Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
On the Quadrangle -- No Tickets Required

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is planned and performed by members of the Senior Class, and offers a quieter, more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this important life event. The program includes a special guest speaker (selected by the Baccalaureate Committee), fellow seniors sharing their reflections of their experience during their time at WPI, and students' musical and dance talents. Any WPI student, whether undergraduate or graduate, are welcome to attend. 

A live stream of this event will be available at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 10.

2019 Baccalaureate Student Speaker: Jessica Elder

2019 Baccalaureate Student Speaker: Benjamin Hylak

2019 Special Guest Speaker: John McNeill

John McNeill received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1983, M.S. from the University of Rochester in 1991, and Ph.D. from Boston University in 1994. From 1983 to 1990 he worked in industry in the design of high speed, high resolution analog-to-digital converters and low noise interface electronics used in wide dynamic range imaging systems. In 1994, he joined WPI where he now is Professor and Dean of Engineering. In 1999 he received WPI's Award for Outstanding Teaching, and in 2007 was one of the inaugural winners of WPI's Exemplary Faculty Award. 

Baccalaureate Committee

  • John Loftus, Baccalaureate Program Chair
  • Theresa Bender
  • Abdul Hadi Ali Hassan
  • Casey Hunt
  • Nicholas Batchelder
  • Eve George
  • James McLaughlin, Committee Advisor

Special thanks to Professor Douglas G. Weeks, Administrator of Applied Music, and the Senior Class Board of Directors