The Quadfest Archives


What's A QuadFest?

QuadFest is a massive campus unity event entirely concieved, organized and run by an independent group of students. The event takes place annually on the campus of WPI in Worcester, MA. QuadFest and the QuadFest Committee have no affiliation with Student Activities or any other campus planning group. The idea for a Quad Festival came from a group of students, who approached the 1993 SocComm Executive Board looking for support for their event. At that time there was much talk (and little action) by people about the WPI Community and how to improve it. Much the same way that WPI is organized into different layers of administration, faculty, and support staff, the student body is split into groups which don't interact much: on-campus students, off-campus students, commuters, greeks and grad students. These groups of students only interact accademically, with very little social interaction.

The basic idea was to combine a "Spring Week" type activity with a large unity event. This would involve many people in essentially what was to be a huge party on the Quadrangle, known as the Quad, without the negative issues surrounding Spree Day held previously at WPI and currently at Clark University. Both Spree Days have been criticized by the amount of drinking that traditionally has occured and the image that it was school-sanctioned.

What's Here?

As planning began for Quadfest 3 (Toucan Jam), the Quadfest Committee created a single web page as a means to advertise Quadfest. The web pages for the Quadfest Committee were hosted here for Quadfests 3 through 9, until WPI finally allowed Quadfest to have their own account on their servers for Quadfest X. So, here you'll find the archived web pages from each Quadfest.

We are looking for pictures and information from all of the previous Quadfests. If you have any pictures, personal stories, or other memories, please let us know!. We'd love to hear from you!

QuadFests of Yesteryear...

Consider it our own Wayback Machine. Below are archives of Quadfest homepages and other associated information from each of the past Quadfests.

created and maintained by The Quadfest Archives. Last updated 23-Apr-2008