At WCU, we plan a week of events to welcome our students to campus! From information fairs, comedians, and concerts, there's something for everyone everyday.
New Student Convocation is an important event that marks the official welcome to the university. We are excited to congratulate and celebrate the arrival of WCU's new students with an event they will not forget! WCU's Chancellor, Provost, Deans, Faculty, and staff convene to help mark the significance of this occasion. Convocation is our official welcome and Commencement is our official congratulations!
Afterward, all students will take to the field for the tradition of forming the numbers of the year they anticipate to graduate and will be given the chosen shirt they voted on at Summer Orientation.
Start your first weekend in Cullowhee by joining your classmates in this historical event to welcome you to WCU. We hope to see you all there!
Valley Ballyhoo is the annual fair featuring student organizations, WCU Departments and Programs, and community organizations! Hosted on Saturday, August 19 from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm on the Central Plaza over 150 groups will be present.
A Week of Welcome tradition! The WOW Concert will be on Thursday, August 24 on the Central Plaza with a DJ starting at 7:00 pm and the performer starting at 8:00 pm. And the performer is...Jesse McCartney!
Maintaining a career marked by platinum success, performances for two U.S. presidents, sold out shows worldwide, a quarter-of-a-billion streams, and dozens of film and television appearances, Jesse McCartney opens up more than ever on his 2021 fifth full-length album, New Stage. The New York-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, artist, and actor deconstructs his signature style with no-frills instrumentation, eloquent songcraft, and heightened lyrical vulnerability.
He diligently worked to reach this stage. Since his debut as a solo artist, Jesse has built a catalog of instantly recognizable anthems and captivated audiences on the road and on-screen. His first three albums — the platinum Beautiful Soul , Right Where You Want Me , and Departure  — consecutively bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 with the singles "Beautiful Soul" minted gold and "Leavin'" certified platinum. Plus, he collaborated with T-Pain on the cross-genre banger "Body Language." Meanwhile, Spin touted In Technicolor among its "Top 20 Pop Albums of 2014." Along the way, he performed in arenas alongside the likes of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in addition to packing global headline tours and hosting shows for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. A sought-after songwriter, he notably wrote the quadruple-platinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated "Bleeding Love" for Leona Lewis. In 2018, the one-off single "Better With You" racked up nearly 30 million cumulative streams and paved the way for his fifth offering. Simultaneously, his acting credits grew to include everything from Chernobyl Diaries and Fear The Walking Dead to Alvin and the Chipmunks, and even voicing the character Roxas/Ventus in gamer favorite Kingdom Hearts.
In the end, Jesse McCartney ultimately shows who he is on New Stage.
The concert is free and open to all. Meet and Greets with the performer are available for purchase!
RSOs may register starting Tuesday, May 2nd. WCU Departments and Affiliate Programs
may register starting Monday, May 15. Community Partners may register starting Monday,
May 29. Registrations are on MyDCA.wcu.edu.
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