Commencement

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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 10, 2024, more than 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students will receive their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. As tradition holds, these students will take their final walk as students across Earle Bridge earlier in the week, after the formal faculty vote to confer degrees. 

This page was last updated on February 26, 2024.  

Save the Dates: Class of 2024 Commencement

Commencement ceremonies will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:00 PM 

The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM 

We are currently planning the details and will update the Commencement website over the course of the 2023 - 2024 academic year.

For planning purposes, the tentative Commencement Dates for 2025 are May 15/16, 2025. 

Tentative dates for 2026 are May 14/15, 2026. 

Preparing for 2024 Commencement

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Graduating Students

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Both Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester. Find information regarding the tasks you’ll need to complete throughout the spring.

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Faculty Information

Find answers to faculty schedule, transportation, regalia and more.

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Family & Friends

Congrats to the Class of 2024! We are delighted to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of these graduates. Find logistical information on everything from parking to dining to the ceremony details.

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FAQ's

Find answers about Commencement tickets and speakers, DCU Center policies, diplomas, and more.

Meet Some of WPI's Graduating Class

Haley Gilbert '24
Haley Gilbert '24
BS in Industrial Engineering

First generation college student Haley enjoys the support from and activities within the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community at WPI. [...]

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Emmanuel Vargas ’24, MS ‘25
Emmanuel Vargas ’24, MS ‘25
BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Fire Protection Engineering

Emmanuel uses his leadership skills as a part of fraternity life to give back to the community and learn new ways of problem-solving.  [...]

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Katelyn Tropeano ’24
Katelyn Tropeano ’24
BS in Business, MS in Business Management

Katelyn appreciates all the ways she can get involved with the WPI community.  [...]

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Zachary Manfredi '24
Zachary Manfredi '24
BS Chemical Engineering, Minor in Music

Zachary takes advantage of the many opportunities on campus, both inside and outside of the lab or classroom. He hopes his research work and leadership roles help make a difference for others and the community.[...]

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Joelis Velez Diaz '24
Joelis Velez Diaz '24
BS in Chemical Engineering

Joelis discovers the importance of shared experiences in addressing real-world problems. [...]

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Gabriel Espinosa ‘24
Gabriel Espinosa ‘24
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Gabriel works to pursue his passion for sustainability and engineering through WPI’s clubs and hands-on learning experiences. [...]

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Kellie Bushe '24
Kellie Bushe '24
BS, Biomedical Engineering (Pre-Medicine)

As a pre-med and ROTC student, Kellie meets any challenge that comes her way, both inside and outside the classroom.  [...]

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Robbie Oleynick '24
Robbie Oleynick '24
BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering

At WPI, Robbie is pursuing his passion for music alongside his interest in electrical & computer engineering and computer science[...]

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Commencement 2023 Highlights

WPI's Commencement ceremonies are full of meaning and celebration. Watch a quick recap of how the campus honors the Class of 2023.

Scenes from Commencement 2023

Check out our Facebook Album for the full set of Graduate Commencement Photos. 

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