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Messenger Residence Hall

Messenger Hall

WPI’s newest residence, Messenger Hall, opened in August 2018. Centrally located on the Quad, sitting atop the WPI Innovation Studio, Messenger is a co-ed, three-floor, 140-bed residence hall.   Each floor includes two multi-use gendered (one male/one female) bathrooms and two single-use gender-inclusive bathrooms. Tech suites and open lounges offer many options for studying and laundry facilities are available on each floor.

The naming of the residence hall honors Priscilla and George Messenger Jr. ’51 for their lifetime support of WPI students. The couple established the George and Priscilla Messenger Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2001, and have made additional generous commitments to that fund over the years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who lives in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Undergraduate Students
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • How many student staff members are in Messenger Hall?
    • 3 Resident Advisors (RAs) work with Messenger Hall, 1 RA per floor.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • What type of building is Messenger Hall?
    • A single corridor hall with double and single bedrooms on each floor.
    • Entrance to Messenger is separate from WPI Innovation Studio, but residents have access through a joint entrance during specific hours.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • What are the amenities in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Air conditioning/heating units
    • Two tech suites per floor
    • 2 large lounges with soft seating and tables with chairs per floor
    • Laundry room, located on each floor
    • Trash and recycling room on every floor
    • 2 single gender inclusive, single use bathrooms per floor in addition to the multi-use gendered bathrooms
    • A uniquely connected building, Messenger does not feature traditional wired cable service; instead, residents are able to view WPI cable channels wirelessly through use of Roku devices or their laptop computers.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • Do tech suites need to be reserved in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Tech suites are on a first come, first serve basis.  If a space is open and available, residents are permitted to use the space without a reservation.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • Is a residential meal plan required in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Residents of Messenger Hall are required to have a residential meal plan – either a 14, 19, 200 or VIP plan.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • What is provided for furniture in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Bedrooms are outfitted with a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each resident.  Messenger Hall closets are open facing closets with a shelf and hanging bar for clothing.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • Can beds be lofted or bunked in Messenger Hall housing?
    • Beds in Messenger Hall are able to be bunked.  Residents need to ask for pins to bunk the bed, but are responsible for taking the bed apart at the end of the year and returning the pins to the Residential Services Office.
    • Beds cannot be lofted and lofting equipment is not provided.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
  • Are beds adjustable in Messenger Hall housing?
    • All beds in Messenger Hall can be adjusted up or down.  Residents are responsible for adjusting the bed height.  Beds can be adjusted to the top level, allowing the dresser to fit underneath the bed.
    Last updated: August 16, 2022
Students sitting on beds
Students sitting on floor in bean bag chairs.

Room Style 1

View of desk and bed setup.
View of bed setup.
Central view of room.
Bed setup.
Desk and dresser setup.
Desk and closet setup.
Entrance view from window of room.
Panoramic view of room from window.
View from entrance of room.
Corner bed view of entrance and closets.

Room Style 2

Bed setup.
Bed and desk setup.
View of desk and entrance.
View of entrance and closet to room.
View of closet and dresser setup.
View of closet, dresser, and window in room.
View of window in room.
View of entrance to room.
Corner angle view of room.

Messenger Residence Hall

Messenger Residence Hall