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The Month in Photos: October 2022

November 22, 2022

WPI’s colors may be crimson and gray for most of the year, but in October a brief switch was made to orange and black.

From athletics events and bridge crossings to haunted houses and a quick trip to Geneva for the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge and XPrize ESG Leadership Summit, check out what WPI was up to in October through the lenses of our staff photographers.

Graduate students cross Earle Bridge during the bridge crossing tradition.

After a postponement due to weather, WPI’s newest graduate students made the trek across Earle Bridge with fellow students, faculty, and staff (and Gompei, of course) cheering them on.


An aerial photo of the Class of 2026 spelling out "26" on the Quad.

We don’t just get by with a little help from our friends—we also form a giant 26 in honor of the newest first-year class.


Interim President Wole Soboyejo with Gambian Ambassador Muhammadou M.O. Kah and Team Gambia alt
Interim President Wole Soboyejo with Gambian Ambassador Muhammadou M.O. Kah and Team Gambia

It’s common knowledge that we prefer initials here at WPI, and we added another set to the list earlier this month: WPI traveled to the FIRST Global Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland, to unveil the XRP. This groundbreaking, low-cost robotics system (developed with DEKA Research and Development Corp.) now gives students around the world hands-on access to robotics education and initiatives.

Gompei stretches out on a chair in the Center for Well-being.

Have you visited the Center for Well-Being in its new home in Daniels Hall? Follow Gompei’s lead and grab a seat to take advantage of the community and quiet spaces, group programming, consultations and support systems, among other services offered by the CWB.


Members of the women's soccer team celebrate a goal.

A cause for celebration, indeed—Caitlin Bonavita ’23 and her teammates jumped for joy following her game-winning goal against UMass Boston.


A close-up photo of Kalvin Cummings smiling for the camera.

“A lot of the time, my job is letting students know, ‘You’re not just here to get a job. You’re also here to discover who you want to be in this world’” —Read more about the wisdom Kalvin Cummings hopes to impart to students as part of his role as inaugural assistant director for religion and spiritual life.


Students carve a pumpkin together during Fall Fest.

Pumpkin carvings, s’mores, a farmers market—it was all part of this year’s Fall Festival on the Quad.


Students play instruments during a recent fall concert.

We love the sound of leaves crunching underfoot (sorry, underhoof) just as much as the next goat, but the sounds and solos of this month’s jazz and concert ensemble performances were even better.


A member of the football team celebrates on the field during a game.

Zach Newberg ’24 had three sacks during WPI’s 20-15 win over Norwich, one of which sealed the Engineers’ comeback victory.


ACE attendees discuss poster presentations on campus.

Faculty and graduates from Africa Centres of Excellence visited campus and spent some time discussing poster presentations. Photo courtesy Emile Rivet, World Bank


Attendees, students, and alumni gather for a group photo during the Thrive food pantry grand opening.

Through the Worcester Community Project Center, Lydia Ellen Tonani ’23 and her IQP team members celebrated the grand opening of the Thrive Food Pantry in Worcester that will fight food insecurity and assist the autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and developmental delay population in the region.


A student dressed in costume screams during the Haunted Higgins haunted house event.

What’s scarier than the fact that 2022 is almost over? Why, the Student Alumni Society’s own Haunted Higgins, of course.


Members of the WPI community pose in their Halloween costumes: a pickle, a hot dog, and a hamburger.

Is it really Halloween without Greg Snoddy in his hot dog suit?