The Reopening Plan

A return to on-campus teaching, living, and working


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Special online events for prospective and accepted students, virtual campus visits, live chats with current Pioneers, direct interactions with our Admissions counselors, and more. WP is committed to helping new students join our vibrant campus community.


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New Jersey students, it's time to come home! Complete your degree at WP through the statewide #NJComeHome initiative and help revitalize our great state with your talent and service.


A contribution of any amount will help WP students in financial crisis during these challenging times


What are you waiting for?

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Our greatest strength is helping you find yours

At William Paterson University, we continuously empower our students to achieve the goals
they set for themselves. Here are some of the ways we help our students succeed.

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Think of our professors as Olympic Gold Medalists in Academics.

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You’ll find your guru at WP.

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Our sports programs add Pioneer pride to the campus community.

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Thousands of scholarships available. Invaluable education. Great value.

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Small can make a big difference.

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Undergrads wrap their arms around the real world in state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and studios.

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4 years of guaranteed housing. We’ve got a room with your name on it.

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11,000 hours of community service in one year. Our students give back, big time.

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Our campus is a vibrant community, set on 380 wooded suburban acres.

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You can almost bite the Big Apple from here.

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From intramurals or club sports to intercollegiate athletics, the WP community offers something for everyone.

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80,000 square feet of classrooms and labs in our newest building.

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From China to England to India... grab your passport and learn about the world.

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Go Greek. Get social. Soak up some culture. Find your club or start one.

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Get a little face time with your future employers.

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Our 80,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.

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Experience Academic Excellence


What I’ve learned in class definitely translates to real life. I had two internships: one working with high school students who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, and another working with children and adults who are in or have gone through foster care. My professors taught me exactly what it is I saw in these individuals and the positive difference I can make for them.

Tatiana Charles ’20
Disability studies and psychology

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