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Lodging, Gifts and Other Information for Guests

Where can I find information about area lodging?

Make your hotel reservations in advance! For a list of area accommodations, call the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828.586.2155 or 800.962.1911, or visit  For additional information on places to stay, visit

Where can I find information about parking the day of commencement?

Arrive early at the Ramsey Center.  On-campus shuttle services will be available.  Handicap parking is available in Stadium lot #10 and there is a drop-off area at the rear of the Ramsey Center for vehicles and buses. The “drop off” area is for dropping off and picking up visitors that cannot walk long distances to their vehicles. Cat Tran shuttles will also be running and will use the “drop off” area for loading and unloading visitors (11am-5pm).  Catamount Road is closed to all vehicles except for handicap permitted vehicles to access lot #10. Traffic patterns and parking maps vary from commencement to commencement, so Click here for the latest map!


In addition to high-quality WCU and alumni gifts, diploma frames, and caps and gowns, the University Bookstore also carries WCU-branded commencement announcements. Pair these with your professional portraits to help your friends and family save the date and get excited to help you celebrate your big day! Come to see examples of the announcements at Graduation Fair or order yours now by going to

Are you interested in purchasing flowers for a fellow classmate?  Are you trying to send a hint to your parent or significant other?  You can pre-order graduation flowers here or share the link with friends and family:

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