Western Carolina University is packing up and going on the road to Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh to help prospective college students in those areas get a feel for campus life.
WCU on Tour is a series of information sessions that provides a chance for students to speak informally with university representatives about topics such as academic majors, admission, financial aid, scholarships, residential living, student life, academic support and the Honors College.
The sessions are designed not only for high school students, parents and school counselors, but also for individuals interested in transferring to WCU or enrolling in graduate study or distance education programs, said Phil Cauley, WCU’s director of student recruitment and transitions.
“Providing one-on-one attention for students is a tradition at WCU, and we are bringing that level of service right to students’ neighborhoods with this series of programs,” Cauley said.
Doors at each event open at 6 p.m. with check-in and an information fair. A short presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by another opportunity for guests to meet with university representatives.
The WCU on Tour event locations are:
Charlotte – Monday, Sept. 29; Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive.
Greensboro – Tuesday, Sept. 30; Embassy Suites Greensboro, 204 Centreport Drive.
Raleigh – Wednesday, Oct. 1; North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road.
The sessions are free. Students are asked to register at ontour.wcu.edu or by calling the WCU Office of Admission at 877-WCU-4-YOU. Online registration ends at 5 p.m. the day prior to the events, but registration will be available at the door.
In addition to the WCU on Tour sessions, the university offers Open House events on campus on select Saturdays to give students and their families and friends a chance to attend an information fair, learn about academic programs and go on a campus tour. Registration and more information about Open House events scheduled for Nov. 22, Feb. 14 and March 21 are available at openhouse.wcu.edu.