room
Students watching videos in the room
Front building view of Institute Hall

Room Style 1

Central view of room style 1.
View of bed and desk setup.
View of closet and dresser set up.
Corner view of closet and desk setup.
Central view of room from bed with desk setup.
Setup of dresser and closet.
Bed setup.
Corner view of bed and desk setup.
Central view of room from in between beds.
View of room from entrance.

Room Style 2

Central view of room with window.
View of desk and bed setup.
View of entrance and desk setup.
Central view of room with desk and closet setup.
View of closet, dresser, and desk setup.
View of bed and dresser setup.
Panoramic view of room from window.
View of room from entrance.

Room Style 3

Central view of room with desk setup.
Corner view of beds, desk, and closet.
View of beds and closets.
View of bunked beds.
Central view of room from window.
View of entrance and desk setup.
View of desk, dressers, and closets.
Corner angle view of room from window.
View of room from entrance.
Corner angle view from front of room.

Single Style

Central view of single room with bed in front of window.
Corner view of bed setup.
Closet and dresser setup.
Closet, dresser, and desk setup.
View of entrance to single in Institute
Central view of room from bed.
Desk setup in room.
Desk setup in room with nightstand next to bed.
Panoramic of room from entrance.
Corner view from bed.