The information here will help acquaint new international visiting scholars and non-degree graduate students with commonly used Information Technology (IT) services and tools. Welcome to WPI!

Getting Connected

Account Access

View the policy that governs usage, and instructions to claim your account and set your password.

Acceptable Use PolicyFirst Time Login

WPI Alerts

Register for the emergency communication system. Please perform this seven days after start date to ensure the system recognizes your WPI information.

WPI Alerts

Technology Orientation

Technology Orientation is provided by IT most Mondays from 10:30-noon. During the session IT assists with testing access to storage and applications, and provide an introduction to IT services. Please contact the IT Service Desk to register.

Campus Systems


Your WPI email can be accessed with Outlook in Office 365 using your WPI username and password.

Office 365

File Storage

WPI provides you with 1TB of storage space using OneDrive.

OneDrive Information


Canvas is WPI's learning management system, providing a customized interface to course content, projects, and more.


WPI Network

On Campus

To access the campus wired or wireless network, please register your device(s) using our device specific instructions.

Network Device Access

Off Campus

While working off campus, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used to access WPI network resources.


Your WPI Account enables free eduroam Wi-Fi services when visiting participating educational institutions.

Using Eduroam with WPI Account

Software and Research Resources

Software Library

Search for software available at WPI, including details about versions, installation and location.

Software Library

Terminal Server

Offering access to many software applications (without the need to install them), the terminal server is accessed using your preferred remote desktop program.

Terminal Services

Academic & Research Computing (ARC)

Scientific & Engineering Software Applications (SESA) training is provided by ARC. Instruction session details are online. Additional ARC services include: high performance compute systems, storage data management, code development, assistance managing computers attached to instruments, research website hosting.

Academic & Research Computing

Library Databases

Utilize library resources, including databases, guides, journals, etc. 

Library Databases


The intranet is a central location for the WPI community to access Information Technology resources, as well as other internal information, applications, forms, news, and more!

Navigating the WPI Hub

Additional Services

Printing & Scanning Services

Networked printers are available within your academic department, and pay-for-print printers and scanners are available in many public labs and at the Library Print Center. Pay for printouts with Goatbucks*.

Poster Printing

Large format posters can be printed at the Academic Technology Center (ATC), located in Fuller Labs, 1st floor. Pay with Goatbucks*.

Service Desk Sales

Purchase flash drives, DVDs, and cables at the Service Desk. Pay with Goatbucks*.

Equipment Loans/Clickers

Borrow laptops, video conferencing kits, cameras, audio recorders, and more for academic projects from the ATC, located in Fuller Labs, 1st floor. Clickers for classes are distributed at the Technology in Teaching and Learning (TTL) office in the Gordon Library, next to the Service Desk. Laptops can be borrowed from the IT Service Desk for your use while in the Gordon Library.


You can use Goatbucks on your WPI ID card for various payments.  Load Goatbucks onto your ID card with the Value Port located in the Gordon Library. 

Goatbucks Information