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Family Weekend

family at family weekend


September 17-19, 2021

This year, Family Weekend will run similar to Homecoming and will not require registration. 

Western's Got Talent is Back!

Alex Sapp performing comedy

Alex Sapp performing his comedy set.

Come and watch our talented Catamounts compete for Catamount gold in our largest talent competition. Prizes will be award to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The performances will be in the Bardo Arts Center at 7:30pm on September 17th. The event is free to all!

Does your Cat want to compete? Have them sign up!  Sign ups will close Aug. 29th at 11:00 pm. Auditions will occur the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 3.


Family Weekend Movies!

Double feature

Family Weekend Double Feature!

In honor of Family Weekend, Last Minute Productions will host a double feature! 

Cruella will be showing on Sat, Sept. 18 at 6 pm and Sun, Sept. 19 at 9pm.

Mulan will be showing Sat. Sept. 18 at 9 pm and Sun. Sept. 19 at 6pm. 

RSVPs will be open  on Engage 1 week prior to event date.  


Legacy Pinning Ceremony

Legacy Pinning


On Sept. 18, Alumni Engagement will be hosting a Legacy Pinning Ceremony for those that are forever Catamounts. 

The ceremony will be 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Ramsey Center Arena. 


Open Climbing Wall!

Climbing Wall

Climbing wall

Basecamp Cullowhee will host Open Climbing Wall Hours for Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 18th from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm. 

Face coverings are required indoors. There is an age restriction for the wall, 4 years or older. The event is first come, first served with a max of 25 individual at a time. 

Special Guest Passes at the CRC

During Family Weekend, guests (18yrs or older) can purchase a pass to use the Campus Recreation Center for $5 (1 day), $10 (3 days) or $15 (7 days) at the CRC front desk. Call the CRC at 828.227.7069 for more information.


Fill the Truck


Fill the Truck

In partnership with Pride of the Mountains marching band and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, WCU is proud to sponsor a relief drive to help our neighbors in Haywood County who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Fred.

During the Catamount football game on Saturday, September 18th volunteers will be collecting donations (water, non-perishable food items, and cleaning supplies) at the main entrances to the stadium from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Before and after the showtimes of Mulan and Cruella on September 18th - 19th, donation bins will be available to drop of donations (non-perishable food items, and cleaning supplies) outside of the UC Theater.

If you have any questions, email Lane Perry for assistance.




Family Weekend Glaze-a-thon

Come decorate a mug or plate! 

Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10-1 pm under tents by Clock Tower.

No-pre-registration, first-come, first serve. Cash/check only please---ATM is nearby!

$15 per plate or mug.  Wares will be fired and mailed to student boxes in UC within a week.

This event is sponsored by WCU Ceramics Club (Mudcats) and WCU Art Education Club.
For more information, email Erin Tapley 

Students at Football Game


For tickets to the football game, contact Athletics!

Clear bag policy

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