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

Sports and recreation are important to our community, and Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics (PERA) is working to help students continue with their activities during this period.

What You Need to Know Now

Updated November 17, 2020

  • The Sports and Recreation Center is closed.
  • Physical education classes will be held remotely.
  • Varsity Athletics in-person practices and team workouts are paused; team workouts will be held remotely.
  • Club sports in-person activities are paused; team workouts will be held remotely.
  • Intramurals remain virtual.
  • Students may exercise outdoors and use the stadium field and track, while wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.

See previous decisions and updates below

Nov. 2, 2020 NEWMAC decision

Due to the shift in academic calendars and in an effort to reduce the potential spread and exposure of COVID-19, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents’ Council on Nov. 2 unanimously decided to suspend conference play and championships for winter sports. This includes men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

The NEWMAC’s announcement pertains only to conference scheduling of regular competition and postseason NEWMAC championships and does not limit member institutions from scheduling contests with other NEWMAC schools and non-conference opponents. 

As a result, WPI is considering potential scenarios to enable some level of competition with a limited number of schools, all of which are following health and safety protocols similar to ours. We will be as inventive and creative as we can while adhering to our campus guidelines as well as NCAA COVID-19 protocols. More information to come before the winter break.

Read the NEWMAC announcement along with some additional WPI updates.

July 17, 2020 update

WPI President Laurie Leshin sent an announcement to all WPI students stating that there would be no athletic competitions this fall, and that the status of winter or spring sports activities was unknown at this time. She noted that that there will not be any athletic competitions prior to Jan. 1, 2021.

She also said the university’s physical education and recreation offerings would be different during A- and B- Terms.

Read the president’s message here, and see related FAQs here.

Sports & Recreation Center Safety Protocols

Athletics Sports & Rec Center - All COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Additional adjustments to our operations may be needed based on updated guidance and public health trends. We recommend you check back regularly for the latest updates.