Welcome to WPI! The Information Technology Services Department (IT) developed this guide to help new faculty and staff access and use technology and systems provided by IT at WPI. Please complete the required steps indicated by checkboxes. Optional resource information is also included.

IT Support

IT is here to support your account and access, WPI equipment, and WPI application usage. Any of our teams can assist with consultation, requests or issues submitted to the IT Service Desk. 

Contact IT Service Desk

Your WPI Credentials

WPI grants your account, assigns a username, and requires you to create a secure password. Using these credentials, you are privileged to securely access licensed applications and university data. In addition, you have access to your WPI email account, personal and business file storage space, login to campus computers, and printing. (If you have received email with instructions, you may have already completed these items.)

  • Ensure several options for Multifactor Authentication (MFA) are established, as this is required by some WPI systems.
Multifactor Authentication

Those same verification methods enable Self Service Password Reset (SSPR). so that you can change your WPI password on your own. 

Self Service Password Reset

Information Security

Now that you have a WPI account, careful attention to logins, access, safe computing practices and data handling is an important responsibility for each member of WPI.

  • Please  read the Acceptable Use Policy, applicable to all WPI account holders.
Acceptable Use PolicyInformation Security Introduction
  • The Privacy and Information Security compliance training in the WPI Learning Academy (Percipio) gives an overview of your role in keeping WPI's data safe.
WPI Learning Academy

WPI Applications and Support

  • Sign-in to hub.wpi.edu

Some of the most commonly used WPI applications and systems enabling employees’ work are available via the WPI Hub App Marketplace.

hub.wpi.edu App Marketplace

News and alerts, Software, Instructions and additional Support Resources can also be found on the WPI Hub.

Navigating the WPI HubIT Support Options

The Software Center can be used to install licensed software on WPI computers.

Install Applications with the Software Center

Electronic Mail and Calendars

As a member of WPI you are licensed to use a WPI email account.  Your email address is based upon your WPI username (i.e. Jon E. Smith has username jesmith, therefore the email address is jesmith@wpi.edu). 

Email, calendars, the global address list, etc. can be accessed  using these options:

O365 Outlook for the Web

  • Read your email via any web browser using the app on the WPI Hub. Login with your WPI email address (username@wpi.edu) and password.
Outlook O365 App

Email Groups and Mailing Lists

O365 Groups exist for campus communications and are best accessed using O365 Outlook for the Web. Community members will automatically receive mail from the appropriate Distribution Groups. Other Groups can also be created.

O365 Groups Information


You may configure your WPI email on your mobile device.

Mobile Email Configuration

Storing WPI Data

  • Please consult the WPI Data Classification and Usage Policy which governs file storage.
WPI Data Classification and Usage Policy (pdf)

IT provides various means of secure file storage to save, access and share WPI data. An overview of IT file storage recommendations is available online.

File Storage Recommendations
  • OneDrive individual cloud storage
  • SharePoint online file organization and sharing for departments, committees, projects, etc.
  • On-premise file storage may be in use for research or by some departments. Map Network Drive using instructions linked below if access to on-premise storage is required.  
On-premise file storage

Access WPI Data


  • Access finance, payroll, human resources, and student data via Workday, WPI's enterprise management system.
Workday LoginWorkday SubsiteWorkday Student for Faculty & Staff


0365 Teams

Staff, faculty, students and guests  can collaborate with Teams tools.

Get started with TeamsMicrosoft Teams Canvas Integration

Learning Management System (LMS)

The LMS  gives faculty, staff, and students access to course, project, and university sites. 

  • Login to Canvas using your WPI username and password

Course Material: Announcements, Discussion Boards, Assignments, Homework Grades, etc.

Project Group Collaboration for IQP and MQP Project Groups (by request)

WPI Faculty/Staff Committees and Student Organizations can utilize the LMS to share information

New courses and organizations may be requested

Canvas Site Requests


Details about WPI projects are advertised by faculty and available to the WPI community in eProjects. Data from eProjects ties into academic processes for submission, degree requirements, evaluations, and archiving into Digital WPI.

eProjects Information

Add/Drop Requests

Faculty members may receive add/drop approval requests from students. When an approval is needed, you will receive an email informing you to review the request. 

Process Add/Drop Request

Working Remotely

Staff ResourcesFaculty ResourcesWPI Zoom ResourcesTerminal Services

To Do After Orientation

Register for WPI’s emergency communicationInitialize voicemail for campus phone extensionView Workday New Employee ChecklistTest printing to departmental network printer(s)