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Crimson Crew encompasses all alumni volunteers who take pride in WPI through their involvement and support of the institution. Whether near or far, there is an opportunity for all of our alumni to volunteer.

Crimson Crew opportunities include the following and many more…

Help us share the love!

Your support sends a message to our community that you believe in them. Here are a few ways you can let the members of the WPI community know you're thinking of them and cheering them on.

  • Share a message of hope with our students. There are two easy ways to share a direct message of support and encouragement. Rest assured, we’ll get your message to our students.
    • Send your handwritten or printed letter by mail to:
    • The Office of Lifetime Engagement, WPI
    • 100 Institute Rd
    • Worcester, MA 01609
    • Submit your letter online through this form
  • Write a faculty or staff member a note of gratitude. If you remember a faculty or staff member who was particularly helpful to you or your student, or a positive influence on you or your student, consider writing them a personal note of gratitude and support and mailing or emailing it to them. 
  • Visit The Hill and connect with students on campus. The Hill is open to alumni, parents, friends, and visitors. If you’re in the area, stop by and see what’s new. Consider buying a coffee or lunch for a student/your student and sharing conversation with members of the community. Personal connections matter! 
  • Cheer on our athletics teams. Spectators are welcome back at WPI athletic events! A great way to show your support is to come cheer the Engineers—at a home game or a game near you! 
  • Celebrate our community and love of STEM at TouchTomorrow. TouchTomorrow is April 2 at Polar Park, and we’d love to see alumni and parents in attendance. Bring your family and friends to this WPI festival of science, technology, and robots. Be sure to stop by the Alumni Suite to say hello and reconnect with other alumni!
  • Make a gift to the Center for Well-Being Programs. The Center will provide a range of programs and services including mental health awareness training for students, faculty, and staff, peer advocacy, education and support, wellness programming, and support for academic initiatives to promote well-being.

Sponsor a Student Project

By sponsoring a project, your company engages the fresh perspective of a dedicated student team - employing the most recent, state-of-the-art techniques, practices and theories - guided by top-notch faculty, to tackle pressing business challenges.  Our records show that ideas presented by WPI students translate into tangible solutions for project sponsors, and returns on investment well exceed initial costs. In addition, projects can be a unique opportunity to screen for future talent.

Alumni Admissions Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in learning more about Alumni Admissions opportunities?

Please contact Patrick Deane, Assistant Director of Admissions, for more information.

Alumni & Admissions Behind the Scenes

Ask a Grad: Respond to questions in a timely manner from prospective students and families. Frequency of contact may vary throughout the year.

Congratulate Newly Accepted Students: Alumni will send congratulatory emails to early-accepted students during the month of January.

Accepted Student Days: Volunteer on campus to welcome and interact with WPI's accepted students and family members in March and April.

Alumni Admissions in Your Community

Regional Admissions: Alumni with prior Admissions experience, or experience representing WPI, will coordinate with Admissions to cover college fairs or recruitment events within their respective geographic region. Alumni may also be asked to consider visiting local high schools and speak on behalf of WPI.

Social Media Admissions Ambassadors: Support Admissions by sharing and posting positive messages about WPI.

Refer a Student: Admissions values the input of all WPI community members as they take on the exciting challenge of selecting the incoming class. In addition to referring students to WPI, alumni are welcome to provide letters or emails of endorsements for candidates. We also encourage alumni to share with Admissions more information on a student you feel might make a great addition to our campus.  

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Career Development Center Opportunities

Alumni volunteers working with the Career Development Center encourage their companies to recruit at WPI, hire WPI students for co-ops or internships, offer informational interviews to WPI students, and provide feedback to WPI students on their resumes. If you're interested in being a volunteer with the CDC let us know!

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More Volunteer Opportunities

  • Panelists
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Great Problems Seminar (GPS) Judges 
  • Corporate and Professional Education Liasisons 

Interested in getting more involved with your alma mater?
Contact Alumni Relations at alumni-office@wpi.edu or 508-831-5600.