Mission

To provide comprehensive student centered learning assistance programs, services and resources for all undergraduate students.

Objectives

  • To develop and/or enhance the academic skills necessary for mastery of college curricula.
  • To encourage students to achieve academic success and engage in lifelong learning.
  • To foster personal growth and development.
  1. Advisement Center


    At the Advisement Center we are committed to ensuring the success and welfare of all of our students. Our faculty and staff are among the best in the country. To start you out on the right foot, we have adopted an academic advising system that will assist you in attaining educational excellence and in developing abilities for lifelong independent learning. Our advising system also helps you to achieve your personal, academic, career, and professional goals.

  2. Academic Success Center


    At the Academic Success Center, students receive one-on-one tutoring assistance for numerous lower-level and upper-level courses, as well as for developmental skills for math and reading courses. Workshops are designed to help students develop effective study skills and utilize effective strategies. From the Center's lab, students may access network computer facilities. Study groups, and exam review sessions are also available.

  3. Counseling, Health and Wellness


    The Counseling, Health & Wellness Center provides a full range of clinical services for all William Paterson University Students.

  4. EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund)


    The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) of William Paterson University (WPUNJ) is committed to excellence and access. Our mission is to make a college education possible for students who require academic and financial support. We strive to create a community of learners in a climate and environment that enhances the intellectual and cultural experience of our students; that motivates and engages students in the pursuit of their own academic and professional development and that of others; that is mutually supportive, collaborative and nurturing, and which aids in the retention and graduation of all students. The EOF Program at William Paterson University seeks to provide students with the tools for and commitment to lifelong learning, leadership skills, and personal responsibility.

  5. Library


    The David and Lorraine Cheng Library is the academic knowledge center of William Paterson University. The Library advances the University’s mission and core values: academic excellence, creation of knowledge, student success, diversity and citizenship. To further this mission, the Library provides access to scholarly materials and instruction in their use, expert service and state-of-the-art facilities.

  6. Office of New Student Experience


    New Student Experience works collaboratively with faculty, administration, students and various departments on campus to implement a comprehensive university plan for first-year students to promote their retention and academic success at the University.

  7. Science Enrichment Center


    The Science Enrichment Center is a "student-centered environment" that empowers students with diverse needs to achieve high levels of intellectual and personal growth and enables professors to maintain high academic standards. Within this environment, SEC staff and faculty challenge students to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the sciences. Towards this endeavor, the Center provides human and material resources, cooperative learning, coaching and mentoring to facilitate student learning.

  8. Sophomore and Junior Experience


    The Sophomore and Junior Experience is designed to support students transitioning into and completing the middle years of college. Students need to develop a sense of purpose and achieve maximum value of the educational experience. By incorporating a mixture of academic support and enrichment programs/activities, students learn to focus on priorities and goals, while they undergo personal development during this time of transition. These programs are designed to highlight existing services and tools available at WPU, and allow students to forge meaningful relationships with faculty, administrators, and peers.

  9. Transfer Student Experience


    Transfer Student Experience offers guidance, support and advocacy to new and currently enrolled transfer students, as well as readmitted students at William Paterson University. We recognize that transfers and readmits have different needs than first-year students, and we are here to help transfer students acclimate, readmitted students re-acclimate and seamlessly transition to our WPU community. TSE provides comprehensive resources, success tips, and information to transfer and readmitted students. The office staff works collaboratively with various University departments in our students’ transitional process.

  10. Writing Center


    The William Paterson University Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring for anyone in the university community working on any kind of writing in any stage of development. Tutorial sessions typically take thirty minutes to an hour. We work with you on writing issues such as outlining, thesis clarification, organization, style, transitions, citing, and grammar, and we help you learn how to edit and proofread your own writing. Our aim is not just to produce a better piece of writing; it’s to produce a better writer.