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Student Life & Services

At Western Carolina University, we believe the college experience extends far beyond the classroom. College is about discovering new talents, rising above challenges, and creating the life-long relationships that will define your success. Our Division of Student Affairs is designed to provide the resources you need to do all that and more.

Campus Life

Residential Life

Residential Living

Your home, away from home. Life on campus is full of activity and you're at the center of it. Which makes it easy for you to do things like be at class on time, connect with friends, or grab a bite to eat.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation

Whether you enjoy group exercise classes, cardio machines, or weight training, club sports, swimming, or reaching new heights at our climbing wall, every day there's a new way to stay healthy and active.


Campus Activities

There's always something going on. Movies, concerts, exhibitions, community service, organizations, media, leadership opportunities and more. If you have an interest or hobby, we've got an activity for you.

Campus Dining

Campus Dining

Local farms stock the all-you-can-eat options at Courtyard and Brown Hall, while you'll find familiar favorites like Chick-fil-A, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Steak and Shake on campus too.


Student Organizations

Life as a Catamount is full of opportunities to be involved and make a difference. Over 170 student organizations allow students to meet others with similar academic, social, service and spiritual interests.


Greek Student Engagement

Being an active member of a collegiate fraternal organization will provide opportunities for students to participate in activities that enhance personal development, promote academic success, and advance leadership skills.

MLK March

Intercultural Affairs

Intercultural Affairs (ICA) works with all members of the University to provide a campus environment where students from different backgrounds and culture groups feel appreciated, respected and valued.

Campus Trail

Western NC

Our students and staff often spend their free time hiking or mountain biking through national forests, and plenty of nearby camping destinations provide a fun way to unwind on weekends.

Students at the Freshmen Run

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