Experience the excitement and emotion of WPI's 144th Commencement exercises through videos of the day's events. Whether you missed the ceremony or just want to see the big moments again, here are video highlights, including the presentation of four honorary degrees and the Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize, the Commencement Address by Roger W. Ferguson Jr., the presentation of the Class of 2012 gift, the address by student speaker Lauren Ketschke, and the charge to the class by WPI President Dennis Berkey. Two timelapse videos, produced by Adam Epstein '05, associate director of admissions, capture the ebb and flow of activity during Commencement and the work to prepare the Quad for the big day. Each was compilled from more than 3,500 still images.
- Please note video on the right is the full highlighted video of the 144th WPI Commencement. Click on the play button to start playing the video.
For complete details on the Commencement program, the full text of the honorary degree and Chairman's Prize citations, and the lists of graduates and student honor awards, see the online Commencement Program.
Downloadable Videos of Commencement Weekend
High-quality videos of all three of the weekend's ceremonies are now available for downloading for those who would like to keep a permanent record of these important events.
Speeches and Presentations
- Remarks by Student Speaker Lauren Ketschke '12
- Presentation of Class of 2012 Campaign Gift by Daniel P. Sullivan '12 and Alana M. Aubin '12
- Presentation of the Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize to Yi Hua (Ed) Ma
- The Commencement Address by Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
- Charge to the Class of 2012 from the WPI President Dennis Berkey
Conferring of Honorary Degrees
- Susan Windham-Bannister, Doctor of Science
- Robert L. Norton, Doctor of Engineering
- Nancy Hopkins, Doctor of Science
- Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Doctor of Science