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The Western Carolina Alumni Association provides a variety of ways for alumni of all ages to participate in events, to reconnect with former classmates, and to support the WCU student experience through classroom engagement and job shadowing.

Alumni at an Alumni Tour Event


Alumni Events

In addition to our annual Homecoming celebration in the fall, the WCU Alumni Association hosts events both on campus and in local communities across the state. We invite you to join us for upcoming events and to contact us if you are interested in hosting an event in your area.


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Clubs and Societies

Few people know you as well as your college friends. You can stay connected with them and with WCU through your local Western Club.


WCU alumnus shadowing a WCU alumnus Park ranger



Learn more about how you can volunteer at Western Carolina University and fill out a volunteer form.

Directors are ambassadors for Western Carolina University and critical leaders in helping implement the University’s strategic initiatives by actively engaging in four key pillars: Lead, Give, Connect, Engage. There are numerous board service oppurtunities available at WCU.

Do you have a passion for your Alma Mater or for Western Carolina University? Whee want YOU to help spread the word about WCU to prospective students! The Office of Undergraduate Admission invites you to join our Cat Eyes Club for the most updated recruitment and admission information to share with future Catamounts.

The Western Carolina Alumni Association provides ways for alumni of all ages to support the WCU student experience through classroom engagement, job shadowing, mentorships, internships, and more! 

Few people know you as well as your college buddies. Stay connected with them and WCU through various types of reunions, clubs, and societies. Learn more.

Events—whether in-person or virtual—are a great way to help alumni connect to one another and to the university. Leading a WCU alumni event typically takes up to 10 hours (or 5 hours for virtual programs). Responsibilities generally include administrative tasks, social marketing, event oversight and post-event follow-up. 

At Western Carolina University, we are looking for partners ready and willing to support the success of current and future Catamounts. Our institutional mission demands that we provide access to quality higher education to deserving students in our region and our state, and we need your help to reach that goal. We invite you to discover the many ways to show your passion and commitment to Western Carolina University and its students. Learn more.

Weekend of Service is one designated weekend in Western’s “I Love WCU” month where Catamounts are called to action to better their community through understanding, advocating, and helping others who need it most. Join a service project in Cullowhee or host/join your own local event. Learn more.

Led by Director of External Relations Christy Agner, WCU’s Office of External Relations serves as WCU’s primary external liaison with local, regional, state, and national constituencies. The office seeks to educate leaders about WCU’s commitment to regional service, its contribution to local and regional economies, and its ability to serve corporations as a resource for research and development in Western North Carolina. Learn more.

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