General Acronym Listing by Letter

  other notes: W1YK, originally 1YK, is not an acronym, it is the call sign for WPI's Wireless Association.
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WACT The Worcester Area College Tour
  pronunciation: 'whacked'
  other notes: a tour of Worcester area colleges attended by high school guidance counselors
WAD The WPI Acronym Dictionary
  pronunciation: The 'wad'
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WAM Worcester Art Museum
  pronunciation: 'wham!'
WC Writing Center
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WECE Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  pronunciation: 'we-see'
WFD Worcester Fire Department
WGLC WPI GAC Leadership Conference
WICS Women In Computer Science
WIN Women's Industrial Network
  pronunciation: 'win'
WIS Web Information System
  pronunciation: referred to as 'Banner'
WJFC The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper
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WLRL Wireless LAN Research Lab
WM Worcester Magazine
  pronunciation: Whoa-Mag
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WMUG WPI Macintosh Users Group
  pronunciation: 'w-mug', 'mug', 'whoopie-mug'
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WOOFA WPI Organization of Folk Arts
WOW Wings Over Worcester
  pronunciation: Wow
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WPD Worcester Police Department
  pronunciation: 'Whoa-PD', 'Po-Po'
WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  pronunciation: Worcester Polytech, Worcester Poly, Worcester Tech, 'Whoopie', 'Whoa Tech", "The 'Tute", Worcester Polytechnic, and Tech
  other notes: formerly WCFIIS and WCIIS
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WPI Where People Interact
  other notes: As seen on Admissions student ambassador shirts
WPI We Plead Insanity
WPIAA WPI Alumni Association
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WPILA WPI Linux Association
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WPIOC WPI Outing Club
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WPIVF WPI Venture Forum
  other notes: alternate: VF
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WPIWA WPI Wireless Association
  pronunciation: sometimes 'whoopie-wah'
  other notes: The third oldest college wireless association
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WPS Worcester Public Schools
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WS Workstudy
  other notes: Generally refers to federal funds, but not exclusively
WSH West Street House
WSSRL WPI Secure Systems Research Laboratory
  other notes: CS research group
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WUNDERS Women, Understanding New Dimensions in Engineering Related Sciences
  pronunciation: "wonders"
  other notes: This acronym was forced after GEMS was dropped due to infringement.
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WW WPIwiki
  pronunciation: WPI wee-kee
  other notes: Started in A-Term 2005 by Robert Hafner '08. Uncommon as an acronym.
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  other notes: formerly WPIR
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