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Pre-registration for Homecoming is now closed. Please register on campus at the Quad when you arrive!
  

WPI looks forward to welcoming its alumni family back to Worcester for Homecoming 2021. Join us on campus on Saturday, September 18 for opportunities to learn, play, and socialize with your WPI herd. 

The schedule of events is below, and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

We look forward to welcoming you home to The Hill!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
N/A Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony
The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction has been postponed. MORE INFO
N/A N/A

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

TIME EVENT LOCATION
11:00 - 11:30 AM

Diversity in STEM Mural Dedication
The Diversity in STEM Mural, located on the side of the Rubin Campus Center, is a gift of the Class of 2021. Celebrate the Class of 2021's successful Senior Class Gift campaign and WPI's commitment to diversity in STEM.

Rubin Campus Center
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Alumni Welcome Center Open Quad
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

"The Herd Comes Home" Gathering on the Quad
Join your herd for food, games, giveaways, and music on the Quad. 

Please Note: All guests, even those who have pre-registered for Homecoming, will be required to check-in at the Quad to gain entrance to the Quad space. Additionally, guests are not permitted to bring food or beverages (for the purposes of distribution outside of their immediate family) to campus.

Quad
11:00 AM Men's Soccer vs Coast Guard Alumni Stadium
2:30 PM Football vs Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Stadium
7:00 PM Field Hockey vs Springfield College Alumni Stadium
POSTPONED

Rope Pull
More information on the rescheduling of the Rope Pull is forthcoming.

TBD

Homecoming 2021 Reminders & Protocols

  • The Quad will open for Homecoming guests at 11:00 AM. Other activities may start earlier – please refer to the Homecoming website for more information.
  • All Homecoming guests are required to adhere to WPI’s current COVID-19 protocols. As of August 4, 2021, WPI requires that all Homecoming guests, regardless of their vaccination status and the outdoor location of the event, wear a mask while on campus unless they are actively eating or drinking.
  • On-campus parking for Homecoming 2021 is located in the Park Avenue Garage. Please note that there will be no vehicle access to the Quad on Homecoming day. Additionally, camper vehicles/trailers are not permitted on campus unless authorized by the Director of Public Safety.
  • All guests, including those who have pre-registered for Homecoming, will be required to check-in at the Quad to gain entrance to the Quad space. Additional information will be provided on campus.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring food or beverages (for the purposes of distribution outside of their immediate family) to campus on Homecoming day(s). Random bag and cooler searches may occur for public safety. Many food and beverage options will be available on campus for Homecoming guests.
    • Inquiries regarding post-athletics contest gatherings should be directed to WPI’s Department of Athletics at 508-831-5046 or athletics@wpi.edu.
  • No open containers of alcohol are allowed on campus at any time except within the fenced-in portion of the Quad. Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol to campus, either for personal consumption or distribution. Again, random bag and cooler searches may occur for public safety. Bar service will be provided on the Quad for Homecoming guests.
  • No smoking is allowed on campus at any time.
  • Grills or other equipment used for cooking/preparing food, generators, open flames, candles, and fireworks are prohibited on WPI property on Homecoming day(s).
  • Ample seating will be available on and adjacent to the Quad; therefore, it is requested that guests not bring their own tables, chairs, or tents to campus. WPI staff reserve the right to allow or refuse the use of such materials if they are brought to campus.
  • WPI asks guests to please keep in mind that Homecoming is a family-friendly event. Consistent with the policies surrounding all of WPI's large-scale events, we ask that all visitors be respectful of our campus property and policies. Students are expected to adhere to the rules outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Any student or guest, including alumni, that fails to do so will be asked to leave the campus immediately.