New students walk through campus during the First-Year Welcome Experience.
Students chat in a classroom during last year's First-Year Welcome Experience.

We all know how warm, welcoming, and supportive the WPI community is, and we’ll have a chance to share that with incoming students and their families during the upcoming First-Year Welcome Experience and Transfer Welcome Experience days!   

The First-Year Welcome Experience (FYWE) is an opportunity for incoming students and their parents and guardians to visit campus in small groups for one day from June 3 - 14, 2024. The Transfer Welcome Experience (TWE) occurs on campus on June 18, July 18, with a virtual option on July 16, 2024. This gives them a chance to meet their classmates and connect with an academic advisor to get their questions answered, all before New Student Orientation in August. While these welcome events serve as the first step of the new student onboarding and transition experience, it’s not the only step—throughout the summer, incoming students will be consistently interacting with offices and departments across campus both virtually and in person. 

So, how can you help? The answer is simple: be yourself! Say hello and welcome our new students to the community, point them in the right direction of a specific building or location, share your favorite place to grab a snack or meal on campus or nearby. It’s all part of the WPI experience, and it’s all something that will make a difference to our incoming students and their families.  

Please reach out to Rachael Heard with any questions. Thank you for helping us welcome our new students to WPI!