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!
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.
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.
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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.