University Connections Program

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Welcome to William Paterson University and the University Connections Program!  

The intent of the University Connections Program is to provide academic support and opportunities for engagement with Campus Life to all residential students at William Paterson University. The program consists of a number of initiatives that have been designed to provide support to all resident students as well as specific interest groups that make up the overall resident student population. 

University Connections consists of the following programs:

Seven Weeks To Success

This is a program designed to assist new students in connecting with one another and the campus community during the beginning of your first semester at WPU! 

Week 1: Welcome Week

Week 2: Transition Week 

Week 3: Leadership and Involvement Week

Week 4: Personal Well-being Week

Week 5: Pioneer Pride Week

Week 6: Expression Week

Week 7: Ways of Knowing Week

Look for advertisements in your residence halls or on Pioneer Life for more specific details about events each week!

PAL Availability Schedule

Looking for someone to help you get connected? The Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are here for you!  Check back in the Fall semester for a detailed schedule of the PALs availability.   

Where Do I Go?

Check out our campus map created just for first-year students. Be sure to check out the info. on pg. 2 as well!