August 2017

Dear WPI friends,

It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over. In just one week the class of 2021 will arrive on campus and take their first walk across Earle Bridge and receive their Tech Bibles. Thank you to all who hosted Welcome Receptions this summer. Receptions were held formally and informally in over 20 locations. These events help the new class to make friends before coming to campus and give us as alumni an opportunity to share some of our stories and wisdom with the newest class at WPI.

Homecoming 2017 will be celebrated on September 8 and 9 this year. The weekend will begin with a tribute to Bill “Tuna” Trask who passed away this spring. Tuna had an amazing impact on so many of us in the WPI community – I hope you will join us to share in his memory. Saturday will feature beloved traditions like the Parade of Floats, football game against RPI (Go Tech!) and the Rope Pull. Several groups are hosting their own events too – 50th anniversary celebration of the Gordon Library, 40th anniversary of women’s varsity athletics, the Bay State Battalion Reunion, and Admissions Tour Guides and Representatives. I hope to see you throughout the weekend.

The inaugural WPI Hall of Luminaries Induction Ceremony and opening of the new Hall of Luminaries exhibit will take place on November 1. Eleven outstanding individuals who have contributed to both WPI and the greater world will be honored and inducted. Learn more about the honorees and the event online. You can register now to save your place – it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

I look forward to meeting many of you at WPI’s events this fall. As always, feel free to email me with thoughts or questions.

My best,
Dave Wheeler '93, '04 MS