- June 24, 2015 Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. Students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Theatre majors can also sign up to audition for the program from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during Open House. If you are interested in auditioning, be sure to also register for your opportunity by clicking here. view Event
To: Campus Community
From: President Debra Townsley
Subject: Seaboard Station Investment
After many months of consideration and due diligence, I am pleased to announce that today we completed our work and invested in the Seaboard Station retail center, which is across Halifax Street, and some additional property for University growth, including the brick building on Halifax Street next to the tennis courts.
A local professional management company, Trademark Properties, has been contracted with to manage Seaboard. We have partnered with Capital Bank, a local bank, for a $10 million loan on the Seaboard Station retail center in which we are investing $6.6 million. We are investing another $4.15 million in additional Seaboard property to support the Seaboard Station retail center and the continuing growth of WPU.
William Peace University joins other universities nationwide who are investing in retail centers near their campuses. Maguire and Associates calls this “campus beyond gates”. Such schools include Wake Forest University, NC; Mary Washington University, VA; and University of Central Florida, FL.
This investment in Seaboard Station marks an exciting chapter for Peace. Seaboard Station is an integral part of the Raleigh community, and it will be an honor to work with this retail center to help it continue to grow and thrive.