The 2017-18 Upperclass Housing Selection process opened December 1st.   Please read the information below and email res-services@wpi.edu if you have any questions.  

The First Year/New Student housing application will be available June 1st.

To sign up for housing selection visit housing.wpi.edu.  Login and click on Student Housing Application at the top of the page, select the 2017-2018 application and follow the on screen instructions.   

 

Upperclass Housing Selection

We know that with housing selection comes lots of questions; to help, we’ve compiled answers to some of your most common concerns.

  1. We are excited to introduce Gender Inclusive Housing as a housing option for upperclassman starting Fall 2017. This means you choose who you live with – independent of gender. 
  2. We will be offering TERM HOUSING to students who will be going on project for a term during the 2017-2018 academic year. In order to receive the benefits of Term Housing you must reside in the spaces designated by Residential Services. Students will reside in the house (22 Schussler/ 26 Hackfeld) during terms not on project, completely move out of the house during the term away (including all belongings), and not be charged for housing for the term they are not at WPI. Please refer to the Housing Selection Timeline for deadlines, and contact Residential Services if you are interested to reserve a space in TERM HOUSING.
  3. You are not required to be on a meal plan if you live in Ellsworth, Fuller, East, Faraday, Salisbury Estates, 22 Schussler, or 26 Hackfeld, but it is encouraged to choose a residential or commuter meal plan while living in these areas.
  4. Internet service (speed and reliability) on campus is something that is regularly cited as a huge perk from students that choose to move off campus.
  5. If you live in WPI housing, you never have to worry about paying your roommate's rent if they bail on you.
  6. Student satisfaction surveys have shown that students feel much safer living on campus, where card access is required to get into buildings or apartments.
  7. Residential Services has many opportunities both online and in person for you to find people to fill in your groups. Make sure to be proactive throughout the process to find the amount of people that fit the space size you would like to live in. Check the calendar below for upcoming events. 
  8. Upperclass residents will once again enjoy residential parking lots close to their buildings. Faraday residents have a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building.
  9. In housing selection, we have close to 1,000 upperclass spaces available on campus, which means if you want housing, there is a very good chance an accommodation you desire will be available to you through the selection process.
  10. There is no risk to sign up for housing selection. You are only billed if you or your group leader select housing during selection week.

First Year/New Students

  1. 97% of WPI First Year students live in triple occupancy bedrooms.
  2. The First Year Student Housing Application will be available June 1, 2017
    • The deadline for application completion is June 30, 2017
  3. We will continue to offer Wellness Interest Housing as an option for First Year students in Institute Hall.
    • Institute Hall is a traditional style residence hall with individual bedrooms and shared floor bathroom/shower rooms
    • All rooms on each floor are single gendered
    • Students have the opportunity to express an interest in wellness interest housing through the housing application
  4. We are excited to introduce Mixed Gender Housing as an option for First Year students starting Fall 2017 in Founders Hall.
    • Founders Hall is suite style living, with generally 2 triples and 2 singles per suite with a single use bathroom enclosed.
    • Bedrooms will still be single gender within a suite that could be mixed gender
    • Students have the opportunity to express an interest in mixed gender housing through the housing application
    • We will only have as many mixed gender suites as students indicate interest.
  5. Assignments will be emailed through WPI email August 1, 2017

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. We are excited to provide housing for incoming Transfer Students
  2. Transfer students will have Mixed Gender Housing as an option starting Fall 2017 in Founders Hall.
    • Founders Hall is suite style living, with generally 2 triples and 2 singles per suite with a single use bathroom enclosed.
    • Bedrooms will still be single gender within a suite that could be mixed gender
    • Students have the opportunity to express an interest in mixed gender housing through the housing application
    • We will only have as many mixed gender suites as students indicate interest.
  3. Housing Applications will be available June 1, 2017 with the deadline for application completion being June 30, 2017
  4. Assignments will be emailed through WPI email August 1, 2017

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