Welcome to William Paterson University!

Welcome to William Paterson University. As president of one of New Jersey’s leading comprehensive public universities, I’m proud that we prepare students for success by providing them with unique learning opportunities, life-changing experiences, and an excellent and affordable education.

We continue to develop and offer a breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs of the highest academic quality, including our second doctoral program, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and our first fully online program, a master’s degree in middle school education. We are committed to providing our students with top-notch facilities and look forward in spring 2016 to the opening of University Hall, our new $40 million academic building, funded in part by the Building Our Future Bond Act.

We strive to foster a supportive environment for our students, with a focus on experiential learning opportunities, ranging from research collaborations with faculty to internships and a wide variety of extracurricular and civic engagement activities. Our new Pesce Family Mentoring Institute prepares students for careers or graduate education by connecting selected students with successful professionals, including alumni and community partners.

As we move forward, our core values—academic excellence, creating knowledge, student success, diversity, and citizenship—continue to define our path. These fundamental beliefs live and breathe at William Paterson. I invite you to get to know our University. We’re excited to share with you the sense of momentum that we feel on our campus.

Kathleen Waldron