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Discover Western Carolina University

Words and pictures don't do our campus or our people justice. Want to see what it's really like in Catamount Country? Take a day or a weekend and visit us. Can't visit right now? Explore our virtual tours, photo galleries and discover what makes Western Carolina University unique.

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 Center for Career and Professional Development

No matter where you are in your college search, already decided, still weighing your options or just starting, our Admission Counselors are here to answer your questions. Make a virtual appointment or join one of our drop-in sessions...

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Virtual Tour - Student Life

Two students in Western Carolina University gear at a football game

With over 170 student organizations, sports and miles of hiking and biking trails, student life at WCU is unlike any other. Outdoor adventures are minutes from campus and a never-ending rotation of unique events fill the year.

Explore Student Life on campus

Virtual Tour - Academics

Student performing research with a faculty advisor

Redefine the experience of earning your degree. Nationally recognized programs, real-world experience and experiential learning for in-demand fields that prepare you for more than just graduation.

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Campus Tour Updates

Campus Tour

In-person campus tours have returned to Cullowhee! Register online for one of our campus tour time slots. Information regarding campus tour procedures will be emailed close to the date of your tour.

Campus Tour Registration Information

Fall Open House

Parents and students

At Open House, you and your family can get to know us better. Talk to professors, hang out with students, meet the staff, and get a glimpse of all we have to offer. Open Houses are held each fall and spring. Students of all ages are welcome.

Join us for open House 

Campus Photo Gallery

Aerial of Campus

Our 600-acre mountain campus is surrounded by one of the most biodiverse regions in the state and we're lucky to have all four seasons in Cullowhee, NC. Take a look at WCU through the seasons and see a slice of what life is like on-campus. 

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Campus Livestream

Get Involved

This tour was a little different from most: we did it without a script or any canned speeches. Instead, we had four students take you around the areas on campus that they know best, then we broadcasted it live on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


PodCats Podcast

A image of orientation leaders

Check out the WCU PodCats Podcast, your monthly journey into everything WCU hosted by the Office of Admissions and New Student Orientation.

PodCats Podcast 

Fast Facts

Students at Vally Ballyhoo

Whether you are wanting to learn more about our academic programs, residence halls, or campus dining, take a moment to learn more about all that WCU has to offer. 

Discover THE Fast facts
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