An excellent way to get a firsthand feel for life at WPI is with our information session and campus tour. These visits last for just over two hours and include an overview of WPI and our undergraduate academic programs, details of the application and admissions process, and a guided tour of campus and the chance to ask current students your important questions.

Information sessions and campus tours are held on weekdays throughout the year and on select Saturdays in the Fall and Spring. Please check our calendar for an current schedule of dates and times and to reserve your spot.

Scheduling Your Visit

In order to accommodate you on your preferred date and time, we encourage you to register well in advance of your visit. Check out our calendar of upcoming dates and times and register now for a session that suits your schedule.

What to Expect

Your day starts with an information session led by an admissions staff member and student intern. We'll discuss an overview of WPI, as well as important details of the undergraduate academic program and details on the application and admission process. 

Following the information session, you will go on a walking tour of our campus led by current WPI students. On tour, you'll see academic buildings, classrooms, the library, a residence hall, the dining hall, our Sports & Recreation Center, and the Rubin Campus Center. Your tour guides will talk about their experiences as WPI students, and you may ask them questions about what it is like to attend WPI.

Visits for School Counselors

We welcome visits from school counselors throughout the year for our scheduled information sessions and tours. If you will be visiting WPI, please contact admissions@wpi.edu for more information and to confirm a date and time.

National Engineers Week 2018

In celebration of National Engineers Week, WPI will be offering engineering lab tours on the following days, which can be completed before or after your time with the Office of Admissions.

Date Time Tour Location (building number on campus map)
Monday, February 19 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Electrical & Computer Engineering* Atwater Kent Laboratories, Room 111 (4)
Monday, February 19 12–1 p.m. Electrical & Computer Engineering* Atwater Kent Laboratories, Room 111 (4)
Tuesday, February 20 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Civil & Environmental Engineering* Kaven Hall, Room 111B (23)
Tuesday, February 20 12–1 p.m. Civil & Environmental Engineering* Kaven Hall, Room 111B (23)
Wednesday, February 21 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mechanical Engineering* Higgins Laboratories lobby (19)
Wednesday, February 21 12–1 p.m. Mechanical Engineering* Higgins Laboratories lobby (19)
Thursday, February 22 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Fire Protection Engineering† Gateway Park, Fire Lab (12)
Thursday, February 22 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Robotics Engineering† 85 Prescott Street, Room 201 (36)
Thursday, February 22 12–1 p.m. Fire Protection Engineering† Gateway Park, Fire Lab (12)
Thursday, February 22 12–1 p.m. Robotics Engineering† 85 Prescott Street, Room 201 (36)
Friday, February 23 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Chemical Engineering* Goddard Hall, Room 128 (13)
Friday, February 23 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Biomedical Engineering† Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center lobby (35)
Friday, February 23 12–1 p.m. Chemical Engineering* Goddard Hall, Room 128 (13)
Friday, February 23 12–1 p.m. Biomedical Engineering† Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center lobby (35)

*Tours marked with * will be held on the main campus. You may check in at the Admissions Office in Bartlett Center (5) for additional information and directions.

†Tours marked with † are held at Gateway Park (12), the Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center (35), and 85 Prescott Street (36) in buildings not located on the main campus. If you wish to attend these tours before your scheduled Information Session & Campus Tour, we suggest you go directly to the location of the tour upon your arrival at WPI. You may use your parking permit in WPI lots adjacent to these locations. After the lab tour, you should arrive to the main campus for your Information Session & Campus Tour and park in the Park Avenue Garage.