Prospective students can get a taste of college life at WCU’s Open House on Feb. 20

CampusWestern Carolina University will be throwing open its doors for prospective students and their families as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.

The day’s activities will begin with an academic information fair from 8:15 to 10 a.m. on the concourse of WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Following a welcome session in the main arena of the Ramsey Center from 10 to 10:30 a.m., prospective students will have a chance to engage in academic sessions led by WCU faculty members from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Lunch will be available at all campus dining locations. Students attending Open House will receive a voucher for a free lunch that can be redeemed at Courtyard Dining Hall or the food court at A.K. Hinds University Center.

Afternoon activities will include a student services and student organization information fair in A.K. Hinds University Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Tours of campus and a variety of information sessions on topics such as “How to Pay for College” will be available from noon until 4 p.m.

For interested students who cannot attend on Feb. 20, another Open House will be held Saturday, March 12. Also, weekday campus tours are available year-round by appointment for students and their families.

Preregistration for Open House and more information are available by going to or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 828-227-7317 or toll-free 877-928-4968.