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Practice Makes Perfect

For the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, practice starts well before the first football game. While preparing for the debut of their percussion feature in this years’ show “Believe,” these students show just how much practice makes perfect.

First Week 2019

It's the start of a new semester and a new year at Western Carolina University. From Move-in Day on campus to Valley Ballyhoo and all the Week of Welcome activities our students have been busy. Explore all the images from the first week of class.

Embarking on a new journey

Western Carolina University recently graduated its largest class in its 129-year history, a class featuring more than 1,600 graduates. Below is a link to pictures of the three graduation ceremonies of the Class of 2018.

Springing into action

With spring now in the air, the Western Carolina University campus has come alive. Whether it's the International Festival, the Tuck River Cleanup or Greek Week, students have been enjoying a variety of events across campus as the spring semester winds to a close. Here is just a glimpse of some of the activities that have taken place through the lenses of university photographers Mark Haskett and Ashley Evans.

A lot to smile about

It's an exciting time to be at Western Carolina University. As fall temperatures start to take over, the Catamounts' football team continues to heat things up. That joy will be on full display when WCU hosts Furman at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, for its Homecoming game. You can also catch the 'Cats in their home finale at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Mercer. The team is looking for students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans to fill E.J. Whitmire Stadium and keep that excitement going.

WCU students take in the total solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, Western Carolina University students took a break from the first day of classes to witness history - a total solar eclipse. Classes were canceled from 1 to 3 p.m. as students, faculty and staff gathered in the center of campus to watch the phenomenon.

Back to School

In a flurry of activities and events, Western Carolina University says “welcome home” to new and returning students for the 2016-17 academic year.

From Ruin to Renew

Once the location of the campus hangout, The Townhouse, and later to other campus treasures, the string of buildings along Centennial Drive was damaged beyond reasonable repair by a fire in 2013. A mixed-use facility named Noble Hall rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes in these photos.

Snow Slideshow

Students chilled out with activities and relaxation in the one-to-two-inch snow accumulation on the Western Carolina University campus on Wednesday, January 20.