Eclipse Viewing Glasses

To ensure that members of the campus community can view the solar eclipse safely without risking serious eye damage, we are making certified glasses available to students, faculty and staff. And, as an environmentally conscious university, we will be collecting used glasses after the event to share with future eclipse-watchers in less-fortunate communities.

Eclipse Viewing Glasses Pick-up

Locations for Students:

At Residence Hall Check-in, Friday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 20.

On Eclipse Day, Monday, Aug. 21, at the viewing party on the UC lawn/ Central Plaza, and between the Bardo Arts Center and the stadium parking lot.

Locations for Faculty/Staff:

At Opening Assembly, Wednesday, Aug. 16, Bardo Arts Center.

Prior to Eclipse Day, in the Office of Human Resources in the H.F. Robinson Building, the Office of the Dean in the Health and Human Sciences Building, and the Circulation Desk in Hunter Library.

* Deans and department heads are also welcome to pick up glasses to distribute to their faculty and/or staff.
** Please have your WCU ID card ready, and one pair per person, please.

Recycling Used Glasses

Drop off your solar eclipse viewing glasses in specially marked bins at these locations: UC Lawn/Central Plaza, entrances to the UC, Brown Hall Plaza, Courtyard Dining Hall, Health and Human Sciences Building, Post Office inside the UC.

Students working with WCU’s Center for Service Learning and Office of Sustainability and Energy Management will be collecting the glasses for delivery to developing nations that will be experiencing their own solar eclipses in the next couple of years.