Daily Announcements
  • If you have not enrolled in our e-Refunds services to receive your financial aid refunds, please consider the advantages of e-Refunds listed below.  e-Refunds are sent electronically via direct deposit within 48-72 hours to your personal checking or savings account.  It's the fastest, safest and most convenient way of receiving your refund.  

    To enroll in this service, click "e-Refunds" for video instructions on how to set up your account.  For security purposes, you will be required to enroll in Two-Step Verification to add bank account information for e-Refunds.

    If you are currently enrolled in our e-Refunds service, please be sure that your ABA routing and account numbers are correct to ensure that your e-Refund is posted to your bank account in a timely manner.  Please remember that if you closed your bank account or changed banking institutions you must remove the refund option via eRefunds. 

    For more information regarding e-Refunds, go to http://www.wpunj.edu/studentaccounts/index.dot and select “Online Bill and Payment Center” from the menu options and click on the link for e-Refunds.   

    Advantages of e-Refunds:

    • Electronic refunds reduce the time it takes to receive a refund.
    • It will not be necessary to travel to deposit or cash your check.
    • Eliminates the possibility of a refund being lost in the mail, stolen or misplaced.
    • Provides email notification alerting a student that a refund has been processed.
    • Easy accessibility of your money via your checking or savings account.
    • Switching from paper check to Direct Deposit benefits the environment.
    • Provides the opportunity to use some of the benefits offered by your banking institution such as on-line banking services,

      ATM service and a debit card.


    Paper Check Refunds

    If you do not sign up for eRefunds, a paper check will be mailed to your primary address on file.


    If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@wpunj.edu or by phone at 973-720-2234.

    Office of Student Accounts



  • Deadline to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan

    In accordance with New Jersey law, all full-time students are required to have health insurance.  This requirement can be met through the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan or your own personal health insurance provider.  With this program, the University automatically billed all full-time students for health insurance for the 2021/2022 academic year.

    Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Information 

    Students are required to either enroll or waive-out of the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan each academic year.  If you plan to keep the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan, you may self-enroll prior to the University enrollment period.  If you have other coverage that is comparable to the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan and do not wish to supplement your plan with the University's Plan, you must complete the on-line waiver form to have this charge removed from your bill.   

    To enroll in or waive the insurance plan, click on www.universityhealthplans.com/wpunj and follow the instructions.  For video instructions on how to waive the insurance, click on Waiver video.  WPUNJ has partnered with University Health Plans (UHP) to administer the plan and help with waiver, enrollment, or benefit-related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com.  If you do not complete the waiver for the Fall 2021 semester by the deadline date of September 30, 2021 or self-enroll, you will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Health Insurance after the waiver deadline.  

    University Health Plans is available to manage the waiver and enrollment process and answer general questions about the insurance plan. To speak with a representative, please call (800) 437-6448 or send an email to info@univhealthplans.com. If you have specific questions regarding the benefits, please feel free to contact Aetna Student Health at (800) 481-8814. For more information or questions about the plan, contact Aetna Student Health Customer Service at  1-800-481-8814 or visit https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/wpunj 

  • Events for Week 6 – Fall 2021, The Center for Diversity & Inclusion will highlight upcoming for programs for inclusive student engagement at William Paterson University. Details are posted on WP Pioneer Life https://wpunj.campuslabs.com/engage/events.  These events are open to all students, faculty and staff.  We encourage all students to RSVP and complete the reflection survey for badge and course credit.


    Tuesday, September 28, 12:30pm – 1:50pm – Latinidad Celebration SJLB Workshop: Unidos: Together we learn, fight, and win.

    Tuesday, September 28, 12:30pm – Café Con Leché

    Tuesday, September 28, 2:00pm – Conexíones Student Support Group

    Tuesday, September 28, 5:00pm – Latinidad Celebration – Salsa Champs Dance Workshop

    Wednesday, September 29, 3:30pm - Café Con Leché

    Wednesday, September 29, 5:00pm – La Conexíon: Leveraging your Uniqueness while Networking

    Thursday, September 30, 12:30pm – 2:00pm – Latinidad Celebration: Mindfulness and Mental Health

     Friday, October 1, 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Latinidad Celebration – Friday Movie Night – In The Heights

  • How can you use your masculinity to prevent violence against women? We know that the majority of men are not violent toward women, but many men have not been offered the opportunity to join prevention efforts. Many don’t recognize their own responsibility and ability to help. Let’s change that by having a conversation about masculinity and violence prevention.

    Thursday, September 30th, 2021
    12:30pm - 1:45pm

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 915 4182 2219

    Passcode: 960675

  • Conexiones Student Support Group is a safe space for support to reconcile cultural barriers [Conexiones es Un espacio de apoyo para reconciliar las barreras culturales]. 

    This group welcomes all student voices no matter where they are at mentally or in terms of cultural identity or citizenship status.   Facilitated by Kristen Pena, LCSW from the Counseling, Health and Wellness.   Every Tuesdays from 2 -3 p.m. via Zoom. 


    Meeting ID: 935 7466 4629

    Passcode: 337614

    For more information contact Kristen Peña at penak13@wpunj.edu

  • Did you know that the College of Arts & Communication and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences merged?

    In an effort to not only celebrate our NEW College but to also promote all that the College has to offer, join us for our College's Open House, which will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend.

    More details to follow.

  • For those who are interested in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program,  


    The application period for the annual JET Program is approaching. This year, however, there will be no JET Information Session on the campus of William Paterson University. Instead, the JET information session will be held virtually by the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Please read the following instructions to attend a general JET Information Session. 


    The Consulate General of Japan in New York is pleased to invite the students of William Paterson University to our upcoming virtual information sessions for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, a competitive employment opportunity managed by the government of Japan that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. 


    The sessions will be hosted via Zoom Webinar and is a rare chance to hear directly from a JET Program Coordinator as well as former JET Program participants, wherever you are. 


    See the current event schedule & open registration links HERE. 


    We also post relevant updates to our social media pages: 









    JET Program Office 

    Consulate General of Japan in New York 




    Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 70,000 participants from around the globe (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators. New applications are accepted each fall.  

    >>See the official JET Program USA website 


  • ATTENTION: WPU Colleges, Office, & Department! 

    Set up a table at the Pioneer Carnival (11:00 am - 3 pm) to engage and interact with alumni, families and students at Homecoming & Family Day on Saturday, October 9. 

  • In conjunction with WP’s Latinidad Heritage Celebration, we present to you a thrilling performance of traditional Colombian music and dance by La Cumbiamba eNeYé. The powerfully rhythmic Afro-Colombian music is the heart of the traditional open-air gatherings known as cumbiambas, from which the ensemble takes its name. Performing the music of both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Colombia, the group has been establishing itself as one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the United States. La Cumbiamba explores the Colombian musical styles of cumbia, puya and mapalé with the use of traditional instruments from the African Diaspora, as well as those of the Indians of Colombia and the European settlers. Please join us for this open-air gathering or "cumbiamba" of music and dance in front of the Shea Center on the plaza. 

    This event is free and open to the public. An assortment of empanadas, fresh fruit cups, and hot/cold beverages will be served to all guests in attendance, courtesy of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside the Shea Auditorium. 

    “The ensemble’s artistry and verve energized the inauguration of this year’s Latin American and Caribbean programming at Princeton, and set a new standard for PLAS cultural events.” – Deborah Yashar, Director, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University

    En Español

    La Cumbiamba eNeYé

    Tradicional Musica y Baile de Colombiana

    27 Septiembre

    Ubicado: Afuera en la Shea Center Plaza

    El concierto es gratis y esta abierto a el público.

    La música afrocolombiana poderosamente rítmica de La Cumbiamba eNeYe es una actuación emocionante que explora los estilos musicales colombianos de cumbia, puya y mapale. ¡Únase a nosotros para este encuentro al aire libre o "cumbiamba" de música y baile! Se servirán refrigerios.

    Tenga en cuenta: En caso de mal tiempo, el evento se trasladará al Auditorio Shea.

  • Please join representatives from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean's Office on Thursday, September 30th from 12:30pm- 1:45pm in the Atrium Auditorium (Rm. 144) for an informational/ brainstorming session to determine how our college and the wider community can help Haitians help Haiti.

    Agenda to follow. 

  • Medical Assistant – 330 Hours

    The 330 hour Medical Assistant course includes 165 hours of classroom instruction and 165 hours of supervised internship. Instruction modules are: Interpersonal Relations; Phlebotomy; Vital Signs; EKG; Infection Control/OSHA Requirements; Cardiovascular System; Anatomy and Physiology. This course also focuses on the business administration of a medical office. This program does not require a previous background in the medical field; this program is for entry- level participants.

    Course fees include 165 hours of instructor time; 165 hours of supervised internship; participant course materials; AMCA test and license fees for all participants.

    Class: Monday and Wednesday (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

    Tuesday will be virtual (8:00am- 1:00pm)

    Internship: Thursday & Friday (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

    Provided Materials: Medical Assisting Administrative & Clinical Competencies

    Required Materials (Not included in fee): Stethoscope, scrubs, blood pressure cuff, malpractice insurance, and CPR certification.

    Cost: $3,025

  • Patient Care Technician – 165 Hours 

    (Hands on instructor lead)

     Instruction modules are: Interpersonal Relations; Phlebotomy; Vital Signs; EKG; Infection Control/OSHA Requirements; Cardiovascular System; Anatomy and Physiology. This course does not require a previous background in the medical field. This program is for entry-level participants.

    Course fees include 165 hours of classroom instruction; participant course materials; test and license fees for all participants.

     Class Schedule:

    Monday and Wednesday (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

    Tuesday will be virtual (8:00am- 1:00pm)

    Provided Materials: Medical Assisting Administrative & Clinical Competencies, 8th Ed. By Michelle Blesi

    Required Materials (Not included in fee): Scrubs (Solid Colors).

    Certification Exam included in course cost

    Cost: $2,699

  • Join us this and every Wednesday for Cafe con Leche.  Everyone is welcome!