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Homecoming Week

October 7-10, 2021 “Roaring with Pride”



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 come "home" to Cullowhee this October! Discover the events below…

For questions or more information contact Elizabeth Honbarger in the Office of Alumni Engagement at 828.227.7335 or

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 7

Inaugural Shetland Society Day

Killian Lawn near Big Purple Chair | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
For Faculty and Staff who are members of the Shetland Society.

Learn More about Giving Societies at WCU

Shetland Society


Friday, October 8



Canceled-Homecoming Parade

Due to inclement weather the parade has been canceled.
Join us on Main Street in downtown Sylva as show our Catamount spirit and celebrate with us.

National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show

Central Plaza beside Alumni Tower | 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. FREE EVENT, DJ & Music 

Saturday, October 9

Students Hiking


Alumni Homecoming Trail Hike

WCU Trail System | 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Start you day off right with a hike on campus. The first hike will start at 8am with a second at 10am. Register at by Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Alumni Homecoming Yoga

Picnic Area | 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The event is first come, first served. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

New Apodaca Science Building Tour

Apodaca Science Building | 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Take a tour of the state-of-the-art Science Building. Tours are offered every 30 minutes from 9am to 11am.

Crowd at a football game



Crowd at a football game


Chancellor's Brunch and Alumni Awards

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | University Center Grandroom

Honoring the WCU Alumni Association award recipients. Business attire is requested.

Young Alumni Aaron Marshall ‘14, Professional Achievement Laura Leatherwood ‘93, MSHR '96, EdD '07, Academic Achievement Kathryn Rentz ‘75, M.A. '77 (NC State), PhD '86 (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Distinguished Service Bryant Kinney ‘82


African American Alumni Society Brunch

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | University Center Multipurpose Room

EBCI Alumni Society Brunch

University Center Multipurpose Room | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

homecoming clubs societies



homecoming clubs societies


Latinx Alumni Society Brunch

University Center Multipurpose Room | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Military/Veterans Society Brunch

University Center Multipurpose Room |10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Alumni Association Homecoming Central 

Stadium Lot | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Stop by for information, complimentary WCU swag, and a Homecoming photo.

Greek Alumni Tailgating

Camp Lot | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Homecoming King and Queen



Crowd at a football game


African American Alumni, Family, and Friends Tailgating

Fieldhouse Lot | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Catamount Football Western Carolina vs Mercer 

E.J. Whitmire Stadium | 3:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets 


African American Alumni Society Postgame Reception

Ramsey Center Westmoreland Suhre and Harshorn Hospitality Rooms | 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Keep the Homecoming celebrations going after the game!

Young Alumni Celebration

Innovation Cullowhee, Cullowhee, NC | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

AA Alumni Society


Sunday October 10, 2021

homecoming clubs societies


Inspirational Choir/Worship Service and Breakfast

University Center Illusions | 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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