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Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend alumni event to return July 2024

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By Bill Studenc

After a one-year hiatus, one of Western Carolina University’s most beloved alumni events will be back with a new format in 2024 – the Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend.

The annual gathering of WCU alumni from across the generations is set for the weekend of July 26-28 on the university’s main campus. It will feature games, live music, tours, speakers and the chance to spend the weekend on-campus in a residence hall.

Although details and specific activities are still in the planning stages, Stacey R. Miller, director of alumni engagement, is encouraging WCU alumni to “mark their calendars and save the date.”

“The best part? Any and all alumni are invited,” said Miller. “Quite simply, the Purple and Gold Weekend will be a chance for alumni to take over Cullowhee and paint the campus purple and gold.”

The event will include special recognition of the class of 1974’s 50th reunion and a celebration of the WCU Greek alumni affinity group.

Registration for the 2024 Purple and Gold Reunion will be available at

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 828-227-7335 or via email at

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