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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 has welcomed students back to campus for D-term/spring semester. 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 May 6, 2021

  • WPI announced vaccination requirements for all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in on-campus classes and/or conducting research in on-campus labs, whether they live on campus or off. Students must be fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021. 
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. More info on vaccines here, and see related FAQs.
  • There is a new summer COVID-19 testing schedule that will go into effect on Sunday, May 16. (See current testing hours).
  • 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. 
  • Remain highly vigilant: Limit the chance of virus exposure when at home or away from campus, such as when visiting a grocery store or a gym. 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.

Latest Updates

May 06, 2021
Office of the President
May 04, 2021
Dean of Students
April 27, 2021
Dean of Students

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.