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May 8, 2023

Three recipients were awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities by William Peace University in 2023. Rev. Dr. Ed McLeod, Dr. S. David Frazier and Dr. Garrett Briggs (posthumously) were celebr …

May 2, 2023

Two talented and intriguing people will share messages with William Peace University graduates this week at the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies.  Commencement  Donald Thompson, a CEO, speake …

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April 25, 2023

Environmental Studies students at William Peace University are taking a hands-on approach to making their campus greener with a composting initiative. With Dr. Glover’s Global Environmental Issues cla …

April 17, 2023

Lacrosse at William Peace University (WPU) is a fulfilling experience that cultivates close ties among team members and instills lifelong skills and lessons. For sisters, Laura, Mary, and Elise Langer …

April 12, 2023

Mark your calendars for April 18, 2023, and join us for the annual Showcase event to view students’ talent and dedication from this year! On this special day, students take center stage to share their …

April 11, 2023

As a Simulation and Game Design (SGD) major at William Peace University (WPU) in Raleigh, students have access to some of the top gaming companies in the industry, including Epic Games, Ubisoft, Insom …

March 29, 2023

Since its founding in 1857, William Peace University (WPU) has been the home for thousands of remarkable women. Each woman has courageously carved her own path forward, confidently making her mark on …

March 28, 2023

An immersive learning approach to N.C. History Are you a history major or someone who loves the past? Then, Katie Otis has the class for you! The Backyard Explorers puts a whole new spin on Immersive …

March 16, 2023

Public event features performances, and conversations on March 30 and 31 Aspire2Higher Personal & Professional Development, Inc (A2H) developed the symposium to provide the community with an envir …

March 14, 2023

William Peace University is excited to announce that on February 23 we had our most successful Day of Giving to date! This year, the WPU Community not only met our goal to raise $125,000 but exceeded …

March 13, 2023

You’ve heard of immersive learning during your time here at WPU. Our faculty pride themselves on providing a hands-on learning experience. Anyone can sit in a lecture hall and half-listen while half-a …

March 9, 2023

A biology degree is incredibly versatile and opens up opportunities for students. Not only does it provide a strong foundation in the natural sciences, but it also prepares students for various career …

March 8, 2023

The Courageous Giving campaign is a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Launched in 2022, donors like Emma Nashner ’69 make the decision to support this initiative by …

March 7, 2023

From cosplay clubs to committees and athletics, students can find their place on campus with student-run organizations at William Peace University (WPU). Student involvement is deep-rooted across camp …

March 2, 2023

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

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February 23, 2023

Pacers, help us reach our goal to raise $125,000 with 375 donors.  WPU’s Day of Giving is a 24-hour celebration of the power of giving back and the impact that giving has on our campus community for g …

February 22, 2023

Hi Pacers! This is your favorite mascot Phantom writing from William Peace University (WPU). I’m here to tell you that WPU’s Day of Giving is coming up on February 23!  Our goal this year is to raise …

February 15, 2023

Every year William Peace University (WPU) holds its baccalaureate service the Friday before Commencement at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. What exactly is this service, and how does it differ from Comm …

February 14, 2023

A total of 220 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2022 semester at William Peace University (WPU). To qualify for WPU Dean’s List students must earn a GPA between 3.3 and 3.69. T …

February 8, 2023

Accelerated online degree programs are designed specifically for working adults who want to further their education while continuing to work full-time. These programs allow students to earn their degr …

February 7, 2023

The William Peace University (WPU) community is impacted by the courageous generosity of donors each day. Whether it’s a student attending the University with the help of a scholarship or a class lear …

January 31, 2023

The Lawrence Scholarship Fund is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like Mary Elizabeth (“Beth” …

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January 19, 2023

A William Peace University (WPU) campus tradition: MLK Day of Service. Every year on January 16, WPU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Student Involvement sponsor our MLK Day of Servic …

January 13, 2023

As an adult looking to further your education and advance your career, a degree from a school of professional studies can be a perfect choice. With programs tailored specifically to working profession …

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Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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About

WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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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.

Work at WPU

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Contact Us

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Clubs, Activities and Events

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Housing & Dining

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. 

Admissions

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