The Month in Photos: May 2023

June 16, 2023

From undergraduate student awards and rowing championships to honors for WPI staff members and, of course, nearly 2,000 students crossing the stage during Commencement week, May was definitely a month for celebration on Boynton Hill. Here are just a few examples.

Family members participate in the ROTC commissioning ceremony for a graduating cadet.

The ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony recognized the hard work and dedication of graduating cadets as they entered a new stage of life through their acceptance into the ranks of officers in the US Army and Air Force.


Graduating seniors gather to sing a song during the Baccalaureate ceremony.

The baccalaureate ceremony gave graduating students the chance to reflect on their accomplishments (and enjoy some special guest speeches and musical performances from their peers) before the whirlwind of commencement weekend began.


Month in photos: Grad commencement

Nearly 900 graduate and doctoral students (ahem, alumni) clad in golden yellow sashes crossed Earle Bridge on the way to celebrate their achievements on May 12.


Month in photos: Undergrad commencement

Nearly 1,100 undergraduates were all smiles on May 13 as they headed toward the Quad—and their next chapter.


WPI's senior athletes gathered for a group photo on Alumni Field.

WPI Athletics hosted a special brunch to celebrate their senior athletes and all their accomplishments both on and off the field.


For a recap of the entire commencement weekend and all things Class of 2023, check out this retrospective video.


Gompei holds a dish of ice cream in the dining hall.

Gompei was in high demand during Commencement Weekend, but he made sure to take some time for himself with a summertime treat in Morgan Dining Hall.


The club lacrosse team takes a group photo on the field.

WPI’s club lacrosse team earned a first-ever berth in the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Organization National Tournament in Texas, finishing with two wins over the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of St. Thomas, wrapping up the season in fifth place.


Matt Barry and Nicole Caligiuri pose for a photo together against a red background.

Amid the other celebrations across campus, the Board of Trustees recognized WPI’s invaluable staff during the Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring Matt Barry, Associate Director of Student Development & Counseling and Nicole Caligiuri, Grants Specialist II in the Office of Sponsored Programs.


Yan Wang

A team led by Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Yan Wang has developed a solvent-free process to manufacture lithium-ion battery electrodes that are greener, cheaper, and charge faster than electrodes currently on the market, an advance that could improve the manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles.


The men's rowing team practices in the lake.

It’s never too early to celebrate a national championship—Men’s Rowing placed sixth in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship Regatta in New Jersey on June 2.


Month in photos: Library general shot

Another strong academic year has wrapped up at WPI; we can’t wait for students to return to campus in August!

- By Evans Owusu