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With many new faculty and staff at WPI, we’ve lost some of our institutional memory of how we conduct our ceremonies.

Here’s what our faculty need to know:

  1. If you’ve NOT ordered regalia, we can still get you nice black regalia and a hood/tam. Order via bookstore@wpi.edu by May 3, and provide your height, weight, jacket size, tam size, and the school you attended and your hightest degree. This form identifies the information needed by the Bookstore. 
  2. Commencement Events that faculty should attend are as follows:

      Friday, April 22 (PPD) - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – GRADFEST in the Campus Center Odeum -- this is a great chance to socialize and connect with your students! 

      Thursday, May 12 @ 5:00 PM—The Graduate Commencement Ceremony - Faculty Line-up on Earl Bridge in Regalia @ 4:15

      Friday, May 13 @ 1:30 PM - The ROTC Commissioning. No Regalia Needed

      Friday, May 13 @ 5:30 PM The Baccalaureate Program. Faculty gather @ 5:15 PM in Bartlett Center wearing your Regalia

      Saturday, May 14 @ 10:00 AM - The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony - Faculty Line up on Earl Bridge in Regalia @ 9:15

Important Notes:

  • All faculty will be seated on the commencement stage 
  • On Thursday, Ph.D. Sponsors will be lined up in order on Earle Bridge
  • A screen will allow you to see what the audience is seeing