100 Things to Do

With nearly 200 clubs and organizations, a wide variety of vibrant events and activities, and an exciting urban environment, there is always something to do at WPI.

Events / 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 the Fuller Auditorium in Fuller Labs
  • 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
  • Go to the RHC Suitcase Semiformal
  • Attend WPI rivalry events
  • Participate in the SAS Alma Mater contest
  • Check your email—you will receive regular updates about events and activities on campus. It’s easy to hit the delete key, but if you do, 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
  • See what’s happening on TechSync—Log onto TechSync and check out the list of events happening on the right side of the page
  • 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
  • Play Rock Band® with your buddies
  • 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 Pinterest night
  • Be someone’s date to a fraternity or sorority formal
  • Have a spa night with friends
  • Join a student organization or two

Shopping / Dining

  • Go shopping at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets—only a 45 minute drive using Zipcar
  • Check out The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, just a short Saturday night CityRide ride from campus
  • Go thrifting at the consignment shops on Green Street, Goodwill on Park Avenue, or the ReStore on Gold Star Boulevard
  • Head to Price Chopper for a late-night snack— take SNAP!
  • Check out Shrewsbury Street for lots of great restaurants
  • Eat late-night sushi at The Sole Proprietor on Tuesdays
  • Grab some frozen yogurt with friends at WooBerry
  • Go to The Boynton for slider’s night on Mondays
  • Enjoy delicious thin-crust pizza at The Corner Grille
  • Savor healthy Asian cuisine at Nancy Chang
  • Grab a late night snack from Wings Over Worcester
  • Pick up an M&M donut or Oreo iced coffee at Boston Donuts
  • Indulge in a delicious dessert at Sweet—cheesecake, fondue, cupcakes, and more!
  • Mix up your lunch plans and enjoy Nu Cafe
  • Order the buffalo chicken calzone from Blue Jeans Pizza
  • Get the best hot dogs in Worcester at Coney Island Hot Dogs
  • Grab a grinder with fries at New England Roast Beef (NERB)
  • Meet friends for breakfast at Bagel Time
  • See everyone you know when you go to Gold Star Diner, a WPI hangout
  • Grab coffee at the Bean Counter Bakery with friends
  • Have a contest to see who can make the tastiest thing in the microwave (mug brownies are the best)
  • Meet friends for late-night snacks at The Spoon
  • Order a Shaq pizza from the Campus Center and share with friends
  • Have an Iron Chef challenge

Explore

  • 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 and Saturday night shuttle service brings students to popular spots for food, shopping, and entertainment
  • Take a cab ride over to Shrewsbury Street and enjoy a meal with friends
  • 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

Music / Theatre

Museums and Festivals

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
  • Train for a 5K—Better yet, get chased by zombies while you do it
  • Play intramurals on a team
  • Go skiing at Wachusett Mountain
  • Play squash or racquetball at the Recreation Center
  • Go to the Cave, the WPI Outing Club bouldering wall in Harrington
  • Attend a sporting event—Go cheer on fellow students and show your school spirit
  • Check out what’s happening at the Recreation Center
  • Root on the Worcester Bravehearts baseball team
  • Take a dance lesson—the WPI Social Dance Club regularly offers lessons for students and has a fun open dancing time every Tuesday night on the Campus Center Stage
  • Shoot some hoops with friends
  • Check out Thursday night College Night at Central Rock Gym
  • Play Frisbee golf at Newton Hill Park
  • Swim at the Recreation Center
  • Toss a ball or Frisbee with friends on the Quad
  • Check out the swans in Institute Park
  • Take a walk around Elm Park
  • 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 on the Quad