#OurRaleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina – one corner of the famed “Research Triangle.” It’s not just our home; it’s a big part of who we are.

Our roots in the city and the region run deep. William Peace University has been growing and evolving together with the city of Raleigh for almost 160 years. Today we are a proud partner with hundreds of local businesses, schools, organizations and government agencies who share our deep commitment to our community and our students’ education. But it’s not all about work. A balanced college experience calls for culture, recreation and play time too, and it’s all here in abundance. That’s Our Raleigh. Our “91,000 acre campus.” We think you will love it as much as we do.

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Welcome to the City of Raleigh

Happening in Raleigh

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  • September 15 – 21, 2017
    Times: Fri. 9:15pm, Thur. 2pm
    Venue: The Cary Theater
    Area: Cary
    Admission: $3-$5

    The 100 Words Film Festival celebrates concise cinematic storytelling. Eachshort film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words, challenging filmmakers to focus on the essence of the story.

  • September 21, 2017
    Times: 9pm-midnight
    Venue: C. Grace
    Area: Downtown Raleigh
    Admission: Free

    The Al Strong Quartet will be performing live at C. Grace.
  • September 21, 2017
    Times: 6pm
    Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park
    Area: Cary

    The UNC Tar Heels women's soccer team will host Clemson at WakeMed Soccer Park.

#OurRaleigh At-a-Glance

Go to the Visit Raleigh Website

With a Population of over 400,000, Raleigh is consistently regarded as one of the nation's best places to live for its economic, cultural and professional opportunities.

US News Best Places Rankings for Raleigh.
#4
"Best Places to Live in the U.S."
#3
America's Best Cities for Young Professionals
#5
On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016

WPU + Raleigh

William Peace University is a landmark in downtown Raleigh, but our presence can be felt throughout the city and the region.

The connection between our city and Peace is deep and multi-faceted.

The Peace / Raleigh Connection

“Location matters because access to opportunities matters … The more opportunities you have, the more powerful your undergraduate experience will be … and we all know that means you will have more fun, learn more, have higher levels of success in your career and in life, and truly make a difference.”

Dr. Brian C. Ralph, WPU President 

Our Neighborhood

As a WPU Student, you’re just a short walk from the state capitol, museums, music halls, restaurants and cafes, theaters and nightlife.

…and more outside-the-classroom learning opportunities than you can imagine!

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