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We'll be Roaring with Pride in 2021!

Homecoming is an annual week long series of events held on the beautiful main campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Events are held throughout campus all week long culminating with the Homecoming Football game and crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

From a carnival on the Central Plaza, the Homecoming Parade in Sylva and the football game at in E.J Whitmire Stadium, nothing says "fall" like homecoming in Cullowhee! Explore all the events for homecoming below: 



Football Game

Homecoming Court

2021 Events Schedule



Homecoming Carnival

Homecoming Carnival


Every year, WCU hosts an annual carnival to kick off the start of Homecoming. 

This year, the carnival will takeover the central plaza and the UC lawn with more fun than before! And will be 2 days of fun! Students can choose to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 5 or Wednesday, Oct. 6.

WCU students are free with wristbands. Student can pick up their wristband at the UC Guest Services Desk! Wristbands can be picked up on the day of the carnival. Snack tickets will also be provided to students to get snacks at the carnival to enjoy!

Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Parade 

Join your fellow Catamounts the Friday before Homecoming as we takeover Downtown Sylva to celebrate with the homecoming parade!

Student organizations, teams and local partners build floats and show off their Catamount pride.

We hope to see you in Sylva!

Football Game

Homecoming football game


Your Western Carolina University Catamounts will hit the field again for this years' Homecoming Football Game. 

Show your purple pride in E.J Whitmire Stadium and come cheer on your Catamounts.

Learn more about the at

2019 Homecoming King & Queen

Homecoming King and Queen 2019


Do you have what it takes to be Homecoming Queen & King?

Our Homecoming court candidates are outstanding students both academically and in the community and exemplify what it means to be a Catamount.

The running for Homecoming Queen & King in 2019 was fierce!

If you have want it takes!

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