About Senior Class Gifts

The presentation of a Senior Class Gift to the University is a longstanding tradition at WPI, serving as a point of pride for alumni returning to campus in later years. From the pair of oak doors at the west entrance of Boynton Hall (Class of 1931), to the famed Beech tree (Class of 1943) or the bronze statue of Gompei on the Quad (Class of 2009), the gifts presented by departing seniors represent some of WPI’s most enduring landmarks.

Supporting the Senior Class Gift campaign provides students with the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy in partnership with classmates that will enhance the WPI experience for countless students in the generations to come. Gifts from members of the senior class also help to increase WPI’s annual donor participation levels, one metric upon which many college rankings are based. WPI’s national ranking has a direct impact on the value and prestige of a degree post-graduation, boosting salary levels, employment opportunities, and acceptance into highly-rated graduate programs.

There are many ways to make your gift, and special recognition opportunities for students participating in their Senior Class Gift campaign. For more information, contact a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee or Cristina Picozzi in the office of Annual Giving, at +1-508-831-6072. 

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How to Give


To make a gift online, use the secure online form.


You may send your check, payable to Class of 2013 Senior Class Gift, to:

Office of Annual Giving
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280


To make a gift or pledge by phone, or for all questions, please call +1-508-831-6052 or toll free +1-877-WPI-FUND (+1-877-974-3863).