Resources and Programs

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Your First Year at WPI

What can you expect from your first year at WPI? Challenging academics, exciting opportunities, new friends, and memorable experiences.

You will also find many resources to guide and support you, both as you transition to college and throughout your first year. You will be part of an Insight Team, a group of students and advisors who will help you adjust to college life and get acquainted with everything WPI has to offer. Additionally, you will have access to support services such as tutoring and other academic resources through the Office of Academic Advising.

You will also have the opportunity to take special project-based courses that are offered exclusively for first year students. Jumpstart your project experience by enrolling in a Great Problems Seminar, an interdisciplinary course that enables you to tackle themes of global importance, such as air pollution, access to clean water, and disease control.

Explore opportunities to get involved! WPI has over 200 clubs and organizations to join, as well as leadership and community activities. There's always something happening on campus!

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Insight Program

Wondering how to get involved with activities at WPI, what courses to take in the spring, or how to handle a conflict with a roommate? You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more through your Insight Team, a group of students and advisors dedicated to assisting you with your transition to college, both personally and academically, and helping you make the most out of your first year at WPI.

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Outside the Classroom

There’s lots to do here at WPI and in the surrounding Worcester area to complement the skills you will gain from the classroom, make connections, explore passions, and have fun.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more about opportunities to get involved at WPI.

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Timely Updates at Your Finger Tips

Stay informed, connected, and engaged with the WPI app. Get program information for the First-Year Welcome Experience, New Student Orientation, and more. Catch up on the latest news, explore campus, get timely updates, and stay informed—conveniently in the palm of your hand.