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Campus Activities

Alumni Tower with Cherry Blossoms


We know life on campus goes far beyond the classroom and Campus Activities is here to help enrich your campus life. Discover a variety of extracurricular activities like on-campus concerts and movies, arts and cultural events and trips to regional plays, exhibits, music and more, all of which are offered to students at low or no cost.

Located in the center of campus, the A.K Hinds University Center is a part of the heart of campus. The UC is a place for you to study and hang out with friends, attend movies and events, and uncover new activities. Explore some of our marquee events below. For a current list of events visit DCA Events!

Annual Campus Events and Traditions

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Week of Welcome & Student Appreciation Week

Welcome back to Cullowhee! We kick off the fall with our annual Week of Welcome celebration of students returning to campus. All week long you'll have the opportunity to meet student organizations from across campus, make new friends, enjoy concerts, laugh with comedians, and enjoy lots of free stuff. For one week, you get to experience everything WCU has to offer and discover the path you are going to take at WCU. In the spring, we show our appreciation to our students with free events all week! 

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Valley Ballyhoo

It's campus coming back to life. At Valley Ballyhoo, you'll see every corner of student life at WCU. Meet clubs, Greek Student Organizations and a wide array of businesses and organizations in Jackson County. They're all here to make your college experience better.

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Concerts on Campus


On-Campus Concerts

Throughout the year we bring a variety of styles of music to campus. Whether it's a large event on the plaza for homecoming or an open mic night at Illusions, there are lots of opportunities to experience live music on campus.

SEE Upcoming Concerts

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Dance Marathon

Ignite the spark! Miracle at WCU is a 12-hour event where Catamounts pledge to dance for 12 hours to raise awareness and financial support for the miracle families of Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital. 


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Catamounts return home to celebrate what WCU means to them during homecoming. We kick things off with our homecoming carnival then celebrate all things Catamount with a parade and floats decorated to the nines in downtown Sylva. You won't want to miss cheering "go cats" at the football game and crowning of the homecoming king and queen. 


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Student Organizations

Life as a Catamount is full of opportunities to be involved and make a difference. With over 170 recognized student organizations including academic interest, sports, social, and spiritual interest groups, you're sure to quickly find your place here.

Connect Through Engage

Student involvement

The Department of Campus Activities provides a variety of entertainment and educational opportunities for our Catamounts. Last Minute Productions, our student programming board, hosts comedians, spoken word artists, concerts, movies and other fun events. The Arts and Cultural Events series focuses on the arts for programming such as ballet, graffiti artists, and DIY art workshops. For more information contact Stephanie Sue Rowell (Last Minute Productions) or Brandon Lokey (Arts and Cultural Events).



Committed to student growth and development, we provide students with the formal and informal leadership opportunities they need to prepare students to be active participants in their communities after graduation. New students can jump right in and get involved with Cat Camp - a leadership retreat for new first-year students - and the Freshman Leadership Institute.


LEAdership minor 


Catamounts interested in making an impact on university decision-making and wanting to play a leadership role on campus can serve on the Student Government Association.  Students who serve on the Student Government Association gain skills and experiences that appeal to potential employers.


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Students interested in print or television production should be sure to check out the opportunities with our student-run media clubs. 



Campus Activities Staff

Jeff Hughes, Director
Leigh Hudspeth, Assistant Director, Business Operations
Dianne Harris, Budget Officer
Brianne Newsome, Administrative Support Associate

Leslie Cavin, Assistant Director, Leadership Program
Roslyn Gowens, Graduate Assistant for Leadership Program

Stephanie Sue Rowell, Associate Director, Student Programs & Activities
Brandon Lokey, Assistant Director, Campus Programs
Karen Walker, Assistant Director, Student Clubs and Organizations
Diane Swenson, Assistant Director, Communications
Sophia Calhoun, Graduate Assistant for Student Clubs and Organizations
Thomas Cook, Graduate Assistant for Miracle at WCU
Jacki Jenkins, Graduate Assistant for Last Minute Productions

Michael Rymell, Associate Director, Operations
Wes Taylor, Assistant Director, Resource Management
James Houtzer, Assistant Director, Operations
Linda Snyder, Coordinator, Guest Services
Eddie Pettway, Housekeeping Supervisor
Sherita Fizer, Housekeeper
Brandon Lee, Housekeeper
Tim Watson, Housekeeper
Brian Bradley, Housekeeper
Roman Rogers, Housekeeper

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