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.
The First-Year Insight Program
You will meet your Insight Team during New Student Orientation and will be part of the team throughout your first two terms at WPI. Your team will include other students from your residence hall floor and three key mentoring advisors.
You’ll meet regularly with advisors and get together with your team to socialize and participate in fun and educational programs. You’ll also make lifelong friendships through this program and form valuable mentoring relationships with upperclassmen, faculty, and staff.
Find out more about your three key mentors below!
What is a Peer Community Advisor?
A student who plans and leads social events and educational programs for your Insight group. They are sometimes referred to as "CA's"
What is a Peer Resident Advisor?
A resident student in your hall, often known as an RA, ensures safety and well-being in their hall section, assists with personal concerns, and promotes policy awareness.
What is an Insight Advisor?
A faculty or staff member who regularly meets with your group in a relaxed setting to offer academic guidance.
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What is the Insight Awards Recognition Program?
Each year we recognize outstanding students, advisors, and Insight Teams who have gone above and beyond to support and inspire first year students at WPI. If someone you know has made a great impression, consider nominating them for an award.
Shining Star Award
This award recognizes a first-year student who has shown leadership by becoming involved on campus activities throughout A- and B-Terms while also excelling academically.
Best Program Collaboration with Community and Resident Advisors
This award recognizes a Community Advisor and Resident Hall Advisor team who planned and executed an original program idea and fulfilled goals of the program while focusing on building community.
Best Insight Team
This award recognizes an Insight Team Group of a Community Advisor, Resident Advisor and Insight Advisor that worked the best together. Teams are nominated by the first-year students.
Insight Advisor Appreciation Award
This award recognizes the Insight Advisor whose floor had the best overall attendance and participation in Insight events.