Behind Goddard Hall is a large Tudor-style mansion. It was once the home of Aldus C. Higgins, son of Milton P. Higgins, first superintendent of the Washburn Shops and a founder of Norton Co. in Worcester. The house was donated to WPI in 1971 following the death of Mrs. Aldus Higgins. Today Higgins House houses the WPI Alumni Office and is used for meetings and conferences. Visitors enjoy the unusual architecture, which reflects Higgins' love for English castles. The three-story arched window in the Great Hall overlooks magnificent formal gardens, which make a nice spot for studying or a quiet stroll.
In the main house are the Office of the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Alumni Relations, and Development Communications. The second house, or carriage house, is home to the office of Occupational Safety.