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Summer 2021 Updates

Review changes on WPI's campus for the summer of 2021, which went into effect on June 15. This includes updates on face coverings, campus occupancy, and visitors and vendors. These changes are for summer only and may be amended, based on current guidance, for the start of the fall term. 

WPI held on-campus classes during the 2020-21 academic year by creating a culture of responsibility, resilience, and collaboration. Now we look ahead to the next academic year and a return to in-person learning, teaching, and working. We are guided—as always—by science and data, and in true WPI fashion, we will be ready to address any challenges that come our way. This website will be updated throughout the summer with any new developments or updates.

What You Need to Know Now 

These are the latest updates as of June 10, 2021

  • Face coverings no longer required outdoors when social distancing by 6 feet.
  • As of June 15, masks are not required indoors during summer months only for fully vaccinated individuals. View this graphic for more info. 
  • Anyone who prefers to continue wearing masks (for any reason) should feel free to do so; everyone is asked to respect that choice without question.
  • As of June 15, All WPI offices, classrooms, labs, meeting spaces, bathrooms, elevators, shuttles, and the Sports and Recreation center return to 100% capacity. More details can be found here.
  • As of June 15, WPI will discontinue the Visitor and Vendor registration process.
  • WPI announced vaccination requirements for all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in on-campus classes and/or conducting research in on-campus labs. 
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and should enter their vaccine information into Workday by June 15, 2021. 

Students Say Thank You to CERT

Thank you CERT!

WPI's Massachusetts COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan (PDF) is available.