At Western Carolina University, we know that a university isn't just a place, it's a community. A community that's built from and defined by the people who call Western Carolina home, first as students and then as alumni. Our Alumni Association fosters a lifelong connection to WCU through programs and services so that no matter where you are, you'll always have a home in Cullowhee.
Whether you come home to Cullowhee for Homecoming Week or the Purple and Gold Reunion, or attend a locally hosted event near you, there are many ways to get invovled.Learn More
Our clubs and societies provide unique opportunities to reconnect with alumni in your area, from your program or with your specific interests. Explore all ways you can stay connected.Learn More
We're always looking to connect with alumni and share their story. Showcases Catamounts
in the wild, discover what our alumni are up to from across the region, state, nation
and even around the world.
If alumni, friends and supporters of WCU receive a telephone call anytime between now and the end of the calendar year, the Chatty Cats engagement officers hope you won’t simply let it go to voicemail.
Newland native Paul Johnson, a 1979 graduate of Western Carolina University who went on to become an acclaimed college football coach, recently received his alma mater’s Professional Achievement Award.
In recognition of the Haires’ contributions to WCU and to the mountain region, the university has bestowed upon them its Distinguished Service Award, making them one of just a handful of couples ever to receive the honor.