By May 31

Be sure to review and complete all of the steps below to ease your transition to WPI. Some of the tasks are required now and some will help you prepare for tasks due at a later date.

Looking for all tasks in one place? View or print this one-page Checklist. Use it to help keep you on track with tasks you need to complete before you arrive on campus.

Select the icon below to be directed to the related tasks.  Click on the arrow before each task to open and close additional details about the task.  Links to websites, instructions and helpful information is available in the boxes to the right.

Get Connected

Get Connected Links and Files:

Create WPI email address, gain access to your online accounts.

By mid May, you will receive an email at the address listed on your application.  This will contain your username and PIN. Use these to gain access to your online accounts by logging into banner web. You will need this to do much of the remaining tasks. If you have difficulty, reference our login tips or contact the WPI helpdesk at

Review WPI computer recommendations.

Although you are not required to purchase your own computer, most students prefer the convenience of being connected to the WPI Network and Internet from their rooms. Review computer recommendations and specifications .

Get a photo taken for your student ID.

You will need to upload a photo for your photo ID in June through the online housing and dining system. View photo guidelines to ensure your photo meets ID criteria.


Academic Links and Files:

Take the math placement exam.

Log in with your WPI login information to take the math placement exam before you register for classes. The math placement test will be available as of May 16.  Math Test Tips . Take note of your score for registration purposes.

Housing & Dining

Housing and Dining Links and Files:

Students with Disabilities Links and Files:

Review your housing options.

Review the type and location of WPI residence halls. The Class of 2023 housing application will be available to fill out when you receive your WPI credentials. You’ll be asked for your preference on the housing application form that’s due by June 15.

Review your dining options.

Review the dining options now so that you’ll be prepared to choose the one that best fits your preferences and lifestyle. Meal plan selection is also due June 15.

Submit your housing and dining requests, upload your photo for identification.

In the housing and dining system, you will let us know your living habits and building preferences so that we can match you with a roommate. You’ll also select a meal plan and upload your photo for your identification. See guidelines for photos.

Students with Disabilities

Complete form to request housing accommodations.

Log in and fill out the Accommodated Housing form to request accommodations.

Additional Information

International Students

International Students Links and Files:

Start visa process by obtaining an I-20 form.

  • Review the visa process.
  • Complete the Certification of Finances form and submit to the Admissions Office by email at or mail to WPI, Bartlett Center, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280. The admissions office will issue you an I-20 once they have received this form.

You don’t need to wait to complete more steps. Move onto tasks due by June 30.

By June 30