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Stratton Hall

Stratton Hall

100 Institute Road, Worcester MA, 01609

Built in 1894 with funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Stratton Hall was the original home of WPI's Mechanical Engineering Department. It was named for Charles G. Stratton, a member of WPI's Class of 1875 who served as a trustee and president of the Alumni Association. After the Mechanical Engineering Department moved to Higgins Labs in 1942, the building served as quarters for Navy seamen who were part of the Navy’s wartime V-12 training program, which continued until June 1946.

Today, Stratton houses the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The state-of-the art Maple Lab is located on the basement/ground floor in room 003, which features several high-performance computer workstations running mathematics and analytical software. Stratton is also home to the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, a resource that supports industrial collaborations with over 30 companies, businesses, and government labs.

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.
  • Classrooms and Teaching Labs: Classroom capacity has been reduced to maintain 6’ social distancing, daily enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces, cleaning supplies provided for students and faculty to clean personal space, where possible directional flow in and out of classrooms are indicated. 
  • 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

Title Email Phone
Mathematical Sciences 508-831-5241