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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.

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Gompei Bingo 2.0

Have you herd? Residential Services just launched Gompei Bingo 2.0! 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 4/23, so download a card below or grab one from an RA and start your game today!

  • Put your own spin on WPI landmarks in the WPI coloring book.
  • Take advantage of our Fitness at Home Resources for free and inexpensive ways to keep active and healthy.
  • Check out TechSync or download the CORQ App to always know what virtual events and programs are coming up!
  • Feeling stressed? Take a break and slow things down with a guided mediation video.
  • Sign up for one of the yoga, meditation or wellness sessions offered daily.
  • Play a board game with your roommate—and be sure to connect with the Science Fiction Society for information on how to join their Discord server and weekly virtual gaming nights.
  • Join SocComm’s Virtual Weekend Movie Discord server for the latest screenings every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Galileo who? Grab a hot chocolate and spend the evening stargazing around campus.
  • Squirrels, dogs, even Yoda—what else at WPI could use an Instagram account? Make them one!
  • Get creative and try your hand at some fun arts and crafts projects—don’t forget to share your work on social media.
  • Plan a Jackbox video game tournament with friends!
  • Participate in a book club with your roommate.
  • Challenge yourself and friends to an exercise competition, setting daily goals and celebrating your successes.
  • Channel your inner Bob Ross with a paint night session.
  • There’s more to WPI than meets the eye—read the Tech Bible to build your WPI pride and knowledge.
  • Take a walk around campus! You'll be surprised at how much Tech history you can find through a simple stroll.
  • Set up a Netflix Party with friends and marathon that series that’s been in your queue for ages.
  • Join groups like service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega to serve the local Worcester community through virtual opportunities throughout the year.
  • Join a student organization and meet new friends while exploring your passions and hobbies—or finding new ones.
  • Practice your photography skills—no matter the season, there’s always something beautiful to capture on campus, and who knows, your shots may even be shared on WPI's social media channels!
  • WPI’s got some of the rarest trees and plants in Massachusetts—try to track them down, then test your knowledge at the next Greenhouse Club meeting.
  • Everyone loves getting mail, so 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.
  • Have a virtual movie night with friends (and don’t forget the snacks—Gompei’s Goat Cheese, anyone?)!
  • Join us for virtual Trivia Tuesdays.
  • Join one of WPI’s 12+ religious organizations to celebrate and observe your faith virtually.
  • Puzzles? Puzzles. 
  • Decorate your residence hall windows. Even better: get your floor- or building-mates in on the fun and create a theme or compete for the most creative design!
  • Build a snowman (or snow-goat) on the Quad during the next big snowstorm.
  • Lean to crochet or sew, both skills that can come in handy during these winter months!
  • 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.