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Purple and Gold Alumni Weekend

July 26 - 28, 2024

Alumni enjoying a football game



Purple and Gold Alumni Weekend is making a return in 2024 after a year-long pause. Join us for a vibrant mix of activities, games, live music, tours, and a unique opportunity to stay in WCU’s Greek Village. All alumni are invited to reconnect, relive memories, and enjoy the festivities. This year, we will celebrate the Class of 1973 and 1974 with a special recognition. Additionally, there will be a dedicated celebration for our Greek alumni, featuring the triumphant return of Greek games!

Make the most of the weekend by staying on campus! Rooms are available in the Greek Village for those who would like to experience the nostalgia of staying at WCU. Off-campus accommodations can be made through the Comfort Inn of Sylva.

Register now to secure to secure the early bird price of just $125! This cost includes all meals and drinks, and all the activities the weekend has to offer!  

Register Today!


Schedule of Events

* Subject to Change

Friday, July 26

Welcome Home Evening Social | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Catamount Jaxe, Cullowhee

Saturday, July 27

Sunrise Yoga | 6:30am
Alumni Tower

Networking Brunch | 9:00am - 10:15am
Apodaca Terrace

Service Projects / Campus Connection Panel Series / Pickleball / Free Time | 10:30am - Noon
Explore various opportunities: hear updates from Cullowhee through the Campus Connection Panel Series, visit your favorite part of campus, or simply enjoy some downtime—it's your call!

Catamount Meet & Greet Picnic | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: TBD

Greek Games / Happy Trails! / Paint & Pour | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
From greek games, to a hike on the WCU Trail System, and more! You choose the activity that you want to do!

Campus Tours & Free Time | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
During this time, campus tours will be available, as well as time to visit the WCU bookstore or your favorite spots on campus!

A Cup of Compassion: A Teatime Tribute to Nursing & Social Work Legends | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Nursing and social work alumni are invited to gather for a delightful teatime, offering a chance to reconnect and share experiences.

Alumni Weekend Dinner | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Grand Room, Hinds University Center

Purple & Gold Purple Party! | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Terrace, Apodaca

Sunday, July 28

Farewell Breakfast | 9:00am - 10:15am
Courtyard Dining Hall

For more information about Purple & Gold Alumni Weekend, please contact the WCU Office of Engagement at or call 828.227.7335.

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