Accepted Students

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WPI Graduate Accepted Students

Congratulations and welcome to Worcester Polytechnic Institute! As a new graduate student, you are beginning a journey of personal and professional growth at an institution offering multidisciplinary training and more than 150 years of excellence and distinction.

We are excited to finally welcome you to campus! If you are an RA or a TA you will need to arrive on campus no later than the first day of classes (January 10th for spring 2023). All International students must arrive by the add/drop date of January 24th. Anyone who cannot meet the previously mentioned requirements will be asked to take courses online and/or can request to defer to fall 2023.

Within the Graduate Student Experience website, you will find information to help you start your academic experience at WPI, from what you need to complete prior to arriving on campus and during the initial couple of weeks of the semester to connecting with current graduate students and peer-mentors. You should also visit WPI’s Graduate Studies website for graduate student orientation information and upcoming workshops. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and plan to participate. WPI is known for its personal attention to students, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

First things first. Connect with us and share your excitement about joining our vibrant graduate student life on our social media platforms including TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. Tag us. Tell us what you are most looking forward to once you arrive as a graduate student at WPI.

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New Student Orientation for Graduate Students

Orientation for all new WPI graduate students will take place on Monday, 9 January 2022 virtually. The Zoom session will begin at 8:30 am ET. Please register for this event prior to attending.



Orientation for all new international graduate students will take place on Sunday, 8 January 2022 virtually. The Zoom session will begin at 10 a.m. ET. Please register for this event prior to attending.

We recognize our different constituent groups don’t all need the same information. We have organized the information into the following categories: