William Paterson University’s Office of Parent and Family Relations is grounded in the belief that parents and other family members play a critical role in their student’s success. As such, the office provides comprehensive resources and programs for parents and families in order to enhance their understanding of the university experience and facilitate appropriate opportunities for them to assist their student in transitioning into college, thriving while attending, and earning a degree and positive post-graduation outcome.
Our goal is to support parents and families by:
This page is designed to help you find the information you need right at your fingertips. Whether your family member is a prospective student or will be graduating soon, we are here to support you throughout their collegiate journey.
For parents and family of prospective students, click here.
Need information? Concerned about a student? Other questions?
Click on Ask PIO or contact Eva Reyes, Director, Parent and Family Relations at 973-720-2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/1/23Last Day to Apply for May 2024 Graduation
12/3/23Last Day to Withdraw from the University
12/16/23Fall Semester Ends
12/23/23University Offices Close for Holiday Break
12/31/232024-2025 FAFSA Opens
1/2/24University Offices Re-open
The well being of our students and the University community is always our main concern. William Paterson University offers a range of programs, services, and resources to promote physical and mental health campus wide.
Dedicated services committed to making physical, mental and behavioral health care accessible to students.
Need accommodations? The ARC is here to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to all programs, activities and benefits at the University.
See the steps we take every day to ensure students feel safe and protected on campus.
*Minority and/or Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE)
In addition to traditional financial aid and work study programs, we offer a variety of merit and need-based scholarships and programs to make it easier for students to pay for college. See what we have to offer and find the right financial solutions for you.
2000scholarships were awarded to our students last year, totaling over$7 million
With students’ grit and our support, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. Explore opportunities and support designed to help students tackle new challenges head-on.
An innovative first-year experience program that guides new students in transitioning to college life.
Services that go above and beyond to help guide all students on the path to success.
The Honors College offers a space to explore new ideas and pursue a rigorous curriculum with a challenging array of courses, seminars, and co-curricular activities.
One of the most diverse colleges and universities in New Jersey, we’re committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive community that fosters strong relationships and drives change.
The epicenter of campus culture, supporting an intersectional environment where individuals of all cultures are understood, included, and valued.
More info »
We’re creating a climate of justice, equity and inclusion on campus. And it starts with knowledge, understanding, and empathy.
An affirming space that promotes awareness of the cultural wealth and resiliency of Latina/o/x identity, experiences and voices.
Our vibrant campus offers students plenty of opportunities to stand out, jump in, and get involved!
Our impact doesn’t stay on campus. See how students have an opportunity to go beyond the classroom and make a difference in the community.
See how students get involved
You don’t have to play varsity to get involved in Pioneer sports. See the on-campus athletic and recreational opportunities all students can engage in.
Check out our Athletics Program
Learn about our Recreation Services
No matter how you express yourself, you’ll find an outlet here. From visual arts to live performance and orchestra, explore the arts on campus.
Check out WP Presents!
With new, state-of-the-art facilities and a welcoming community, you live at the heart of the entire on-campus experience.
Our Commencement ceremonies, held each year in May, are a special celebration of your student’s success. Check back for more details as plans are finalized.
View the Commencement website
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470