Things To Do For

You may be here to learn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while doing it! With a 58-acre campus nestled in the Connecticut countryside in the heart of the Northeast, you’ll be right at the center of so much to do.



What is there to do on campus?

The Post campus has several spots for playing, getting active, or just kicking back, including:


More than half of on campus students participate in at least one club.

Check out the list


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The Eagle’s Nest lounge is the perfect spot for just chilling out — play a game of pool, pinball, or air hockey with friends, or kick back and relax in the Campus Movie Theater!

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Stay in shape or start a new exercise routine at our fitness area inside Drubner Center.

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Cheer on your fellow Eagles at one of our sporting events! Nine of Post’s athletic teams have won conference titles or have made it to NCAA tournaments in recent years.


Are there good spots to eat nearby?

If you want great food, you’ve come to the right place. With lots of options near campus, there’s something for everyone just minutes away.

  1. For tasty comfort food and coffee in a cozy setting, take it easy at the Third Day Cafe.
  2. Brunch at Maggie McFlys is the favorite among Post students. It’s literally three minutes from campus!
  3. For a great lunch bite, walk across the street to Le Bobadel Gourmet Market or get some “gourmet fast food” at Frankie’s Hot Dogs.
  4. Split a pie at the world-famous Pepe’s – named by the Daily Meal as the Best Pizza in America.
  5. Dinner has lots of great options: Signature’s, The Art of Yum, and Domenick & Pia’s are downtown. D’Amelio’s and La Tavola are next to each other in our suburbs. Buon appetito!

There are nearly 20 local restaurants that give discounts when you show your Post ID!


Anything going on in the local area?

Look at just some of the stuff you can enjoy:

The John Bale Book Company

Curl up with a coffee and classic novel at The John Bale Book Company in downtown Waterbury.

The Palace Theater

See musicians, performers, and Broadway shows at the famous Palace Theater (10% off tickets with your Post ID!).

The Mattatuck Museum 

Impress your parents or peers with how cultured you are by taking them to the Mattatuck Museum. It’s a favorite for local and world-class art!

The Yoga Room

Find your inner zen and challenge your flexibility at The Yoga Room.


Enjoy some rides at Quassy – known as one of the best amusement parks in the United States. It’s open until October!

All In Adventures

Tap into your problem-solving and teamwork skills to see if you and your friends can get out of the escape rooms at All In Adventures in the Brass Mill Center.

Movie Theaters

Check out the newest movie releases at Apple Cinemas or Regal Brass Mill Stadium 12.

The Gathering

Every September, downtown Waterbury gets taken over by The Gathering – a huge festival featuring food and culture from over 100 countries. A must-do for you, your friends and family!


Many Post students get involved in the community by volunteering their time for local organizations like United Way, Boys and Girls Club and the Greater Waterbury YMCA.


I don’t have my own car. What’s the public transportation situation like around Post?

Post is located in a bustling part of the state, so Ubers and Lyfts can be found in abundance. The Post U shuttle will bring students all around campus as well as specific bus stops in Waterbury.


What does the state of Connecticut have for activities?

Post is near lots of entertainment, food, and fun. Students enjoy restaurants and entertainment in New Haven and Hartford, visiting museums across the state, taking trips to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, seeing comedy shows and concerts at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, and getting out in nature on hiking and biking trails found throughout the state.


If my friends and I wanted to do a day trip out of state, where could we go?

There are lots of options, depending on your interests. Boston and New York are both just a short drive away, so Post student groups often hit Beantown and Broadway. You can take a quick trip to Rhode Island for a beach day on warm fall or spring weekends. Skiers love heading up to the slopes in Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as Mohawk Mountain right here in Connecticut. Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are top picks, too.

Ready to take the next step?

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We have people who can explain it all for you, at any time, throughout your Post career.