Frequently Asked Questions

When you arrive on campus...

Stop in at the Campus Center (main floor lobby) to check-in and get the full schedule for the weekend. Registration takes place Friday from 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

What to wear…

Dress casually and comfortably for this fun-filled weekend of activities.

How to get here…

From the east --Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 11A (I-495). Proceed north to Exit 25B (I-290), then west into Worcester. Take Exit 18 (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn right at end of ramp, then an immediate right before next traffic light. At next light, proceed straight through, bearing to the right on Salisbury St. At the WPI sign, turn left onto Boynton St., then right onto Institute Rd. Take your first right (Private Way).

From the north--Take I-495 south to Exit 25B (I-290). Follow directions from east.

From the south and west--Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 10 (Auburn). Proceed east on I-290 into Worcester. 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. Travel one block and cross Institute Road (onto Private Way).

A campus map will be provided at Registration. In the meantime, check out our walking map.

Where to park…

Generally, all WPI parking lots will be open throughout Parents Weekend. It is recommended that families park in the Park Avenue Garage, located going eastbound from Park Avenue or off Salisbury Street. There are handicapped parking spots on the Quadrangle and as marked in any campus lot.

Where to shop…

The WPI Bookstore (Campus Center, main level) is the place to purchase your WPI Parent apparel. Throughout Parents Weekend, there will be a 10% discount on all WPI apparel, gifts, and general leisure books. Bookstore hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Can our family attend ticketed events if we did not pre-order them?

Unfortunately, all ticketed events required advanced registration. Keep in mind, however, that most events throughout the weekend are unticketed and do not require any advance arrangements. 


If you have any questions about registration or the schedule of events, please contact Student Activities at +1-508-831-5291 or Check for additional information at the Parent Website.

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