New Student Move-In Traffic & Parking

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:00 am to 2:00 pm

We are excited to officially welcome the Class of 2022 and our incoming transfer students to the WPI campus beginning at 8:30am on Sunday, August 19, 2018. More than 1280 students are expected on campus that day to move in to their residence halls and begin 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 2pm.

  • Boynton Street will be one way traffic from Salisbury Street to Institute Road.
  • There will be no street parking available on Boynton Street and Institute Road.
  • There will also be no street parking on Einhorn or Hackfeld Roads near the Stoddard Complex.

Faculty and staff arriving to campus on August 19th are asked to please park in the Lancaster Lot (next to Faraday Hall) or in the Gateway Garage. All other parking lots will be utilized for incoming students and their families.

To aid in faculty and staff, as well as family travel on August 19th there will be a shuttle running from 7am-7pm from the Gateway Garage, to Faraday Hall, to Founders Hall (Dean Street), to the Sports and Recreation Center Circle and then back to the Gateway Garage.

New Student Move-In Day Map

Information about our New Student Orientation program can be viewed on the First Year Experience webpage where you will be able to view the schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Christine Sharry, Director of Student Activities at

We thank you for your patience as we welcome new students and their families to campus.


Casey Wall
Director of Residential Services

Karen Bueno
Lieutenant, WPI Campus Police