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Scenes from Spring Commencement Weekend

We crowdsourced some of our favorite Instagram images from Wentworth Institute of Technology's Spring Commencement weekend. 

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‘Mask-Auf’ Showcase Exhibits Creativity of Women Industrial Designers

A group of women Industrial Design students has created an imaginative series of masks and their work is now viewable at the Schumann Library.  

Wentworth Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

At Wentworth, we are dedicated to providing a hands-on education in the safest possible way. During the last year, we implemented numerous protocols to enable a return to campus and offer in-person instruction to students while preventing significant outbreaks of COVID-19. 

Commencement Returns to Campus, Speakers Convey Optimism

In a few short words, President Mark Thompson summarized much of what those gathered for Spring Commencement were also thinking. 

“It has taken a lot to arrive at this day, but you all made it happen, and I could not be prouder of you right now,” he said to graduates during ceremonies held this past weekend. 

Scenes from Spring 2021 Commencement

We crowdsourced Instagram images from Wentworth Institute of Technology's Spring Commencement weekend. Find the images below or at Wentworth's Exposure page. 

Have your own image you'd like to share? Use #GraduWIT or tag @WentworthInstitute.


CM Club Named 2020 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Award Recipient

The AGC Education and Research Foundation has given the Wentworth CM Club its 2020 Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award. This is awarded to only the most active and dedicated student chapters throughout the country.

A virtual Student Chapter Summit on April 23 recognized award winners and featured presentations by the 2020 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest winners. 

Michael Martinez Wants to Set Positive Example in Student Commencement Speech

For Michael Martinez, speaking at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony is a chance to send a positive message to his class and encourage others to work toward their dreams.  

Sarah Williamson to Deliver First In-Person Student Speech at Saturday Commencement

When she speaks to her class on Saturday, Sarah Williamson will deliver the first in-person student address to a Boston-area university commencement ceremony since early 2020.  

Strong Showing for Grad Students in Affordable Housing Development Competition

Graduate students in Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Master of Architecture program were recognized for excellence in the Affordable Housing Development Competition on Tuesday night.  

Three groups from Professor Ann Borst’s “Affordable Housing” seminar took part in the competition with two of the groups respectively earning second place (Baycrest Commons) and third place (Reservoir Village). 

Project Management Students Raise Money for YMCA Food Insecurity Program

The Technology Project Management Seminar class at Wentworth Institute of Technology raised $3,000 for the YMCA of Greater Boston and its Food Insecurity program.  

Commencement Returns to Wentworth Campus May 1

Wentworth Institute of Technology will be the first university in the Boston area to host on-campus commencement ceremonies for the Spring 2021 season.  

After halting in-person events last year due to the pandemic, Wentworth officials are looking forward to welcoming graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in a trio of events during the weekend of May 1 and 2. 

Students Honored for Leadership, Service to the University

Wentworth Institute of Technology celebrated the achievements of many great student leaders this month. The following students were honored during a ceremony that can be viewed online.  

Candid Conversations: Wentworth Women -- Part II

Nicole Price continues the conversation, asking the group which women specifically inspire them and if they grew up with Women’s History Month. 

Provost Lapp on Intl. Panel Discussing Future of Public Health Education

Wentworth Institute of Technology Provost and Senior Vice President Ian Lapp will join thought leaders from across the globe to mark the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of the Escuela de Salud Pública de México (The School of Public Health Mexico), part of the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (National Institute of Public Health).

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Wentworth Chapter

The Wentworth Institute of Technology chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has received the organization’s 2021 Certificate of Commendation.  

Women Lifting Women Event Aims to Empower

The Center for Diversity and Social Justice and the Department of Fitness and Recreation are hosting the first Women Lifting Women Virtual Discussion on Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.  

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Sarah Perciaccante will talk about her experience in the world of fitness, providing tips on how to boost confidence in order to feel comfortable in the weight room and own a fitness journey. She will also be available to answer any fitness related questions. 

Engineering Course Offers the History and Future of Bridges

Bridge design has long held an interest for Nasser Yari. As a civil engineer with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for 33 years, he helped build many of the structures that have become commonplace for motorists in the Granite State.  

This summer, he will bring that knowledge to a Wentworth Institute of Technology classroom with his “Bridge Design” course.  

Candid Conversations: Wentworth Women -- Part I

Nicole Price, vice president of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, recently led a discussion with other Wentworth Institute of Technology women in celebration of Women’s History Month.  

All five participants talking with Price identify as cisgender female. Ke'Anna Skipwith additionally identifies as a Black woman, while Julie Wong notes she is a biracial Asian-American. Sandenya Zorokong is Sierra Leonean-American. Yihra Peralta and Ghislaine Ruiz both identify as Latina and Dominican. 

Students Assemble Steel Bridge in Virtual Competition

Thousands of pounds of steel that must be shaped into a model bridge within a limited amount of time? Sounds like a task for Wentworth’s Civil Engineering students.  

Schools Launch Plan to Relocate BPS Students to Wentworth

Officials at Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston Public Schools’ Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK) have devised a creative plan to allow 60 EMK juniors and seniors to attend their regular classes on Wentworth’s Huntington Avenue campus beginning March 29.  

Wentworth Starts Innovative One-Year APEX Pathway

In support of the high demand for advanced STEM expertise, Wentworth Institute of Technology is launching APEX (Accelerated Pathways to Engineering & Computing eXperience). Serving as a pipeline for students who want to build the foundation for advanced degrees in careers in Engineering and Computing, professionals and other qualified individuals with bachelor's degrees in non-STEM fields can prepare themselves for master’s degree programs at Wentworth in Engineering or Computing and Data Science.