Do I have to live on campus?

WPI does not require students to live on campus but is highly recommended for any student’s first year. On campus housing is guaranteed for all first-year students as well as new transfer students. If you live within a certain distance from WPI, you may not feel like you need to live on campus. However, we encourage you to think about daily travel time and benefits of living on campus for your WPI experience as you make your housing decision.