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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 not only learn and grow their STEM knowledge and skills but build connections with students from around the globe. 

Example Schedule

This is an example of a schedule of "A Day in the Life" of a Frontiers student. All Frontiers events offered at different times to accommodate student schedules and preferences. Please note timeframes given are based on Eastern Standard Time, U.S.

"A Day in the Life"

Time Activity
10:00- 11:00 AM STEM Major Track
11:30-12:30 PM Humanities & Arts Minor
12:30-1:30 PM Rest & Recharge
1:30-3:00 PM STEM Major Track
4:00-5:00 PM Virtual Program: Yoga & Meditation 
5:00-5:30 PM Virtual Herd Hangout
6:00-7:00 PM Virtual Program: JackBox Trivia: Quiplash 
8:00-9:00 PM Virtual Program: K-POP Dance Party
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Welcome & Orientation

Frontiers will be offering a student and family orientation to share available resources, get set up on the online learning platforms (Zoom and Canvas), and have live conversations with 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
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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 schedule an official WPI Admissions Interview (optional) that can be added to your undergraduate application for WPI. Students will also gain access to an Admissions 101 session to gain an inside view on the actual process. 

Some additional programs include: 

  • College Planning Night for Students and Families 
  • Resume Workshops 
  • Dinner with the Deans series
  • Admissions 101
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Student Engagement Opportunities

WPI is known for the community we build with one another each and every day. We are going to bring this same community we know and love to our virtual program. Our mission is for high schoolers to build connections and make lasting bonds with students with similar interests from around the world while connecting them to current undergrads, staff, and faculty at WPI. Students will be placed in Herds getting the chance to connect with like-minded students from around the world.

Some of our exciting online programs will include: 

  • E-Sport & Gaming Opportunities 
  • Virtual Talent Show & Dance Parties 
  • Virtual Minecraft Sessions
  • Virtual Community Service Opportunities