Situated directly across Highway 107 from WCU's Cullowhee campus, the Millennial Campus allows WCU to enter into public/private partnerships to enhance regional economic development beyond the university's traditional educational mission. The vision behind the Millennial Campus is to provide a space for university faculty and students, private firms, nonprofits, and government agencies to work together in applied research and practice that benefits the western North Carolina region.
The first building on the Millennial Campus is the four-story 160,000 square foot
College of Health and Human Sciences building. The building is home to more than 1,200
undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, and contains state of the art labs
and classrooms specifically designed for health related teaching and learning.
Approximately 5,000 square feet of the Health and Human Science building has been designated for partner clinic space. Partners have designated parking for clients just outside the entrance, a shared waiting room, and access to high speed internet.
The Millennial Campus combines academic excellence and regional economic development that provides not only services and job opportunities for the people of the region, but also:
- Promotes exciting new educational opportunities for students and faculty
- Expands the university’s partnership opportunities with the private sector