Graduate Students

The graduate student housing community is a diverse group of fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff with whom you’ll develop meaningful and supportive relationships during your time at WPI. 

Graduate student housing is an ideal place to establish a balance between academic, social, and work life—all with the support of the WPI community. With the close proximity to campus and WPI activities, and plenty of social gatherings to enjoy, graduate students can make the most of their WPI experience.

Graduate student housing is composed of homes conveniently located in the neighborhood surrounding the WPI campus.

Incoming Graduate Students will be provided with information regarding on campus housing selection for next academic year via WPI email.   Students may begin searching for off-campus housing at any time.  The Housing & Residential Experience Center provides information about off-campus housing as a courtesy.  You can find more information here:
Graduate properties are available for occupancy from August - June 1 only.  Contract are non-renewable and only available for one academic year.

Types of Graduate Housing & Rent

We have a number of locations and variety of options available within our Graduate Properties. Although availability is limited and we cannot guarantee that specific locations will be open, we will do our best to work with you to find an option that best suits your needs. 

Styles Available:



All Graduate Properties include:

  • Heat
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Convenience of being close to campus
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Living room/dining room furniture

Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Housing

How do I apply for the graduate student housing?

Email to be put on the housing interest list.  Once you confirm your interest via email you will be sent information about graudate housing and the application process.

Spaces are now very limited as most graduate housing has filled.

Why can’t I log in to the portal?

Only deposited, enrolled, new full-time graduate students can log in and sign up for graduate housing. If you do not currently live in graduate housing your login will not work until the housing portal opens in June. If you do not fall in this category, email Graduate Housing and we may be able to accommodate your housing request, but priority for all of our housing is for graduate students.

Can I live in Graduate Student Housing for more than 1 year?

Graduate Housing is only for one academic year from mid-August to mid-May.  You will not be eligible to continue in housing through the summer into the next year as on-campus graduate housing is for newly admitted, first time graduate students to WPI.

What is the minimum time I have to live in Graduate Student Housing?

The contract is for 10 months. There are no early releases. If a student leaves WPI, the refund schedule will be based on the college refund schedule.

Can I choose my own housing?

Students are not allowed to select their own housing assignment as there are a limited number of spaces available within graduate housing.  The Housing & Residential Experience Center will make an assignment, if space is available, for any student who completes a housing application.  If a space is assigned, the student is committed to the contract for the 10-month period from August-May.  If you are assigned a space on campus you will be committed to that space for the academic year and cannot back out once you see the space.  Students should not complete an application if they are searching for off-campus options. 

Is Graduate Student Housing furnished?

Spaces have a bed/desk/bureau that is residence hall furniture. Apartments have living room/dining room furniture. The furniture stays with the unit and will not be removed.  Students are not permitted to bring in their own furniture.  University furniture must be used.  If students do not return university furniture to original status, there will be a move-out fee.

Are there family housing or couples spaces?

No, there is not family housing or couples housing available within WPI graduate spaces.

Are utilities included?

All utilities are included. Most locations have laundry available. Land line telephone/cable TV/internet access are not included.  Spectrum is recommended for students to utilize for internet services.