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.
A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.
It was 23 years after the founding in 1889 of what is now WCU that campus leaders purchased a set of Shetland ponies to haul supplies from Sylva to Cullowhee so faculty and staff could better serve a growing student population.