Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the full college experience. The best way to do that is to live on campus, where meeting (and then visiting) new friends means taking just a few steps down the hall.
Each year all first year students, transfer students, and many upperclass students choose to live on campus. Here are a few reasons why living on campus is your best choice:
Reasons to Choose Campus Housing
10. It's convenient to everything
9. Extra safety measures
The residence halls are locked all day, every day. Residents must scan their WPI ID cards to gain access to their assigned buildings. Along with Campus Police, Residential Services professional and student staff members routinely monitor the buildings’ interior and exterior entrances. To learn about how you can remain safe on and off campus, the best place to start is with the Safety & Security site.
8. Personal development
Just by living on campus, you will learn problem-solving skills, about social justice, volunteer opportunities, as well as sustainable practices to follow. You will be encouraged to take personal responsibility for your residence hall, the campus, and the Worcester community. You will have the support of trained staff to help you along the way.
7. Less hassle with monthly bills
Your housing charges are included on your university bill. There are no housing deposit or utility charges required. Services such as high-speed wireless internet, #Livewpicinema, PhiloTV, and access to laundry facilities are included in this total cost. You can visit the Bursar’s and Student Accounts Office about Payment Information or payment plans.
6. Extra support
College is a transitional time and, while it will be incredibly enriching, there will be times when you feel challenged. Live with people who are going through the same experiences as you, and know that the Residential Services staff (who live in the community with you) are always available for assistance, advice, or just to talk.
5. Fun and free stuff
3. Better grades
2. It's easy to make friends and connect
1. The total college experience
Don’t just go to WPI — live at WPI! This is a unique time in your life, where else can you experience new cultures, new friendships, and live in a supportive community rich with new and diverse ways of viewing the world? Residence hall living - it’s an experience unlike any other! Become part of the WPI herd!