Homecoming means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some, it's simply a yearning to return to a place that's familiar and close to their heart---a time and a place that you long to recapture. To others, Homecoming may simply be the pageantry of parades, decorated floats, banners, pep rallies and Catamount football. Homecoming is a chance to show how proud we are of our alma mater and how proud we are to take part in the pageantry of the present and the nostalgic feelings, friendships, and memories of the past. There are a variety of events planned this year for both current students and returning alumni throughout the week of October 19-25. Come home to Cullowhee and reconnect with the spirit of Western Carolina University!
Please see below for a partial schedule of events for Homecoming 2015
|Oct. 19||Homecoming Kick-off event!
UC Lawn and Central Plaza
|Oct. 21||Homecoming Comedy Show presented by ACE
John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center
|Oct. 22||The Last Lecture featuring Vicki Szabo
University Center Theater
|Homecoming Concert featuring Hunter Hayes with Ryan Lafferty
8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Tickets go on sale September 1 through the Ramsey Center Box Office!
|Oct. 23||Alumni Scholarship Homecoming Golf Tournament
Maggie Valley Golf Club
Four-person “captains choice” format. $100 per person includes golf, one mulligan and two raffle tickets. Refreshments available during play and dinner following the tournament. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 16. 877-440-9990, 828-227-7335 or email@example.com.
|Homecoming 2015 Main Street Parade
|Oct. 24||Gift Planning Seminar
University Center Dogwood Room
Learn how to: create your own personalized gift plan or future legacy to benefit all your favorite charities, how to give-away your tax-deferred liabilities in exchange for tax-deductions, and utilize other unique planning tools that can empower you to maximize your charitable gifts and minimize your costs. Additionally, learn how to use annual gifts, major gifts, and future interest gifts to support academic or athletic scholarships, Greek Life, Hunter Library, undergraduate/graduate programs, etc.
|Chancellor's Brunch and Alumni Awards
University Center Grand Room
Honoring the Alumni Association award recipients and the university’s Distinguished Service Award recipient. Honorees are Teresa Williams, Distinguished Service Award; Keith Ramsey ’73, Academic Achievement Award; Michell Hicks ’87, Professional Achievement Award; Brandon Robinson ’05 MA ’10, Young Alumnus Award. $15 per person, business attire. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 16. 877-440-9990, 828-227-7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various lots around Whitmire Stadium
|Football Game versus Samford
The Catamounts do battle against the Samford Bulldogs in the cozy confines of Whitmire Stadium and Bob Waters Field. For tickets, contact the WCU ticket office at 800-344-6928.
|African-American Alumni Postgame Reception
Ramsey Center Hospitality Room
RSVP by Friday, Oct. 16. 877-440-9990, 828-227-7335 or email@example.com.
|Oct. 25||Inspirational Choir Concert
University Center Grand Room
Congratulations to the 2014 WCU Homecoming Queen and King,
Ali Hale and Trace Shuler!