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WPI’s Commencement Exercises are a time of celebration for our graduates, their families, and friends. This is especially true for the Class of 2022, and we are delighted to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of these graduates.

Given the ongoing pandemic, our Commencement events will be carefully managed to allow for the safest and most enjoyable experience for all. 

Please note: these guidelines are continuously being monitored and adjusted. They may change as our planning changes. 

  • NEW: Strollers are NOT permitted under the tent, due to the tight seating.
  • NEW: As is usual at our Commencement Exercises, Random Bag checks will be conducted. 
  • NEW: Please fill every seat -- i.e. do not leave an empty seat between you and someone else. 
  • Commencement exercises for the Class of 2022 will be held under a tent on the Quadrangle on Thursday, May 12 for graduate students and Saturday, May 14 for undergraduates.
  • All ceremonies will be live-streamed via the WPI website. Ceremony length is dependent upon how many graduates participate. 
  • WPI strongly encourages everyone attending to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. Masks are welcome and strongly encouraged yet not required on campus. WPI encourages everyone to respect the choices that individuals make about their own masking. 
  • WPI also expects that guests will not come to campus with symptoms or having recently tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Please see this map for the entrances to the tented seating area. We ask that guests not congregate around the tent, due to noise interfering with the ceremony.  
  • Restrooms will be available in Harrington Auditorium (adjacent to the Quad) and the Recreation Center. Due to student line-up, the Harrington restrooms are unavailable until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Seating on the Quad will begin approximately 2 hours before the ceremonies begin. Guests must be seated at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony so as to not interfere with the student processional entering the Quad area (i.e. by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday or 9:30 a.m. on Saturday).
  • Please use every seat (i.e. do not leave a space between guests), and we ask that guests remain seated once their ceremony begins. 
  • Auxiliary seating areas are available for those without tickets. Olin 107 seating requires that a mask be worn at all times. The Rubin Campus Center, The Innovation Studio, and Higgins Labs 116 & 218 are other auxiliary viewing locations. 
  • WPI provides an open network for all Commencement attendees.  Please connect to the "Commencement2022" network for your Internet needs.

Ticket information for Saturday (Tickets are NOT required for Thursday)

  • Each student who RSVP’d for the ceremony has received their dedicated tickets for their guests. The ticketing site closed on May 3 at 11:59 PM. Ticket requests are no longer being accepted. 
  • Tickets will be sent to the e-mail address identified by the student. Each seat may have a single guest seated in that location.
  • Based upon the number of graduates attending, we do not have any additional tickets to disseminate. 
  • Tickets will be scanned at the ceremony and are required to access the Quad.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to finalize our plans to celebrate the Class of 2022. We thank you for supporting the safety and welfare of our campus community.

We appreciate your understanding as our security personnel will be conducting random checks of camera bags, backpacks, and other large items on Commencement day.