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Greetings Class of 2025!

We are thrilled that you will be joining the WPI community for your collegiate career! 

Please note that this information below may change for you, as the Class of 2025, and we will update this page as soon as we are able. For example, prior to COVID-19 the majority of first-year housing was in triple rooms.

The majority of first-year housing will be in double rooms.

First-year students that want to live in groups of three will still be able to do so, and will be able to select (depending on availability) into large bedroom spaces and suite-style housing units. Students who choose not to find a roommate, forming a group of one, will not be guaranteed a single room. There are a finite number of single bedrooms in on campus housing, and groups of one often select into larger spaces with other groups of one.

Information about the first year housing selection process is detailed below.

How to Select First Year Housing 2021-2022

How to Select First Year Housing 21-22

Step by step instructions on how to select housing in the portal.

How to Apply for First Year Housing 2021-2022

First Year Housing Application 2021

Housing for First-Year Students

At WPI, life on campus begins in our residence halls. It won't feel exactly like home, though in some ways it will be even better.

Research shows nation-wide that living on campus in the first year of college can positively impact a student's ability to make connections with other students, take advantage of academic resources, and become involved in campus life.  Additionally, students who live on campus in their first & second year graduate at a higher rate than those who do not.

Typical first-year residence halls include:

Note: Upperclass students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and graduate students may not live in first year residence halls.

Housing Application & Roommate Selection Process

Step 1: Sign Up for Housing Selection 

Step 2: Create a Roommate Group 

  • Roommate group formation will take place concurrently with the application process – DEADLINE JUNE 30. 
  • The largest roommate group size is 3 students.
  • Everyone must form a group to participate, even if you form a group of 1 just by yourself.

Step 3: Receive your Housing Selection Day and Time 

Group leaders will be emailed the housing selection time the week of July 12-16.

  • Housing selection will take place July 19-23, 2021

  • Times will be randomly assigned 

  • Days will be by group size with the larger groups selecting earlier in the week.


Step 4: Select Housing 

The group leader will Login to the StarRez Portal to select housing. 

  • More information will be sent to the group leader with the selection time 

  • All students will receive access to floor plans and available spaces 


Step 5: Confirm Housing 

  • Login to the StarRez Portal - Once your group leader has selected housing on behalf of your roommate group, you may confirm your housing assignment location.

  • If you do not confirm your housing assignment, but your group leader selected housing for you on your behalf, you are still bound by your housing contract. 


Step 6: Sign Up for a Meal Plan 

  • Log back into the StarRez Portal to select your meal plan once you have confirmed your housing selection.
  • Meal plan selection is due by Monday, July 26 at 8am. If you do not select a meal plan, the 200 plan will be assigned to you.

Policies and Contracts

Before completing the Housing Application, please ensure that you have read the Housing & Dining Contract and the Residence Hall Policies.