100 Things to Do

A group of students participating in yoga

With more than 235 student clubs and organizations, a wide variety of vibrant events and activities, and an exciting urban environment, there is always something to do at WPI and in Worcester. Discover how students are getting involved both on and off campus. 

Events and Activities

  • Go to the Goat’s Head, located in Founders Hall, to catch Tuesday night trivia, or a weekend Sox or Pats game.
  • See a movie; there's a first-run movie playing in Perreault Auditorium every Saturday and Sunday night at 8 p.m.
  • Check out the fun activities SocComm has planned—comedy shows, bands, trips, and more.
  • Join the Science Fiction Society for gaming night every Friday in the Campus Center.
  • Attend WPI rivalry events.
  • Participate in the SAS Alma Mater contest.
  • Check MyWπ regularly for the most up-to-date event information and to ensure you don't miss any fun events or activities.
  • Look for a WPI Rocks! poster that lists some of the major activities and events on campus.
  • Walk in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
  • Connect with the Video Game Club on the Campus Center Stage every Saturday night.
  • Grab some comics, records, or video games (or all three) at That's Entertainment
  • Run through the Fountain.
  • Attend a religious service on or off campus.
  • Have a video game tournament with friends.
  • Play cards.
  • Have a movie night with friends.
  • Grab your camera and see what great photos you can take in Worcester.
  • Learn the WPI fight song.
  • Watch old cartoons from your childhood.
  • Have a spa night with friends.
  • Join a student organization or two.
  • Attend a thought-provoking lunchtime talk on campus.
  • Re-center yourself during a busy day at Gordon Library’s Mindful Thursday Meditation.
  • See if your group can escape the room at Escape Games Worcester.

Shopping and Dining


  • Take a day trip with Zipcar: Eat great Italian food in Providence, see the coast in Portsmouth, NH, hike in the Berkshires, shop in Kittery, ME, and more!
  • Take the MBTA (train or bus) into Boston for the day from Union Station.
  • Go geocaching around campus.
  • Explore Polar Park, home of the WooSox!
  • Use the WRTA to explore Worcester: With 42 routes around the city, it’s a safe, easy, and affordable mode of transportation.
  • Visit the WPI Archives and learn about history and campus lore.
  • Attend a service trip off campus.
  • After dark, watch the lights change color on the Burns Bridge (located on Belmont Street, this bridge crosses over Lake Quinsigamond).

Music and Theatre

Museums and Festivals

Sports and Outdoors

  • Check out the crew team at Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Play some tennis at Institute Park.
  • Go ice skating at Buffone Skating Arena.
  • Take your bike to Blackstone River Bikeway.
  • Play intramurals on a team.
  • Go skiing at Wachusett Mountain--and hit the slopes with the Ski & Snowboard Club.
  • Play squash or racquetball at the Sports & Recreation Center.
  • Go to the Cave, the WPI Outing Club bouldering wall in Harrington.
  • Attend a WPI sporting event and go cheer on fellow students and show your school spirit.
  • Catch a Worcester Railers hockey game. 
  • Shoot some hoops with friends.
  • Check out Thursday night College Night at Central Rock Gym.
  • Play Frisbee golf at Newton Hill Park.
  • Toss a ball or Frisbee with friends on the Quad.
  • Check out the swans in Institute Park.
  • Take a walk around Elm Park.
  • Did you know Worcester is home to the Massachusetts Pirates arena football team? Catch a game at the DCU Center.  
  • Meditate in Higgins Gardens.
  • Read a book by the WPI reflecting pool near Higgins Gardens.
  • Celebrate the first snowfall of the year with a massive snowball fight on the Quad.
  • Build a snowman—or even an igloo—on the Quad.
  • Visit mini-horses, alpacas, and goats at Green Hill Park Farm.