WPI's 147th Commencement Exercises
May 16, 2015
The Commencement web pages are revised on a regular basis. The most recent update was February 25, 2015.
For generations during the spring, a time tested ritual has taken place on the WPI Quadrangle -- on this special day, some 1000 men and women, bedecked in black robes and mortarboards, march across Earle Bridge to the Quadrangle, where they receive their hard-earned degrees from WPI's president. It is a time for looking forward to lives and careers that wait just beyond the horizon, and to cherish the memories of accomplishments, friendships, and events that have come before.
On this site, you may turn your gaze to the past, to learn about the history of Commencement at WPI, which stretches all the way back to 1871 when the university sent the 16 young men of its very first graduating class out into the world, or look forward to our 147th Commencement Ceremony, which will occur on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
The Baccalaureate Ceremony, which will occur on Friday, May 15th in Alden Memorial, is an annual program planned by seniors, in which graduating seniors give speeches and musical performances that reflect on their experiences as WPI students.