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.
Technically, our campus is 21 acres, although it feels bigger. Surrounded by beautiful oak trees in a park-like setting, Peace is an historic landmark in downtown Raleigh. To familiarize yourself with the neighborhood and the surrounding areas, you might want to download the Go Downtown Raleigh app.
Happening in Raleigh
- November 22, 2017
Venue: PNC Arena Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Rangers at PNC Arena.
- November 22, 2017
Venue: Irregardless Cafe and Catering Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: No cover
Blues musician Mysti Mayhem will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.
- October 06 – November 25, 2017
Times: Wed.-Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm
Venue: -- NA -- Area: Downtown Raleigh
The United States is currently seeing imagery reminiscent of Los Angeles in 1992, Tulsa in 1921 and Wilmington in 1898, and these incidents seem to show disregard for the lives of people of color. The community has the strength to bounce back. Black on Black V2 brings together artwork, performances, and programs that provide comfort, support, and inspiration to help navigate through these day-to-day challenges. Featured artists include agape., Onicas Gaddis, Stephen Hayes, Precious Lovell, Mballa Mendouga, Anthony Patterson, William Paul Thomas and Sloane Siobhan.
Every inch of Raleigh is easily accessible from WPU. The R-Line, a free downtown bus service with stops on campus, connects you to restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, museums and hotels. The Amtrak train station is less than two miles from campus (and offers a 15% college student discount), RDU International Airport is 20 minutes by car, and it’s an easy drive from WPU to a whole range of places along the Atlantic seaboard and I-95 corridor.
The other cities in the Research Triangle, Durham and Chapel Hill, are just about a half hour’s drive. For an easy day trip or weekend getaway, the mountains and Atlantic beaches are within a three-hour drive.
You might begin exploring the neighborhood adjacent to campus by heading to Seaboard Station, right on Peace Street. Seaboard features unique specialty shops, a full-service grocery (coming soon!), a fitness center and plenty of options for dining.
- RetailYou can enjoy exceptional shopping in any part of the city, from Triangle Town Center and Crabtree Valley Mall to the exclusive shops and boutiques of Cameron Village. While these shopping areas have excellent food options, your choices are nearly limitless.
- DiningThe burgeoning Raleigh food scene makes finding great dining options a snap. With 1,200 restaurants of all shapes and sizes in the area, you might want to begin by searching the Visit Raleigh online restaurant guide.
- Fun ActivitiesHave some free time? Raleigh boasts world-class museums, professional baseball, NHL hockey and every genre of live music – and that’s just the beginning. When it comes to area events, cultural and leisure activities, we suggest starting with that same source. Visit Raleigh compiles a huge list of things to do in and around town, so there truly is something for everyone.
“Skip Lollapalozza and head to Hopscotch.”
140 bands. 12 venues.
Quickly turning into one of the biggest, eclectic music festivals in the country – with artists such as Big Boi, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Young Thug, and more – Hopscotch is a fuse of music and design over four days across downtown Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh could soon have a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, with a state-of-the-art facility just steps away from the William Peace University campus.
North Carolina Football Club (NCFC) has announced detailed plans for a proposed mixed-use community featuring an entertainment, sports and athletics venue.