WPI in the Summer

Campus center in summer

What's summer like at WPI?

There's the in-depth research being conducted in labs across campus, the project-based learning opportunities and professional gatherings, the wealth of summer courses and other learning opportunities, and a few simple, fun ways to pass the summer days.

And that's just for starters.

Get more information on the events and activities that keep WPI's campus vibrant, exciting, and busy in the dog (or should we say goat?) days of summer, see how you can join us at a few, and even make plans to host your own event. We'll see you on campus soon for a whole new summer experience.

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Pre-College Summer Programs

WPI offers a variety of classes and opportunities for pre-college students during the summer. Our on-campus pre-collegiate programs offer day and residential programs taught by WPI faculty. While learning valuable skills, making new friends, and enjoying a more immersive experience, attendees enjoy our state-of-the-art classrooms and athletic facilities.

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E-Term Summer Courses

WPI’s undergraduate summer courses offer varied opportunities for current WPI students and guest students who want to explore new ideas and new challenges. Mid- to upper-level courses are offered online and on campus to give the flexibility necessary to meet different schedules. Taught by professors from the regular academic year, summer courses offer consistent learning experiences and expectations.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Supported by the National Science Foundation, WPI's 8-10 week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs let students contribute to cutting-edge STEM research projects that address current global challenges. These distinctive experience help students build research skills, develop professional training, and perform work that matters.

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Institute on Project Based Learning

The Institute on Project-Based Learning is the flagship offering of the WPI Center for Project-Based Learning and helps colleges and universities looking to advance project-based learning on their campuses. Paired with experts, faculty and administrators make tangible progress to integrate project-based learning best practices into their own curricula.

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Summer Sports Camps

WPI Sports Camps are led by WPI head coaches and assistant coaches, together with college athletes. Camps are for athletes of varying abilities and work to develop their athletic, teamwork, and leadership skills within a positive environment. Camps run from late June to early August.