Housing & Dining

Student sitting in a group at the housing lounge

You will feel right at home in one of WPI’s many residential communities. You’ll be close to campus facilities, activities and services, and be part of the dynamic college environment where you’ll learn, grow, make lifelong friends, and prepare for your future.


Student Housing

With just over 2,400 residential students, WPI has housing options from traditional to apartment- and suite-style arrangements.

While our residence halls each have a different personality, they do share some features:

  • Fully furnished rooms (bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and closet) with connections for high-speed data network services.  Students receive complimentary access to movie services via the Housing & Residential Experience Center.
  • A resident advisor (RA) for each floor, trained to help students.  They answer questions about WPI policies, complete work order requests, and offer support for emotional issues that invariably come up, such as homesickness, roommate conflicts, or stress.

Need more reasons to live on campus? Here are 10 reasons to live on campus.

There are also apartments and houses for rent within walking distance of the WPI campus. Learn more about living off campus.

Student Dining

Despite what you may think about college food, WPI has so many dining options that there's something for everyone (including gluten-free, vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options).

Cafeteria-style dining in Morgan Commons offers a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner with several entree choices, a salad bar, and grilled food (like hamburgers and chicken). In the Campus Center, you'll find an array of fast food choices in our food court, including pizza, stir fry, chicken wings, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, and burgers. If you'd like a more sophisticated menu, you can have lunch in style at Higgins House. For a quick breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up, try Dunkin' Donuts in the Campus Center.

All of WPI’s dining services are managed by Chartwells.

WPI Goatbucks

Goatbucks are a convenient way to pay for food, services, and bookstore purchases using your WPI ID card. Students on residential plans may want to add Goatbucks when the Bonus Points allotted with their plans are depleted. Customers receive a 10% discount at all dining locations (excluding Dunkin' Donuts on campus and any off-campus dining locations). There is no minimum balance required in your Goatbucks account; you can add as little as $25 to your account, and it appears immediately on your account if you use the GET website or app. Get Goatbucks today.