Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers.

About

History

Founded in 1874 as a teacher-training school, Worcester State University has grown to become a traditional liberal arts and sciences university with programs spanning the biomedical sciences, business, humanities, behavioral sciences, the health professions, and, of course, education. We are woven in the fabric of the Worcester community through myriad partnerships.

Career

Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or alum, the Career Services Office at Worcester State University is here to help support your career needs. Our office is dedicated to providing high-quality service to prepare students to meet the needs of today’s workplace through assessments, counseling, events, and resources.

Services

Student services

The Student Center at Worcester State University is more than just a place where you can hang out between classes—it’s the hub of campus life. Vast amenities, extensive services, and a central location make the center an ideal place to meet up, socialize, relax, work, study, attend events, or get something to eat or drink. It’s the hearth and the living room of our university community. We look forward to seeing you there soon.

Housing services

We recognize that occasionally students may need housing accommodations in order to be successful. Our housing accommodation procedure, which represents a collaborative effort between Residence Life and Housing, Student Accessibility Services, the Counseling Center, and Health Services, seeks to provide a student-focused process that allows students to apply for reasonable housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status. 

Library services

The Library is the intellectual heart of Worcester State University, a place where members of the campus community converge, collaborate, learn, and discover. We’re a friendly group of experts ready to assist you with your scholarly pursuits, including research consultations at the research help desk or by phone, email, and online chat.

ICT services

IT touches every facet of life at Worcester State—spanning computer network, Internet access, email and phone communications, classroom instruction, hardware and software, collaborative learning, security, strategic planning, and infrastructure.

Medical services

Health Services at Worcester State University is your source for high-quality, cost-effective health care. We provide accessible, convenient, and affordable services—we don’t bill you or charge any co-pays. Our staff includes licensed nurse practitioners and physicians, which enables us to evaluate you on campus for any illness or health concern with minimal disruption to your studies. 

Student Life

Campus life

If you choose to live in one of Worcester State University’s residence halls—Chandler Village, Dowden Hall, Sheehan Hall, and Wasylean Hall—you can get ready to set up your room by referring to the following packing list. Pay close attention to our list of items you shouldn’t bring as well. We share both lists to ensure that moving into your room goes as smoothly as possible.

Sports facilities

We offer the latest in exercise and weight-lifting equipment, a wide variety of group exercise classes, an indoor elevated track, and more. Amenities available to our student-athletes include multipurpose and competition gyms, batting cages, and a golf simulator. After your workout, refuel and meet up with friends at Chandler's Court, the center’s smoothie bar and lounge.

Student clubs

When you get involved in a student organization at Worcester State University, you develop lifelong learning skills that contribute to intellectual enrichment and to success following graduation. Research consistently demonstrates that if you are active and involved in campus life, you are more likely to stay in school, thrive academically, and complete your degree than students who stay on the sidelines. 

Accreditation

Worcester State University is proud to have received national and regional acclaim for our sound academics, community service, green initiatives, and more. 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States