Family Day

First-year families are invited to partake in our combined Homecoming & Family Day, Saturday, October 6, 2018.

                                     Homecoming Picture

There will be a variety of events starting with a welcome from our new President, Richard J. Helldobler. 

9:30am - 1:00pm:     Pre-game Tailgate, Lower Bays - Lot 2

10:30 - 11:00am:       Family Day Gathering, University Commons Ballrooms
                                    - President's Address
                                    - Student Performers
                                    - Raffle
                                    - Continental Breakfast

11:00am - 3:00pm:   Pioneer Carnival, Practice Field 
                                   - Games, Novelties
                                   - Campus Community Tabling

1:00pm:                    WP Football vs Kean University, Wightman Stadium
                                            (Halftime Presentation, William Paterson Pep Band)

1:00pm:                    Parent/Family Sessions
                                  - Campus Tours, Carnival Tent 
                                  - It's All Greek to Me, Science East 2064
                                  - New Experiences: Study Abroad, Alternate Spring Break,
                                               National Student Exchange, Ben Shahn 20

2:00pm:                    Family Game Show

5:00pm:                    WP Women's Soccer vs Stockton, Pioneer Soccer Park 

To register for this event please click here

 If you have any questions, please send an email to or call    973-720-3295.                        


Off-Campus Accommodations for Overnight Stay:

Marriot Residence Inn
30 Nevins Road and Valley Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-872-7100
2.6 miles from campus

Days Inn Wayne
1850 Route 23 & Ratzer Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 855-675-0069
4.2 miles from campus

Hilton Garden Inn Wayne
15 Nevins Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-872-7100
2.4 miles from campus