100 Things to Do

With nearly 200 clubs and organizations, a host of vibrant events and activities, and an exciting urban environment, there is always something to do at WPI. Here are some ideas:

Events / Activities

  1. Go to the Goat’s Head, located in Founders Hall, to catch Tuesday night trivia, or a weekend Sox or Pats game, band, or comedian
  2. See a movie—Every Saturday and Sunday night at 8 p.m. there is a first-run movie playing in the Fuller Auditorium in Fuller Labs
  3. Check out the fun activities SocComm has planned—comedy shows, bands, trips, and more
  4. Join the Science Fiction Society for gaming night every Friday in the Campus Center
  5. Go to the RHC Suitcase Semiformal
  6. Attend WPI rivalry events
  7. Participate in the SAS Alma Mater contest
  8. Check your email—You will receive regular updates about events and activities on campus. It’s easy to hit the delete key, but if you do, you may miss some really fun events and activities
  9. Look for a WPI Rocks! Poster that lists some of the major activities and events on campus
  10. See what’s happening on TechSync—Log onto TechSync and check out the list of events happening on the right side of the page
  11. Walk in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
  12. Connect with the Game Development Club on the Campus Center Stage every Friday night
  13. Go roller skating at Skylite
  14. Run through the Fountain
  15. Play Rock Band® with your buddies
  16. Attend a religious service on or off campus
  17. Have a video game tournament with friends
  18. Play cards
  19. Have a movie night with friends
  20. Grab your camera and see what great photos you can take in Worcester
  21. Learn the WPI fight song
  22. Watch old cartoons from your childhood
  23. Have a Pinterest night
  24. Be someone’s date to a fraternity or sorority formal
  25. Have a spa night with friends
  26. Join a student organization or two

Explore

  1. Day trip with Zipcar: Eat great Italian in Providence, see the coast in Portsmouth, NH, hike in the Berkshires, shop in Kittery, ME, and more!
  2. Take the MBTA (train or bus) into Boston for the day from Union Station
  3. Go geocaching around campus
  4. Take CityRide. Free with your student ID, this Friday and Saturday night shuttle service brings students to desirable spots for food, shopping, and entertainment
  5. Hop on the Intercampus Shuttle to visit friends on another campus
  6. Use the WRTA to explore Worcester: With 42 routes around the city, it’s a safe, easy, and affordable mode of transportation
  7. Visit the WPI Archives and learn about history and campus lore
  8. Attend a service trip off campus

Shopping / Dining

  1. Go shopping at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets—only a 45 minute drive using Zipcar
  2. Check out The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, just a short Saturday night CityRide ride from campus
  3. Go thrifting at the consignment shops on Green Street, Goodwill on Park Avenue, or the ReStore on Gold Star Boulevard
  4. Head to Price Chopper for a late-night snack— take SNAP!
  5. Check out Shrewsbury Street for lots of great restaurants
  6. Eat late-night sushi at The Sole Proprietor on Tuesdays
  7. Grab some frozen yogurt with friends at WooBerry
  8. Go to The Boynton for slider’s night on Mondays
  9. Enjoy delicious thin-crust pizza at The Corner Grille
  10. Savor healthy Asian cuisine at Nancy Chang
  11. Grab a late night snack from Wings Over Worcester
  12. Pick up an M&M donut or Oreo iced coffee at Boston Donuts
  13. Indulge in a delicious dessert at Sweet—cheesecake, fondue, cupcakes, and more!
  14. Mix up your dinner plans and enjoy Surya Indian Cuisine
  15. Order the buffalo chicken calzone from Blue Jeans Pizza
  16. Get the best hot dogs in Worcester at Coney Island Hot Dogs
  17. Grab a grinder with fries at New England Roast Beef (NERB)
  18. Meet friends for breakfast at Bagel Time
  19. See everyone you know when you go to Gold Star Diner, a WPI hangout
  20. Grab coffee at the Bean Counter Bakery with friends
  21. Have a contest to see who can make the tastiest thing in the microwave (mug brownies are the best)
  22. Meet friends for late-night snacks at The Spoon
  23. Order a Shaq pizza from the Campus Center and share with friends
  24. Have an Iron Chef challenge

Music / Theatre

  1. See a band at The Palladium
  2. Go to The Hanover Theatre for Broadway shows and concerts
  3. Check out the DCU Center for great national touring acts
  4. Catch a play or musical on campus
  5. See one of the many acapella, choral, or orchestra groups on campus
  6. See a live band at the Sahara on Friday nights
  7. Enjoy a comedy show featuring one of WPI’s improv troupes
  8. Learn to ballroom dance

Museums and Festivals

  1. Go to the Worcester Art Museum
  2. Check out a street festival
  3. Visit the Worcester Historical Museum
  4. See science and nature connect at the EcoTarium
  5. Volunteer—There are many service agencies within walking distance of Worcester that would love your help
  6. Go to stART on the Street arts festival
  7. See the summer concert series at Institute Park
  8. Go to the Shrewsbury Street Shuffle
  9. Attend Worcester Pride
  10. Go to The Blackstone Canal Fest

Outdoors

  1. Check out the crew team at Lake Quinsigamond
  2. Play some tennis at Institute Park
  3. Go ice skating at Buffone Skating Arena
  4. Take your bike to Blackstone River Bikeway
  5. Train for a 5K—Better yet, get chased by zombies while you do it
  6. Play intramurals on a team
  7. Go skiing at Wachusett Mountain
  8. Play squash or racquetball at the Recreation Center
  9. Go to the Cave, the WPI Outing Club bouldering wall in Harrington
  10. Attend a sporting event—Go cheer on fellow students and show your school spirit
  11. Check out what’s happening at the Recreation Center
  12. Root on the Worcester Sharks hockey team
  13. Take a dance lesson—the WPI Social Dance Club regularly offers lessons for students and has a fun open dancing time every Tuesday night on the Campus Center Stage
  14. Shoot some hoops with friends
  15. Check out Thursday night College Night at Central Rock Gym
  16. Play Frisbee golf at Newton Hill Park
  17. Swim at the Recreation Center
  18. Toss a ball or Frisbee with friends on the Quad
  19. Check out the swans in Institute Park
  20. Take a walk around Elm Park
  21. Meditate in Higgins Gardens
  22. Read a book by the WPI reflecting pool near Higgins Gardens
  23. Celebrate the first snowfall of the year with a massive snowball fight on the Quad
  24. Build a snowman on the Quad