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May 13, 2020

As a registered nurse, caring for others is part of your daily routine. But now there’s a way to care for yourself–in particular, your career, your skill set and your future. Earning your Bachelor of …

May 6, 2020

While this may be a bitter-sweet time for our seniors, the entire WPU community is so proud of the work, accomplishments, growth, and service of the Class of 2020. Although there was no Showcase this …

April 24, 2020

“I enjoy helping students experience all of the great things at WPU.” Merica brings a high level of enthusiasm wherever she goes—especially when it comes to her alma mater, WPU. While attending WPU, M …

April 23, 2020

“One of the best parts of my job is getting to know people from all walks of life.” The only thing that surpasses Ryan’s love for higher education is his passion for helping future students thrive at …

April 23, 2020

The WPU Alumni Association is pleased to recognize this year’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Young Alumni of the Year, and introduce a new alumni award, the Profession …

April 21, 2020

“I am very excited to continue blazing my trail at WPU.” As the Director of SPS, Cheniqua is dedicated to ensuring prospective students are well equipped to begin their journey at WPU. Cheniqua has a …

April 20, 2020

Celebrating the Accomplishments of our Amazing Pacers! Student Awards are an important and highly celebrated achievement at William Peace University and although we are unable to have the traditional …

April 20, 2020

During this challenging and uncertain time in our lives, WPU Students are coming together to show their support and solidarity for one another. Several Student Ambassadors have come together to develo …

April 17, 2020

Machetes.  Jaguars. Late nights in the jungle.  Were we making it back to Raleigh? On Feb. 28, seven students of different majors met at RDU/Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  Eight days later, th …

April 12, 2020

After two weeks, humans tend to remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, and 90% of what they do, according to the Cone of Learning theory by American educator Edga …

April 3, 2020

6 Styles of Experience What if you don’t have the time or energy it might take for an immersive opportunity?  It might be easier to skip out on them and stick to the lecture classes, write your papers …

March 30, 2020

Think of a class you’ve taken that you wish you remembered what you thought you learned. You remember the lectures and the tests and maybe even a project, but have no memory of what it was all for. Do …

March 18, 2020

William Peace University has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are also postponing the Baccalaureate Service that was scheduled for M …

March 12, 2020

William Peace University Community, I am writing to share an update regarding our continued response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The University has no known cases at this time. Howeve …

March 12, 2020

William Peace University Community, I am writing to share an update regarding our continued response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The University has no known cases at this time. Howeve …

March 6, 2020

[March 6, 2020]   Steeped in tradition and history, William Peace University honors the events of the past and is simultaneously focused on the future, with a clear vision for the success of its stude …

March 3, 2020

Women Pacers to attain first NCAA Tournament appearance. The William Peace University women’s basketball team has received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. This marks the first N …

March 1, 2020

Climate Expert Ruth Greenspan Bell to Visit William Peace University for Climate Change Talk on March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Scientists agree that our climate is changing, but it’s easy to feel disconnecte …

February 26, 2020

Would you like to design your own program of study? How does law, education, scientific research, or journalism appeal to you? Would you like to sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills while …

February 26, 2020

At William Peace University, our priority is always our students and its the faculty and staff whose service allow us to succeed each and every day. We are proud to recognize the following service ann …

February 24, 2020

On February 24, 2020 BizWomen Mentoring Monday will simultaneously take place across the country in more than 40 cities with 8,600+ women and 1,700 mentors. The Triangle Business Journal will host thi …

February 24, 2020

William Peace University is proud to announce its Fall 2019 Dean’s List recipients. Each of these dedicated students have achieved academic achievement in one of three levels: Dean’s List, Dean’s List …

February 7, 2020

Raleigh, NC: William Peace University Theatre Department is proud to announce their production of The Spitfire Grill.  A tale of new beginnings from tangled lives, this award-winning musical runs from …

February 4, 2020

William Peace University deepens partnership with Town of Cary for exceptional athletic experience for our Students William Peace University (WPU) is excited to announce a significant expansion of its …

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History

Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.

Leadership

William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Clubs, Activities and Events

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When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Athletics

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Student Support Services

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Health and Wellness

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Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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Immersive Learning

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Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

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