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Alumni Homecoming Events

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Homecoming at WCU conjures images of crisp autumn Cullowhee weather, Catamount Football, The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, tailgating with friends, and more.

We hope you'll return home to Cullowhee October 24th and 26th, 2019.

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Event Schedule

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Thursday, October 24th

ETHEL + Robert Mirabal: The River

ETHEL, acclaimed adventurous string quartet + Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience at the Bardo Performing Arts Center.

Learn more and purchase tickets

Homecoming Parade


Friday, October 25th

Canceled: Homecoming Parade

With rain moving into the mountains of Western North Carolina and weather forecasters’ predictions of a soggy evening, organizers of Western Carolina University’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva have canceled the event.


Saturday, October 26th

Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services 5k Race

All proceeds from this annual race benefit the Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services, which is run by WCU's students and provides pro bono physical therapy and social work services to the under-served and under-insured population of western North Carolina. Race starts at 9am on the WCU Campus.

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Chancellor's Brunch and Alumni Awards

Honoring the WCU Alumni Association award recipients in the A.K Hinds University Center Grandroom from 10am-noon. $15 per person, business attire is requested.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 18th at 877.440.9990, 828.227.7335 or




What would Homecoming be with out a tailgate?

Join us in the parking lots around E.J. Whitmire Stadium for tailgaiting from noon-3:30pm.

Contact the Catamount Club to reserve a spot for tailgating at 828.227.3047 or CATAMOUNTCLUB@WCU.EDU

WCU vs. Furman Football

Cheer on your Catamounts as they take on Furman for the homecoming game with kickoff at 3:30pm.

Tickets are available at and 800.344.6928



WCU African American Alumni Society Postgame Reception

Keep the Homecoming celebrations going after the game!

Join the WCUAAAS's reception from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Ramsey Center's Peel, Westmoreland Suhre and Harshorn Hospitality Rooms. 

Please RSVP by Friday, October 28th at 877.440.9990, 828.227.7335 or

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