#GoingToWPU | WPU Welcome Week Recap

September 5, 2018

William Peace University students rang in the new academic year with an action-packed Welcome Week schedule with numerous events held all across campus. Thanks to various campus departments and organizations, all of the events were free and open to all current WPU students and staff. Be sure to watch the highlight video above!

Here are just a few of the campus events held to welcome new and returning Pacers #GoingToWPU.


WPU students dancing at Student Life event.
WPU students dancing and slinging paint at PaintU.

Wednesday, August 22nd


  • First day of classes for every WPU student (FDOC)
  • Seniors Last First Day, held for WPU seniors in the Pacer Hub
  • Welcome Week Kick-Off Party, held in Belk Courtyard. Students enjoyed food, music, games and giveaways
  • Digital Gaming Exhibit, held by Microsoft in the courtyard
  • PaintU, held later that evening. PaintU is a heart-pounding, non-stop glow paint experience, dance party


WPU student smiling at a student life event.
A WPU student takes in the activities at Unity Fest.

Thursday, August 23rd


  • Federal Work Study Interest Meeting, for WPU students find on-campus jobs
  • Ice cream at the Vie, for WPU students living off-campus
  • Unity Fest, a block party held on the northern end of campus with music, food, and activities



A comedian performing for WPU students in Kenan Auditorium.
Comedian T.Murph puts WPU students in stitches on Kenan Auditorium stage.

Friday, August 24th


  • Connect with CSS Breakfast, breakfast provided for students by the Center for Student Success
  • Puppies and Pops, therapy dogs and popsicles in Belk Couryard
  • Pacer Pride Friday Launch Party, food, giveaways, and photos with WPU mascot, Phantom
  • Welcome Back Comedy Show, featuring comedians Amberia Allen and T.Murph


WPU Students enjoy ice cream on Main Lawn.
WPU Students close out Welcome Week with ice cream at the Pacer Community Ice Cream Mixer.

Saturday, August 25th & Sunday August 26th

  • Volleyball Scrimmage Games, student took in the WPU Volleyball team’s first scrimmage of the year
  • Pacer Community Ice Cream Mixer, ice cream provided by the Office of Advancement for students, alumni and staff
  • Pacer Glow Bash, a friendly but competitive game of glow-in-the-dark dodgeball

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