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 the TechSync Calendar—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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 The Queen's Cup
  • 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
  • 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