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Video Highlights of WPI's 2013 Commencement Exercises

May 10, 2013

Experience the excitement and emotion of WPI's 145th 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 highlights, including the presentation of the Chairman's Prize and three honorary degrees, the Commencement Address, the presentation of the class gift, the address by the student speaker, and the charge to the class by President Berkey. We've also provided links to two time-lapse videos.

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.


Conferring of Honorary Degrees

  • Robert H. Beckett '57, President & CEO, Tribo Surface Engineering, Doctor of Engineering
  • Carol T. Christ, President of Smith College, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Eric S. Lander, President and Founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT, Doctor of Science

Presentation of the Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize

Time-Lapse Videos

Adam Epstein '05 recorded time-lapse videos of the set up for Commencement and the flurry of activity on the big day itself.