WPU’s Pacer Family Program
Did you know that there is a program just for WPU families?
In the Spring of 2021, WPU’s Pacer Family Program (PFP) was created by Stephanie Tate, Student Support Coordinator, and Elizabeth Edwards ’07, Director of Communications & Donor Relations, to help bridge the gap between families, students and the University. This program seeks to provide families and students with the best WPU experience possible by encouraging them to engage with the campus community.
To help carry out the PFP mission, WPU announced the WPU Family Portal in the Summer of 2021. The WPU Family Portal was created through a partnership with the Admissions, Student Life and Advancement teams and is available to all prospective and current families to join. This online community allows families to set-up up their own account to have instant access to important campus news, events and deadlines, personalized newsletters and announcements.
In addition to establishing an online community for families, the Pacer Family Program provides families and students with various engagement opportunities throughout the year. In Spring 2021, the PFP hosted a Card Writing event on campus where students wrote personal messages to someone who has made a difference in their life.
The PFP also hosted its first First-Year Family Book Club for First-Year Families. This virtual book club featured the book “College Ready” and provided monthly space August through November, for families to hold discussions on the contents of the book.
In Fall 2021, the PFP, in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid, hosted a “Virtual Financial Aid Night” where families could log-on to hear directly from a representative from the Office of Financial Aid as well as ask any questions that they may have in regards to the topic.
In March, PFP celebrated their biggest event of the year, WPU Spring Family Day. Families joined their students on campus for a day-long celebration that included Coffee with the President, immersive learning experiences, and Family Fest featuring food, games, photo booth and more!
For more information on the Pacer Family Program please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the decision to get involved and keep up-to-date with WPU news and events by joining the WPU Family Portal at wpu.campusesp.com.