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Distance Student Life - Beyond Academics

Distance students are often full-time working adults, so some of you may not be interested in getting involved or

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actively doing anything beyond your academics, and that is completely fine. This page is designed to help students who are interested in things beyond classes that distance students can do. 

You should also connect with your fellow classmates via our Distance Learning Student Facebook page, and engage in discussions in the Canvas Distance Orientation modules. 

Distance students are welcome to reach out to any student organization through the platform, to see if they offer opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom. 

Also, some events have been moved to a digital format to allow online students the opportunity to attend. 

Finally, if a distance learning student would like to start a student organization, I would recommend visiting the Student Organizations homepage for informatio on how do this. 

Distance students are eiligble to study abroad through WCU. If you are interested in finding out more, vist the Study Abroad homepage. You can also contact Sam Cosgrove, Study Abroard Advisor at or 828-227-7494 for more information. 

Distance learning students do not pay the athletics fee that campus based students do, so you cannot attend Catamount Athletic events for no cost, but the Athletics office will work with you to get the best cost avaliable for a WCU student. If you are interested in attending an away game, closer to where you live, reach out to the Ticket Office for information on the best way to do this. 

Distance learning students and alums have the same access to the services provided by CCPD as residential based students. You may need to reach out directly to their office to set up a virtual or phone meeting, but you are not required to come to campus to get assistance with questions you have on career. 

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