WPI Plans for Fall Opening Latest Information

Where do I park?

Commencement parking (PDF) is available in all WPI lots, streets surrounding campus, and other adjacent lots. All parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. Shuttle vans and cars dropping off guests should do so at the designated area (please see parking map) along Institute Road, adjacent to Daniels Hall. Cars will not be permitted to enter the Quad area due to pedestrian traffic. Shuttles will transport guests from certain parking lots to the designated drop-off areas and return them to the parking lots following the ceremony.

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services will be available from the following parking locations: Gateway Garage, Lancaster Lot, Worcester Area Mission Society Lot, and the West Street Lot (handicap parking only). 

Designated Handicap Accessible Parking

Designated handicap accessible parking lots (albeit limited) will be available in the Einhorn Road Lot, West Street Lot and Daniels Hall Lot. Also, there are some handicap accessible parking spaces available in all other lots. See Commencement Parking Map (PDF) for handicap accessibility parking and drop-off locations. If you or your guests have a mobility impairment, golf carts will be available to assist from a drop-off area (adjacent to Daniels Hall on Institute Road) to the Quad area.

Commencement Pick-up Areas

Due to the large numbers of pedestrians on the Quad at the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony, cars are not permitted to enter this area. Guests may be picked-up at any of the surrounding areas or streets. Please note that golf carts will be running until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. We suggest the following locations to meet your friends and family at the end of the ceremonies. :

  • The corner of Institute Road adjacent to Daniels Hall.
  • The Park Avenue Parking Garage circle area.