From Route 23:
Take Alps Road exit (Wayne). (From Route 23 North: exit directly onto Alps Road. From Route 23 South: proceed to stop sign; make a right onto Alps Road.) Proceed approximately 2 miles to the traffic light at intersection of Alps and Ratzer Roads. Turn extreme right onto Ratzer and proceed approximately 2 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of Ratzer Road and Hamburg Turnpike. After crossing intersection, Ratzer becomes Pompton Road. Proceed about 200 yards. University entry gates 4 through 1 are on left along Pompton Road. From Route 23 and Alps Road, the distance to campus is 5.5 miles with an approximate travel time of 10 minutes.
From Northern New Jersey via Garden State Parkway:
Take the Garden State Parkway South to exit 159, Route 80 West. Proceed to Route 23 North. *See directions from Route 23.
From New York City via George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel, or from Eastern New Jersey:
Take either Route 46 West, 80 West or 3 West. Proceed to Route 23 North. *See directions from Route 23.
From New York City Via Port Authority Bus Terminal:
The New Jersey Transit bus number 198 provides service between New York Port Authority and William Paterson University. The 198 bus services Port Authority via its main bus terminal. The 198 bus services the University via Lot 5 Bus Plaza, which is located at the end of Lot 5 that borders Speert (Wayne) Hall and the Library. The other major stop along the bus' route is the Willowbrook Mall.
From Southern or Central NJ via Garden State Parkway:
Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 153B (on left), marked Route 3 and 46, West Paterson. Take Route 3 to Route 46 West. Proceed to Route 23 North. *See directions from Route 23.
From Western New Jersey:
Take Route 46 East to Route 23 North. Or, take Route 80 East to Exit 54 (Minnisink Road). Turn right to access Route 46 West. Proceed to Route 23 North. *See directions from Route 23.
From Route 208:
Take Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes exit. (From 208 North: proceed to stop sign, make a left onto Ewing. From 208 South: proceed to stop sign, make a right onto Ewing.) Proceed to end of Ewing Avenue. Turn left onto High Mountain Road. Continue approximately one mile to fork. Take right fork onto Belmont Avenue and proceed approximately two miles to second traffic light. Turn right onto Pompton Road. Proceed up hill approximately one-half mile. University entry gates 1 through 4 are on right along Pompton Road.
NOTE: When visiting the University, we recommend that you do not solely rely on a GPS to get you to campus. It will take you through Paterson with bottlenecks and narrow one-way streets; difficult any time of day. The directions here have been designed to keep you on highways for as long as possible and help you avoid high traffic areas in some of our local communities
Use Entry #2 which will take you to a security booth
Tell the security guard you are a guest of the Music Dept. and were told to park in Visitors Lot.
Printable Campus Map
Public transportation to the University is available from surrounding areas. NJ Transit buses 746 and 744 run directly to the University. For further information on bus service, call 1.800.275.5555 or go to njtransit.com
Shea Performing Arts Center will be the large red brick building on your left as you drive down Entry 2; there's a wide lawn in front of the building. Park in Visitors Lot and walk across Entry 2 driveway to get to it.
Come in the side door of Shea Building (up a short driveway), down short hallway, through double glass doors.
Once through the double doors, go left and down the hall. My office is 168; my name is on the door.