WCU community to celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 24-27 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. This year’s theme is “Whee Are Catamounts!”

Public activities will begin with the “Last Lecture” by Professor Burton Ogle at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building, followed by a Spirit Night Pep Rally at 7:30 p.m. at WCU’s Central Plaza. 

The annual Alumni Scholarship Homecoming Golf Tournament will tee off at noon Oct. 25, at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa. The cost of $85 per person includes fees, cart and a buffet dinner. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 18. 877.440.9990 or 828.227.7335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also that day, the Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Sylva.  

The inaugural Catamount Chaos Homecoming 5K will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 26, at WCU’s Central Plaza. Preregistration is available online at www.imathlete.com. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.227.8804. Events on Oct. 26 will continue with the Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards Ceremony from 10 a.m. until noon in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. $15 per person. Football tailgating will begin at noon, with the game — the Catamounts vs. the Elon Phoenix — at 3:30 p.m. Tickets to the game are available from the WCU athletics ticket office at 800.344.6928. Postgame activities will include the WCU African-American Alumni Reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Illusions at A.K. Hinds University Center. Stompfest, the annual stepping competition sponsored by WCU’s Organization of Ebony Students and Department of Intercultural Affairs, will begin at 8 p.m. at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. www.fapac.wcu.edu or 828.227.2479. Rising country music star Kacey Musgraves will perform at 9 p.m. at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. www.ramsey.wcu.edu or 828.227.7677.

Homecoming 2013 activities will conclude Oct. 27 with a concert by WCU’s Inspirational Choir at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27, in the University Center Grandroom.


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