Faculty and Staff First Time Login

How to obtain an account as a faculty or staff member at WPI.


As a new employee, you will receive a personal email notifying you of your WPI email address. Use the WPI email address, to perform the password reset, multi-factor authentication setup and then login to the WPI Portal. Note: These are prerequisite steps to completing the Workday onboarding tasks.


  • WPI email address
  • Access to mobile device for text or call notification
  • Access to personal email address for notification


Self Service Password Reset (SSPR)

The SSPR service allows you to modify, unlock and reset your password using a verification method via phone number or an alternate email address. Create a password for your WPI account from any device using the "Action" to Reset WPI Password (see the link at the top right of this page).

Details about password standards can also be found in "Actions".

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

The MFA service provides an extra verification method for secure login and usage. Note: This verification method is only being used by a handful of applications at this time.

Using the "Action" View MFA Instructions (see the link at the top right of this page), complete MFA setup.


The option for Office Phone is not recommended at this time if you do not yet know your WPI phone extension.

Workday Login

To launch Workday from the WPI Portal and perform additional onboarding tasks, use "Action" Workday Login Instructions.

New Employee Technology Orientation

New Employees are encouraged to attend New Employee Technology Orientation at the start of your employment, provided by the IT Service Desk. This is often scheduled through the Division of Talent & Inclusion - Human Resources or the hiring department. New Employees are also welcome to contact the IT Service Desk to schedule. During the session IT staff assist with testing access to storage and applications, and provide an introduction to Information Technology Services.

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