There is no better place than Western North Carolina and we are lucky to call it home.
Not only are we blessed to live in one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring locations,
but we get to do so with great people who share our vision, and who help and encourage
us and the region to become even better.
As a partner of the university come join us and take advantage of all that WCU offers.
Whether you’re in the mood to see a show or watch the game, there’s something for
everyone. Talented faculty and staff showcase their talents throughout the year in
an abundance of concerts, exhibits, performances and productions. The Bardo Arts Center,
ranked one of the 25 “most amazing university performing arts centers,” hosts top
visiting performers and entertainers, while the Fine Art Museum upholds its reputation
as the premier showcase for contemporary art in Western North Carolina. The Mountain
Heritage Center celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian
region with public exhibits in its museum and produces Mountain Heritage Day, the
region’s largest and longest-running Appalachian music and crafts festival, always
the last Saturday in September.
If sports are more your style, come cheer on the Catamounts! Our student-athletes
compete in 16 NCAA Division I sports, and there are plenty of additional student club
teams that would also love your support. If you’d rather get in on the action, take
advantage our 6.8 mile, single-track trail system – perfect for hiking and mountain
biking, participate Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5K, or participate in the
annual Tuck River Cleanup, nation's largest one-day river cleanup and the UNC system's
largest volunteer effort.
Don’t forget to save some time to explore one of the many dining options on campus
before or after the entertainment. From coffee and pizza, to burritos and burgers,
and salads and smoothies, there’s enough variety for any member of the family. Join
us in the Courtyard Dining Hall for lunch or dinner on Friday for only $5. Dining
options will increase in fall 2016 with the opening of a new mixed-use facility on
Whether your goal is to find fulfillment, explore interests, learn new skills or further
your career, the WCU campus is a great place to start. In addition to Hunter Library,
which is open to the public, the university offers online enrichment courses, professional
development programs, and community programs, including Life@WCU, a popular education
program for alumni, retired faculty and community members over the age of 50. Additionally,
the university offers many camps and programs for children.
The university is also home to a testing center, the Kneedler Childhood Development
Center, a five star rated daycare serving children ages 1-5, and hosts Project Discovery
– Talent Search, a U.S. Department of Education funded program that helps eligible
students access post secondary educational programs.
Facilities and Conference Services
With state-of-the-art meeting spaces, comfortable residential facilities, top-rated
food service providers, audio-visual technical support and great recreational opportunities,
our campus is a perfect venue and has the staff to help make any event a success.