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 3-14, 2024 (one day only)

Transfer Welcome Experience: June 18 & July 16 or 18, 2024

Connections: August 10-17, 2024

International Orientation: Starts August 14, 2024

New Student Orientation (NSO): August 18-21, 2024


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