On Campus Services

From campus transportation to student IDs to laundry facilities, explore the services available through the Residence Halls at WPI.


Custodial Services

Custodial services are provided on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, in every facility. Students are responsible for picking up after themselves. Our Custodial staff are responsible for cleaning the picked up common spaces, providing minor, routine maintenance (replacing light bulbs, toilet paper, etc.), emptying trash, and inspecting and maintaining each building.

Custodians do not clean individual student rooms and students are responsible for placing their trash and recyclables in the appropriate receptacles. Your building custodians work hard for you and WPI. Please respect what they do and make the effort to get to know them.

Keys & Access Control

Exterior doors to all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day to keep unwanted individuals out of the residence halls. Room keys are issued by the Housing & Residential Experience Center at the beginning of every school year. All keys are the property of the university and may not be duplicated and/or transferred to other persons. Students are expected to keep their keys with them at all times. If the keys are lost, stolen, or not returned after termination of occupancy, the resident will be billed the cost of changing the locks. It is a violation of college policy to lend or make available for use, any key(s) to a room/apartment, to anyone other than the occupant of that room/apartment.

Residence hall doors must be kept locked at all times. Tampering with locks in the residence hall is prohibited.  Disciplinary action including restitution may result from these actions.

Lost Key Procedure

Dining Services

Students residing in the following locations are required to have a residential meal plan.  As stated in the Housing & Dining Contract, residential meal plans are legally binding and a financial obligation for the entire academic year.

  • Daniels Hall
  • Founders Hall
  • Institute Hall
  • Messenger Hall
  • Morgan Hall
  • Riley Hall
  • South Village Houses
  • Stoddard Complex
  • Trowbridge House
  • Wachusett House

Students residing in the following locations have the option to purchase a voluntary meal plan, found here: Dine on Campus website

  • East Hall
  • Elbridge House
  • Ellsworth Apartments
  • Faraday Hall
  • Fuller Apartments
  • Hackfeld House
  • Schussler House
  • WPI Townhouses

Changes in meal plans may be made within the first 2 weeks of Terms A and C only.

Laundry Services

Washers and dryers are available through our external vendor Automatic Laundry in the following locations: Daniels Hall, East Hall, Ellsworth apartments, Founders Hall, Institute Hall, Faraday Hall, Messenger Hall, WPI Townhouses. Also at the following residential houses:  Elbridge House, Hackfeld House, Schussler House, Trowbridge House, and at each South Village House. Students are encouraged to utilize the Automatic Laundry app pay for all machines.


Elevators are located in Daniels Hall, East Hall, Faraday Hall, Founders Hall, Institute Hall, Messenger Hall, Morgan Hall, and Riley Hall.

Cars & Parking

Parking is maintained by WPI Campus Police; please visit their website for information on obtaining a parking pass.


Campus transportation is manage through WPI Campus Police.