WCU to open doors for prospective students at Open House on Nov. 19

384394Western Carolina University will welcome prospective students and their families and friends to campus as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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 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 general tours of campus and more focused tours of the Campus Recreation Center and residence halls. A variety of information sessions about topics such as paying for college, service learning and the Honors College will be available from noon until 2:30 p.m.

For interested students who cannot attend the Nov. 19 event, weekday campus tours are available year-round by appointment for students and their families. Also spring semester Open House events are planned for two Saturdays in early 2017 – Feb. 25 and March 25.

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