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.

Congratulations to our 2019 Luminaries

Joseph Adams 1975
Robert Beckett 1957, Hon. 2013
Harold Black 1921, Hon. 1955*
George Cowan 1941, Hon. 2002*
Howard Freeman 1940, Hon. 1996*
Scott Harris 1982
Milton Higgins*
Debora Jackson 1989 MS, 2000 MS
Charles Thompson, Founder*
Emory Washburn, Founder*
These individuals inspire our community and light the way for others.

Join the celebration at the Hall of Luminaries Induction Ceremony and Celebration!
Thursday, October 24
3:00 p.m.

Frank Addessio '68 Phase Change

In an era of peaceful stewardship of the nation’s nuclear arsenal, Frank Addessio’s theoretical work at Los Alamos National Laboratory remains critical.

Lailah Thompson ‘16 - Engineering a More Diverse Future

Most of us enjoy a bag of chips from time to time, perhaps as an indulgence to brighten a dull afternoon, or a pick-me-up during a long road trip. According to the consumer research firm Nielsen, packaged snack foods are now a global industry worth $374 billion, with 91 percent of people around the world...

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