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Our Academic Year—Moving Forward Mindfully






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Heightened restrictions on campus through remainder of B-term/fall semester. Learn more

This academic year will be unlike any other, but––as is typical at WPI––we have a plan, one that is driven by science and allows us to continue to deliver a world-class learning experience for all. It will require all of us to work together to stay together: that means making smart decisions, supporting and looking out for each other, and following health and safety protocols to protect both ourselves and our Herd.

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

What You Need to Know Now 

These are the latest updates as of November 24, 2020
  • New heightened restrictions and guidance for our on-campus community are now in effect and will continue through the remainder of B-term/fall semester
  • Students should only leave their residence hall or off-campus dwellings for essential purposes, such as attending class, picking up food, or participating in COVID testing. Learn more.
  • Six feet of social distancing to be enforced at all times, even when eating.
  • Limited in-person activities and events; no visitors on campus.
  • The Sports and Recreation Center will be closed until further notice.
  • There is a new survey for students who wish to change their plans for the rest of the term/semester based on these new campus restrictions.

Keeping WPI Together

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.

Campus Announcements

November 24, 2020
We Are WPI, Office of the President
November 20, 2020
Health Services
November 19, 2020
Division of Talent & Inclusion

Reopening News

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An untitled painting by Alexandra Meraz ’21, which was an honorable mention in the Visual Arts category in the “The Arts and Creativity in the Time of COVID” contest.
October 07, 2020

November 18 Employee Town Hall

We Are WPI: Heightened Restrictions

On November 18, President Leshin lauded the resilience, commitment, and achievements of the WPI community and shared more details on the current heightened restrictions and what that means for students, faculty, and staff as we focus on health, safety—and academics.

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