Frontiers Program Information

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More than an Academic Experience

Frontiers, WPI's premier pre-college program, will give high schoolers an all-encompassing preview of college life at WPI. Students will grow their STEM knowledge, participate in lab-based classes, and build connections with students from around the globe. Please see our FAQs page for orientation information, packing lists, and more!

Example Schedule

Below is an example of "A Day in the Life" of a Frontiers student. All Frontiers events are offered at different times to accommodate student schedules and preferences. The provided timeframe is based on Eastern Daylight Time, U.S.

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A Day in the Life - Frontiers

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-10:30 AM Major Program (STEM Discipline)
10:30-12:30 PM Minor Workshop (Humanities, Arts, or Business)
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:30-4:15 PM Major Program (STEM Discipline)
4:15-5:30 PM Resume Writing Workshop
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner in the Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Kickboxing Class
7:30-8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons
8:00-9:00 PM Movie Night
9:00-10:00 PM WPI Trivia


Welcome & Orientation

On Frontiers opening days, we offer student and family orientations to share available resources, provide technical support, and share details about the WPI Community.

Our orientation schedule will include: 

  • Welcome to WPI & Frontiers 
  • Technology Overview & Services 
  • Herd Group Introductions & Hangouts
  • Advice from WPI undergraduates
  • Parent & Family Engagement (throughout the program)
  • Live Q & A with WPI staff

College Access Overview & Resources

We understand that the college search process can be overwhelming. That is why getting you prepared for your college journey is one of our priorities. Through this program you are able to attend a whole host of college preparation workshops from resume writing to career planning. 

Some additional programs include: 

  • College Planning Night for Students
  • Resume Workshops 
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Admissions 101