Classes Cancelled December 2, 2019

DEPARTMENT(S): 
December 1, 2019

Dear WPI Community,
 
The National Weather Service has forecast a winter storm calling for significant snowfall for most of the Worcester region that will continue throughout the day Monday, December 2. Accordingly, WPI is cancelling all day and evening classes, events, and activities for Monday, December 2. All non-essential personnel are asked to stay home and off the roads.
 
The campus will remain open. Throughout the duration of the storm, essential personnel will be on campus to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and our facilities; employees should check with their supervisors to determine their status. 
 
Please note: December 10 is a make up day built into the calendar; faculty may use the day for classes as needed. In addition, course registration originally planned for December 2 has been postponed; additional information will be distributed in the coming days.
 
Here are revised building and dining hours for Monday, December 2:
 
Open Buildings:
 
Rubin Campus Center: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Foisie Innovation Studio: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Sports and Recreation Center:  6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gordon Library:  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. 
 
Modified Dining:
Morgan Dining:         Brunch 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.; Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   
Dunkin Donuts:          9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CC Food Court:         11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: All other dining facilities will be closed
 
Parking Modifications:
Essential employees with valid permits should use the Park Avenue or Gateway garages; the Dean Street garage will also be available for employee parking but the top level will remain closed to allow for snow removal. All other employee/commuter parking lots and residential lots will be closed Monday to allow for snow removal. Additional communications will be issued regarding the reopening of parking lots.  
 
As a reminder, during snow emergencies the City of Worcester imposes its own parking restrictions on city streets bordering the campus. Those restrictions are in effect and will be enforced until the city declares the parking ban has ended. Information is available at http://www.worcesterma.gov/streets/winter-weather/winter-parking. You can also sign up for the city’s parking alerts via this site. 
 
WPI’s grounds team works continuously to clear and maintain walkways and surface areas. However, we encourage everyone in the WPI community to use caution during the storm. 
 
Should you find yourself in an on-campus emergency situation, please call WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555.
 
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
 
Kristan Coffey, Director, Talent and Human Resources
Art Heinricher, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Jeff Solomon, Executive Vice President/CFO
Philip Clay, Vice President for Student Affairs