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.

Here we GOAT again! - Homecoming 2019

Are you ready to have a good time, reminisce with WPI friends, and show pride in your alma mater? Join us for Homecoming 2019! Opportunities to participate in your favorite traditions - watch the Parade of Floats, cheer on the football team, and catch up with friends at the Homecoming social hosted by GOLD. Special events for men's club lacrosse, alumni of color, and Student Government Association alumni. 

Homecoming 2019
October 4 and 5

Alumni Calendar

Guiding the Grid

Like so many of WPI’s best and brightest, Rachel Wilkins-Thurman was an inquisitive child who used her own two hands to investigate the world around her.

“I was always taking apart phones, radios, and electronics, just to see what goes on inside,” she recalls. “I always had people tell me, ‘You ask so many questions!’” It wasn’t always a compliment. And her experiments weren’t always appreciated...

[DONOR Profile] Mike Abrams

MIKE ABRAMS ’77 strikes one as a person who believes in possibilities. It’s one of the reasons he ended up at WPI.

Abrams had dreamed of a career in science or engineering since childhood. His parents said he could go to college wherever he could get enough funding to supplement family finances to attend. But he wanted something with more possibilities—more potential. Someplace where he could choose his own path...

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