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There’s no getting around it: this is a weird, scary, unsettling time, and as much as it sometimes feels like the opposite may be true, it won’t be forever. In the meantime, all we can do is push through it—safely, together, the best we can. In a world of new rules and restrictions, there are still plenty of things you can do to catch up with friends and meet new people. Here are just a few.

  • Show your school spirit by putting your own unique design on this WPI coloring book.
  • Grab a blanket and spread out for a picnic
  • Meet up for a game of spikeball on the Quad (just be sure to keep it at 8 people per 1,000 square feet, per MA state guidelines)
  • Check out TechSync or download the CORQ App to always know what events and programs are coming up!
  • Sign up for one of the yoga, meditation or wellness sessions offered daily
  • Enjoy weekend movie nights on Saturday and Sunday by participating in SocComm’s virtual weekend movie and discord server.
  • Squirrels, dogs, even Yoda—what else at WPI could use an Instagram account? Make them one!
  • Break in the new Adirondack chairs around campus and spend some time relaxing between classes
  • Plan a Jackbox video game tournament with friends!
  • Head to one of the parks around campus for a socially distanced walk with friends
  • Channel your inner Bob Ross with a paint night session
  •  Up your decoration game by creating a sticky note mural on your residence window
  •  Sign up for and attend a workout session at the Sports & Rec Center
  •  Set up a Netflix Party with friends and finally marathon that series that’s been in your queue for ages
  •  Take a bike ride around campus. Check out the Gompei Gears Program
  •  Squeeze in a morning workout class
  •  Support local businesses while getting yourself some great takeout—it’s a win-win if we’ve ever heard one—and a great opportunity to try a new cuisine!
  •  Enjoy the foliage (and a good book) on one of the swings in Higgins Gardens
  •  Join a student organization and meet new friends while exploring personal passions or hobbies.
  •  Enjoy a great game of frisbee in Institute Park
  •  Join the Science Fiction Society for virtual gaming every Friday night
  •  Everyone loves getting mail—go old school and write a letter or two to those who might be missing a connection to the outside world in these isolated times
  •  Take advantage of WPI’s beautiful campus and grab some photos to post to your social media accounts
  •  Pull together a “village” of friends to play a game of Werewolf—learn who are the villagers and who are the werewolfs in your pack.
  •  Sign up for a virtual 5k
  •  Have a virtual movie night with friends (and don’t forget the snacks—Gompei’s Goat Cheese, anyone?)!
  •  Join us for virtual Trivia Tuesdays
  •  Puzzles? Puzzles. 
  •  Once the snow comes, build a snowman or snowgoat on the Quad!
  •  Calls, texts, messages, carrier pigeons—whatever your preferred method of communication, check in on your friends. We’re all in this together, and even a simple “how are you?” can go a long way.
A Gompei cartoon set against a faux brick background with "Gompei Bingo" written in red and black lettering.

Gompei Bingo

Have you herd? Residential Services just launched Gompei Bingo! It's a great way to meet new people and win prizes. More detailed instructions are listed on the back of your bingo card. Submissions are due 10/16, so download a card below or grab one from an RA and start your game today!