New Student Orientation Events

students throwing balls to each other on quad

We can’t wait to welcome you to WPI!

We understand that the transition to college can be an exciting yet challenging experience. That's why we offer a range of orientation programs designed to ensure your seamless integration into the WPI community. Our week-long residential bridge programs, Connections Pre-Orientation and International Orientation, takes place in August just before New Student Orientation (NSO) and the Insight Program. Both Connections and International Programs are tailored to support eligible new and first-year students, providing valuable assistance as you make the transition from high school to college. 

Get ready to kick-start your WPI experience and create connections that will last a lifetime!

Important Dates

First-Year Welcome Experience: June 2024

Transfer Welcome Experience: June & July 2024

Connections: August 2024

International Orientation: August 2024

New Student Orientation (NSO): August 2024

 

Summer Virtual Programming

While you are getting ready for move in day, we have a summer’s worth of virtual programming planned just for you and your guardians!

In July, we'll be updating this page and the WPI Hub site with virtual sessions about what to expect from New Student Orientation, Insight & move-in, supporting student mental health & well-being at WPI, getting involved, plus more!

Missed a session or want to watch it again? Head over to the WPI Hub to view previous session recordings.

Scenes from Orientation

students rollerblading in Alden
three students holding photos
students standing at table at international student breakfast 2023
students throwing balls to each other on quad
students posing for a photo with gompei
students riding tricycles around fountain