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WCU to host modified Open House

Western Carolina University will pop up the tents for prospective students and their families and friends as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a new outdoor format to meet safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Students are asked to select an arrival time when they register online. Arrival times start at 8:30 a.m. and repeat every hour until 12:30 p.m. Once on campus, students and their families will walk approximately 1.5 miles around campus visiting departmental representatives located in tents around campus. 

Lunch will not be available at campus dining locations. Visitors are encouraged to eat before or after attending their selected Open House time. Pre-registration for Open House and more information is available by going to or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 828.227.7317 or toll-free 877.928.4968. 

For interested students who cannot attend the Oct. 24 event, Open House also will be held at WCU on three other Saturdays – Nov. 14, Feb. 20 and March 20.