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WPI 2014 Commencement

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WPI 2014 Commencement

May 14 - May 17, 2014

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 146thCommencement Exercises will take place the weekend of May 16 and 17, 2014. Over 1000 graduates are expected to receive their degrees on the Quadrangle, rain or shine. The WPI 2014 Guidebook is designed to help graduates, families, and friends with their visit to campus.  Please follow us on twitter: @WPICommencement.


Auxiliary Viewing Rooms

As in past years, the Commencement Ceremony will be held outdoors on the Quad. Auxiliary viewing rooms are available throughout the campus as noted below. Both Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies will be streaming live via the web, in the following locations:


Friday, May 16th, 2014 - Baccalaureate Program - Streaming Live

  • Higgins Laboratories, 116, 218

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - Commencement Program - Streaming Live

  • Higgins Laboratories 116, 154, 202, 218
  • Olin Hall 107
  • Salisbury Laboratories 104, 105, 115 (Kinnicutt Hall)
  • Fuller Laboratories Auditorium (Upper Perreault Hall, & Lower Perreault Hall )
  • Atwater-Kent Laboratories 116 (Newell Hall), 219, 233
  • Campus Center Hagglund Room, Mid-Century Room, Chairman's Room, Morgan Room, Taylor Room


Information and Resources for Graduates


Please complete and submit all of the forms, regardless of whether or not you plan to attend the commencement exercises. For more information, visit here.


Academic Regalia

Academic regalia can be picked up from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore @ WPI starting at the Salute to the Class of 2014 on Thursday, April 2. Read more...


Senior Week

2014 Senior Week Activities can be found here. (Information will be updated later in April).


Senior Class Gift

The senior class gift has been a tradition at WPI since the early 1900s. This is your chance to leave your legacy behind at WPI and your first opportunity to give back to WPI. Learn more...


Personalized Announcements

You can order personalized announcements and other graduation products through Balfour. Learn more...


Centennial Walkway

The Centennial Walkway on the Quad was dedicated in 1991 and a new tradition was established. Students, alumni, faculty and staff can become part of WPI's history by having an engraved brick placed in the walkway. The names of those who walked the campus before them will inspire future generations. Learn more...

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