Special Events

African Heritage Celebration

February 1st-28th

Student clubs, organizations, academic departments and other members of the campus community develop and implement programming throughout the entire month of February. These events focus on the achievements, contributions, accomplishments and current issues within the African American community.


Asian Cultural Celebration

April 6th-10th

The Asian Cultural Celebration is held during the month of November. A collection of student clubs, organizations, academic and administrative departments meet to provide an array of events and activities that recognize the current and historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories.



Greek Week

A celebration of Greek Life at William Paterson University, occurs every April. The week includes Greek competitions, shows, and the Greek Formal.



Pioneer Pride Week

The Homecoming/Pioneer Pride Celebration is held each fall. The week-long celebration features fun events for current students and alumni including parties, picnics, lectures, pep rallies and of course an array of athletic event featuring both our varsity and club teams.



Latin Heritage Celebration

This celebration highlights the achievements of Latin Americans, beginning with an opening ceremony and continuing with a variety of programs that promote the cultures and contributions of the Latin American community.




This annual spring event marks the end of each year before finals. Groups across campus come together to help the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) plan this week filled with fun. Activities include novelties, outdoor picnics, games, giveaways, performances and much more.



Women's History Celebration

Each March we celebrate women by honoring their achievements and contributions as well as addressing current women's issues. Faculty, Students and Staff join together to hold a diverse and memorable month of events. Annually, this celebration begins with the Opening Ceremony and concludes with the Red Dress Dinner, an event that honors outstanding woman from the WPU and surrounding communities.




This annual winter time celebration marks the end of each fall semester before finals. The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) works tirelessly to plan this week filled with fun. Activities include novelties, movie nights, game shows, giveaways, performances and much more.