Millennial Initiative

On the west side of U.S. 107, Western Carolina University's main campus in Cullowhee includes a 344-acre section that carries special designation as one of the University of North Carolina system's millennial campuses. WCU's Millennial Initiative provides a place where the university, private industry and government entities can work together through strategic partnerships, research, business innovation and more to serve North Carolina's westernmost region.


HHS building with mountains in the background


The Millennial Initiative site is anchored by a WCU's Health and Human Sciences Building and includes a 6-mile hiking and biking trail.

Grounds and Facilities
Family Nurse Practitioner Clinic

Health Clinics

The Millennial Initiative includes a group of healthcare clinics that offer regionally leading care to area residents.

Public Clinics
Nursing students sitting in a courtyard at HHS

Academic Resources

Private sector partners can access extensive academic resources, included a trained and ready workforce.

Partner Resources

Coming Soon

Real-World Experience

Contact Us

To find out more about partnering with WCU through the Millennial Initiative, contact Executive Director of Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation Arthur Salido at 828-227-2587 or

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