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Campus Activities

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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

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we know programming may look different. By necessity, our events and activities will shift and change as conditions demand. We're looking forward to Fall 2021 when we aim to return to 'normal operations.' Learn More

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

Students on Campus


Student Appreciation Week

Welcome back to Cullowhee! We kick off the fall with our annual Week of Welcome celebration of students returning to campus. All week long you'll have the opportunity to meet student organizations from across campus, make new friends, enjoy concerts, laugh with comedians, and enjoy lots of free stuff. 
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Students on Campus


Week of Welcome & Valley Ballyhoo

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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Concerts on Campus


On-Campus Concerts

Throughout the year we bring a variety of styles of music to campus.
Whether it's a large event on the plaza for homecoming or an open mic night at Illusions, there are lots of opportunities to experience live music on campus.


Students on Campus


Miracle at WCU

Ignite the spark!  Miracle at WCU is a student led group that hosts events to raise awareness for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Miracle traditionally hosts a large main event to fundraise for the hospital along with several interactive events and a silent auction. Learn More

Students on Campus


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 the Student Talent Show, climbing wall, music, football game, food, etc. 
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Students on Campus



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 crowning of the homecoming king and queen. 
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Students on Campus


Student Organizations

Life as a Catamount is full of opportunities to be involved and make a difference.
With over 90 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 Involvement branch with a student team of Marketing Coordinators, Videographer/Photographers, and Graphic Designers to help promote many activities. For more information contact Diane Swenson (LMP/Programming or Marketing). Student Involvement also oversees our Recognized Student Organizations on campus. For more information contact Brandon Lokey (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 Leslie Cavin
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LEAdership minor

Catamounts interested in making an impact on university decision-making and wanting to play a leadership role on campus can serve on the Student Government Association.  Students who serve on the Student Government Association gain skills and experiences that appeal to potential employers.


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Students interested in print or television production 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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