August 2019

Dear Friends,

It’s time to start thinking fall at WPI! There are so many opportunities to reconnect with our home on the Hill and so many reasons to be proud—I hardly know where to begin!

First, Homecoming is just around the corner on Oct. 4 and 5. The fun begins on Friday afternoon with a groundbreaking ceremony for WPI’s newest building, focused on the smart world. That’s followed by the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Pep Rally Friday night. Saturday is packed with activity—the Parade of Floats, athletic events, Rope Pull, special events for Rowing, Alumni of Color, a Homecoming Social hosted by GOLD, and more. Check out the schedule and register at wpi.edu/+homecoming. Free football tickets if you register in advance!

Later, on Oct. 24, we induct the second class into the WPI Hall of Luminaries with great pride and celebration. The 2019 Luminaries are Joseph Adams 1975; Robert Beckett 1957, Hon. 2013; Harold Black 1921, Hon. 1955 (deceased); George Cowan 1941, Hon. 2002 (deceased); Scott Harris 1982; Milton Higgins (deceased); Debora Jackson 1989 MS, 2000 ME; Charles Thompson, founder; Emory Washburn, founder. Save the date for this inspiring event.

The Women of WPI have their annual conference Nov. 2, and before we know it, Giving Day will be upon us Dec. 3! And there are many more opportunities for engagement in between.

Many alumni and parents hosted incoming students and their families at Welcome Events this summer, and in days those students will be moving to campus for their first year at WPI. Do you remember the excitement (or anxiety) you felt for your first move-in day? Whether your WPI spirit is alive and well or waiting to be rekindled, your WPI family is always here to reconnect with you.

With WPI pride,
Mark Macaulay ’89, ’94 MS