Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is one of the best weekends on the WPI campus! Join your friends and classmates back on the Hill and share some laughs, memories and good cheer. See the schedule below to see what we're planning - and check back often to see what's been added! 

Alumni Weekend Menus


Please note that the weekend schedule, event locations and menus are subject to change.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

 
TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
6 - 7:30 pm Grand Opening of the Alumni Center at Higgins House
Celebrate the alumni that made the restoration of Higgins House possible. Appetizers will be served.
Higgins House FREE
6 - 9 pm Phi Gamma Delta Reunion Dinner (Invitation Only)
Reception 6:00 to 7:00, buffet dinner 7:00 to 9:00 

Register Here
Rubin Campus Center, Hagglund Room $45.00

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

 
TIME EVENT LOCATION COST
7:30 am - 3:30 pm Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament
Alumni and their guests—and players of all abilities—are welcome. Includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, breakfast, snacks, post-tournament reception, and the opportunity to compete for prizes. Check-in at 7:30; tee off at 8:30.
Blackstone National Golf Club,
227 Putnam Hill Rd, Sutton, MA
$125.00
8 - 10 am

Breakfast with Dean John McNeill
Open to all Alumni Weekend attendees.Join our dean of engineering, John McNeill, and some of our faculty for breakfast and conversation about what's happening at WPI.

Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $15.00

NOON - 2 pm

Lunch on Your Own
Eat where our students eat in the Campus Center Food Court, or check out one of the great restaurants near campus.
N/A N/A

NOON - 2 pm

Alden Society Luncheon
Open to all alumni and their guests. Arthur Carlson, associate director of WPI's Archives and Special Collections, will talk with guests about how his team supports the teaching curriculum and documents history and culture, and about how the Archives and Special Collections serve as the institutional memory of WPI.
Alden Memorial FREE for Alden Society members; $25 for non-members; FREE for reunion classes 40th and older

2 - 3:15 pm

Campus Tours Bartlett Center FREE
3 - 4 pm An Afternoon with the Arts

Exclusive presentations about the Higgins Armory collection; docent-guided and self-guided tours. Shuttle service will be provided between Alden Memorial and the art museum.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
$5.00
3 - 4:30 pm "Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969" with Professor Joel Brattin

Professor Joel Brattin is considered one of the world’s foremost academic authorities on music legend Jimi Hendrix - he has written, reviewed, and edited more than 300 Hendrix articles, books, reviews, and notes. Join Joel to discuss the history, beauty, and complexity of Hendrix's music. Learn More

Higgins House, Library FREE
5:30 - 8:30 pm Fifty-Year Associates Reception and Dinner
Open to the classes of 1969 and prior. This annual event will welcome the Class of '69 into this prestigious group. Awards for professional achievement and service to WPI will also be presented by the Alumni Association.
Rubin Campus Center, Odeum FREE for members of the inductee class of 1969 and their guests; $40.00 for all other guests
6:00 pm Biomedical Engineering Alumni Softball Game
Please contact Professor Glenn Gaudette at gaudette@wpi.edu to RSVP
Rooftop Field FREE

7:30 - 10:30 pm

Let's Get Quizzical!
Open to the classes of 1970 and younger. Put a team together and compete for prizes during this trivia event in our beloved campus pub.
Goat's Head Restaurant, Founders Hall FREE for the class of 2019; $20.00 for all other guests

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2018

 
TIME EVENT LOCATION COST

9 - 10 am

President's Breakfast
Join President Laurie Leshin for breakfast before a fun-filled day!
Alden Memorial $15.00
9:45 - 10 am

Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors to elect new officers and board members just prior to President Leshin's presentation.

Alden Memorial FREE
10 - 11:30 am President's Address
President Leshin will talk with alumni and guests about her plans for the Institute. Doors open for this event at the end of the preceding breakfast. 
Alden Memorial FREE

11:30 am - NOON

Reunion Class Parade
An Alumni Weekend tradition! Our reunion celebrants will march together to exhibit their class and WPI pride, and the Class of 2019 will be presented with their reunion banner.
Quad FREE

NOON - 2 pm

Alumni Weekend Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
The Alumni Association will honor some of WPI’s greatest ambassadors and supporters, as well as those with outstanding professional achievement, during this annual event.

Rubin Campus Center, Odeum

$20.00
NOON - 2 pm Kids' Picnic Lunch
Join us on the Rubin Campus Center Patio for a kids-geared lunch and activities. Gompei will be on-hand for photos and autographs! Activities are ideal for kids ages 4 to 12.
Rubin Campus Center, Patio and Lawn $12.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Children
2 - 4 pm

Afternoon Activities
​All programs are 2:00 - 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Dessert; Mini Golf on the Quad; Student Alumni Society led campus tour; Robotics demonstration (3:00 - 4:00); Skull Tomb Open House; Greek Open Houses; Residence Hall Open Houses; Swag Grab; Photo Scavenger Hunt; Games on the Quad; Foisie Innovation Studio Tours; Alumni Center at Higgins House Tours

Various Locations FREE
4 - 6 pm

Class of 1999 20th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 4:00 - 6:00

TBD $30.00 for Adults; $15.00 for Children
4 - 6 pm Class of 2014 5th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 4:00 - 6:00
TBD $30.00
5 - 8 pm Class of 1949 75th Reunion Event
Reception 5:00 to 6:00, plated dinner 6:00 to 8:00
Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $60.00
5 - 8 pm Class of 1954 65th Reunion Event
Reception 5:00 to 6:00, plated dinner 6:00 to 8:00
Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $60.00
5 - 8 pm Class of 1959 60th Reunion Event
Reception 5:00 to 6:00, plated dinner 6:00 to 8:00
Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $60.00
5 - 8 pm Class of 1964 55th Reunion Event
Reception 5:00 to 6:00, buffet dinner 6:00 to 8:00
Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $45.00
5:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1969 50th Reunion Event
Reception 5:30 to 6:30 at President Leshin's home, plated dinner 6:30 to 8:30 on campus
President Leshin's Home; Alden Memorial $60.00
5:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1974 45th Reunion Event
Reception 5:30 to 6:30, buffet dinner 6:30 to 8:30
Rubin Campus Center, First Floor $45.00
5:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1979 40th Reunion Event
Reception 5:30 to 6:30 at Provost Soboyejo's home, buffet dinner 6:30 to 8:30 on campus
Provost Soboyejo's Home; Dinner Location TBD $45.00
5:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1994 25th Reunion Event
Reception 5:30 to 6:30, buffet dinner 6:30 to 8:30
TBD $45.00
6:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1984 35th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 6:30 to 8:30
TBD $30.00
6:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 1989 30th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 6:30 to 8:30
TBD $30.00
6:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 2004 15th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 6:30 to 8:30
TBD $30.00
6:30 - 8:30 pm Class of 2009 10th Reunion Event
Cocktail reception 6:30 to 8:30
TBD $30.00
8 - 11 pm WPI After Hours
Attend one or all of these events! Admission to these events is included with class reunion event registration or can be purchased separately.
Various Locations $15.00; included with class reunion event registration; FREE for the class of 2019
 

WPI Under the Stars: Join friends on the Quad for music, dancing, s’mores and cupcakes, lawn games, and relaxing around one of our fire pits.

Quad (Part of WPI After Hours)
  Wagers in the Wedge: Like a little competition? Try your hand in our casino! Players receive “funny money” and raffle tickets and have the opportunity to win prizes. Morgan Hall, Wedge (Part of WPI After Hours)
  Café Bartlett: Stop into our coffee house for an after-dinner pick-me-up and a relaxing place to sit. Bartlett Center (Part of WPI After Hours)

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

 
TIME EVENT LOCATION COST

8 - 10 am

Continental Breakfast
Complimentary breakfast for all Alumni Weekend attendees. 

Rubin Campus Center, Main Level

FREE

8 - 10 am

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Remembrance Breakfast Rubin Campus Center, Odeum $20.00