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African American Alumni Reunion

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African American Alumni Reunion


Honor legacies and celebrate diversity at the Western Carolina University African American Alumni Reunion on April 19-21, 2024! This event, open to all alumni and friends who wish to celebrate diversity at WCU, promises to be an unforgettable experience celebrating shared history and fostering unity at WCU. Make your plans now to be part of this special occasion!

What to Expect!

Get ready for a weekend packed with engaging activities! From a warm Welcome Home Social to enlightening campus tours, exciting alumni/student networking opportunities, to a nostalgic dinner that will bring back cherished memories – there's something for everyone! As a special thank you, attendees will also receive a t-shirt to wear during the weekend!

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Schedule of Events

* Schedule subject to change

Friday, April 19

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Check-In and Welcome Social at Apodaca Science Terrace

Participants are welcome to stay at the Apodaca Science Terrace and socialize until 9:00 p.m. for those who do not wish to attend the BSU/OES Pageant.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | BSU/OES Pageant, UC Grand Room

Take advantage of this opportunity to support your Catamount students in the BSU/OES pageant. Registration for this activity will be through the BSU student organization (Trinity Higgins). The cost to attend is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. 

Saturday, April 20

10:00 a.m. | AAAS Business Meeting, University Center

A coffee station will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Reunion Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | "Leaders on the Lawn" Sponsored by the WCU African American Society and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Enjoy connecting and delving into the University's aspirations while networking with esteemed campus leaders and fellow alumni.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Campus Bus Tours

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | AAAS Banquet 

The WCU African American Alumni Society will be honoring Dr. Henry Lewis Suggs, WCU's first Black faculty member, during the Banquet. Semi-Formal attire requested.

Sunday, April 21

10:00 a.m. | Faith Service & Performance by the Inspirational Gospel Choir, University Center 


Room Block Information

There is a room block available at the Comfort Inn of Sylva for $155 per night. To reserve a room in this block, call the Comfort Inn of Sylva at 828.477.4950 and mention “African American Alumni 2024”. You can also make reservations online. Rooms are available until the block runs out.

For any reunion-related questions, please contact WCU Alumni Engagement, at or call 828.227.7335.

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