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.

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, band, or comedian
  • See a movie. Every Saturday and Sunday night at 8 p.m. there is a first-run movie playing in Perreault Auditorium.
  • 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 the CampusLabs—that's the best place for up to date event information. Check it regularly or you may miss some really fun events and 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 Game Development Club on the Campus Center Stage every Friday night
  • Go roller skating at Skylite
  • 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
  • Take CityRide (PDF). Free with your student ID, this Friday night shuttle service brings students to popular spots for food, shopping, and entertainment
  • 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