The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year that includes a 2 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina and a 3 percent increase in mandatory fees.
Western Carolina University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17, to honor its fall graduating class and a group of newly minted WCU alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
The purple side of Western Carolina University’s traditional purple and gold colors will be much more in prominence at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies as students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be switching from wearing mostly black to predominately purple academic regalia.
Alexis Anne “Lexi” Ross, a senior from Clyde majoring in nursing, and Darius Jamal “D.J.” Williams, a junior from Indian Trail majoring in theatre arts, were announced as Western Carolina University’s Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Summerville High School Band of Summerville, South Carolina, won the grand championship award at the 16th annual Tournament of Champions high school marching band competition held at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The Western Carolina University community will come together under the theme “Purple Reigns” to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with major public events planned over a five-day period – Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30.
Western Carolina University has maintained its status as one of the top universities in the South in two categories in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook released Tuesday, Sept. 13.