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.

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.