Special Events

Throughout the year, William Paterson University is proud to host a variety of special events for alumni and the entire William Paterson community that generate support for the University’s commitment to academic excellence and student success, and celebrate our donors, whose contributions are vital to our mission.




Legacy Gala »

The Legacy Awards honor those who exemplify the leadership of our namesake, William Paterson, by demonstrating strong support for public higher education in the state of New Jersey, and generosity to others through philanthropic leadership. Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students through scholarships and academic programming.




Golf Outing »

Funds raised through this popular daylong event benefit the students of William Paterson through scholarships and academic programming.






Scholarship Event »

Each fall, the University celebrates the many deserving William Paterson students who receive donor scholarships, and recognizes the generosity of the donors who support our students.






Sunday Tea at Hobart Manor »

The Sunday Tea at Hobart Manor is the Hobart Manor Revitalization Committee’s signature annual event on the first Sunday in May.