Alumni Benefits

Your 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.

What Are My Options as an Alum?
  • Lifetime Alumni Email Account
    Sign up today to receive your free, lifetime email account as a Peace alumni. To request an account, and never have to change your personal email account again, simply email the Office of Advancement and we will process your request.

    Sign Up for An Alumni Email Account 

  • 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.

    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 at 919-508-2044 and complete the online inquiry form below.

    Submit a Wedding Inquiry Form

    View Our Weddings Page

  • 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.

    Nominate a Candidate for the distinguished Alumni Award

    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.

    Nominate a Candidate for the Distinguished Service Award

    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.

    Nominate a Candidate for the Young Alumni Award

  • Biltmore Estate Discounts
    This program provides you the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of Biltmore Estate at a discounted rate.

    Get Discounted BiltmOre Tickets

  • Lifetime Career Design
    Did you recently move or have you just graduated? Changing careers and need resume help?

    Take advantage of William Peace University’s Career Design Center and abundant online support, including: free resume posting and job listings, personality inventories and skills assessments, and the Alumni Connect Network for alumni to network with other alumni; and for students to connect with alumni on career advice and mentoring.

    Explore Alumni Connect

    Alumni have full access to the career center. For questions, please contact Career Design.

    Email Career Design

    Explore Career Design 

  • 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.

    Visit Clearinghouse Website

    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.

    Contact the Office of the Registrar

  • Class Notes/Updates
    Submissions of personal and career updates are posted in the class notes section of the PEACE Magazine (the annual 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 Advancement
    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: Article suggestions may be sent to

  • Cultural Art 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, Holiday Concerts, WPU Masterclass 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 Eventbrite website. Or, call 919-508-2051.

    Purchase WPU Theatre Tickets

  • Raleigh-Area Hotel Discounts
    Don’t worry; you’re in good hands. A selection of Raleigh-area hotels offer discounts to guests of WPU!

    Book a hotel using your WPU Portal and instantly save 10-55%. Great hotels and no fine print. Save on vacations, business trips, and coming back to campus!

    Discount Code: PACERS

    View Discounted Area Hotels

  • 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.
  • Paul Fredrick
    Paul Fredrick, a menswear company, is offering WPU alumni and friends a 20% discount off of any purchase of $150 or more. Be sure to use WPU code EDU15D at checkout!.

    Visit Paul Fredrick Website

  • 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 monthly E-Bulletin alumni 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 PEACE Magazine 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.

  • Real Estate Discounts
    William Peace University Alumni, faculty and staff receive two discounts at the Elan City Center in downtown Raleigh, directly across from the campus!

    • Administrative Fee Waiver (Save $150!)

    Simply Contact the Assistant Community Manager, Katie Ross and tell them you’re affiliated with William Peace University and you saw the offered discounts online.

    Explore Elan City Center

  • Rental Car Discounts
    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.

    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).

  • Casper Mattress
    Casper Mattresses offers a $50 discount for the William Peace family through the code “WilliamPeace50.”

    Visit Casper Mattress Website 

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