WPI Plans for Fall Opening Latest Information

 

 

 

we are wpi

 

The Year Ahead—Moving Forward Mindfully

 

 

 

 

 

WPI campus aerial photo

Driven by Science. Engineered for WPI.

WPI is driven by science in our plans to welcome our community back to campus, engineering academics, research, projects, work life, residential life, dining, clubs and activities, athletics, and events in order to reopen in a safety-focused, socially distanced manner. The health, safety, and well-being of our community must be the highest priority for each of us.

Continuing a slow, deliberate, and careful process, the university is phasing researchers and staff back across several pathways; student move-in is scheduled to begin August 23 and classes to start on August 31.

What You Need to Know Now

These are the latest updates as of August 3, 2020
  • A Return to Campus Student Checklist outlines the required action items to return to WPI. A time-sensitive task to note: required medical waivers must be signed by August 7.
  • The Coronavirus Emergency Response Team (CERT) reaffirmed its July 1 decision that the university is on track to open for the new academic year. 
  • WPI is implementing a detailed Testing Protocol to help protect the entire campus community from the spread of COVID-19, including pre-arrival and routine testing and a symptom tracker mobile app. 
  • There will be no athletic competitions this fall, and our physical education and recreation offerings will be different during A- and B- Terms. More about Athletics.
  • As we aim to keep our campus de-densified, offices that do not work in person with students will not be returning to campus until the beginning of B-Term (October 21) at the soonest.
  • Ongoing building modifications, reconfigurations, and new signage––all designed with safety in mind––are going up as employees begin to return to campus. See signage example.

BackToCampusProposedCampaignWebBanner_techconnect (002).jpg

The health, safety, and well-being of our community must be the highest priority for each of us, and that means taking personal responsibility to keep #WPITogether.
The health, safety, and well-being of our community must be the highest priority for each of us, and that means taking personal responsibility to keep #WPITogether.

Return to Campus Preparations

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected campus in so many ways, but our essential workers––from Facilities to WPI Police to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)––have been on site, working tirelessly to support the safety of our staff, faculty, and returning students.

President's Town Hall for Faculty and Staff, 7/27

We Are WPI: A Message from President Leshin

On July 27, President Leshin gave an update of the university's work to prepare faculty, staff, and students to start A Term and the fall semester next month. In particular, she stressed the importance of following health and safety protocols—and being patient, kind, and respectful with each other—and detailed the university's COVID-testing protocols for both employees and incoming students. Read the details here.
 

Campus Announcements