As a graduate, you are automatically a member of the William Paterson University Alumni Community and are entitled to the following benefits, services, and discounts:

    • Alumni Card »  

      Shortly after commencement, you will receive by mail an alumni identification card which gives you access to campus facilities and a wide range of William Paterson activities and events. To take advantage of alumni benefits, bring your card when visiting the University. To request a replacement, please email the Alumni Relations Office.

    • Alumni Events»  

      The WP Alumni Association sponsors special events including receptions, trips, sporting events, webinars, and networking events throughout the year. To receive notice of these events, please make sure your contact information, including email, is up-to-date.

    • Athletic Facilities and Events »

      Alumni are entitled to free use of the pool and tennis courts. For more information, call 973.720.2777.

      William Paterson also invites you to show school spirit by attending athletic events. Football, field hockey, soccer, baseball , softball, basketball, volleyball. or swimming, - the University has a sport to suit every fan. and alumni are entitled to reduced rates at select games. Can't get to the game, need a schedule, or other information? Follow the Pioneer athletic teams online at, or on the Pioneer hotline, 973.720.2547.

    • Bookstore Discount »  

      All WP alumni receive a 10% discount at the WP bookstore (with your WP alumni ID) - all year-round!

    • Career Development Center »

      Alumni can access the full resources of the Career Development Center for up to one year after graduation. Please check the Career Development Center homepage for additional information on other career services offered.

    • Catholic Campus Ministry »

      The Catholic Campus Ministry Center welcomes all alumni. It offers worship services and social, self-awareness and spiritual programs for everyone. Adjacent to campus, the Center maintains strong ties to the University community. Contact them at

    • Credit Union Membership »

      As a University alumnus, you and your family are eligible for membership in the North Jersey Federal Credit Union. Regardless of changes in employment, location or retirement, you remain a member until your account is closed. Benefits include free checking, payroll deduction or direct deposit and much more. Call 973.785.9200 for additional information.

    • Cultural Activities »

      William Paterson has been a focus of the cultural scene in northern New Jersey for decades. The Distinguished Lecturer Series, The Orchestra at William Paterson University, theater productions, jazz concerts, art exhibits and lectures are available to alumni. For information, call the Shea Center box office at 973.720.2371 and the Ben Shahn Galleries at 973.720.2654, or visit their website at The arts hotline, 973.720.ARTS, also lists the dates and times of upcoming events at William Paterson.

    • David and Lorraine Cheng Library »

      William Paterson's library provides a full range of services seven days a week and is open on weekdays until 11:45 p.m. Your alumni ID card will serve as your library card. The library houses more than 350,000 volumes, 1,700 periodical subscriptions, a growing collection of Web-accessible journals and books, and more than 80 electronic databases, many of which feature full-text articles and other documents. An extensive collection of films, videos, audiotapes, and CDs complement the print and electronic resources. An Electronic Resource Center provides access to a variety of computer software, the Internet, and online library resources. There is also the NEW Alumni Resouces Libguide. Call the Library at 973.720.2542 for information.

    • Graduate Programs & Continuing Education

      William Paterson University offers 24 master's degree programs and 2 doctoral programs. Visit the website to get in-depth information about the programs, or call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 973.720.3641. In addition, continuing education is available through the university's School of Continuing and Professional Education.

    • Language Lab »

      Practice your foreign language skills at this state-of-the-art facility in the Atrium, which is open five days a week and is free for alumni. For information, call 973.720.2344.

    • Machuga Student Center and University Commons »

      The Student Center and University Commons is the heart of the campus geographically and socially. The main location for daily and special events, it offers a full range of services including an arcade, a lounge, a food court, a restaurant, an art gallery, Starbuck's coffee house, the University Store and Cyber Place, which is available for your computer needs. For information, call 973.720.2292.

    • Registrar & Transcripts »

      Transcripts of academic records are issued for a nominal fee of $10. For detailed instructions visit:

    • Speech & Hearing Clinic »

      Open to you and your family, the Speech and Hearing Clinic offers comprehensive treatment for communication disorders in children and adults such as articulation difficulties, language delay disorders resulting from neurological impairments, voice problems, fluency, and foreign and regional accents. Audiological services include hearing testing, auditory training, aural rehabilitation, hearing aid evaluations and central auditory processing. The Speech and Hearing Clinic is also open to the general public and is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For hours and fees, call 973.720.2207.

    • Parking Privileges »

      We urge you to visit often and when you do, parking is available in the visitor's lot. An alumni parking decal permits you to park throughout the campus in white-lined spaces. Graduates attending classes should obtain a student permit. For more information, call the Department of Public Safety at 973.720.2301.

    • Rec Center

      You and your family are encouraged to use the Rec Center. Consider purchasing an annual membership, or pay a daily fee. The facilities include the fitness room equipped with: lifecycles, lifesteps, stairmasters, rowing machines, treadmills, Nordic track, Nautilus skate machine, crossrobic machine, and free weights. There is also a weight room, equipped with a full line of Nautilus equipment, and basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts. Perhaps your interest is aerobics, self-defense, SCUBA, CPR, first aid, or lifeguard training. All are available. For information about the Rec Center call 973.720.2777.

    • Virtual Alumni Book Club »  

      Join the William Paterson University Alumni Book Club! Learn more here. In this online community, alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology and more. Joining the book club is complimentary – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

    • Volunteerism »

      William Paterson alumni play an important role in the life of the University. There are many ways to get involved that include joining our Young Alumni Chapter, serving as a member of our Alumni Council, presenting a webinar, or mentoring a student in our Pesce Mentoring Program. Call us at 973-720-2175 or if you are interested in getting invoived.

    • Webinars

      William Paterson offers a series of free webinars for all alumni, students, faculty and staff on a variety of topics. Visit our YouTube channel for archived webinars!

    • WP Magazine »

      WP The magazine of William Paterson University: WP is published twice yearly in the spring/summer and fall/winter. We welcome your letters and ideas for future articles. Feel free to drop us a note by e-mail at

    All WP alumni are also eligible for group discounts for Liberty Mutual auto and homeowners insurance. Information is available at

    WP has also partnered with Meyer and Associates to offer a number of other types of discounted insurance programs for all alumni including life, long term care and disability, travel, pet, and identity theft. Information is available here.