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Bartlett Center

Bartlett Center

This two-story, 16,589-square-foot Bartlett Center, located at the east side of the Quadrangle, was the first building in Worcester to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification when it opened in 2006. The building was constructed using sustainable design principles and features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and water- and energy-efficient systems. It houses WPI’s offices of Admissions and Financial Aid and serves as a welcome center for campus visitors, particularly thousands of prospective students and their families who come to tour the school each year. The construction of the building was made possible by a contribution from James L. Bartlett ’39 and his wife, Shirley.

COVID-19 Building-Specific Safety Measures

  • Cleaning: Daily enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces in classrooms, hallways, stairs, bathrooms, and meeting spaces. Daily fogging of spaces with a disinfectant cleaning solution. 
  • Cleaning Supplies: Provided in centralized locations on each floor and in classrooms so individuals can clean their own workspace and equipment. 
  • Hand Sanitizer: Provided at entrances, in classrooms, and throughout public areas. Departments may be providing hand sanitizer at additional locations in office suites. 
  • Signage: To inform social distancing practices, occupancy limits, and cleaning requirements throughout the building. 
  • Bathrooms: Bathrooms have reduced occupancies required — some will be single-use occupancy to maintain social distancing. Drinking fountains have been shut off for your safety — where available, water bottle filler stations remain operational.
  • Meeting Rooms: Meeting room capacity has been reduced to maintain 6’ social distancing.
  • Ventilation: Windows may be opened for ventilation. If you open a window, be sure to shut off the air conditioner in that space. 
  • Clear Barriers: Clear plexiglass barriers have been installed at classroom teaching stations and service desks in department offices to help reduce transmission. 
  • Building Access: The building will remain locked during business hours and is accessible with your WPI ID card. Campus visitors must register in advance and be escorted by the department. 

Offices and Departments