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.
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.
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.