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It's a Catamount Throwback in 2022!

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 announcing of the winners of the Homecoming Contests.

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 Carnival

Homecoming Carnival


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

The Carnival will be bigger! With 7 large rides and other activities, we are going to kick off Homecoming right. 

The Carnival will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4:00pm-9:00pm on the WCU Quad. 
WCU students are free with wristbands (for Carnival Rides only) for one day of the event. Students may attend the 2nd day for $10 which includes a wristband for Carnival Rides and 3 Carnival Games. WCU Faculty/Staff may attend a day of the Carnival for $10 includes wristband and 3 Carnival Games. Students  and WCU Faculty/Staff can pick up their wristband at the UC Guest Services Desk starting on Oct. 31 from 9am-4pm!
Off-Campus Community may also attend the carnival for $12 a person (includes wristband for Carnival Rides and 3 Carnival Games tickets) at the UC Guest Services desk on day of starting at 9am on Nov. 1. 


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!

Are you wishing to participate in the parade? If you are a student organization or WCU Department, let us know on Engage! If you are an off campus group, email Laura Allison


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 Nobility

Homecoming Nobility

Homecoming Nobility 2022

Our Homecoming Nobility are outstanding students both academically and in the community and exemplify what it means to be a Catamount. The top 10 will compete to be the Homecoming Catamount Noble! 

More Events for Students & Alumni

Monday, October 31
8:00pm | UC Grand Room
The All American Haunting with Psychic Soulmates Anthem & Aria
Inspired by seances conducted by fraudulent  Victorian mediums, The All American Haunting is a blend of Illusion, Hypnosis, Escape Game, and Theatre. 

Wednesday, November 2
5:00pm-7:00pm | Bardo Arts Center  
Reception for We Will Not be Silenced: Standing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Joins BAC for the reception of the WWNBS exhibition and enjoy free food  and drinks for those who attend.

Thursday, November 3
5:30pm-7:30pm | ICA Office
ICA’s Homecoming Pep Rally 
Come join ICA as we get ready for the Homecoming game. Music, food, and fun!

Thursday, November 3
Thrift Store Prom
It's time to hit up those thrift stores and find the thriftiest, groovy fits! Come Join LMP at the Thrift Store Prom! We will have free snacks, music and even contests to see who's fit is the thriftiest by spending the LEAST amount of money. So, make sure to keep those receipts and bring them to the event! (and yes, there will be crowns to give out to the winners)

Friday, November 4
Showings at 6:00pm & 9:00pm | UC Theater
DC League of Super-Pets
WCU Students are free, everyone else is $6. Popcorn and drink included!

Saturday, November 5 
10:00am-12:00pm | WCU Trail System
Homecoming Hike
Join Campus Recreation and Wellness for a Homecoming Hike on the WCU Trail System! Please RSVP for this event by emailing by Wednesday 11/2 (Max. Number of 20 people).

Saturday, November 5
Showings at 6:00pm & 9:00pm | UC Theater
DC League of Super-Pets
WCU Students are free, everyone else is $6. Popcorn and drink included!

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