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The Year Ahead—Moving Forward Mindfully






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Action Required for Thanksgiving Plans

Given the risks inherent in travel and holiday celebrations, WPI is giving students a choice to remain on campus or 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.


Students must let WPI know their intentions by November 12. If they have not submitted plans by November 12, we will assume you are leaving and your campus ID card will be deactivated at 9 a.m. November 25.


For more information, refer to President Leshin’s recent message, or announcements for residential students and off-campus students

This academic year will be unlike any other, but––as is typical at WPI––we have a plan, one that is driven by science and allows us to continue to deliver a world-class learning experience for all. It will require all of us to work together to stay together: that means making smart decisions, supporting and looking out for each other, and following health and safety protocols to protect both ourselves and our Herd.

Check this site frequently for new information, updates, and resources.

What You Need to Know Now 

These are the latest updates as of October 13, 2020
  • Sign ups are open for an additional students-only flu clinic to be held October 26 through 30. Students can find out more information and sign up for slots.
  • President Leshin released important news and updates about the upcoming break between A- and B-Term, Thanksgiving break, the academic calendar for C- and D-Terms, spring off-campus programs, and additional resources. Read the full message with the details.
  • Based on the CDC’s most recent guidance, vented masks, gaiters, and bandanas will not be allowed to be used as protective face coverings on the WPI campus. Read about the new rules on face coverings.
  • We launched a COVID-19 testing dashboard of the results of WPI’s regular screenings; when combined with related trends in the City of Worcester, they will help inform the ongoing campus operating status.

Keeping WPI Together

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 by staying home if you're sick, wash your hands, cover your face and watch your space.

Return to Campus Video Series

The return to campus video series offers a sneak peek at changes on campus until you can see them for yourself in person. Stay tuned for more videos as the fall semester progresses.

October 20 Employee Town Hall

We Are WPI: A Message from President Leshin

On October 20, President Leshin applauded the university community’s hard work in ensuring the success of the just-completed A-Term. In the Town Hall, she discusses enrollment, finances, B-Term plans, Thanksgiving guidelines, and more.