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Open House

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Wondering what WCU life is really like? Don’t take our word for it—come see for yourself. With WCU’s Open House, you and your family can get to know us better. Talk to our professors, hang out with our students, meet our 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. 

If anyone in your party requires special services during your visit, please contact the Office of Admission in advance. 

Dates & Registration

Open House Events

Campus-wide Information Fair
Browse the best of WCU as you meet representatives from more than 75 academic departments and programs. You will also have a chance to learn more about how our campus works (with representatives from admissions, financial aid, residential life, and advising) and plays (with student activity groups and the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band).

Campus Dining
Enjoy lunch at our Courtyard Dining Hall, Courtyard Food Court, University Center, and The Lodge @ Brown Dining Hall.

A Glimpse of Residential Life
See what it’s like to live on campus with Open Houses at several of our residential facilities.

Open House Schedule of Events

8:00 – 9:30    REGISTRATION    |    Ramsey Center

The doors for the Ramsey Center will open for registration at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to register online before the event if possible, but walk-ins are always welcome!

8:15 – 10:00    INFORMATION FAIR    |    Ramsey Center
This is an opportunity to explore academic programs that interest you. Explore student services that are available. Speak with faculty and staff about academic programs and services. The Information Fair is located around the Ramsey Center concourse.

10:00 – 10:30    WELCOME SESSION
Sam Miller, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Phil Cauley, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention

10:45 – 11:45    ACADEMIC SESSIONS
Please review the list of departmental sessions that will provide a more in-depth look at programs offered at WCU! Please sit in the section listed for the department of your choice during the welcome session. An enTOURage tour guide will escort you to the department session.

12:00 – 4:00    OPTIONS ABOUND

  • Take a tour of campus!
  • Explore one of three residence hall options available to view.
  • Participate in one of the many Information Sessions taking place such as:
    • How to Pay for College - Provided by Financial Aid and scholarships.
    • I have to take what?! - Provided by the Advising Center
    • Brinson Honors College Information - Provided by the Brinson Honors College
    • Catamount GAP: A Place for You to Thrive - Provided by Mentoring and Persistence to Success
    • Majors, Internships, & Jobs: 3 Key points on your Pathway to Success - Provided by Career Services
    • What Do Students Have To Say - Provided by New Student Orientation
    • Your Climb to WCU: Learn about the different Admissions paths offered. - Provided by the Office of Admissions
    • Academic Success Program  - Provided by Mentoring and Persistence to Success

Departmental Sessions that will be available

Anthropology & Sociology
Business Administration & Law
Chemistry & Physics
Cherokee Studies
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Construction Management
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Care
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science
Film & Television Production
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Sciences
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Integrated Health Sciences
Interior Design
International Studies
Mathematics & Computer Science
Modern Foreign Language
Natural Resources & Conservation Management
Nutrition & Dietetics
Parks & Recreation Management
Philosophy & Religion
Political Science & Public Affairs
Recreational Therapy
Social Work
Sports Management
Stage & Screen
Teaching & Learning

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