WPI's 95-acre campus sits high on a hill in historic Worcester, Massachusetts. This convenient central location puts students close to all the best the city has to offer, including the Worcester Art Museum, the EcoTarium, and the world-renowned American Antiquarian Society.

Campus Map

Campus Map

Campus map

Directions

TO CAMPUS
100 Institute Road | Worcester, MA

From the North: Take I-495 south to I-290. Follow directions from east.

From the East:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 11A (I-495).
  2. Proceed north to exit 25B (I-290), then west into Worcester.
  3. Take 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. At the WPI sign, turn left onto Boynton St., then right onto Institute Rd.
  6. Take your first right (Private Way).

From the South and West:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 10 (Auburn).
  2. Proceed east on I-290 into Worcester.
  3. Take Exit 17 (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn left at end of ramp, follow Rte. 9 west through Lincoln Sq., straight onto Highland St., then right at light onto West St.
  4. Travel one block and cross Institute Road (onto Private Way).

TO THE PARK AVENUE GARAGE
Corner of Park Avenue and Salisbury Street
GPS Address: 151 Salisbury Street | Worcester MA

From the North: Take I-495 South to I-290. Follow directions from East.

From the East:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (1-90) to Exit 11A (I-495).
  2. Proceed north to Exit 25B (I-290), then west into Worcester.
  3. Take 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. Take left into the Higgins House parking lot and follow to the WPI Parking Garage.

From the South and West:

  1. Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 10 (Auburn).
  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 into the Higgins House parking lot and follow to the WPI Parking Garage.

Parking

Parking on Campus
Parking on WPI's Campus property is for members of the WPI community who have registered their vehicles with the WPI Police Department, in accordance with WPI's Parking and Traffic Regulations. These parking and traffic regulations apply to all personnel including all faculty, staff, students and other persons who operate any motor vehicles on campus or other land of the College.

Campus Parking Areas
Assigned parking locations on campus are identified for employees, students, and visitors.

Park Ave. Garage
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.

Eligibility
Permission to operate a vehicle on the WPI campus or other land owned by the university is a discretionary privilege bestowed by the president, through the Board of Trustees; such privilege may be denied, revoked, suspended, or modified by action of the board or the president and/or designee herein authorized to take such actions.  

Visitor Parking (Parking Pass Required)

Parking spaces marked “Visitor Parking Only” are reserved for WPI visitors and guests (please note all visitor signs state permit required).  These spaces are located in the following areas:

  • 8 visitor spaces in the Park Ave. Garage
  • 2 visitor spaces next to Washburn on the Boynton Hall Service Road
  • 8 visitor spaces in the Boynton Street Lot
  • 7 visitor spaces in the West Street Lot
  • 4 Visitor spaces on John Wing Road in front of Higgins House

All visitors must obtain a temporary parking pass when parking on campus.  WPI Police has two types of visitor passes, a hanging pass that can be picked up at WPI Police and an electronic pass that can be issued to the Department  Heads and/or their designee. 

Electric Charging Station

WPI has 1 electric charging station located in the Campus Center Lot and there are 2 located in the Park Ave Garage.  There is a 4 hour maximum for vehicle charging.  Vehicles must be moved upon completion of vehicle charging to allot for other usage.