Fall 2020



Pacers are Prepared



William Peace University Community,

We have just concluded our fourth week of the semester, and it has been wonderful to have our community back together on campus. I am thankful to see so much commitment to our health and safety protocols and ask that we remain vigilant both on and off campus. 

While the State of North Carolina has moved to Phase 2.5 and hopes to continue to “open up,” the virus has not changed and we must remain committed to wearing face coverings, distancing at least six feet, and regularly washing/sanitizing our hands. 

We can do this.

The WPU Planning Team continues to meet two times a week to discuss our continued work, monitor COVID-19 developments on and off campus, and report on adjustments we need to make to ensure our campus stays as safe and healthy as possible. We are very fortunate to have only had a few cases so far, and that those infected have fully recovered. But as noted above, we must remain focused and disciplined to minimize the spread. We all must do our part. 

We have also added Spring Semester planning to our discussions, and I want you to know that we will be engaging the faculty, the staff, and the President’s Student Advisory Council (members are: Rafael Ortega, Chase Herndon, Davyous Melvin, Jordan Rogers, Edgar Arrieta Reyes, Heather Toone, Donolly Tyrell Jr., Trey Stroud, III, Jayda Bernard and Stephanie Romero-Reyes) in the process so that we hear from different voices and perspectives about how to best plan for the upcoming semester. Faculty and staff will be discussing potential plans within their respective departments.

Students, if you have additional questions and/or thoughts about Spring Semester, please send them to studentlife@peace.edu and we’ll be sure to review them.

I am proud of how this community has come together to create the best experience possible this semester – and look forward to developing a plan for Spring that builds on our hard work.

My best to you all,

President Ralph

Key Dates:

August 10: Campus opens

August 19: Classes Start (TUG)

August 24: SPS Session I + 14-week Session Classes Begin

September 7: Labor Day (Observed)

October 12: SPS Session II Classes Begin

November 23-27: SPS Break

November 24: Last Day of  Face-to-Face Classes

November 30: Last Day of Classes (TUG)

December 5: Last Day of SPS Session II + 14-week Session Classes

December 9:  End of Fall Semester


Arriving on Campus

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Health + Wellness

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