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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 15, 2021

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • All students must have pre-arrival and onboarding testing; check MyTechFlex for testing dates and details. Review the Return to Campus Student Checklist before arriving for C-Term/spring semester. 
  • Remain highly vigilant: Wear face coverings, practice social distancing, limit your close contacts, keep your areas clean, and do not gather in groups. 

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.

Reopening News

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Dmitry Korkin
December 17, 2020
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Student musicians practice while socially distancing
December 16, 2020

December 14 Employee Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall with President Leshin

In a Virtual Town Hall on December 14, President Leshin provided updates and illustrated the pandemic “by the numbers,” applauding the community’s continued hard work while cautioning that we all must remain vigilant over the break and as we return in January. The Town Hall included musical performances by the WPI choir and Pep Band. 

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