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ACTION REQUIRED: Thanksgiving Plans for Students in Off-Campus, Fraternity, and Sorority Housing

Note: This is dated information and may not reflect the current policies in place on campus. Please refer to We Are WPI for the latest information.

October 16, 2020

This message was sent to students in off-campus, fraternity, and sorority housing.

As you learned from President Leshin’s message last week, the university continues to prioritize the safety of the community during the pandemic. Given the risks inherent in travel and holiday celebrations, WPI is giving students a choice to remain in their Worcester housing or Greek chapter housing for Thanksgiving and the final two weeks of B-Term, or to leave the campus before the holiday and not return until C-Term. We know this is a big decision, and we hope you are giving it careful thought.

Here’s what we need you to do:


Tell us your plans for Thanksgiving and the final two weeks of B-Term. This applies to all students who are living off campus and in fraternity and sorority housing. To do so, log in to your B-Term intentions survey on the My TechFlex section of the WPI Hub. Your response is due by November 12. We will provide additional information on Thanksgiving meal options and required COVID-19 testing for those who remain at WPI during Thanksgiving break and the final two weeks of B-term.


If we do not hear by November 12 that you plan to stay in Worcester for Thanksgiving and the final two weeks of B-Term, we will assume you are leaving and your campus ID card will be deactivated at 9 a.m. November 25.



Get a flu shot. To protect the health of our entire WPI community and to meet a state mandate, all students must receive a flu vaccine by December 1, or a hold will be placed on their WPI account. WPI has arranged a second Flu Clinic October 26-30 to provide an additional 2,500 vaccinations. Signups are available now. You can also check out these nearby options.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll have more information about the return to campus in January 2021 for C-Term. If you have questions, check out these FAQs. You can also contact us at Thank you so much for your attention and cooperation. We are proud of your efforts to keep our community together and make the best of unprecedented challenges.


Dean of Students Office