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Class of 2020 Commencement Date Announced

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.

WPI announced it plans to hold the WPI's Class of 2020 Commencement on Saturday, May 8, 2021 on the Quad. After being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is looking forward to celebrating this important milestone with the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2020.

Confirmation of final plans and all the associated details will be announced no later than March 1, 2021.

 

Class of 2021 Commencement Date Announced

WPI announced plans to hold its annual Commencement exercises to celebrate the Class of 2021 as follows:

  • Graduate Class: Thursday, May 13, 2021, on the WPI Quadrangle
  • ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Undergraduate Class: Saturday, May 15, 2021, on the WPI Quadrangle

Continue to check this page for more details.

 

 

Your day. Your accomplishments. Your future.

Celebrating the WPI Class of 2020

When you first crossed Earle Bridge at the beginning of your WPI journey, it was with the knowledge that you’d cross it again on your way to becoming a WPI graduate. And you will. You’ll take the walk through campus to the Quad that’s been years in the making, the one you’ve been waiting for. In the meantime, I hope you’ll take a special one with me today.
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Grad Lawn Signs and Banners

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Multimedia for Commencement Celebrations

Whether you are hosting a virtual graduation party or enjoying a small celebration at home, download one of these multimedia files to add to the festivities. Add your own special messages and photos to the customizable PowerPoint Presentation or open the video link and download—or simply click play!

 

 

Stories of the Class of 2020

Whether they were with us for their bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree, the Class of 2020 has had an everlasting impact not only on the WPI community, but on communities locally and around the globe. It’s been a privilege to be a part of their remarkable journeys and to witness their amazing accomplishments and transformations as they become the leaders of tomorrow. Here are just a few of their inspirational stories.

WPI Earle Bridge

Announcements

September 21, 2020
Commencement, Office of the President
September 21, 2020
Office of the President

Photos from the 2019 Ceremonies

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Commencement News

Maria DeJesus, Shelter Director at Friendly House, with Gordon Hargrove, Executive Director alt
Maria DeJesus, Shelter Director at Friendly House, with Gordon Hargrove, Executive Director
May 10, 2019
Boynton Hall

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.