Parents at New Student Orientation

This is an exciting time for your student, one full of new friends, memories, and experiences. As they work toward becoming their best selves at WPI, they’ll be engaging in project-based, experiential education in the classroom—be sure to encourage them to do the same in their extracurricular activities. 

Whether your student is a robotics major interested in theatre or a budding chemist with a passion for writing, they’ll have all the support and resources they need to succeed. It’s our goal to make those resources accessible to you as well. Stay up to date on everything from registrar’s deadlines to campus events by subscribing to the Parents & Friends newsletter, mark your calendars for Family Weekend each year, sign up for a volunteer opportunity or two, and most importantly, support and encourage your student as they navigate the college experience. It won't be the same without you!

WPI Care Team

If at any time you are concerned about your student, contact the WPI Care Team for assistance.

Interested in chatting with current WPI Parents?

Don’t miss out on the chance to talk with parents of current WPI students about the WPI experience. Admissions staff members are also be available to answer any questions you may have. Ask for advice, share your experiences, and exchange tips – all online, from any device.

Parents and Friends Association;

Undergraduate Admissions:

The Latest in WPI News at Your Fingertips

Check out the WPI Today page for the latest news, from student stories and groundbreaking research to upcoming events on campus, photo galleries, and links to Tech News, WPI's student-run newspaper.

Charlie Morse Appointed Dean of Student Wellness

Previously Associate Dean and Director of Counseling in the Student Development and Counseling Center, Charlie Morse will provide leadership and support for several student-facing offices on campus.

Project Immersion: Boston

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. 

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 activitiesincluding gaming groups, community service opportunities, a cheese club, and even underwater hockeythere is something for everyone at WPI. The "WPI's Got What?" series highlights the variety of clubs and organizations at WPI.