Living at WPI

Get Involved in Campus Life

There's more to college life than exams and all-night study sessions. As a WPI student you'll work hard, but you'll play hard, too. Student government, the arts, campus organizations, and athletics all provide a healthy balance to the demands of class and project work. Your involvement in campus life will help you develop leadership skills and broader interests beyond your academic work. While you're having fun, you'll also make some of the best friends of your life.

There are many ways you can get involved in campus life and make yourself at home at WPI:

Location, Location, Location

Worcester is just 40 miles west of Boston and close to beaches, ski slopes, and other outdoor activities. Worcester's weather varies with the seasons; temperatures range from 70 to 85F in the summer and 15 to 25F in the winter. Spring and autumn are moderate and beautiful.

Worcester – In the Heart of New England

  • In top 10 of "Most Livable Cities" and BusinessWeek "Best Choices for Generation Y"
  • 176,000 residents call Worcester home, making it the second-largest city in New England
  • 35,000+ college students at 13 colleges and universities
  • 14,800 seats at the DCU Center for arena concerts and sporting events
  • 53 parks including the largest urban nature sanctuary in New England and the Olmstead-designed Elm Park
  • 36 galleries and 35,000 pieces of art at the Worcester Art Museum (a two-minute walk from campus and free to students)
  • 20 ski trails at nearby Wachusett Mountain
  • 2 minor league sports teams (the Tornadoes, baseball; and the Sharks, hockey)


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Top Ranking

  • Worcester ranks No. 9 on Forbes' list of "America's Most Livable Cities"
  • BusinessWeek ranks Worcester No. 9 for "Best Cities for Gen Ys"
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