Alumni Benefits

noneYour Peace experience doesn't end when you walk across the stage at Commencement.

Did you know that most alumni associations are 'dues-paying' organizations? William Peace University offers an alumni benefits program that is free for your lifetime!

Since no dues are collected, participation in alumni activities and support of The Loyalty Fund, the university's annual fund, are encouraged and appreciated.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Alumni Email Accounts | Weddings & Memorial Services | Alumni Awards | Biltmore Discounts | Broadway Series South Discounts | Career Services for Life | Transcript Requests | Class Notes & Updates | Cultural Arts Performances | Hotel Discounts | Insurance Discounts | Library Access | Retail Discounts | Publications | Regional Networking | Rental Car Discounts | Travel Program Discounts

Lifetime Alumni Email Account

Sign up today to receive your free, lifetime email account as a Peace alum. To request an account, and never have to change your personal email account again, simply email the Office of Engagement and we will process your request within one week and you'll be connected to us with an "@alumni.peace.edu" email account thanks to our partners at Google Apps For Education.

Alumni Weddings & Memorial Services in the James Dinwiddie Chapel

Alumni, former students who have attended Peace for at least one semester and current students receive priority rental of Dinwiddie Chapel for weddings. The university will consider requests for weddings of children of alumni and siblings of alumni.

Read the Wedding Guidelines here. Then, complete the online inquiry form or contact Rebecca Leggett, Director of Visitor Services by phone (919) 508-2044 or email at Rebecca.Leggett@peace.edu.

The Chapel may also be rented by families of deceased alumni for celebrations of life. To arrange an alum's memorial service, contact Visitor Services and complete the online inquiry form, or contact Rebecca Leggett, Director of Visitor Services, at (919) 508-2044 or email her at Rebecca.Leggett@peace.edu.

Alumni Awards

William Peace University bestows the Distinguished Alumni Award upon a deserving alum during Homecoming & Family Weekend (reunions). Established in 1960, this award is given to an alumni 35 years of age or older and recognizes alumni for accomplishments in career, community and family. Service may also be included (but is not limited to) service to Peace. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

William Peace University also annually bestows the Distinguished Service Award upon a deserving alum. First awarded in 1991, this award is presented to an alum who has willingly and devotedly served Peace. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

The Young Alumni Award was established in 1989 to honor those alumni under the age of 35 who have achieved distinction. This may also be presented annually during Homecoming & Family Weekend, reunions or at special events. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

Biltmore Estate Discounts

This program provides you the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of Biltmore Estate at a discounted rate. Discount on-line admission tickets are available by clicking here.

Broadway Series South Ticket Discounts

William Peace University and Broadway Series South have teamed up to offer alumni discounts to special performances of their shows. Visit Broadway Series South online today for show listings and ticket discounts.

Career Services for Life!

Did you recently move or have you just graduated? Changing careers and need resume help?

Take advantage of William Peace University's Career Services and abundant on-line support, including: free resume posting and job listings, personality inventories and skills assessments, and the E-Mentor Network for alumni to network with other alumni; and for students to connect with alumni on career advice and mentoring.

Alumni have full access to the career center. For questions please email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, at Barbara.Efird@peace.edu or call (919) 508-2006.

Transcript Requests

William Peace University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card.

The fee for transcripts is $10. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

To order an official transcript(s), login to the Clearinghouse secure site. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees.

You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. A processing fee will be charged per recipient. Order updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online.

Please allow 5 - 7 business days to process a request for a transcript.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Carmela F. Chaney, Registrar, at 919.508.2012.

Class Notes & Updates

Submissions of personal and career updates are posted in the class notes section of the William Peace University Bulletin (the biannual magazine). Class notes and photos may be submitted through our online service or sent via mail or fax. By mail, send your updates to Office of Engagement, 15 E. Peace Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. By fax, send them to 919-508-2332. Photos (1MB or higher) and captions may be sent to: photos@peace.edu. Article suggestions may be sent to Bulletin@peace.edu.

Cultural Arts Performances

Alumni are welcome to attend any and all campus cultural arts performances, including the Manning Chamber Music Series with members from the NC Symphony, the William Peace University Singers concerts and events, Holiday Concerts, Broadway Comes to Peace concerts and Student Showcase. Performances are free and open to the public.

William Peace Theatre tickets can be purchased through the box office on their website. Or, call 919-508-2051.

Raleigh-Area Hotel Discounts

DALY SEVEN HOTELS:

William Peace University thanks Daly Seven Hotels for providing the following discounted rates and for their partnership in creating relevant professional internships for WPU students.

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Holiday Inn Express
1014 Airport Boulevard
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 653-2260
Fax: (919) 653-2261

As guests of Holiday Inn Express, you may take advantage of many amenities. Holiday Inn Express offers Priority Club Membership earning free air miles and hotel stays. The Express Start Breakfast Bar is served daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  It features coffee, juice, milk, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, gravy, cereal, muffins, yogurt, fruit, waffles, donuts, French toast, bagels, and biscuits. While enjoying breakfast, you can catch up on the morning news with our complimentary USA Today newspaper. You will also enjoy freshly baked cookies each evening. Holiday Inn Express guest rooms offer spacious accommodations with HD flat screen televisions featuring HBO, CNN and ESPN.  They offer a Business Center and Complimentary In Room High Speed Internet access for guests. To make your stay more secure, Holiday Inn Express hotels provide security cameras and electronic key cards. The Holiday Inn Express also offers an outdoor swimming pool and off site fitness facilities for your leisure time.

Nightly Rates: $99/night for King and $99 for Double. *Available Monday-Sunday* with Single or Double Occupancy. Rate Includes complimentary breakfast, complimentary Shuttle Service to RDU Airport, Outdoor Pool & Onsite Fitness Room and complimentary High Speed Internet Access. Rate based on availability and may not be available during Special Events. Rate is available for Anyone Associated with William Peace University. Ask for the William Peace University Rate at any of the Daly Seven hotels.

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Holiday Inn RDU Airport
930 Airport Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 465-1910
Fax: (919) 465-1908

As guests of Holiday Inn RDU Airport, you may take advantage of many amenities. The Holiday Inn offers point earnings in the Priority Club to use toward free air miles and hotel stays. They offer a Business Center in their lobby equipped with Free High Speed Internet.  Breakfast is served daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 am and the Daly City Café is open for Dinner/Bar. Their rooms offer spacious accommodations with HD flat screen televisions with complimentary in room High Speed Internet access for guests. To make your stay more secure, the Holiday Inn hotels provide security cameras and electronic key cards as an added security measure. Holiday Inn RDU Airport also offers an indoor swimming pool and onsite and offsite fitness facility.

Nightly Rates: $99/night for King and $99 for Double. *Available Monday-Sunday* with Single or Double Occupancy. Rate Includes complimentary full breakfast bar buffet, complimentary Shuttle Service to RDU Airport, Outdoor Pool & Onsite Fitness Room and complimentary High Speed Internet Access. Rate based on availability and may not be available during Special Events. Rate is available for Anyone Associated with William Peace University. Ask for the William Peace University Rate at any of the Daly Seven hotels.

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Staybridge Suites RDU Airport
1012 Airport Boulevard
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 468-0180
Fax: (919) 468-5605

As guests of the Staybridge Suites RDU Airport, you may take advantage of many amenities.  Become a Priority Club Member to earn points towards free air miles and hotel stays.  Staybridge Suites RDU Airport offers a Business Center in the lobby equipped with free high speed internet.  The Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar is served daily from 6:00AM to 10:00AM.  While enjoying breakfast, you can catch up on the morning news with our complimentary USA Today newspaper.  Tuesday through Thursday evening guests enjoy The Social reception featuring complimentary dinner, beer, and wine from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

Nightly Rates: $99/night for Studio Suite and $99/night for 1 Bedroom Suite. The suites offer spacious accommodations with HD Flat screen televisions featuring HBO, CNN and ESPN.  Staybridge Suites RDU Airport offers Free In Room High Speed Internet access for our guests. The Staybridge Suites also features The Backyard featuring a basketball court and outdoor grill. The Pantry serves as an on-site 24/7 convenience store available to guests featuring meals, snacks, sodas and beer.  They also offer an on-site fitness center and a complimentary on-site self-laundry facility. Rate is available for Anyone Associated with William Peace University. Ask for the William Peace University Rate at any of the Daly Seven hotels.

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Hampton Inn RDU Airport
1010 Airport Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 462-1620

Please Call the Hotel at 919-462-1620 and ask for the WPU Rate (William Peace University).

As guests of the Hampton Inn RDU Airport, you may take advantage of many amenities.  Become a Hilton Honors Member to earn points towards free hotel stays.  Hampton Inn RDU Airport offers a Business Center in the lobby equipped with free high speed internet. The Complimentary Hot Breakfast is served daily from 6:00AM to 10:00AM.  While enjoying breakfast, you can catch up on the morning news with our complimentary USA Today newspaper. 

Nightly Rates: $109/night, Single or Double Occupancy. *Available Monday-Sunday* Rate Includes Hampton’s Free Hot Breakfast or Breakfast Bag On The Go. Complimentary Shuttle Service to RDU Airport. Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed with a 100% Guarantee. Earn Hilton HHonors Points. Complimentary High Speed Internet Access.Rate is available for Anyone Associated with William Peace University. Ask for the William Peace University Rate at any of the Daly Seven hotels.


ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTED AREA HOTELS:

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Hampton Inn & Suites Glenwood South
600 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603, USA
Phone: 919.825.4770

Set in the heart of downtown Raleigh, in the Glenwood South District, the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown hotel is just minutes from an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, and offers easy access to everything the area has to offer. It's also two blocks from William Peace University!

Nightly Rates: $129/night (single or double occupancy) for anyone associated with William Peace University. Wake up each morning to Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Choose from a variety of hot and cold favorites including their waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings. If you don’t have time to stop, pick up a free Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bag, available Monday to Friday as you head out the door.

Friendly service, clean rooms and comfortable surroundings every time. If you’re not satisfied, they don’t expect you to pay. That’s their commitment and your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton®.

Plus, you'll earn Hilton HHonors hotel points and airline miles for the same stay; have access to free breakfasts and Wi-Fi internet.  In addition, the R-Line stops right out front, so you can travel for free around the downtown area, and to and from William Peace University.

To reserve your stay, click on the WPU reservation link here. Or, simply call the hotel and ask for the William Peace University rate.

 

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Hyatt Place Raleigh West Hotel
710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
Phone: 919.233.2205 Fax: 919.233.2206

Nightly Rates: $99.00 per night (single or double occupancy) for anyone associated with William Peace University. To Book a reservation, click here. Be sure to enter Code# WPUV. Amenities: Each guest is offered a plush Hyatt grand bedroom. COMPLIMENTARY Airport Shuttle • COMPLIMENTARY Shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel • COMPLIMENTARY Hot breakfast buffet • COMPLIMENTARY parking for individuals and buses • COMPLIMENTARY fitness center and outdoor swimming pool • COMPLIMENTARY Wi-Fi internet services available in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas • Hyatt Gold Passport points.

 

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The Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree
5400 Homewood Banks Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612
919.785.1131

Nightly Rates: $129.00 per night during the week and $89.00 during the weekends for anyone associated with William Peace University. To Book a reservation, click here. Then, enter Corporate Account# 0560040743. Amenities: Each guest is offered a two room suite. COMPLIMENTARY "Suite Start" hot breakfast buffet served daily. COMPLIMENTARY "Welcome Home" reception with dinner, beer and wine (M-Th). COMPLIMENTARY Business Center. COMPLIMENTARY shuttle service Shuttle Service within a Three mile radius of hotel. COMPLIMENTARY USA Today Newspaper delivered to each suite. COMPLIMENTARY High-Speed Internet Access. Outdoor Pool and Patio in Resort Like setting. Grand lodge lobby with double sided fireplace, leather couches and Flat screen televisions. On-Site Fitness room with free weights, elliptical machine and treadmill. On-site Laundry Service facilities. Same day valet dry cleaning and laundry service. 24-Hour "Suite" Shop convenient store. Homewood Suites Raleigh/Crabtree provides complimentary high-speed Internet access. AAn ideal location just minutes away from Downtown Raleigh, Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC State University, the RBC Center and much, much more. Located within walking distance of Crabtree Valley Mall and a variety of restaurants.

 

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Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley
4100 Glenwood Ave • Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
Phone: 919.782.8600 • Fax: 919.782.7213

Nightly rates of $79. To Book a reservation, click here and use code: ILN9C. Amenities: COMPLIMENTARY airport shuttle. COMPLIMENTARY wireless Internet in all guest rooms and public areas. On-site ATM machine. 9ft-deep outdoor pool with spacious sundeck and His & Hers saunas in locker rooms. On-site restaurant and lounge with room service. COMPLIMENTARY 24-hour Business center with complimentary computer and internet use. COMPLIMENTARY fitness room. Full service meeting and catering facilities.

Holiday Inn Raleigh North
2805 Highwoods Blvd. • Raleigh, NC 27604  [Map]
Phone: (919) 872-3500 • Worldwide Reservations: (888) HOLIDAY

Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Raleigh North. We are located minutes from William Peace University in the heart of a major, Restaurant, Shopping and Entertainment district. We are happy to support the Faculty, Students and Alumni of the University with a special discounted rate of $79 per night or $84 per night.  Please follow the link or call hotel direct and mention William Peace University. Rate is available for all room types. Hotel offers a full hot Breakfast buffet for all guests. $5 in advance or $10 at the Restaurant. Full Service amenities included onsite restaurant and lounge, room service and full conference and meeting space. Seasonal outdoor pool and indoor fitness center. Complimentary high speed access in all rooms and public area. We look forward to taking care of you and your guests while you visit Raleigh.

 

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Wingate by Wyndham (State Arena location)
6115 Corporate Ridge Road • Raleigh, NC 27607
For GPS, please use " 600 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607"
Reservations: 919.847.7383 Fax: 919.809.8488
Email: info@ncraleighhotel.com

Nightly rates of $85 per night. To Book a reservation, click here and use code: LKPC. Amenities: COMPLIMENTARY hot breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY wired and wireless high-speed Internet, printing, copying and faxing. COMPLIMENTARY shuttle within 5 mile radius (including to and from Peace). COMPLIMENTARY airport shuttle. COMPLIMENTARY fitness center and indoor pool. Express checkout. 100% smoke-free rooms. In-room high definition TVs, large work desks with ergonomic chairs, mini-fridges and microwaves, and weekday newspaper delivered to your door. Complimentary Neutrogena toiletries.

 

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Quality Inn North Raleigh Inn North Raleigh
2910 Capital Blvd • Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.878.9550

Nighlty rates of a 10% discount percentage off of the nightly Rack Rates. (Ex: The Rack Rate at the Quality Inn goes as low as $56.99 on the weekdays.) To Book a reservation, call the front desk at 919-878-9550 and book with special code: WPEACE. Room Types Available: Double, Standard Queen, Executive Queen, King. Amenities: COMPLIMENTARY Deluxe Continental Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY High speed Wireless Internet. COMPLIMENTARY Parking. COMPLIMENTARY Business Access. COMPLIMENTARY Fitness Center Access. Seasonal outdoor pool.


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Days Inn Raleigh Airport
1000 Airport Blvd • Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919.469.8688

Nightly rates of a 10% discount percentage off of the nightly Rack Rates. (Ex: The Rack Rate at the Days Inn is as low as $64.99 on the weekdays). To Book a reservation, call the front desk at 919-469-8688 and book with special code: WPEACE. Room Types Available: Double, Standard Queen, Executive Queen, King. Amenities: COMPLIMENTARY Deluxe Continental Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY High speed Wireless Internet. COMPLIMENTARY 24-hour Airport Shuttle Service. COMPLIMENTARY Parking. COMPLIMENTARY Business Access. COMPLIMENTARY Fitness Center Access. Seasonal outdoor pool.

 

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Best Western Raleigh Inn & Suites
I-440, Exit 13B, 3618 New Bern Ave. • Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Phone: 919.256.2800

Nightly Rates: $69.95+tax per night (single or double occupancy) for anyone associated with William Peace University. To Book a reservation, call 919.256.2800. For the rate discount, tell mention William Peace University. Amenities: COMPLIMENTARY Cable TV with HBO & ESPN • COMPLIMENTARY Indoor Heated Pool • COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet • COMPLIMENTARY Fitness Center • COMPLIMENTARY Business Center • COMPLIMENTARY Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Jacuzzi (Whirlpool) Suites available.

Best Western Raleigh North
2715 Capital Blvd • Raleigh NC
919 872.5000 •  WPU Rate $59 per night including full hot breakfast.

Liberty Mutual Auto, Life, Home and Renters Insurance Discounts

Alumni of William Peace University can receive great rates on auto, home, life and renters insurance through Liberty Mutual. For more information, click here.

Library Access - Lucy Cooper Finch Library

Alumni have access to the Lucy Cooper Finch Library during normal business hours. Access to the Archives Room is by request (contact the Office of Engagement to arrange this). Alumni may receive assistance from Library staff, study and perform research in the Library, but books are not allowed to be checked out on loan at this time. Guest access to computers is currently available using guest WIFI if you bring your own device. Computer usage is limited due to current student needs, which take precedence. For use of Library classrooms, please contact the Office of Visitor Services.

The Pink Alli - 15% Discount

Peace alumna, Alli Leggett '01, is owner of the chic boutique, "The Pink Alli" in Cary, NC. If you are an alum of William Peace University, a faculty or staff member, or a current student, mention Peace when you visit The Pink Alli and receive a 15% off Discount!! Visit the store online today!

Print & Electronic Publications

As an alum, you will receive a copy of the William Peace University Bulletin, the university's alumni magazine, twice a year, in addition to other special communications from the university. Provide us your email and receive electronic updates and notifications, including the bi-monthly @Peace email newsletter and other important notifications on concerts, alumni trips and travel.

There is no fee for the subscriptions; however, annual gifts to The Loyalty Fund are appreciated and encouraged to help us defray costs.

To read the latest issues, visit the WPU Bulletin Page on this site.

Regional Networking Events

William Peace University hosts many reunion and networking events each year, locally and nationwide. Regional, presidential, reunion and donor society events, as well as book clubs and prospective student recruitment events can get you involved with campus.

No matter how near or far you live from campus, you are always invited.  Be sure to update your contact information regularly so we can notify you of these fun events.

And, don't forget to visit our Events Calendar for dates and registration information. Like us on Facebook, link-in with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube. These social networking groups are growing daily and have become a great resource for alumni to keep in touch. Let us know if you're interested in hosting an event in your area.

Rental Car Discounts with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

William Peace University alumni receive terrific discounts with Enterprise Rent-A-Car that are the same as our faculty and staff rates.

To book online, use corporate code #L53E026.

Website: www.enterprise.com
Phone:  1-800-RENT-A-CAR
Local Phone: (919) 833-8788 – if delivery to campus is needed

Alumni need to provide a credit card when booking the rate (DO NOT CHOOSE BILLING).

Travel Programs & Packages (International & Domestic)

William Peace University and the Office of Engagement, along with the Alumni Board, sponsors international and domestic travel programs in collaboration with area travel agencies and with William Peace University's academic affairs department. Alumni have been presented the opportunity to travel to New York City, France, Mexico, Spain, Japan, and many other areas. As travel opportunities arise, Alumni are notified via the @Peace bi-monthly newsletter, our Facebook fan page, and through mailings.

Email us for a PDF of all the benefits for Peace alumni.

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