WPI Ring

Balfour Ring

The Official WPI Ring is a lifelong connection to every graduate’s experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI values the pursuit of innovation, academic inquiry, and excellence. These attributes are carried forward in our alumni and are symbolized on the ring.

Location: Higgins House
Phone: 508-831-5600
Fax: 508-831-5791

About the WPI Ring Design

Each gold ring captures WPI’s distinctiveness. The top of the ring features the WPI seal. The central shield contains symbols related to the history and mission of the Institute:

The heart represents Worcester as the heart of the Commonwealth, and two open books and an arm and hammer represent WPI's motto, Theory and Practice. WPI's full name and founding date, in Roman numerals, encircle the shield.

The first two buildings on campus, Boynton and Washburn, are seen on one side of the Official Ring and also represent the university motto. The Goat's Head is depicted on the other side of the ring. This longstanding tradition has evolved over the years and remains at the heart of several class rivalry events.

You may select from 10K, 14K or 18K yellow or white gold. The inside of the ring may be personalized by engraving with a name or initials, up to 18 characters.

For more information, including photos of available rings, pricing, and an order form, please visit Balfour at balfour.com/wpi.

If you have any questions about the WPI Ring or the WPI Ring Ceremony, please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 508-831- 5600 or alumni-office@wpi.edu.

Casting of the Rings