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.
Susan Mockus '94: Decoding the Language of Cancer
Imagine, for a moment, that you’ve just heard a terrible sentence.
You have lung cancer.
Four terrible words, but you haven’t heard anything yet.
Finn Arnold '83: Sound Leadership
Finn Arnold was always drawn to music, having been raised in family where it was not a question of whether you played an instrument but which instrument you played. While—by his own admission—not as talented as his siblings, he focused his energies on recreating vs. creating music.
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.