All WCU classes operating on normal schedule
All classes at Western Carolina University’s main campus in Cullowhee and instructional site in Biltmore Park/Asheville are now operating as scheduled. While this is the case, there still may be isolated areas that are experiencing the effects of the recent winter weather event.
For those students traveling to the Cullowhee campus or to the instructional site at Biltmore Park, please examine your personal circumstances and use your own discretion in determining if you can safely travel to campus. For those students who cannot safely return to campus, we urge you to contact your instructors to advise them of your situation and obtain class assignments via Blackboard and/or email.
The following N.C. Department of Transportation link will provide information on conditions for major roads in particular areas: https://www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/
Cat-Tran now back in operation
Cat-Tran has resumed normal operations on the WCU campus in Cullowhee.
Road conditions from the N.C. Department of Transportation (Select region, route or county, and click on “adverse weather” tab.)
Information for Students and Faculty
Many WCU students commute to class from different distances and directions, and weather conditions for those students may vary greatly from conditions on the Cullowhee campus or at other instructional sites. Students are advised to check road conditions in their areas and determine whether it is reasonable for them to drive. The university expects students to make every effort to attend class, but not to jeopardize their safety by driving during dangerous conditions. Faculty members will accommodate those students who are unable to attend class because of hazardous weather conditions. Faculty members who are commuting to the Cullowhee campus or to one of WCU’s off-campus sites should assess driving conditions and notify their department heads if they are unable to meet their classes. Arrangements should be made as early as possible to allow for student notification, and faculty members are expected to coordinate an alternative and meaningful assignment for students.
The provost will evaluate the effect of weather conditions and determine whether those conditions require modifications to the regular class schedule. Should the decision be reached to modify daily operations, the Office of Communications and Public Relations will announce modifications to the university schedule via the university website and media outlets, and that information also will be distributed via email. In addition, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to check the university website when the possibility of adverse weather arises. Updates about the status of university operations will be posted on a continuing basis.