Special Events

African Heritage Celebration

Student clubs, organizations, academic departments and other members of the campus community develop and implement programming throughout the entire month of February. These events focus on the achievements, contributions, accomplishments and current issues within the African American community.



Asian Cultural Celebration

The Asian Cultural Celebration is held during the month of November. A collection of student clubs, organizations, academic and administrative departments meet to provide an array of events and activities that recognize the current and historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories.



Greek Week

A celebration of Greek Life at William Paterson University, occurs every April. The week includes Greek competitions, shows, and the Greek Formal.



Latin Heritage Celebration

This celebration highlights the achievements of Latin Americans, beginning with an opening ceremony and continuing with a variety of programs that promote the cultures and contributions of the Latin American community.



Pioneer Pride Week

During the fall semester, for a week, Pioneer Pride is expressed via events, celebrations, and Homecoming! During this week, Homecoming King and Queen are announced.




This annual spring event marks the end of each year before finals. Groups across campus come together to help the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) plan this week filled with fun. Activities include novelties, outdoor picnics, games, giveaways, performances and much more.



Welcome Back Week

At the beginning of the fall and spring semester, the university community and students are welcomed back to the university with a full week of exciting events. These events are hosted by SAPB (Student Activities Programming Board) and CASL (Campus Activities, Service & Leadership).




This annual winter time celebration marks the end of each fall semester before finals. The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) works tirelessly to plan this week filled with fun. Activities include novelties, movie nights, game shows, giveaways, performances and much more.


Women's History Celebration

Each March we celebrate women by honoring their achievements and contributions as well as addressing current women's issues. Faculty, Students and Staff join together to hold a diverse and memorable month of events. Annually, this celebration begins with the Opening Ceremony and concludes with the Red Dress Dinner, an event that honors outstanding woman from the WPU and surrounding communities.