WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.
“Roaring with Pride” will be the theme for Homecoming 2021 at Western Carolina University, with a variety of festivities scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Highlights include the homecoming game against Mercer, performances by the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, a series of alumni brunches, tailgating parties, and receptions, plus tours of the new, state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building along with the traditional parade through downtown Sylva.
Through both reflective and engaging programs, WCU will pause to remember the events of that day and the impact on us as individuals, as a community, and as a nation.
The story of a blind ballad singer will come alive at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 25.
When Mountain Heritage Day returns to campus, so will the presentation of the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.
Mountain Heritage Day always combines the best of downhome gatherings, sing-alongs and the county fair into one daylong festival.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
When Mountain Heritage Day makes a triumphant return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will come with a full day of live music.
With the popular Mountain Heritage Day community festival returning to campus, nominations are being sought for Mountain Heritage Awards to honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.