The Summer in Photos 2023

September 18, 2023

Sharing our research, video games, and expertise in project-based learning.

Brushing up on our athletics skills.

Welcoming new students to campus and the community.

Enjoying lunchtime concerts (and free ice cream!) in the Campus Center.

Coming together to create some irrational aerial art.

And that’s just the beginning—what else did you do on your summer vacation, WPI?

A group of new students gathers under the beech tree.

Incoming new students at WPI got their first taste of campus life during the First-Year Welcome Experience events held throughout the summer.


WPI students and staff watch a musical performance in the campus center.

The Summer Breeze Concert Series is a wonderful way for the community to gather and spend time together (and enjoy free ice cream) during the summer months.


Have you had a chance to meet Franklin yet? Keep an eye out for the newest addition to the the Housing & Residential Experience Center team!


WPI and HC Presidents sign MOU

President Grace Wang and Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on combined Bachelor’s/Master’s programs, which will combine the distinctive strengths of both institutions.


Robotics team members from Worcester, South Africa, show off their country’s flag and one of the robots they brought to WPI.

From Worcester to, well, Worcester—the Galactic Einsteins from Zwelethemba High School in Worcester, South Africa, was one of the teams participating in the first-ever WPI Annual FIRST LEGO League Open Event. Overall, the event’s participants represented nearly three dozen states and more than a dozen countries.


Two students smile for the camera with a small robot in front of them.

Students who participated in WPI's summer programs had a blast building robots in the Innovation Studio.


Students present their summer research with the WPI community.

Students (from WPI and other colleges and universities) who spent the last 10 weeks on campus conducting research, presented their work at the Summer Research Showcase on August 3 in the Innovation Studio.


A football player catches the ball on the field during a scrimmage.

The WPI football team started preparing for their 2023 season with an intrasquad scrimmage before classes began.


Two students share their video games together in the Innovation Studio.

Students who completed the MassDiGi Summer Innovation Program showed off their games to the WPI community during the annual showcase event in the Innovation Studio.


Staff from other universities participate in a session during the Institute on Project-Based Learning.

Faculty and staff from colleges and universities around the world traveled to WPI for the Institute on Project-Based Learning, where they received an enhanced understanding of project-based learning and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses.


Two female soccer players laugh on the field.

The Women’s Soccer team was all smiles as they kicked off practice for the 2023 season.


President Grace Wang welcomes a new student and their family on move-in day.

President Wang extended a warm welcome to new students and their families while helping with Move-In Day procedures.


An aerial photo of the Class of 2027 during Convocation.

New students gathered in Harrington Auditorium for a convocation address to kick off the new academic year.


Students discuss different topics during Connections.

Students who are underrepresented in STEM or at WPI and identify as BIPOC, ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, or first-generation are invited to attend Connections, a pre-orientation and academic immersion program designed to assist in a smooth transition from high school to college.


A student cheers as new students cross Earle Bridge.

There’s nothing like the celebration that comes with the annual Earle Bridge Crossing, and this year was no exception.


Students get a caricature of themselves done during Greek Carnival on the Quad.

Students were able to start picturing the new year at WPI and catch up with friends—new and old—during a variety of New Student Orientation activities, including activities fairs, Orientation Olympics, and Greek Carnival.


An aerial photo of the Class of 2027 arranged into a pi symbol on the quad.

There’s nothing WPI students can’t do when they work together—it’s all easy as, well, pi.