WPI students aren’t your typical learners, and the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) is not your typical study abroad. Whether traveling thousands of miles across the globe, or fifty miles to nearby Boston in Massachusetts, each term students and faculty members immerse themselves in a new culture where they delve into a problem that matters to real people. Follow 13 students and two faculty members as they embark on a distinctive immersive project experience working with local sponsoring organizations.
As a parent of a WPI student, you want to stay up-to-date about everything from registrar’s deadlines to campus events, and we understand that. We'll help you stay in touch and connected with resources at your fingertips.
If at any time you are concerned about your student, contact the WPI Care Team for assistance.
Stay in Touch with Campus Happenings
The Parents & Friends Newsletter is sent out six times each academic year and is full of campus, student, and faculty news. Whether there is an upcoming event, an important deadline, or a cool student project, the newsletter is designed to keep parents current with all that is happening at WPI. If you are not receiving the newsletter, be sure to subscribe.
There's a Club for That
With over 200 different clubs and activities--including gaming groups, community service opportunities, a cheese club, and even underwater hockey--there is something for everyone at WPI. The "WPI's Got What?" series highlights the variety of clubs and organizations at WPI.
Community Spotlight: Christelle Hayles
Diversity and inclusion specialist Christelle Hayles didn't know how the WPI community would receive a speaker series devoted to tough issues. Standing-room only crowds gave her the answer.
Community Spotlight: Colleen Callahan-Panday
Heading off to college can be a daunting experience in and of itself, but add moving to a new country and things get just a bit more complicated. As the director of international student life, Colleen Callahan-Panday spearheads the efforts to make their experience as smooth, supportive, and memorable as possible.
Community Spotlight: Officer Robert Vandal
Officer Robert Vandal has been keeping the peace for four decades, both on and off campus. Along the way, he’s made the rounds at WPI, giving public safety talks and presenting risk management sessions to students. What he didn’t expect was to land a role that officers don’t normally play—advisor to a college fraternity.
Community Spotlight: Shawn McAvey
What's involved in being the equipment and facilities manager at WPI? Take it from the man himself, Shawn McAvey, who first arrived on campus in 1990: "It's a little bit of everything."
Our Formula for Success
What does WPI offer your student? While our graduates typically earn high starting salaries and secure meaningful employment shortly after graduation, a WPI educational experience is anything but typical. Find out all the ways WPI helps students explore their interests and turn that work into a fulfilling career that lets them make significant changes in the world.