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Homecoming 2019: Forever a Catamount

Homecoming is an annual week-long series of events held on the beautiful main campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Events are held throughout campus all week long culminating with the Homecoming Football game and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for family members and guests to visit their students and experience life on campus at WCU.

Feeling the Beat

“When I listen to music, I feel it on me, I feel it through my body, and it’s really weird to tell people that because I am actually deaf,” said Izzy Peters...

Mountain Heritage Day 2019

The 45th annual Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, was another successful event for Western Carolina University and the surrounding communities.

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.