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, as well as apartments located at the Salisbury Estates complex adjacent to 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.  Residential Services provides information about off-campus housing as a courtesy.  You can find more information here: https://www.wpi.edu/student-experience/housing-dining/living-off-campus
 
Graduate properties are available for occupancy starting August 1 of this year. Occupancy ends May 31 of next year. 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:

  • Salisbury Estates Townhouses
    • Living room, dining room, and kitchen located on first floor
    • 2 bedrooms and bathroom located on second floor
    • Rent: $600/month for smaller bedroom; $650/month for larger bedroom
  • Apartments within Houses:
    • Locations: 9 Boynton Street, 8 Elbridge Street, 10 Elbridge Street, 20 Elbridge Street, 30 Elbridge Street, 47 Institute Road, 49 Institute Road, 13 Schussler Street, 11 Einhorn Street, & 8 Hackfeld Street
    • Living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and bathroom located on same floor of apartment
    • Rent: $600/month
  • Houses:
    • Locations: 10 Hackfeld Street, 11 Hackfeld Street, 12 Hackfeld Street, 18 Hackfeld Street, 23 Hackfeld Street, and 24 Hackfeld Street
    • Living room, dining room, and kitchen located on first floor
    • 3 bedrooms located on second floor
    • Bathrooms(s) located in either first or second floor

 

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?

    New graduate students will receive additional information from the graduate admissions office in late spring.

  • 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.

  • How long is the housing contract?

    The housing contract is for 10 months only: August 1 – May 31st.

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

    No, the graduate student housing contract is for one academic year only.

  • 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.

  • What are the rules to live in Graduate Student Housing?

    Occupants of the graduate properties are subject to the terms and conditions of the graduate housing contract as well as residential policies and the student code of conduct at WPI.

  • 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.  Residential Services 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.  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.