Fall 2020 Residential Move-In
Before moving into their residences, all residential students will be required to be tested for COVID-19. Students must have their test results, as well as completed required COVID-19 training before coming to WPI. Students will be assigned a specific date to move in. Please do not make travel arrangements before hearing from the Residential Services Office (RSO). More details and updated policies will be available on the RSO moving in page at a later date.
Several arrangements have been made to de-densify rooms and residence halls across campus, and additional Resident Advisor (RA) staff having been hired to help students navigate this new campus life experience. The university has also contracted with the nearby Hampton Inn to further de-densify residence halls, with approximately 185 first-year students and 8 RAs living and working at the hotel.
Residential Safety Protocols
Frequent cleaning and sanitization procedures of bathrooms, common areas, hallways, and other shared spaces will be in place. Social distancing and the wearing of face coverings are required. Guests and visitors both within and outside of the WPI community will not be permitted in the residence halls.
In community housing, all lounges and common areas will be closed, and community bathrooms will have occupancy caps and specific instructions for use, cleaning, and schedules, all in adherence with proper social distancing. Students living in apartment-style housing must clean their bathroom and kitchen areas regularly in accordance with posted guidelines. A walk-through video detailing these and other campus living changes will be available in the coming weeks.
Residential Dining and Meal Plans
All on-campus dining locations will utilize a reservation system to better allow social distancing practices. Online ordering and takeout options also will be available. Residential Meal Plans will work in multiple locations across campus. More details about dining (hours, menus, and other adjustments to services) are forthcoming.