The Division of Student Affairs serves Western Carolina University by facilitating, planning and implementing programs and services that create a dynamic campus community. Our services and collaborations assist students by promoting intentional experiences with our colleagues on campus and with our neighbors in the region. Student Affairs helps students discover and engage in our campus community, works to provide students with the information they need to make educated choices and supports faculty and staff in pursuit of the mission and vision of the university. We make a difference by building and strengthening the WCU campus community and providing students with experiences necessary to fully realize their potential in a global society.
Western Carolina University Bookstore is a central hub for student academic success by providing all the textbooks and class supplies you could need right on campus! But we’re more than just books, with WCU merchandise, gifts, snacks and more there’s something for everyone. As a proponent of academic endeavors on-campus, we play a critical role to our faculty and staff as well.
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.
Campus Recreation and Wellness seeks to foster a campus-wide culture of recreation and wellness through a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate, empower, and engage individuals to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lifestyles. We shape the collegiate experience by building a university culture that invests resources and appreciates the importance of quality recreation programs, services, and facilities.
The CatCard Office is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and is located in Brown Hall. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. A CatCard is the official Western Carolina University identification card available to all student, faculty or staff. The information below is to help answer the most frequently asked questions and explain the processes and procedures of the WCU's CatCard.
CAPS' staff provide counseling services to WCU students. When you first come into CAPS, a counselor will spend some time to understand your current symptoms and struggles along with your goals for counseling. Your counselor will then refer you to the appropriate service.
To empowering you to make the healthy choices you’re looking for—and to helping you lead a healthy life. We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.
We're here to help make your higher education goals a reality by providing you with the tools and resources you need to fund your degree. The Office of Financial Aid can guide you through your options, as well as forms, and deadlines.
Greek Life plays an important role on the Western Carolina campus as well as throughout North Carolina and beyond. Scholarship, Community Service, Philanthropic Work, Life-Long Friendships, Leadership Development, Alumni Networking, and Brotherhood/Sisterhood are the common fraternal principles of our chapters.
Western Carolina University Health Services is here to meet the healthcare needs of our academic community and to enhance the physical, psychological, environmental and health education needs of our campus.
Intercultural Affairs (ICA) works with all members of the University to provide a campus environment where students from different backgrounds and culture groups feel appreciated, respected and valued.
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New Student Orientation welcomes you home to a community rich in tradition, student success, and academic excellence. To support you in becoming a Catamount, we invite you to participate in the New Student Orientation program. NSO will help you prepare to succeed in and out of the classroom, give you a glimpse into student life and help you connect with students, faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University's Print Shop is committed to supporting the education mission of the university community with reliable, high-quality services to meet your printing and mailing needs. Whether you are a member of our faculty in need of affordable, quick copies for your classes, a staff member needing a unique award for your unit, or a student needing quality work for a presentation, we look forward to helping you with your printing and specialty projects. Additionally, we are happy to provide mail services to all university departments, faculty, and staff.
While college is first an academic experience, it’s also a social experience since you’re making a new home and meeting new people—and Western Carolina University's residential communities are a great place to start.
Western Carolina University offers numerous scholarships, both need and merit based, supporting a wide variety student types and fields of study. In addition, WCU’s scholarship support staff work to connect students with state-administered scholarship opportunities and others.
The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) works with the Western Carolina University (WCU) community to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the WCU Community Creed (Creed) and WCU Code of Student Conduct (Code).
Choosing a university is more than just a beautiful location or a degree program, it's about finding a supportive community that recognizes your potential and a program that will help you achieve your future.