• Wednesday, August 14 - Move into your residence hall (pick up your key at International House)
  • Thursday, August 15 - See schedule below
  • Friday, August 16 - See schedule below
  • Saturday, August 17 - See schedule below

Sponsored by: International Student Council and Office of International Students and Scholars at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Undergraduate International Orientation Schedule 2019


*Dates are correct, however specific session times and locations are tentative. Please check back in July for the final schedule
**International Parents Question and Answer Session
: Thursday, Aug 15, 2019, 11am, (location, TBD)


August 15, 2019

9:00 a.m.
Alden Hall

Continental Breakfast and Welcome
WPI Admissions Staff

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Overview of Orientation
Colleen Callahan-Panday, Director, Office of International Student Life,
Kathryn Cruz, Assistant Director

10:30 a.m.
Olin Hall 107

Welcome to Academic Advising
Paul Reilly, Director

11:00 a.m.

Dining Services
Joe Kraskouskas, Director

11:30 a.m. 

Campus Tours
In small groups you will tour the campus with an ISC Peer Mentor

Morgan Commons


1:45 p.m.
Olin 107

Academic Honesty Policy
Dean of Students Office

2:30 p.m.
Olin 107

Cultural Adjustment
Student Development and Counseling Center Staff

3:25-5:00 p.m.

Shopping Trip, Wal-Mart
Buses leave from Trowbridge Road

5:30 p.m.
Morgan Commons


7:30 p.m.
ISC Social Gathering
Introduction to the ISC Peer-Mentor Program


August 16, 2019

8:00 a.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)


9:00 a.m.
Olin 107

Humanities and Arts Requirement at WPI
Prof Kristen Boudreau, Chair, Humanities and Arts Department
Esther Boucher-Yip, Professor Humanities and Arts Department
Althea Danielski, Professor Humanities and Arts Department

9:45 a.m.
Olin 107

Government Regulations
Colleen Callahan-Panday, Director Office of International Student Life
Kathryn Cruz, Assistant Director Office of International Student Life

Olin 107

Keeping Yourself Safe 
Campus Police

12:00 p.m.
Morgan Commons


1:15 p.m.
Olin 107

SEVIS Registration and Return of Passports

1:45 p.m.
Olin 107

Employment in the US and the Career Development Center
Amanda Dionne, Career Counselor, CDC

2:15 p.m.
Olin 107

Health Services in the US
Jillian Brooks, Health Services

2:45 p.m.

Student Services Fair: Health Services, Residential Services, Library, Registrar's Office, Academic Advising, IT Helpdesk, Disabilities Services

4:00 p.m.

Free Time

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Goat's Head Restaurant

Check your meal ticket for arrival time

7:00 p.m.
Buses leave from Trowbridge Rd

Bowling Party, Please bring socks!


August 17, 2019

8:30 a.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)


9:30 a.m.

WPI Degree Requirements
Colleen Callahan-Panday, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

10:00 a.m.

How to Get Credit for High-level Secondary School Work
ISC Peer Mentors

10:30 a.m.
various locations

Small Group Meetings with Peer Mentors
"Everything you really need to get started"

12:00 p.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)


1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
buses leave from Trowbridge Rd

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Hiking recreational area, wear comfortable shoes. There is also an area for frisbees, soccer, and relaxing. Buses leave from the corner of Institute Road and Trowbridge Rd

5:30 p.m.
Tent behind the Campus Center

Concluding Dinner with ISC Officers and Peer Mentors

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Goat's Head
Karaoke with Connections
Join us for some music, dancing, and international singing at the Goat's Head with the Connections multicultural first year student group