Pacer Athletics

Pacer athletics is integral to the educational mission of William Peace University. WPU is an NCAA Division III institution and is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference.  WPU and its conference partners have approved league play for all sports during the Spring 2021 semester.  WPU remains committed to providing a quality athletic experience for our student-athletes and coaches. We will be creative in our approach and will always keep the health and safety of our student-athletes at the forefront of any decision before, during and after competition.  

The athletic department is finalizing our policies as they pertain to COVID-19 and athletic competition.  WPU is committed to conducting a consistent and continuous COVID-19 testing program.  As a prerequisite for competition, all student-athletes will be required to take three antigen Covid-19 tests per week on non-consecutive days throughout the course of the semester. Any WPU student who wishes to be tested can participate in the WPU COVID-19 testing program by contacting the WPU Wellness Center. The athletic department testing program is a safety enhancement and will be an addition to our masking, social distancing and hygiene protocols.

The William Peace Pacers are excited about the opportunity to get back onto the fields of play and compete for USA South championships. Athletes are passionate about their sports and have worked hard in order to return to play. WPU is committed to providing a safe-as-possible environment for which to meet our student-athletes strong desire to compete.  WPU will remain vigilant and flexible as we approach each contest.  Athletes can expect future communication from the WPU Athletic Training Department and their respective coaches. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the athletic department by emailing coaches, or the athletic director at

On-Campus Move-In

Key Dates:

January 15 - 17: Move-In for Residential Students

January 18: MLK Holiday | MLK Day of Service

January 20: Spring Semester Classes Begin (TUG)*

January 25: SPS Session I and 14-week Session Classes Begin*

February 24: Pacer Day

March 13: Last Day of SPS Session I classes

March 15: SPS Session II Classes begin

April 5: Registration for Fall Sester Opens (TUG)

April 13: Showcase (No Classes)

April 28: Last Day of Classes (TUG)

*First two weeks of classes will be conducted virtual with on-campus residential experience.

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In the News:

For the health and safety of all student athletes and the athletic community, the USA South Athletic Conference has announced they will postpone conference competition for fall sports through the end of 2020 due to the concerns of COVID-19. READ STORY >