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Our Academic Year—Moving Forward Mindfully






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WPI has resumed on-campus activities for the 2020-21 academic year and will welcome students back to campus for C-term/spring semester this month. Guided by science, public health recommendations, and our experience with what worked well in the fall, we remain committed to delivering a world-class educational experience for all.

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

What You Need to Know Now 

These are the latest updates as of January 27, 2021

  • All undergraduate students—whether living on campus, off campus, or commuting—will be tested twice a week for the duration of C-Term.
  • WPI has moved into Stay in Place/Yellow Alert Status—effective Friday, January 15 and until at least February 11—to help limit the spread of virus in our community.  
  • If you have any symptoms, do not come to campus/Harrington Auditorium, even for testing. If you are experiencing any symptoms at all, report it on the Symptom Tracker and a Health team member will contact you. 
  • During the first two weeks of C-Term/spring semester (which begins Thursday, January 28) all classes, labs, student projects, and activities will be conducted remotely, and access to campus will be limited.
  • Remain highly vigilant: Wear face coverings, practice social distancing, limit your close contacts, keep your areas clean, and do not gather in groups. 

Protect the Bubble

Your bubble is bigger than you think, and the more people you’re in contact with, the more likely the spread of illness. For every positive case that must be isolated, we also see numerous close contacts who must be quarantined—a disruptive multiplying effect that strains campus resources and threatens our ability to return to a less-restrictive status on campus.

Limit your number of close contacts by always keeping 6 feet away from others, avoiding gatherings, and wearing a face covering.

Quest to Campus C-Term

Keeping our Community Safe and Healthy

Wearing face coverings, limiting close contacts, using the symptom tracker, staying home when sick—see how WPI students are taking proactive steps to be safe both before and after returning to campus 

Campus Updates

January 25, 2021
Office of the President
January 21, 2021
Health Services
January 13, 2021
Division of Talent & Inclusion

Our Community Pledge

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.

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