What’s important to know about the academic schedule at WPI?

Academic schedules are posted online. There are four 7-week academic terms (A, B, C, and D) in the regular academic year, as well as two optional summer terms. Each term has a Wellness Day and a Wellness & Rest Day embedded into the schedule.


While WPI housing is open during Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring breaks, be sure to take note of residence hall opening and closing dates (usually a day or two before/after the term start/end). WPI is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Academic Advising Day is held in C-Term, and is a day dedicated for students to meet with their academic advisors. The Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase is held each April, and is when students present their Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs) to the campus and greater community.

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