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

The Herd Comes Home

WPI looks forward to welcoming its alumni family back to Worcester for Homecoming 2021. Deck yourself out in Crimson and Gray, dust off your beanie, and break out our old WPI Superfan T-shirt, and join us on campus on Saturday, September 18 for a day of friendship, celebration, competition, and lots and lots of school spirit.

The schedule of events will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

We look forward to welcoming you home to The Hill!

Please make sure that the Office of Lifetime Engagement has your current contact information on file, including your email address, so they can keep you informed about all the plans. Email the Office of Lifetime Engagement here.


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Use the code HOME21 in-store and online on September 18 to get 21% off your WPI Bookstore purchase!

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
  • 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.

Homecoming 2020 Digital Content

Tour of the New Academic Building Construction Site

John Lahane ’99, project executive for Consigli Construction, shows you around the construction site for our New Academic Building.

Learn the WPI Fight Song

Tune up your vocal chords and learn how to sing the WPI Fight Song with help from Jordan Grotz ’21.

Vitual Campus Tour with SAS

The Student Alumni Society’s Candle Walk campus tour is a lesson in WPI history and traditions that no student or graduate should miss.


Learn how to recreate our beloved mascot in paper form with this fun origami goat tutorial.

Sing the Alma Mater

Homecoming isn’t complete without a rendition of the alma mater. Join us and sing along!

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Homecoming 2019 Photos

Check out our Homecoming 2019 photo gallery to relive the weekend or to see what you missed!