At Western Carolina University we host hundreds of athletic events, community activities, concerts, meetings, and conferences each year. We have special parking arrangements for many of these events.
Please note that effective July 1, 2014 spaces reserved for events will be $25.00 per space or $1000.00 per lot.
Planning an event? The Parking and Operations team is happy to assist you.
Commencement is held twice annually, once in December and once in May.
May 2021 Commencement:
Are you spending your Saturday in Cullowhee? Here is what you need to know about parking!
The Stadium parking lot (Lot #10), Bardo Arts Center parking lot (Lot #13), Belk parking lot (Lot #14), Creek parking lot (Lot#9C), Camp parking lot (Lot#4A) and Fieldhouse parking lot (Lot #12) is reserved for tailgating on home football game day. The Stadium lot, Fieldhouse, Belk, Creek, and Camp lots are reserved for the Catamount Club. The Bardo lot is reserved for student tailgating. R.V permits are available for Camp parking lot(Lot#4B) and are available from the athletics department. A permit is required to tailgate in any of these lots. Individuals wishing to tailgate in the Catamount Club tailgate areas should contact the Catamount Club. Students may purchase a permit through the University Center.
Vehicles parked in the lots above must be moved 6 hours before game time or they will be towed.
SCOPE AND APPLICATION OF PROCEDURE
This procedure applies to specific lots approved for RV parking on University grounds during scheduled football games.
A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is defined as a self-contained unit equipped with a bathroom,
a full kitchen (including refrigerator) and pump-assisted water storage supplying
water permanently to a kitchen sink, lavatory sink, and toilet.
Additional policies that will pertain to the RV permitted lots to consist of:
A) University Policy #81 “Alcoholic Beverages”
B) University Policy #103 “Tailgating”
C) Policy #82 – “Facilities Use”
A) CAMP LOT # 4B will be used as the RV parking lot for all special events. Parking in any other lot will require permission from the Director of Parking and Transportation. Violators will be asked to leave campus immediately
B) Vehicles must pre-register and display their RV Parking Pass at ALL times. ALL vehicles must be registered with athletics by Tuesday before the event. The fee for the weekend permit is $125 regardless of the number of nights. The fees collected will offset the cost incurred from the third party security firm.
C) RV parking:
D) Vehicles will be assigned to a specific numbered space, not to exceed 40’ in length. One vehicle per space. No other tents, tables, or outside games shall impede other spaces or emergency vehicle lanes. No other vehicles will be permitted in this area. If your RV is a travel trailer you must stay attached to the vehicle and fit inside the 40’ space or purchase multiple permits.
E) There is NO water or electricity provided with this Parking Permit.
F) There is NO dumping of sewage or gray water permitted.
G) No golf carts, gators, or buggies are permitted.
H) There will be 12 spaces provided for each event…”First Come, First Serve”
I) Registering each vehicle:
J) No Vehicles other than RV’s will be allowed to park in the lot (Lot#4B)
K) Quiet hours are from 11:00pm – 7:00am
RV Parking Permits will be obtained in the following manner:
A) Payment is $125.00 per game or $400.00 for the season and will be purchased through Athletics
B) Must notify/reserve your space by Tuesday prior to each home football game
Enjoy our WCU Tailgate Shuttle during upcoming football games. All shuttles are ADA equipped and will take all passengers to the top of the Ramsey Center near Gate 4.
Mountain Heritage Day is an annual festival that combines an old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion.
Visitors to will find three stages of traditional old-time, gospel, and bluegrass music and dance, with plenty of fiddles, banjos, and clogging. Festival-goers are invited to join in workshops at the Circle Tent and participate in shape-note singing, one of the mountains’ sacred traditions. Admission and parking are free so bring your family and experience all that our rich heritage has to offer.