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Move-In Maps

Student volunteers help incoming freshmen unpack their car.

  

Move-In Dates

Thursday, August 15th, 2019: “Soft” Move-In

Friday, August 16th, 2019: Freshman Move-In

Saturday, August 17th, 2019: Resident Move-In

Sunday, August 18th, 2019: Resident Move-In

Move-In Lot Closures

Vehicles parked in the lots below will be subject to tow at owners expense.  All vehicles must be parked in designated lots immediately after unloading is complete.  Enforcement/Towing will begin Friday at 5pm.

Lots closed beginning midnight Thursday through Friday.

  • Scott (lot 18A and 18B)
  • Norton lower (lot 27A)
  • Balsam (lot 17)
  • Allen (lot 59)
  • Blue Ridge (lot 15)
  • Harrill (lot 63A and lot 62)
  • Buchanan (lot 54)
  • Judaculla (lot 59A)
  • Noble (rear fire lane access)

Lots closed beginning midnight Friday through Sunday at 5pm

  • Norton lower lot (lot 27A)
  • Walker (lot 19B)
  • Balsam (lot 17)
  • Blue Ridge (lot 15)
  • Judaculla (lot 59)
  • Harrill (lot 63A and lot 62)
  • Buchanan (lot 54)
  • Noble (rear fire lane access)


Important Information

In addition to parking lot updates, we have a system that we use to make your move-in experience a breeze!

When you arrive on campus you will receive your very own temporary parking pass depending on if you are a parent/visitor or a student. These passes will only be valid through Sunday, August 18th, 2019. 

Parents/Visitors will need to park in lots designated for commuters once they are finished assisting their group unload. Students: Parking will be enforced starting the day you arrive!  Please familiarize yourself with the lot designation map so that you know where to park once you arrive on campus.

Vehicle Registration will open June 1, 2019. Please register for parking permits early!  For those that register after July 31 there will receive a $10 surcharge. Parking Operations will be open the weekend of move-in from 11am-5pm for questions and assistance with registering for your permit. There are no phsical permits for this year. 

Parking Info for Move-In Day

general guidelines

When you pull into the residence hall, a volunteer will give you a pass to hang from your rearview mirror and also a parking map to follow.  Once your vehicle is unloaded, please relocate your vehicle immediately to one of the parking lots designated on the map given to you by the volunteer.  Please make sure that you hang the temp pass and follow parking directions to ensure that you do not receive a citation while visiting campus.  The temporary parking pass that you are given will be valid through Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Parent/visitor Parking

  • Parents/Visitors of incoming students are welcome to bring a vehicle to campus.  We do ask that if you are not unloading anything from your car, please go straight to a commuter parking lot and either walk or ride a shuttle to the dorm.  Commuter lots are highlighted in yellow on our lot designation map and there will be signs to help you get there.
  • Cat-Tran shuttles will be available during move-in weekend to assist with movement around campus.
  • Students will receive several emails in the coming weeks regarding parking regulations, links to move in maps, parking maps, etc. Please ask your student to share these communications with you to help make your move in experience more pleasant.

freshman parking

Welcome to WCU!!! Whee are glad you chose Western to be your new home away from home!  Here are a few things you need to know for when you arrive.

  • Lots will be enforced the day you arrive! Please make sure that your vehicle is parked in the correctly designated lot as soon as you are done unloading your things.  If you are unsure what lot you can park in, please refer to the lot designation map or call our office at 828-227-7275.  Tickets and towing will occur if vehicles are uncompliant by the first day of classes
  • You will need a parking permit to park on campus at all times.  We will give you a temporary permit on Friday when you unload your things at your dorm.  This pass is only valid in freshman lots and will only be valid through Sunday August 18, 2019.  Our parking office will be open move-in weekend from 11am-5pm if you still need to register for a parking permit. 
  • Cat-Tran shuttles will be available during move-in weekend to assist with movement around campus.

Upperclassman parking

  • Lots will be enforced as soon as you arrive!  Please make sure that your vehicle is parked in the correctly designated lot as soon as you are done unloading your things.  Check the lot designation map for reference.  Tickets and towing will occur if vehicles are uncompliant by the first day of classes.
  • Cat-Tran shuttles will be available during move-in weekend to assist with movement around campus.


Residence Hall Directions

2019-2020 Move-in maps

Plan ahead! The maps below are in alphabetical order by dorm name.  The maps are here to give you an idea of what to expect on move-in day.  Have no fear though, we will have a huge team throughout campus on your move-in day to assist you around our campus.

Albright Benton directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto old Cullowhee road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus you will follow Central Drive, once you pass Cullowhee Methodist Church, you will take a right in between Albright-Benton Residence Hall and Harrill Residence Hall.

See Albright Benton Move-in Route

Allen Hall Directional Map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto old Cullowhee road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus you will follow Central Drive and continue straight through the red light. You will go past the main entrance to Allen hall and be directed into the parking lot on the right for staging. As space allows, you will be advised when to go up to Allen Hall to unload your belongings.

See Allen Move-in Route

Balsam directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Forest Hills road. Then take a left onto Catamount road. Once you reach the light, take a right onto University Way. After passing the Bardo Fine & Performing Arts building, you will take a right and arrive at Balsam Residence Hall.

See Balsam Move-in Route

blue RIDGE directional map

On move-day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Forest Hills Road. Then take a left onto Catamount Road. Continue on Catamount Road until you see the football field and take a right into that parking lot. Parking staff will guide you the rest of the way.

See Blue Ridge Move-in Route

buchanan directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus you will follow Central Drive, then take a left before Harrill Residence Hall.

See Buchanan Move-in Route

Judaculla dIRECTIONAL Map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus you will follow Central Drive until you reach the last residence hall which is Juducalla.

See Judaculla Move-in Route

Harrill/benton directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus you will follow Central Drive, once you pass Cullowhee Methodist Church, you will take a right in between Albright-Benton Residence Hall and Harrill Residence Hall.

See Harrill/Benton Move-in Route

Madison directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus, you will follow Central Drive then take a left at Hunter Library onto Joyner Drive. Lastly, you will take a left on Bird Building Lane and arrive at Madison Residence Hall.

See Madison Move-in Route

noble directional map

On move-day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Forest Hills Road. Then take a left onto Catamount Road. Continue on Catamount Road until you see the football field and take a right into that parking lot. Parking staff will guide you the rest of the way.

See Noble Move-in Route

norton directional map

On move-in day enter the main campus entrance and go left around the roundabout onto Memorial Drive. Continue straight when you reach the stop sign. Norton Residence Hall will be at the bottom of the hill on your left.

See Norton Move-in Route

reynolds directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus, you will follow Central Drive then take a left at Hunter Library onto Joyner Drive. Continue straight on Chancellor's Drive, and you will see Reynolds Residence Hall on your left.

See Reynolds Move-in Route

robertson directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway107 onto Old Cullowhee Road after driving for a few miles you will see the Old Campus entrance to campus. Upon entering campus, you will follow Central Drive then take a left at Hunter Library onto Joyner Drive. Continue straight on Chancellor's Drive, and you will see Robertson Residence Hall on your right.

See Robertson Move-in Route

scott directional map

On move-in day turn left off of Highway 107 onto Forest Hills road. Then take a left onto Catamount road. Once you reach the light, turn onto University Way. You will stay on this road all the way to Scott Residence Hall.

See Scott Move-in Route

the village directional map

On move-in day enter the main campus entrance and go left around the roundabout onto Memorial Drive. Continue straight when you reach the stop sign and The Village is at the end of Norton Road.

See The Village Move-in Route

walker directional map

On move-in day enter the main campus entrance and go right around the roundabout onto Centennial Drive. Take a left onto University Way at the traffic light, and Walker Residence Hall will be on your left.

See Walker Move-in Route

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