On Sunday, August 20, 2017, we will officially welcome the Class of 2021 and our incoming transfer students to the WPI campus. At 9:00am students will begin arriving to their residence halls and start New Student Orientation.
In order to ensure a safe experience for the entire WPI community, traffic patterns on WPI’s campus, and surrounding city streets will be altered for the day, beginning at 7am. We expect traffic patterns to return to normal by 2 pm.
Institute Road from West Street to Park Avenue will be one-way traffic only, with both lanes traveling from West Street towards Park Avenue. The street will be open only for vehicles traveling to Morgan Hall and Daniels Hall.
Hackfeld Road and Einhorn Road will be open only for street residents and for vehicles traveling to the Stoddard Complex.
Trowbridge Road and Schussler Road will be open to local traffic only with no access to Institute Road.
Faculty and staff arriving to campus on August 20th are asked to please park in the Lancaster Lot (located next to Faraday Hall) and if necessary the Gateway Garage (use the North entrance) as all other lots will be used for incoming students and their families. Both parking locations are highlighted on the included Map.
There will be a shuttle running from the Lancaster Lot to the Boynton Lot from 7:30am-2pm on Sunday the 20th.
We thank you for your patience as we welcome new students and their families to campus.
Director of Residential Services
Lieutenant, WPI Campus Police