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Fall 2021 Moving In 

Information about on-boarding  and  assigned move in dates for WPI housing for Fall 2021 is available on the  Return to Campus Checklist.   

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


For students living in WPI housing  coordinated  by Residential Services:   

  • As stated above, on-boarding and move in dates are listed on the  Return to Campus Checklist.   

  • Move-in is a part of the onboarding process and will happen on the same day as your required COVID-19 test.  

  • Move-in dates  are firm  due to vaccine verification,  COVID-19  testing, and onboarding procedures.   

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

  • In early July 2021, students will log into their  MyTechFlex through The WPI Hub  to sign up for a move-in time on their assigned  move-in day.   


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 outside of designated on-boarding days and times will NOT be permitted. Students should make plans for their own accommodations if they must arrive in Worcester before their on-boarding/ move-in date and time. 

  • Students should monitor their WPI email and MyTechFlex dashboard on The WPI Hub frequently for important updates. 


Campus Arrival:  
  • All residential students must park in the Park Avenue Garage, 151 Salisbury Street, and then proceed to Harrington Auditorium through the front doors for move-in instructions and onboarding testing. DO NOT go to your residence hall to check-in.  

  • Vehicles may be parked in the Park Avenue Garage for short term parking while on-board testing is being administered, further directions to your residence hall will be provided after your COVID-19 test.  

  • Parents/families/friends should wait in vehicles for their student to return. Restrooms will be available near the Park Avenue Garage. Please follow the signage. 

  • You’ll be given your residence hall room key at Harrington Auditorium once you’ve been cleared for move-in. First year residential students will receive their WPI ID as well. 



Reminders and Important Information:  
  • You MUST upload your vaccine information to the Health Portal by August 1, 2021 

  • You need to complete all steps on your Return to Campus Checklist prior to your arrival. Non-compliance will result in you not being permitted to move in.  

  • Families and friends (visitors) are welcome to assist their student in moving-in. Face coverings are required for visitors who are not vaccinated. Face coverings are optional for visitors who are fully vaccinated.
    • 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.
  • Social distancing during move-in is important and to that end, we ask that families/ friends depart the residence halls once their student is settled to make space for other families/ friends to assist their students in moving-in as well.  

  • Students are encouraged 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.  


Moving in Summer 2021

For specific information about moving in to summer housing at WPI, please visit this website.