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Discover Western Carolina University

Words and pictures don't do our campus or our people justice. Want to see what it's really like in Catamount Country? Take a day or a weekend and visit us. Can't visit right now? Explore our virtual tours, photo galleries and discover what makes Western Carolina University unique.

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 Center for Career and Professional Development

No matter where you are in your college search, already decided, still weighing your options or just starting, our Admission Counselors are here to answer your questions. Make a virtual appointment or join one of our drop-in sessions...

Talk to an Admissions Counselor

360° Virtual Tour

Two students in Western Carolina University gear at a football game

Our 600-acre mountain campus is minutes from outdoor adventures and miles of hiking and biking trails. Our academics redefine the experience of earning your degree with nationally recognized programs and experiential learning for in-demand fields.


About Our Campus

Students at the Latinx Conference

At WCU, we provide students with a community of support that recognizes their potential and with mentors who will work with them to help define and achieve their goals. If you are looking for a university ready to fight as hard for your success as you are, choose WCU.

Meet Students Just Like You

Campus Tour Registration

Campus Tour

In-person campus tours are taking place on weekdays in Cullowhee! Register online for one of our campus tour time slots. Information regarding campus tour procedures will be emailed close to the date of your tour.

Campus Tour Registration Information

Open House Information

Parents and students

At Open House, you and your family can get to know us better. Talk to professors, hang out with students, meet the staff, and get a glimpse of all we have to offer. Open Houses are held each fall and spring. Students of all ages are welcome.

Join us for open House 

Group Tour Request

Aerial of Campus

If you would like to coordinate a tour for a group of 10 or more students (school groups, special groups, etc.), please use this request form instead of the individual student registration form. A representative will follow up regarding your request after submission. 

Group tour Request form

Campus Livestream

Get Involved

This tour was a little different from most: we did it without a script or any canned speeches. Instead, we had four students take you around the areas on campus that they know best, then we broadcasted it live on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


PodCats Podcast

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Check out the WCU PodCats Podcast, your monthly journey into everything WCU hosted by the Office of Admissions and New Student Orientation.

PodCats Podcast 

Fast Facts

Students at Vally Ballyhoo

Whether you are wanting to learn more about our academic programs, residence halls, or campus dining, take a moment to learn more about all that WCU has to offer. 

Discover THE Fast facts
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