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.
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 the two ceremonies, 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.
Class of 2018 ceremonies will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2018 at noon
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony