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What You Need to Know Now

  • All WPI offices, classrooms, labs, meeting spaces, bathrooms, elevators, shuttles, and the Sports and Recreation center have returned to 100% capacity
  • Current cleaning and ventilation practices continue. Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer will continue to be provided in classrooms and other spaces.
  • There are no capacity limits on internal events.
  • Only faculty, students, and staff who are participating in WPI’s COVID-19 testing program have access to campus facilities this summer. Campus buildings will require card access.
  • Updates on WPI-sponsored domestic and international travel can be found here
  • Admissions tours have return to normal capacity and venues.
  • Visitors and vendors are no longer required to register or to provide a health attestation to be on campus. All visitors and vendors are required to follow WPI's guidelines on face coverings and continue to social distance when possible. 

Cleaning and Disinfecting

The WPI Facilities staff cleans and disinfects all campus buildings frequently, sanitizing high-touch surfaces with safe but powerful hospital-grade disinfectants and microfiber towels for greater surface-cleaning impact.

Frequently touched surfaces and high-traffic areas include building entrances, door handles, elevators and elevator buttons (inside and outside), stairwells, water fountains, office doors and doorknobs, light switches, classroom and lecture hall desks and tables, conference room tables, restrooms and fixtures, and other high-touch areas in academic, residential, and other buildings.  More hand sanitizers and sanitizer dispensers can be found around campus. 

Campus dining services have been reconfigured to reduce density, and we’ve increased cleaning and sanitation efforts as well. All food-service staff have been trained in COVID-related protocols.

The Facilities team works closely with WPI’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to help protect students, faculty, staff, visitors, and our community from health risks. Should there be a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus, WPI will deploy specific cleaning and disinfecting protocols to mitigate the risk to others on campus.

Mailroom Operations

Mail courier service will be replaced with a network of lockers installed around campus to provide contactless delivery and align this service with social distancing recommendations. Locker banks are being installed in various buildings to replace the daily delivery and collection of mail to and from department offices. Each department will have a designated locker with PIN code access. An email will notify the department contact person(s) when mail is put into the locker. The same locker can be used for outgoing mail which will be collected during the daily route.

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.