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. 

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 WPI email address. Use these to gain access to your online accounts by referencing our First Time Login  instructions. You will need this to do much of the remaining tasks. If you have difficulty, please 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 .

Student ID Information.

Residential Students: Upload a photo for your student ID through the online Housing Portal.  

Commuter Students: Follow the instructions on the ID Services website to submit a ticket for your student ID. 

Complete Workday Onboarding

You will receive an email in your WPI account regarding onboarding steps you will need to complete in Workday such as reviewing your legal name, contact information and home information on file. Workday Onboarding must be completed to allow you to be registered for courses. Follow these instructions for more information.

Register for Your First-Year Welcome Experience

We look forward to hosting you for your First-Year Welcome Experience to begin to map out your time at WPI. Click here for more information about this experience and to register for your desired date.


Academic Links and Files:

Begin the math placement exam.

Log in with your WPI login information to take the math placement exam. The math placement test will be available as of Mid May. Please complete the math placement exam prior to attending your First Year Welcome Experience day so we can assist you in identifying the most appropriate math for you to begin with. 

Please Note: The math placement exam should be completed by June 30. Completing the math placement exam prior to your First-Year Welcome Experience will help your advisor guide you on course preference selection at your welcome experience day. Students who intend to register for a math course in the Fall semester are required to complete the math placement exam prior to course registration.

Housing & Dining

Housing and Dining Links and Files:

Housing Accommodations through the OAS Links and Files:

Review your housing options.

Review the type and location of WPI residence halls. The Class of 2027 housing application will be available to fill out beginning Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8:00am. The deadline to submit your application will be June 30th.

Review your dining options.

Review the meal plan options now so that you’ll be prepared to choose the one that best fits your preferences and lifestyle after you select your housing in mid-July. Meal plan selection is due by July 31 at 8:00am

Housing Request Open.

Log into the Housing Portal any time after you have set up your WPI accounts. The Class of 2027 housing application will be available to fill out when you receive your WPI credentials.  Housing selection will take place in Mid-July. Meal Plan Selections are due in July after the housing selection process is complete. Information can be found on our website.

Students Seeking Housing Accommodations

Complete forms through the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS).

Log in and fill out the Accommodated Housing Form and the Disability Verification for Housing Form. The deadline to apply for accommodated housing is June 23.

Health Services

Health Services Links and Files:

Start preparing your immunization information.

  • As a student at WPI, you will need to provide your medical history, immunization records, and physical examination records ​to WPI Student Health Services via the Student Health Portal. Health forms are due June 27, 2023.
  • View the Health Forms Checklist to see what forms you will need so that you can begin gathering the required information and documents.

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