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Week of Welcome & Valley Ballyhoo

Photo of Valley Ballyhoo


Week of Welcome

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. 

WOW Schedule of Events will be posted in July! 


Convocation and Class of Photo

Their journey begins here…

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. 

Class of 2026 Shirt

The design choice of 2026!

The Class of Photo will be taken after Convocation ends! The Class of 2026 will get their official shirt that they voted on. The Class of 2027 designs will be posted on WCU Campus Activities Instagram in June!


Valley Ballyhoo!

Valley Ballyhoo is the annual fair features student organizations, WCU Departments and Programs, and community organizations!
RSOs, WCU Departments, and Off-Campus Groups may register for a table at Valley Ballyhoo over the summer. Stay tuned on our social media channels for the dates.

Please look over the following before registering for the event. 

  • All registrations are first-come first-served. We will accept registrants until all available slots are filled.
  • There are no sales or solicitations of any kind allowed at Valley Ballyhoo. Only information and giveaways are permitted.
  • For directory purposes, all registrants must be registered by Aug. 4th to have their name printed on the director. All others after Aug. 4th will be handwritten.
  • Specific requests (table placement, special equipment, etc.) can be indicated on the actual registration form but are not guaranteed. You may be asked to follow up with someone in the Department of Campus Activities. Animals are not permitted at the event as part of an exhibit.
  • You will receive a confirmation email (with directions and other details) the week leading up to the event. In order to check in and receive your table number, you must bring a printed copy of the confirmation email you will receive after registering.
  • Registrants may arrive to begin setting up their table no earlier than 3:00pm the day of the event. Check-in will not be available before 3:00pm. Registrants must arrive by 3:45pm to maintain the reserved status of their table. After 3:45pm, tables will be released to those on a waitlist. 
  • Waitlisted groups may arrive around 3:30pm to check the status of their request. No tables will be release prior to 3:45pm.
  • Power is not available for Valley Ballyhoo tables.
  • Tents will not be provided but you may bring one; maximum size allowed is a 10’x10’. You must bring weights for your tent. Tents that are not weighted will not be allowed to stay up.
  • For each WCU Department and Recognized Student Organization who registers, ONE table and TWO chairs will be provided at no cost.
  • For off-campus and community organizations/vendors who register, ONE table and TWO chairs will be provided at a cost of $15.00 OR you may bring ONE table (8' or smaller) and up to two chairs for no charge.  Payment is due August 1st do hold your space.  **Directions for Payment will be sent separately in a confirmation email to you after you register.
  • Only ONE table per registered group is allowed; this applies to ALL groups. Requests for additional tables or chairs for a single group will NOT be granted.
  • The layout of tables is organized to optimize the flow of attendants at the event. Table preferences/requests will be honored when possible but are NOT guaranteed.
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