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The Year Ahead—Moving Forward Mindfully

 

 

 

 

 

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Driven by Science. Engineered for WPI.

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.

What You Need to Know Now

These are the latest updates as of August 13, 2020
  • Whether you will be returning to campus or remaining remote, the Employee Toolkit has all the information you need, including a Back to Work checklist, details on our testing processes and protocols, and more.  
  • A Return to Campus Student checklist outlines the required, time-sensitive action items to return to WPI. 
  • Visitors and vendors will be strictly limited to those deemed “essential.” 
  • WPI is implementing a detailed Testing Protocol to help protect the entire campus community from the spread of COVID-19, including pre-arrival and routine testing and a symptom tracker mobile app. 
  • As we aim to keep our campus de-densified, offices that do not work in person with students will not be returning to campus until the beginning of B-Term (October 21) at the soonest.
  • Ongoing building modifications, reconfigurations, and new signage––all designed with safety in mind––are going up as employees begin to return to campus. See signage example.

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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.
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.

Reimagining Our Distinctive Education

Getting Ready for Fall

After intensive workshops, trainings, and an abundant sharing of ideas on how to combine in-person, online, and hybrid elements to create an engaging college experience via TechFlex, WPI’s faculty and staff are well prepared for A-Term.

TechFlex is Rooted in Longstanding Academic Programs

With guidance from past academic models and a creative approach, WPI prepares for a new day of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about TechFlex.

Joining Forces with Faculty to Teach This Fall

WPI’s Undergraduate Studies, Academic Technology Center, Graduate Studies, and Morgan Teaching & Learning Center are supporting faculty as they gear up to teach A-Term classes.

Return to Campus Preparations

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.

August 13 President's Town Hall for Faculty and Staff

We Are WPI: A Message from President Leshin

On August 13, President Leshin and a panel of experts reviewed the university’s reopening plans and confirmed we are on track as we prepare for the start of A term on August 31.