New Student Orientation (Undergraduate)

Sunday, August 18, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WPI Welcomes the Class of 2023! Academic Affairs, Residential Services and Student Activities staff, along with WPI students, will welcome the Class of 2023 as they arrive and move-in on campus on Sunday, August 18. In the days to follow leading up to the first day of classes, our incoming first-year students will enjoy a jam-packed orientation schedule where they will have the opportunity to acclimate to campus and ease into college life. They’ll get to know their roommates and the campus, our history and traditions, as well as learn about academic, social, and co-curricular life here at WPI.  They’ll meet upperclassmen, faculty, and staff who will welcome them and help them become members of the WPI community.

Important Dates – All New Students and Parents

  • Move-In Day for New Students
    August 18
  • New Student Orientation 
    August 18–August 21 (2019 Schedule)
  • Parent Orientation/Schedule
    August 18
  • First Day of Classes
    August 22

Read more about New Student Orientation and the Class of 2023 here.


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:30pm
    Earle Bridge Crossing

    The Student Alumni Society would like to invite the WPI community to be a part of Earle Bridge Crossing on Wednesday, August 21. The longstanding tradition is one not to be missed as faculty, staff, and others line the bridge to high-five, fist bump and clap for all first-year students before SAS welcomes them with (very loud!) cheers while handing them their Tech Bible and beanie as future alumni. Faculty and staff are invited to mingle in the Bartlett Center at 8 while Can We Talk? wraps up in Harrington Auditorium. SAS members will lead you to the bridge once the first-year students are ready to start making the trek over.

    Learn more about WPI Traditions.


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