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Biking on with a view of campus

Countdown to Cullowhee: 6 Days

When you see campus, there is only one way to describe what you feel. You don’t know how you know, but you know. It could be the sense of place you feel or the wonder of nature that surrounds you or the connections you’ve forged with forever friends and mentors, but only one thought crosses your mind. This…is home.  

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WCU listed among nation's 'best public college values' by Kiplinger

The university is ranked 62nd among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students.   

Student watching a sunset

Countdown to Cullowhee: 7 Days

Just as sure as the sun rises, it sets. While you’re at WCU, make the most of the time you have. Soak in the wonder and make the most of your experience. When you look back on your time here you don’t want to think of what you wish you had done, but reminisce about the memories you made while you were here and all the many things you accomplished.  

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Archaeological field school on campus reveals artifacts from ancient Cherokee presence

Findings will be presented to the Cherokee community in September at the 2019 Cherokee Archaeology Symposium.  

An aerial shot of the wcu stadium

Countdown to Cullowhee: 8 Days

Break out your purple and gold and get ready to cheer on the Catamounts! Another exciting year of athletics is upon us. From homecoming and tailgating, to events for every sport, you’ll never run out of chances to cheer on our student-athletes. Get to know the fight song…you’re going to need it!  

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National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki coming to campus for presentation, panel discussion

An event on Aug. 22 kicks off a “Wilderness as Wellness” programming series that will offer outings across the mountains throughout the fall semester.  

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Brother, sister duo of Mountain Faith Band added to festival lineup

Summer and Bray McMahan have been added as performers for WCU's Mountain Heritage Day festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28.  

Student fishing in the Tuckaseegee river

Countdown to Cullowhee: 9 Days

Whether you want to catch a fish in the Tuckasegee River, bike a mountain trail, or set up camp under the night sky, outdoor adventure isn’t hard to find. Basecamp Cullowhee makes it easy to get any equipment you need or join in on a group excursion. With so much to choose from, all you’re going to have to do is decide what’s next.  

Students driving on the parkway

Countdown to Cullowhee: 10 Days

The Blue Ridge Parkway weaves its way through our beautiful mountains, connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all the way to Virginia. Entrances close to campus mean adventure is never too far away. The parkway’s 469 miles promise breathtaking views, hiking, camping, waterfalls, and so much more. If you ever feel like you need a moment to reflect, take a break, or just explore, the parkway is your go-to.  

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