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April 11, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dozens of students will show off their work, research, and even a virtual reality tour during the 17th annual* Showcase at William Peace University (WPU) on April 19.  The all-day even …

April 11, 2022

Did you know one of the most popular majors across the United States is psychology? As a psychology major at William Peace University (WPU), you will learn about the inner workings of the brain as wel …

April 10, 2022

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 ’0 …

April 8, 2022

The Fenwick Foundation courageously gave a gift that is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like …

April 7, 2022

Students at WPU have several opportunities to get involved including becoming a member of over 15 different clubs and organizations or applying for various work-study positions. Positions such as bein …

April 5, 2022

Hi all! 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 April 21!  Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 …

April 2, 2022

Legacy families have long been a tradition at William Peace University. You can find example after example of decades-long family ties to the University. While a “Peace Legacy” has been defined as a s …

April 1, 2022

Makayla Cook ’22 distinctively remembers being at an awards ceremony at her hometown high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She remembers as other students’ names were announced for award after …

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April 1, 2022

Earlier this month, Assistant Professor of Special Education Amanda Bock took students on an Immersive Learning trip to The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro. This trip enab …

April 1, 2022

The Willard and Libby Ross Courageous Finish Scholarship is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, …

March 30, 2022

RALEIGH, NC – William Peace University Athletics announced the departure of Athletic Director Tom Curle in May 2022. Curle will finish the 2021-22 academic year. Deputy Athletic Director and Head Men’ …

March 30, 2022

Tina Burden ‘82 was fortunate to retire early.  Previously a Portfolio Manager, Burden unexpectedly found her career path after she graduated. She had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English fro …

March 29, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. — More Registered Nurses at the North Carolina Department of Safety can earn their Bachelor of Nursing degrees thanks to a new partnership announced with William Peace University (WPU).  …

March 28, 2022

WPU’s Theatre hires someone to help out with sound design for its productions. But this year, for the first time, a student will be in charge.  WPU’s Theatre will feature the production Zombie Prom Ap …

March 25, 2022

What does Leah Young’s, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), job include? -Countless DEI student events -Monthly book clubs -Daily one-on-one student discussions    -Running Diversity …

March 25, 2022

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management (HMR), your career options will be broad and rewarding and William Peace University is the perfect place to gain the skills needed to ent …

March 22, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University today announced the results of findings from a task force created to conduct research into areas where the institution’s history may or may not have intersecte …

March 20, 2022

The Class of 1998 is enjoying their high school reunion in Chestnut Falls, Illinois. Then, one of the participants is found murdered by the lake. It’s your job to find out who did it.  While this soun …

March 17, 2022

A mug featured at a coffee event to benefit the City of Raleigh Museum will feature artwork from a William Peace University student.  Jacob Trump, a freshman, submitted the artwork in the fall of 2021 …

March 13, 2022

WPU is honored to announce the Fall 2021 Dean’s List. To be eligible for WPU Dean’s List students must earn a GPA between 3.3 and 3.69 to qualify. Those with a GPA between 3.7 and 3.99 qualify for the …

March 13, 2022

Jenica Myers has been involved at William Peace University since her first day. Stepping onto campus during her orientation in June of 2017, the Charlotte native immediately knew she was at home.  “I …

March 13, 2022

Interdisciplinary studies comprise a fairly popular category in university education. However, they’re often somewhat misunderstood also. Over time, “interdisciplianary studies” has become a label tha …

March 11, 2022

WPU is excited to be hosting the Pacer Family Program inaugural Family Day on March 26, and we would love to see you there. This event is an opportunity for families and their students to come togethe …

March 8, 2022

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 …

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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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International Students

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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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Student Life

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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

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

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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