WPI Plans for Fall Opening Latest Information
  • Wednesday, August 19* - Move into your residence hall (pick up your key at International House)
  • Thursday, August 20* - See schedule below
  • Friday, August 21* - See schedule below
  • Saturday, August 22* - See schedule below

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

Undergraduate International Orientation Schedule 2020*

 

*Due to COVID-19, the university is still finalizing the fall 2020 and orientation schedule. These dates reflect our original dates, we will will connect with students over the summer as the schedule is more clearly defined. Our hope is that the university will make a decision on the fall timeline by July 1, 2020. If you have any questions about travel, please reach out to IH@wpi.edu
 

**International Parents Question and Answer Session: Thursday, Aug 19, 2020, 11am, (location, TBD)

Thursday

August 20, 2020

9:00 a.m.
Alden Hall

Continental Breakfast and Welcome
WPI Admissions Staff

10:00 a.m.
TBD

Welcome and Overview of Orientation
Colleen Callahan-Panday, Director, Office of International Student Life,
Mirabelle Tseng, 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

12:30
Morgan Commons

Lunch

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

Dinner
 

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

Friday

August 21, 2020

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

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Olin 107

Humanities and Arts Requirement at WPI
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
Mirabelle Tseng, Assistant Director Office of International Student Life

10:45a.m.
Olin 107

Keeping Yourself Safe 
Campus Police

12:00 p.m.
Morgan Commons

Lunch

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 Laungani, 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

Dinner
Check your meal ticket for arrival time

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

Bowling Party, Please bring socks!

Saturday

August 22, 2020

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

Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
TBD 

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

10:00 a.m.
TBD 

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)

Lunch

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