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Launch (in-person)

We are excited that Launch is back in-person for summer 2022! Two sessions are offered with a variety of STEM disciplines offered. Each session is taught by WPI faculty with hands-on projects for students to explore. If you’re looking for summer programs for rising 9th graders and sophomores, be sure to explore Launch.

Audience: ​Students Entering Grades 9 & 10
Registration: Register Today!

Session I Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2022 (residential)
Session I Cost: $1,295 (Includes cost of housing, food, field trips, and activities)

Session II Dates: August 8 - 12, 2022 (commuter)
Session II Cost: $795 (Includes lunch)


Financial Assistance Information: For information about our financial assistance please see our program policies page.


Program At a Glance:

  • Instruction is from 9am-4pm, in-person for the week
  • WPI faculty provide hands-on activities, demos, and discussions
  • Use state-of-the-art technology, industry software, and laboratory experience
  • Build connections with WPI college students
  • Residential students will engage in college life activities such as skill-building workshops and community building activities


Watch our Summer 2022 Promo below

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Want more info? Sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions below!
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On Demand Information Session

Interested in learning more about our interactive summer program for high schoolers? Click the link below to learn more about our upcoming summer 2022 programs.

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STEM Session Information

From Neuroscience to Robotics, the possibilities are endless at Launch.. Check out our list of STEM courses for high school students offered at this in-person program.

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My daughter had a fantastic week participating in the Launch program. Such a fantastic week that she is hoping this is just the beginning of her time with WPI! Thank you!
Dianne R.
Parent of Launch Participant

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What should we expect on Move-In/Move-Out day?

    Opening day for Residential Launch is on Sunday 6/26/22 and the estimated time of arrival is currently between 12 and 1pm (subject to change). More specific details will be communicated with students and families as we get closer to the date. Opening day will include move in to the residence hall, an official campus welcome, student orientation, student dinner, floor meeting and IT account setup. Families are included for a short time for moving into the residence halls and an official welcome from WPI.

    Closing day for Residential Launch is on Friday 7/1/22 and the estimated time of move-out from the residence halls is around 3:30pm (exact time still being finalized). The exact time and details will be finalized soon and shared with students and families.

    Last updated: July 21, 2022
  • Is transportation provided?

    WPI does not offer a specific transportation service through the university. Below is a list of some companies that have worked with our students in the past. Please note that neither WPI nor the Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs office endorse these companies. They are shared for informational purposes only.

    Joeys Limo:

    Wachusett Limo:

    Knights Limo:

    Last updated: July 21, 2022
  • Launch Commuter times

    On the first day of the program, Monday, August 8, drop-off will be available from 8-9am. After this, students are able to be dropped-off between 8:15-9am and picked-up between 4-4:45pm. There is no additional programming during these times. The 45-minute block of time is to provide flexibility for transportation and family scheduling.

    Last updated: July 21, 2022
  • COVID-19 Information

    Face coverings are optional for students who are fully vaccinated and highly recommended for students who have been approved for a medical/disability or religious exemption. *Subject to change. For full information on our COVID-19 policies please see our Programs Policies Page.

    Last updated: July 21, 2022