WPI ITS is conducting a campus-wide initiative to refurbish emergency phones. This includes testing hardware and addressing any outdated or malfunctioning equipment. 



Over the past six months, emergency phones have been evaluated and refurbished as needed.

ITS is very proud to acknowledge the excellent contributions of Network Operations' student workers on this project.


Some blue-light emergency phones remain offline for repair. These have been covered, and labeled as "out of order" with the label also displaying the WPI Police Department Emergency Line 508-831-5555.

The repair process is ongoing. and blue-light emergency phones will be uncovered when they are fully returned to service.

As a reminder, in the case of an emergency WPI Police can be reached by:

  • Using a blue-light emergency phone.
  • Calling x5555 from any campus phone.
  • Calling 508-831-5555 from a mobile phone.

Next Steps:

ITS will continue to address emergency phones as follows:

  • Implement a regular testing and maintenance schedule.
  • Continue to replace equipment and repair wiring.
  • Collaborate with Facilities on further elevator phone testing.