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Frequently asked Questions

Q.   How do I get my laptop set up at WHOI for internet access?

A.   If you have a WHOI email account, you can set it up yourself. Otherwise you will need to ask a colleague, who has a WHOI email account, to help you. Plug in your ethernet cable. Open a browser and enter in the address bar. Follow the onscreen instructions. If would like assistance please contact the CIS helpdesk at


Q. I am looking for a restaurant/business in Falmouth but don't know where to start looking. What should I do?

A. You can use either the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce website or look in the yellow pages. For a list of restaurants on Cape Cod.
The YaWHOI guide compiled by the joint program students is also an extremely useful resource.


Q. Can i take public transport between Woods Hole and Falmouth? What about the rest of the Cape Cod, Boston, and New York City?

A. Yes, public transportation is available on Cape Cod, but it is limited. Public transportation to Boston and beyond is very accessable from Falmouth and Woods Hole. For bus companies and schedules please click here


Q. I have recently arrived at WHOI an i am only here for a short period of time. Are there any bicycles available for a short term loan?

A.  The International Committee run a bicycle loan program. Click here for details on how you may request a bicycle.