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Campus Activities

Homecoming Carnival


We know life on campus goes far beyond the classroom and Campus Activities is here to help enrich your campus life. Discover a variety of extracurricular activities like on-campus concerts and movies, arts and cultural events and trips to regional plays, exhibits, music and more, all of which are offered to students at low or no cost.

Located in the center of campus, the A.K Hinds University Center is a part of the heart of campus. The UC is a place for you to study and hang out with friends, attend movies and events, and uncover new activities.

Annual Campus Events and Traditions

Below you'll find just a few examples of the types of activities and events we hold on campus...

Students on Campus


Week of Welcome & Valley Ballyhoo

Welcome back to Cullowhee! We kick off the fall with our annual Week of Welcome celebration of students returning to campus. It's campus coming back to life. At Valley Ballyhoo, you'll see every corner of student life at WCU.
Meet clubs, Greek Student Organizations and a wide array of businesses and organizations in Jackson County. They're all here to make your college experience better.

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for family members and guests to visit their students and experience campus life. Events include but are not limited to an entertainer, the football game, food, etc.

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Catamounts return home to celebrate what WCU means to them during homecoming.
We kick things off with our Homecoming carnival then celebrate all things Catamount with a parade and floats decorated to the nines in downtown Sylva. You won't want to miss cheering "go cats" at the football game and the reward of the Catamount Noble.

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Student Organizations

Life as a Catamount is full of opportunities to be involved and make a difference.
With over 100 recognized student organizations including academic interest, sports, social, and spiritual interest groups, you're sure to quickly find your place here.

Connect Through Engage


The Department of Campus Activities provides a variety of entertainment and educational opportunities for our Catamounts. Last Minute Productions (LMP), our student programming board, hosts comedians, spoken word artists, concerts, movies and other fun events. Marketing for the department is under the Student Activities branch with a student team of Marketing Coordinators, Videographer/Photographers, and Graphic Designers to help promote many activities. For more information, contact Coleman Leopard (LMP/Marketing). Student Involvement also oversees our Recognized Student Organizations on campus. For more information contact Campus Activities (Clubs and Orgs).

Committed to student growth and development, we provide students with the formal and informal leadership opportunities they need to prepare students to be active participants in their communities after graduation. New students can jump right in and get involved with Cat Camp - a leadership retreat for new first-year students - and the Freshman Leadership Institute. For more information on Cat Camp or Freshman Leadership Institute contact Kelsey Jones.

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LEAdership minor

Calling all Catamounts who aspire to impact university decision-making and take on influential leadership positions on campus! Consider joining the Student Government Association, where you can make a tangible impact. By actively participating in SGA, students not only contribute to the decision-making process but also acquire invaluable skills and experiences that appeal to potential employers.


Students interested in journalism or print media should be sure to check out the opportunities with our student-run media clubs.

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Our Operations team is here to help with your needs at our beloved building, A.K. Hinds University Center. Whether you need space for an event, borrow equipment, or lost an item, we're here to assist.

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