Commencement

Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 2pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place

Graduates in caps and gowns at commencement.

Celebrate Commencement on social media with the #GraduWIT hashtag

Several years of completing successful co-op programs, countless projects and assignments, absorbing valuable words from faculty and advisors, and building strong friendships come down to one moment for Wentworth students: Commencement.

The crowning achievement of any student’s journey, Commencement is a day to celebrate. Below you will find resources to help you plan for the big day, as well as various stories and multimedia related to this year’s class.

The 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00pm. Due to limited space only ticket guests will be admitted. 

Commencement Preview

Watch Commencement Live Online

You will be able to view a live stream of the commencement ceremonies at wit.edu/livestream.

Commencement News

Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker 

Image of Greg Janey

Gregory B. Janey is a Wentworth Institute of Technology alumnus and Boston businessman who transformed a simple storefront shop with two desks into a leading construction company operating in the New England region. 

Today, from that humble beginning, the principal owner of Janey Construction Management & Consulting Inc. oversees construction and renovation projects that range in scope from $5 million to $200 million. With his cousin, Janey founded his company in Dorchester, Mass., in 1984, two years after beginning his career with big ideas and an associate’s degree in Architectural Technology from Wentworth. 

Janey brings a strong engineering background and wealth of technical expertise to his work, a foundation that he attributes to the encouragement, support and education he received at the Institute.  
Born and raised in Roxbury, Mass., he attended public schools in Boston and dreamed of one day making his own mark on the city.  
His mission has stayed consistent throughout his career—to use his education, success, and deep professional experience to provide opportunities for residents in and around the neighborhoods where he grew up.  

Janey also received a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth, and later earned a master of science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.   
He was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 2008 and to the Institute’s Board of Trustees in 2012. He chairs the board’s Facilities Committee and serves on its Academic Affairs and Long- Range Planning committees. He also has served on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and has been actively involved with Wentworth’s Industrial Professional Advisory Committees.  
Janey served as a founding officer for the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association, and on the advisory committees for Madison Park High School and the Private Industry Council. He is a past president of the Massachusetts division of the Construction Management Association of America and a member of the CMAA’s national board. He is also a program evaluator for ABET, which accredits college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. 

Contact Information

  • If you have any questions related to graduation (degree audit and clearance, diploma name, etc.), email ssc@wit.edu.
  • For questions regarding the commencement ceremony (location, date and time, guests, etc.), call the Commencement Hotline at 617-989-4670 or email commencement@wit.edu.