July 16, 2013

Looking for a place to hold your next conference, overnight guest, or project team? Then stop by East Hall (30 Boynton St.) on Thursday, July 18, between 11am and 1pm, as they welcome the WPI community for a tour of guest rooms, facilities, and amenities available for summer use.

Between May and August, the first year residence halls (Stoddard, Riley, Morgan, Daniels, and Institute), house more than 1,000 students throughout the summer.  “These students are typically K-12 and come from programs such as Battlecry, Hoop Mountain, Frontiers, Camp Reach, and the Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp,” says Michael Hamilton, assistant director of the Housing & Residential Experience Center. “We even house parents coming for commencement in May.”

WPI uses the air-conditioned, apartment style of East Hall for hosting adult groups for events such as Touch Tomorrow, Reunion Weekend, Project Lead the Way, and the Math Problems Institute.  Also, there often are interns, summer and graduate students, and visiting faculty members who stay the entire summer.

With a staff of students who manage everything from making beds (with a mint on the pillow) and prepping space to concierge service – amenities similar to a hotel are available right here on campus.

Hamilton hopes that visitors to the Summer Housing Fair this Thursday will visit East Hall and “realize that it is a great space and much more economical than using a local hotel for their programs.” With the opening of Faraday Hall and 258 additional air-conditioned spaces next summer, WPI will offer even more overnight opportunities and availability.

With roughly 1,600 guests on campus this summer, WPI is ready and capable to handle your next short- or long-term summer housing opportunity. Rates vary and can be set as nightly/weekly/monthly. Contact Michael Hamilton at 508-831-5615 or mjham@wpi.edu for rates and reservations.

Doreen Manning