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Alumni Events

The WCU Alumni Association hosts events on campus, in local communities across the state, and online. We invite you to join us for upcoming events and explore our Western Wednesday recorded events

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in hosting an event in your area.

Upcoming Events

The Honoring Our Promise Campaign Tour

WCU Campus


January - June, 2022

During the Spring of 2022, Chancellor Kelli Brown will lead The Honoring Our Promise tour across Catamount Nation to engage with WCU alumni, donors, and friends.

The Honoring Our Promise Campaign focuses the energy of WCU’s stakeholders on the institutional priorities of Academic Excellence & the Student Experience, Athletics Facilities Enhancements, and Immediate Use Program Support.

We hope that you will be a part of this tour, that you will ask questions, and that you will join us in building the future of Western Carolina University. 

 Tour Dates


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Western Wednesday May

May 25, 2022 Western Wednesday livestream features Bruce Frazier, Arledge Armenaki, and others to talk about their documentary of WCU's history

Most Catamounts know that WCU was established in 1889, and many know its early mission to train teachers to work in western North Carolina. Now, the WCU family can enjoy a condensed version of WCU history in the 22-minute documentary "Bells in the Valley." Originally produced for the university's centennial, the documentary was recently updated to include WCU history from the 21st century. Now, we'll have the chance to hear from the creative forces behind the film and learn the stories behind telling WCU's story. 



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Western Wednesday Replays

From Pride of the Mountains and Sports Preview to interviews with noted faculty and alumni. Western Wednesday is a monthly virtual event hosted by the WCU Office of Alumni Engagement featuring special members of the WCU community. You can watch the replays any time… 

Watch the replays


Purple & Gold


Purple and Gold Reunion

WCU classes from 1940-1979
July 29-30, 2022

All Western Carolina University alumni who graduated from 1940-1979 are invited to attend this special event. It will be a weekend full of reunion activities including a Friday evening welcome home social, campus bus tours, a reunion luncheon, a nostalgic dinner/dance and lots more! All WCU alumni of these four wonderful decades are invited back.

Early-bird overnight accommodations are available at the Comfort Inn in Sylva, NC by calling 828.477.4950 and asking for the special WCU P&G Reunion rate of $149/night + tax.

For more information, contact:

Marty Ramsey ’85
Director of Alumni Engagement
or call 1.877.440.9990

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