From inspirational messages to family thank yous to pop culture references, WPI's Class of 2018 used their creativity to continue the tradition of decorated mortar boards.
WPI’s Commencement Ceremony dates back to 1871 when the university sent the 16 young men of its very first graduating class out into the world. WPI celebrates the completion of graduate and undergraduate degree requirements with two separate graduation ceremonies.
Across two ceremonies on May 9 and May 11, more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students will take their final walk as students over Earle Bridge to receive their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. See last year's commencement speakers and honorees.
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Photos from the 2018 Ceremonies
Hats Off to WPI Grads
WPI Commencement through the years
On July 26, 1871, sixteen students took part at the first Commencement ceremony of the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science. Commencement exercises were held in the Chapel at Boynton Hall.