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WCU will offer full college experience this fall

WCU will offer full college experience this fall

Western Carolina University is gearing up for a traditional college experience this fall with plans to resume all typical academic, social and extracurricular activities. 

“Students who attend Western Carolina University this fall can expect the full college experience that we are known for as we expand in-person course offerings and boost campus activities and events,” said Provost Richard Starnes. “We continue to provide a supportive community that recognizes students’ full potential, along with nationally ranked programs to achieve their goals, and we look forward to welcoming new and current students back this fall. Our impressive array of online and distance programs are in full swing as well.”

The coming semester will include in-person classes, homecoming activities, concerts, Freshman Run, sporting events, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band performances, Family Weekend and more. Residential living is planning a return to full occupancy with common area gathering spots, and all buildings and facilities, including dining operations, the library and the recreation center plan a return to normal hours and increased capacity.   

WCU is consistently ranked in the upper echelon of higher education institutions by U.S. News & World Report and thanks to N.C. Promise, the cost of undergraduate tuition is $500 per semester for North Carolina residents and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state residents. 

The deposit due date for admitted freshmen is May 1 and June 1 for admitted transfer students. For more information on enrollment and transfer opportunities, visit or call 877.928.4968. 

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