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Fresh off the Press

Check out the latest and most exciting news updates straight from the heart of William Woods University

Marching/Pep Band

The Woods announced the establishment of its first-ever marching/pep and concert band, set to begin operation with the Fall 2024 semester.

First Friday

The campus of William Woods University (WWU) is opening its doors to the Fulton and the surrounding community for a new local entertainment tradition.


William Woods University introduces Intercollegiate Football and Women’s Flag Football beginning in Fall of 2024.


William Woods University establishes first Ph.D. degree program in the University’s 153-year existence. Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership.

Alumni Spotlight

Reconnecting in life after The Woods

“I really enjoyed the small campus environment since I came from a town of 2,000. The people were inviting and the professors cared about me as a person. It was so hard to leave everything I knew, but The Woods made that transition easier and gave me what I’ll always concider my second home!”

Isaiah Buse ’23


“From the very start the University made sure I had people looking out for me and people to go to. I genuinely felt that people cared about me on a personal level.”

Aurora Lucie Henriksen ’20

Cybersecurity Consultant

“What I found was that the atmosphere, the smaller atmosphere, plus the connections you could make, and that people knew your name, and that your professors knew you, all meant that you could really find a home at William Woods.”

Michele (Gallipeau) Markey ’82

Chief Executive Officer