Visit Registration Information

Welcome to WPI!

Thank you for registering to visit WPI! We look forward to welcoming you to campus. Find information below on directions to WPI and other topics related to your visit.

If you have questions prior to your visit or your plans change, please contact the Office of Admissions Office at 508-831-5286 or

How Can I Meet With the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)?

If you are interested in finding out more about how to implement accommodations as a student at WPI, please email or call 508-831-4908. A member of the OAS team will be back in touch with you to answer any questions that you may have. You can also visit the OAS website by clicking here

Arriving to Bartlett Center

After parking in the garage, please place the parking permit that is included with your confirmation email on your dashboard to notify WPI police that you are a registered visitor. Then you may proceed up the stairway adjacent to the Sports and Recreation Center, past the "Charging Goat" statue in the middle of the traffic circle (Walk outside the parking garage and look across the street to the right for a tall flight of stairs). To use an elevator, head into the Sports and Recreation Center via the ramp to the right of the stairs – you will need to use the intercom for access to the elevator. 

At the top of the stairway is a plaza. Walk to the end of the plaza, which is also where those using the elevator will walk out of the Sports and Recreation Center. Look straight ahead and slightly left – Bartlett Center is the center building across the quad to the right of the WPI Innovation Studio. There are several walkways from this location to arrive to Bartlett Center. You can enter the building via the doors just behind the "Proud Goat" statue. 

Check in at the front desk, then proceed into our presentation room for your information session!

Directions to the Park Avenue Garage

Corner of Park Avenue and Salisbury Street
GPS Address: 151 Salisbury Street | Worcester MA

Primary access into the garage will be from Salisbury Street, with secondary access available from the northbound lane of Park Ave. This entrance includes a driveway shared with the First Baptist Church and should be traveled with care and caution due to its proximity to First Friends Childcare Center.  In addition to providing a significantly increased number of parking spaces for employees, commuter students and visitors, the garage will support campus event parking.

From the North: Take I-495 South or 1-190 South to I-290 W. Follow directions from East starting at step 3. 

From the East:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (1-90) to Exit 106 (old exit 11A) (I-495 N).
  2. Proceed north to Exit 65B (old exit 25B) (I-290), then west into Worcester.
  3. Take Exit 21 (old exit 18) (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn right at end of ramp, then an immediate right before next traffic light.
  4. At next light, proceed straight through, bearing to the right on Salisbury St.
  5. Follow Salisbury St.
  6. Take left before the First Baptist Church and follow driveway to the WPI Parking Garage.

From the South and West:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 90 (old exit 10) (Auburn). Take I-395N or MA-146N (exit 21 to I-290) for points south. 
  2. Proceed east on I-290 into Worcester.
  3. Take Exit 17 (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn left at end of ramp, take a right at the second light onto Lincoln St.
  4. Bear left at the next light onto Salisbury St.
  5. Follow Salisbury St.
  6. Take left before the First Baptist Church and follow driveway to the WPI Parking Garage.


For more information about coming to campus please click here

Connecting to WIFI

You may follow this link to connect to our on-campus WIFI. 

This link is also available via the QR codes next to the doors in our lobby.

About Worcester

Worcester: It’s our first name.

WPI isn’t WPI without Worcester. It’s New England’s second-largest city, about 40 miles west of Boston, with over 34,000 college students across 10 nearby campuses, making for the best of both worlds: the charm of a college town in the middle of a bustling city.

But just like its pronunciation (it’s “Wuh-stah,” by the way—yes, the "r" is mysteriously silent), Worcester is more than meets the eye.


Get Ready to Explore

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast (there are over 1,200 acres of parkland across the city) or a foodie (spend the day walking Shrewsbury Street or the Canal District for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a sports fan (get those WooSox jerseys ready) or an arts aficionado (art museums, galleries, and venues are city staples, and festivals abound year round), Worcester’s got more than enough to keep your weekends booked. With a population as diverse as the things there are to do, Worcester is a college town on the cutting edge. 

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A City Rooted in History

All this didn’t just appear out of thin air, either—Worcester’s a city rooted in history, from hosting the state’s first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the first-ever National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850, and it’s poised to make more. 

Like many former urban manufacturing hubs, Worcester has undergone a transformation in recent years. A renewed interest in the downtown area has brought new investment and construction, and today Worcester is a leader in healthcare, education, biotechnology, IT, and financial services––perfect for finding an internship, beginning a professional career, or launching a new business.


Did you know?

  • When WPI was founded in 1865, Worcester was a bustling manufacturing center known for producing textiles, wire products, and other industrial goods.
  • The iconic “smiley face” was created in Worcester by native graphic artist Harvey Ball in 1963.
  • Frederick Law Olmstead, the famed architect of Boston’s Emerald Necklace and Central Park in New York City, designed Worcester’s Elm Park, which many consider to be America’s first public park.
  • The ballpoint pen, candlepin bowling, and Shredded Wheat were all developed in Worcester.
  • Baseball's first-ever perfect game was thrown in Worcester, at the former Agricultural Fairgrounds, on June 12, 1880 by Lee Richmond, a Brown University student, during a National League contest with Cleveland. The name of the home team at the time? The Worcester Worcesters (no, that is not a typo).
Vibrant College Town

Worcester’s a college town—plain and simple.

With 34,000+ students, how can it not be? From wildlife sanctuaries and botanical gardens to diners and indie marketplaces (indoor and out), there’s lots to explore, and even more to do. It won’t take long for you to stumble upon your new favorite restaurant, shop, museum, or spot in the park (we’re home to one of the oldest in the country, after all)—and when you do find it, share it with us! We love finding new places just as much as you do.

So, what will you do first?