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.
Convocation will take place on Friday, August 20th at 5 pm at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Western Carolina University is proud to welcome new students each year with an inspiring keynote address, delivered by prestigious nationally renowned speakers.
New Student Convocation is an important event that marks the official welcome to the university. WCU 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 – you did it!
The Academic Processional
Led by WCU Chancellor, Dr. Kelli Brown
The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
The band will perform and introduce you to the WCU alma-mater, inviting you to join them in singing along.
New students will each sign the Student Community Creed. By signing this Creed, you are signifying that you are joining a community of scholars who will cherish your education and give back to this great institution and our community.
New Students will dismiss to the football field where they will be given a class t-shirt and have their official class photo taken!