Guaranteed Housing for First-Year Students
At WPI, residential life begins in our residence halls. On-campus housing is guaranteed to all full-time, first year students who meet application deadlines, and WPI works hard to make sure your experience is a good one. It won't be exactly like home, though in some ways it will be even better.
Typical first-year residence halls include:
When you apply for housing, you will be asked to check off preferences in the following areas: smoking/non-smoking, sleeping habits, studying habits, and how you prefer to keep your room. We use this information to match potential roommates and their preferences. This is the only system we use to assign roommates. Reciprocal roommate requests are honored when possible.
You will be informed of the name and email address of your roommate(s) before arriving on campus for the start of the academic year. You are encouraged to contact your roommate(s) prior to arriving on campus, giving you the opportunity to decide who will bring such items as stereos or refrigerators.
Policies and Contracts
Before completing the Housing Application, please ensure that you have read and agreed to the Room Assignments and Policies Contracts. When accepting a room assignment, you will sign a Housing and Food Service contract requiring you to live on campus for the entire academic year. Housing assignments for first-year students are prioritized according to the date of deposit.