Prospective college students will have an opportunity to learn about the ins-and-outs of life on campus as Western Carolina University holds its last spring semester Open House on Saturday, March 19.
Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House gives students and their families a chance to tour the campus, including classrooms, residence halls, the library and WCU’s new Campus Recreation Center. Faculty members will be on hand during an information fair to discuss academic opportunities and career interests, and representatives of student groups will be available to talk about extracurricular activities on campus.
Students who have been admitted to the university will have an opportunity to submit their tuition and housing deposits in advance of the May 1 deposit deadline. Forty percent of WCU’s entering freshman class already has reserved spots for the fall.
Registration and check-in will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. After a welcome session from 9 to 9:30 a.m., campus tours will be given from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The information fair will be held from 10 a.m. until noon in and around A.K. Hinds University Center.
The March 19 Open House will feature two special sessions – one addressing the topic of financial aid and another one about the various admissions path to WCU titled “There’s More Than One Way to Become a Catamount.”
Prospective students will receive one complimentary meal ticket for a free lunch at the Courtyard Dining Hall or University Food Court, and all guests may purchase lunch at any university dining location.
More information about Open House events and registration is available by clicking on openhouse.wcu.edu or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (828)227-7317 or toll-free 877-WCU4YOU (877)928-4968.