The University of Worcester is a public university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is one of nine state universities in Massachusetts and enrols nearly 5500 undergraduates and more than 900 graduate students.
When Worcester State University was founded as the Massachusetts State Normal School in 1874, it was the fifth of nine teacher training institutions. The Worcester School Committee requested a state-sponsored institution after a city-run regular school was founded in 1872. The original campus was located in a Second Empire style stone building on St. Ann’s Hill near downtown Worcester. At the time, the campus included a president’s house, the “Stoddard Terrace” residence hall and a distinctive turreted gymnasium annexe. The campus served WSU for nearly sixty years before the current Chandler Street campus opened in 1932.
The following photos from the Worcester State University Archives show student activities in 1969.