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Western Carolina University has a number of resources available to alumni, whether you're pursuing additional education, seeking a new job, looking to support your alma mater or connect with old friends.

Explore the resources below and please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement, 828.227.7335 or 1.877.440.9990 (toll-free) or

Replacement Diploma

Has your dipoloma been lost or damaged? Replacement Diplomas are available to you from the Registrar's Office


Going back to school? Need official documentation of your academic career at Western Carolina? Transcripts are available to you from the Registrar's Office.



Career Services

Looking for a job? Considering a career change? Recruiting?  Our Career Services staff members offer you their expertise. Visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for more information.

Advocate for WCU

You don’t have to be a seasoned spokesperson to successfully advocate for WCU. Legislators are people just like you and with our Advocacy 101 Guide, you’ll have a great way to get started speaking with your local legislators whether it’s in-person, by email or on the phone. 

Alumni Facebook

Like the WCU Alumni Association on Facebook to connect with friends, keep up with what's going on on campus and with your fellow alumns! 

WCU Magazine

The bi-annual printed publication is mailed to alumni across the globe and features updates from campus as well successes of fellow alumni. Explore the digital publication

University News Site

University Communications and Marketing serves as the liaison between the university community and news media, and is responsible for releasing all university news with the exception of news related to WCU’s intercollegiate athletics program. See the latest news 


Share your purple and gold pride no matter where you are or where you go! There are a number of options to purchase official WCU merchandise: 

Catamount Clothing & Gifts

WCU Athletics Store

License Plates

License plate


Get your license to thrill with a WCU collegiate plate! Ordering is simple, fill out an application at your local Department of Motor Vehicles office, or order one online. More details are provided below.


The special WCU plate will cost $25 per year in addition to the regular annual registration fee.

WCU's Loyalty Fund, which provides funds for university merit-based scholarships as well as support for university priorities, will receive $15 of the $25 to support its mission.

Personalized WCU plates can be obtained for an additional fee of $30 (total cost for a personalized plate $55 plus regular registration fee).


The special WCU plate has the WCU athletic insignia on the left side, followed by a "C" and four numerals (WCU C——). 

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will automatically assign numerals in chronological order, beginning with 0001 and continuing through 9999. Please see "Personalized Plates" below for exceptions.

Personalized Plates

  • The WCU athletic insignia and the first letter ("C") cannot be altered.
  • The final four characters can be a combination of letters, numerals, spaces, symbols, and punctuation.
  • Punctuation, spaces, and symbols each take up one character space. Punctuation and/or symbols do not create different numbers, however. For example, C#001 and C0001 are considered duplicates.

If you are considering using four numerals in your personalized plate, please note that the D.M.V. will not use a number until all preceding numbers have been assigned. For example, if you would like your plate to bear the graduation year of 1980, the D.M.V. will not honor your request ("C1980") until all preceding 1,979 numbers have been used. Consider requesting "CL'80" instead.

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