Traditions are what draw us in and pull us back. They are cherished and revered. They give us chills and create wonderful memories of times spent on campus. Upon them, many great things can be built. They create the tie that binds the entire WPI community—the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

As a WPI alum, you can be proud to count yourself among this illustrious group of innovative problem solvers who are always breaking new ground, seeking better solutions, and creating positive change in the world.

You are part of a worldwide network of more than 38,000 alumni who live in more than 100 countries and are working in diverse fields and professions.

Driven to Explore

When Kirk Jalbert was growing up in Billerica, Mass., he spent much of his time devouring science fiction books: Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, Frank Herbert’s Dune.

He loved the feeling of being dropped into an unexpected world and exploring it for a few hundred pages, but he was more excited by the kind of thinking that prompted the stories in the first place...

Lifesaving Approval

A girl lies in a hospital bed, weakened by a heart that can’t sustain her much longer. The device that could save her—by assisting her heart until she’s strong enough for further treatment—has been widely used in Germany, but has not been approved for sale in the United States.

She passes the days in a hospital room decorated with pin-ups of dreamy actors. She dreams of Doctor McDreamy—her heartthrob from the TV drama Grey’s Anatomy...

The Father of the Plan:
Bill Grogan '46

WPI's latest book, The Presiding Genius of the Place, explores the life of the late Bill Grogran '46, dean emeritus of undergraduate studies, whose influence and leadership forever changed WPI. 

Building the Hill Together

The Foisie Innovation Studio and Residence Hall, as pictured in this architectural rendering, is named to honor WPI's most generous benefactor, Robert A. Foisie '56—but it also pays homage to the university's growing tradition of philanthropy.

Every gift makes an impact.

Contact Us

The Alumni Relations team is located in Higgins House.

Phone 508-831-5600     Fax 508-831-5791     alumni-office@wpi.edu