WPI Plans for Fall Opening Latest Information

WPI’s many residential communities don’t just offer proximity to campus facilities, an array of activities and services, and a chance to immerse yourself in a dynamic college environment—they also act as a home away from home as you learn, grow, and make lifelong friends while preparing for your future. 

In response to the ongoing situation around COVID-19, this year’s move-in days and procedures have been altered significantly. More details are outlined below and on the Residential Life page

Housing & Dining Contract Addendum

Please take a moment to review and familiarize yourself with the WPI Housing & Dining Contract Addendum. Reach out to the Residential Services Office (RSO) with any questions or concerns.

Student Move-in Information

  • Connections Program Move-in — August

    Students who will be participating in the Connections Program will be moving in on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Do not make any travel arrangements until you have signed up for a move-in time directly through the Residential Services Office. More details to follow. 

  • First-Year Athletics Move-in — August

    First-year student-athletes will be moving in on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Do not make any travel arrangements until you have signed up for a move-in time directly through the Residential Services Office. More details to follow.

  • First-Year International Student Move-in — August

    First-year international students will be moving in on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Do not make any travel arrangements until you have signed up for a move-in time directly through the Residential Services Office. More details to follow.

  • Returning Student Move-in — August

    Returning students will be assigned a specific date and time to move into their residences between Sunday, August 23, and Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Do not make any travel arrangements until you have signed up for a move-in time directly through the Residential Services Office. More details to follow in early August. IMPORTANT: Should you need to make travel arrangements before you are able to select a move-in day and time, it’s strongly advised that you secure overnight accommodations in the event that your move-in day and time do not align with your travel plans. 

  • New Student Move-in — August

    First-year students will be assigned a specific date and time to move into their residences between Thursday, August 27, and Saturday, August 29, 2020. Do not make any travel arrangements until you have signed up for a move-in time directly through the Residential Services Office. More details to follow in early August. IMPORTANT: Should you need to make travel arrangements before you are able to select a move-in day and time, it’s strongly advised that you secure overnight accommodations in the event that your move-in day and time do not align with your travel plans. 

  • Student Move-in: B-, C-, or D-Terms

    Information on future move-in dates is to be determined, with more details coming closer to each respective term.

WPI Residential Services Early Move-In Policy:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be no early arrivals, with no exceptions to this rule. Do not make travel plans until you officially sign up for a move-in time directly with the Residential Services Office.

Move-in Day Guidelines

To ensure move-in is as safe as possible for all involved, the following parameters are being put into effect for the 2020-21 academic year: 

  • DO NOT bring more items than will fit in one moving bin (measuring 41.5 x 29.5 x 36 inches). 
  • No personal furniture will be permitted. 
  • The Residential Services Office encourages the use of plastic totes and duffle bags that can be retained in student rooms for move-out. 
  • Renting a personal micro fridge—rather than purchasing or bringing one from home—is strongly encouraged. 

Moving Bin for Moving In: What Fits?

WPI Moving Bin for Moving In: What Fits?