First Year Experience

You only get one first year of college, so let’s make the best of it!

The purpose of the First Year Experience is to engage students in the academic and social communities of Peace by focusing on student success as well as best practices of effective students.

Through the First Year Experience, WPU students are immersed in the University’s rich traditions and academic programs. At the same time, you’ll meet new and exciting people and become a part of our great community through the following experiences:

  • Summer Orientation
  • Pathways to Peace
  • Matriculation
  • Academic Convocation
  • Professional Development Series
  • Traditions Dinner
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Within your first few weeks on campus, you’ll find out very quickly why students say WPU “feels like home”

Pathways to Peace

We know that leaving high school and going to college can often times be difficult and overwhelming. At WPU, we welcome you with open arms. Getting comfortable here is easy because we have dedicated faculty and staff who ensure your transitional period is smooth and simple. 


View the 2019 Pathways to Peace for Traditional Undergraduate Students

Hear what Pacer Parents, and their students, are saying about the WPU experience 

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