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Let's Celebrate Western in 2024!

Homecoming is an annual week long series of events held on the beautiful main campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Events are held throughout campus all week long culminating with the Homecoming Football game and announcing of the winners of the Homecoming Contests.

From a carnival on the Central Plaza, the Homecoming Parade in Sylva and the football game at in E.J Whitmire Stadium, nothing says "fall" like homecoming in Cullowhee! Explore all the events for students below. Alumni events are available at 



Football Game



Homecoming Carnival

Homecoming Carnival


Every year, WCU hosts an annual carnival to kick off the start of Homecoming. A Homecoming staple for our Catamounts, Staff, Faculty, and community. The carnival will be Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26. RSOs will have a chance to fundraise again this year with the mid-way carnival games. 


Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade


Join your fellow Catamounts the Friday before Homecoming as we takeover Downtown Sylva to celebrate with the homecoming parade!

Student organizations, teams and local partners build floats and show off their Catamount pride. The parade will be Friday, November 1st in Downtown Sylva.


Football Game

Homecoming football game


Your Western Carolina University Catamounts will hit the field again for this years' Homecoming Football Game. 

Show your purple pride in E.J Whitmire Stadium and come cheer on your Catamounts.

Learn more about the game at 


Homecoming Nobility

Our Homecoming Nobility are outstanding students both academically and in the community and exemplify what it means to be a Catamount. This year's Homecoming Nobility are TBD!

Meet last year's 2023 Homecoming Nobility!

2023 court


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