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Women's golf coming to WPU in 2025-26 season
May 21, 2024

New sport coming to WPU in 2025-26 season

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May 21, 2024

WPU alumni Emily Puckett a finalist for Teacher of the Year in Granville County.

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May 17, 2024

The importance of copywriters in today’s world versus AI

WPU student Kai Stallings interned at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
May 14, 2024

Kai Stallings saw a little bit of themself every day during her internship.

Tiffany Webb will be the SPS student commencement speaker.
May 9, 2024

William Peace University is proud to announce its two student speakers for the 2024 commencement ceremony. Each of William Peace University’s student speakers is already getting experience in their respective fields.

Emmarose Boylan is the The Katherine Bryan Sloan Graham Award winner.
May 8, 2024

Emmmarose Boylan was named the 2024 The Katherine Bryan Sloan Graham Award winner.

May 7, 2024

William Peace University is proud to recognize outstanding faculty members as we present this year’s Outstanding Advisor Awards, the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Part-Time Faculty Award.

May 6, 2024

William Peace University is proud to recognize two standout students ahead of Commencement this week. Each year, the University honors a Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) Outstanding Graduate and a School of Professional Studies (SPS) Outstanding Graduate.

WPU held its Educational Ceremony at the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh.
May 6, 2024

Located on the first floor of the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Raleigh, there is a special room off to the side. Past the staircase, beyond the crystal clear chandeliers, and to the left is a room w …

WPU students work on an experiment off campus.
May 3, 2024

Embarking on the path toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology sets the stage for an enriching exploration of diverse and rewarding career opportunities. While students may have an interest in biology, they may not always know what to expect when it comes to careers, job prospects, and salary — in other words, why earn a BS in Biology?

Jamie Luersen and Yomeaquea Martin
April 30, 2024

Yomeaquea Martin jokes that she was tricked into going back to school by Jamie Luersen. The duo work together at Northwoods Elementary School in Cary. For the longest time the principal tried to convi …

William "Bill" Bell
April 29, 2024

Former Durham mayor and lifelong public servant William V. “Bill” Bell will be the 2024 Commencement Speaker at William Peace University, the school announced today.

Mercedes Vedock
April 26, 2024

Two years ago Mercedes Vedock was working part-time at WakeMed in Raleigh and realized she needed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing within five years of her employment there.

2023 Internship Showcase
April 25, 2024

There were no classes on Tuesday at William Peace University, but there was plenty of educating and learning going on.

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April 23, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of faculty, staff, students, family members, alumni, friends, and community leaders, William Peace University surpassed its fundraising goal for its annual Day of Giving last week.

WPU students traveled to California for the NCUR this month.
April 19, 2024

Five students from William Peace University had the opportunity to showcase their capstone projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Long Beach, California this month. NCUR, which brings together a diverse array of students and their research from all over the country, was held at the Long Beach Convention Center from April 8-10.

Peace Sign
April 18, 2024

WPU Celebrates Day of Giving: Support Peace April 18, 2024 Aerial photo of the fountain and Main building. WPU is celebrating Day of Giving today, April 18th! We recognize that supporting our students is a collective effort, which is why we’re rallying our esteemed alumni, loyal friends, dedicated parents, and steadfast supporters from all corners. From fueling scholarship opportunities to advancing academic excellence, each and every contribution made during this event will directly shape the future of WPU students, preparing them for impactful careers and principled citizenship.

WPU's esports team practices Rocket League
April 15, 2024

Since the beginning of January, the WPU Esports teams have been meticulously perfecting their craft in hopes of winning their season championships. Sadly, the Rocket League team’s playoff run came to an end on April 8.

Students will showcase their work at Interactive Media Showcase
April 8, 2024

Professors from William Peace University, N.C. State University and Wake Tech Community College will put on the Student Interactive Media Showcase.

April 5, 2024

In the dynamic realm of Esports, athleticism, and viral challenges, few individuals stand out quite like Donnie Leahy, captain of this year’s Rocket League team.

WPU Students present projects during the annual WPU Student Showcase
April 4, 2024

The 19th annual Student Showcase will be held on campus April 23. The Showcase is a day for students to present their work, projects, and talents from throughout the year to their peers, faculty, and staff.

March 28, 2024

After two months of matches, WPU’s Esports teams finished their regular season games. The Rocket League team finished their season on March 18 in an intense doubleheader.

March 27, 2024

William Peace University is celebrating you with its very own Free Application Week from April 1-6. Now’s your chance to apply to William Peace University fee-free.

March 22, 2024

William Peace University announced today that Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. will be concluding his tenure as president at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. WPU Board of Trustees has appointed Board of Trustees member Dr. Lynn Morton, Ph.D., as president for a two-year term.

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.


William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

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The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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2023 Internship Showcase

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Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 


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