Residence Halls

Residential Services is committed to the principle that learning at college takes place both in and out of the classroom. Our residence halls are a vital part of this living-learning philosophy and are the center of students’ day-to-day lives.

Residence Halls


About the Residence Halls at WPI

Each residence hall at WPI has an environment that is unique. From state-of the-art green buildings to halls full of history and tradition, there's a hall to suit every taste. Depending on your interests, one living environment might be more attractive to you than another. One thing all the halls have in common is a sense of community defined by cooperation, a commitment to the welfare of the group, and a sense of responsibility to self and others.   

Amenities in the Halls

All halls are wired for telephone, cable television, and data network services. The bedrooms contain beds, desks, desk chairs, and a closet or wardrobe. The floors in the rooms are carpeted and have window treatments. The exterior doors of all residence halls require a card key to enter. All our residence halls are smoke-free. 

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors live in the residence halls. They are the core of the residential life staff and are responsible for residents in a particular section or floor of a residence hall. Resident Advisors (RAs) are selected for their leadership skills, enthusiasm, organizational skills, maturity, and willingness to help others. They contribute a great deal to the living and learning community. RAs assist residents with social or personal concerns, answer questions about the campus, explain and enforce WPI policies, respond to emergency situations, submit work order requests, and are available when help is needed for any reason.