Moving In

Move In Red Cart

Fall 2022 Moving In 

Specific details around move-in and what to expect when you arrive are detailed below.   

For students living in WPI housing  coordinated  by Residential Services:   

  • Complete the COVID consent form/testing waiver HERE

  • Students are asked to rapid self test within 24 hours prior to arrival 

  • No early arrivals will be permitted outside of the outlined pre-arrival programs facilitated by specific offices.

 

 

Fall 2022 Move In Dates

First Year Student Move In:

Saturday, August 20*

*Specific arrival times will be assigned based on residence hall location. Please do not plan arrival to campus until your specific arrival time. See below for more information

New Student Orientation: 

Saturday, August 20 – Tuesday, August 23. Visit this website for more details.

Upperclass Student Move In:

Sunday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 23 

Move-in Day Guidelines 

By coming to campus at your designated arrival time, you are acknowledging that you will not come to campus if you have a fever or other COVID-19-like symptoms; if you are advised to self-isolate, self-quarantine, or get tested for COVID-19; if you test positive for COVID-19; or if you have been in close contact with someone, including any member of your household, who you know has tested positive for COVID-19, is being tested for COVID-19, or has COVID-19-like symptoms.  

  • Arrivals of any kind before a students designated day and time or outside of move-in hours will NOT be permitted. Students should make plans for their own accommodation if they must arrive in Worcester before their move-in date and time.  

  • Students should monitor their WPI email frequently for important updates.  

Campus Arrival:  

*Note – If you are approved to arrive early through your designated office you will receive specific arrival instructions via email. 

  • All residential students arriving should proceed to Gateway Park Garage, 50 Prescott Street, for check-in and to receive all move-in materials.  DO NOT go to your residence hall to check-in.   

  • In this “drive through” process, students will be given their residence hall room key at the Gateway Garage. First year residential students will receive their WPI ID as well.  

  • DO NOT return to campus if you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.  You should follow all guidelines for self-reporting of positive status, isolation protocols, and return to campus once you can leave isolation.  If you begin to experience symptoms once you arrive, please contact WPI Health Services for next steps and further information.

  • All cars will then proceed to the student’s assigned residence hall following the paths of travel maps. Please follow all signage and be aware of pedestrian traffic. 

  • The driver will remain inside the vehicle in the 15-minute unload zone. Once the car is unloaded, the driver will move the car and park at the Park Ave Garage, Higgins Lot, Hackfeld Lot, or the Dean Street Garage (whatever available parking is closest to the student’s building). Overflow parking will be available at the Gateway Garage. The student and other guests may proceed to the room to begin unpacking. 

Reminders and Important Information:  
  • The driver MUST remain with the vehicle while unloading. 

  • Families and friends (visitors) are welcome to assist their student in moving in. 

  • Masks are highly recommended for all visitors while inside residence halls and campus buildings. 

  • Please note this guidance may change as the university continues to monitor COVID-19 trends; WPI follows guidance from WHO and the CDC, as well as state and local public health authorities. 

  • Students are encouraged to bring what will fit in a red wheeled cart (measuring 41.5 x 29.5 x 36 inches) for move-in. Not all residence halls have elevators so please plan accordingly. We also want to encourage you to look at our information for What to Bring with you.   

  • Outside furniture will not be permitted.

Reach out to the Residential Services Office (RSO) with any questions or concerns.  

  

Student Move-In Information:

New and Transfer Student Move-In - August

NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENT OPENING DAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 MOVE-IN:

We are excited to officially welcome the class of 2026 to the WPI campus for Move-In Day, beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, August 20, 2022. 

In order to ensure a safe experience for the entire WPI community, traffic patterns on WPI’s campus, and surrounding city streets will be impacted for the day, beginning at 7 am. 

In order to provide a smooth move-in experience we ask that students arrive as close to their assigned time as possible. If you will not make it for your assigned time and will arrive later, please proceed to Gateway Park Garage. Only call or email Residential Services if you will not arrive by 2pm to provide an arrival update. 

9:00am  

9:30am  

10:00am  

10:30am  

11:00am  

11:30am  

12PM 

12:30PM  

1pm  

130PM 

Morgan 4th  

Morgan 3rd 

Morgan 2nd 

Daniels 4th  

Daniels 3rd  

Daniels 2nd  

Wachusett House 

Stoddard A  

 Stoddard B  

Stoddard C  

Institute 3rd 

Institute 2nd 

Institute 1st & Ground  

Founders 3rd 

 Founders 4th 

Founders 2nd 

Founders 1st  

 Riley 4th & 1st 

Riley 3rd  

Riley 2nd  

 

 

 

 

 

All Transfer Students

 

Trowbridge House 

  

Messenger 5th 

 

Messenger 4th 

 

 

Messenger 3rd 

 

 

Directions to Residence Halls and check-in stations: 

  • All residential students arriving should proceed to Gateway Park Garage, 50 Prescott Street, for check-in and to receive all move-in materials. DO NOT go to your residence hall to check-in.  

  • In this “drive through” process, students will be given their residence hall room key at the Gateway Garage. First year residential students will receive their WPI ID as well.  

  • DO NOT return to campus if you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.  You should follow all guidelines for self-reporting of positive status, isolation protocols, and return to campus once you can leave isolation.  If you begin to experience symptoms once you arrive, please contact WPI Health Services for next steps and further information.

  • All cars will then proceed to the student’s assigned residence hall following the paths of travel maps. Please follow all signage and be aware of pedestrian traffic. 

  • The driver will remain inside the vehicle in the 15-minute unload zone. Once the car is unloaded, the driver will move the car and park at the Park Ave Garage, Higgins Lot, Hackfeld Lot, or the Dean Street Garage (whatever available parking is closest to the student’s building). Overflow parking will be available at the Gateway Garage. The student and other guests may proceed to the room to begin unpacking. 

3 pm

Two hours of prep in the library before dinner. Crucial team meeting tonight for MQP (Major Qualifying Project).