At William Paterson University, student well-being and student success are priorities. We recognize that parents and other supportive family members play an important role in this. The more you know and understand about the University, our resources, and what your student needs to be successful, the more able you are to encourage and assist them.
On this page, you will find information about a range of departments and resources that are most relevant, including health and wellness, paying for college, academic programs, career resources, campus support services and more.
Need information? Concerned about a student? Other questions?
Click on WP Chat, or contact the Dean of Students973-720-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
08/25/22Fall 2022 semester begins
09/05/22Labor Day. University Closed.
09/22/22Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes
09/29/22Last Day for 50% refund for dropped classes
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.
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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.
We're looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2023 with Commencement ceremonies in May! Check back for more details as plans are finalized.
Commencement Info for Parents & Families
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470