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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 students below. Alumni events are available at 



Football Game

Homecoming Court

2021 Events Schedule


Homecoming Carnival

Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

Homecoming Carnival


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

This year, the carnival has been canceled due to anticipated weather and will be rescheduled for the Spring. 


Homecoming Parade

Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

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 game at


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.

More Events for Students & Alumni

Tuesday, October 5
10:00am-2:00pm | Ramsey Center
Construction Career Fair
Students and Alumni are welcome! 

Wednesday, October 6
11:00am-2:00pm | Ramsey Center  
Career Fair Plus (in-person) 
Students and Alumni are welcome! 

Thursday, October 7
11:00am-1:00pm | Ramsey Center
Career Fair Plus (virtual)
Students and Alumni are welcome! 

Saturday, October 9- CANCELED 
8:00am-11:30am | WCU Trail System
Alumni Homecoming Trail Hike
Register by Wednesday, Oct. 6 at First hike will start at 8am and second hike will start at 10am. Max 20 people per hike.

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

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