WCU Open House Information Fair was a big success

The Information Fair during the WCU Open house had a great turn out with more than 2,000 prospective students and their parents visiting.

“Interacting with Western Carolina University staff and students is the best way for prospective students to get a flavor of what it will be like as a WCU student,” Philip Cauley, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention, said.

Justin Williams, a high school senior from Charlotte is looking for a nice student body and hoping to be a part of the band. “It feels like I fit into Western,” he said.

“The fair was very informative and everyone seemed happy to be here, they [WCU] are not just trying to sell the school,” said Annie McCready, a high school senior from Asheville . She explained that for her, the fair was an advantage because it gives prospective students and their parents an opportunity to ask one-on-one questions with WCU staff and students.

Some of the informational tables present at the event were: Residential Living, IT, Base Camp Cullowhee, Greek Life, and many others. Having a diverse selection of organizations gives students a better chance at seeing what WCU has to offer each individual. Kelly Brown, from Cooperative Student Fellowship, said that “We provide leadership development and spiritual formation for those that are interested in enhancing their faith while at college.”

According to Jeffery Ray, student programmer for Cats Den,  the fair is a chance to learn about what is going on around campus and figure out what they can be a part of once they get here. He also gave advice  to new students,  “Be open to any experience, no matter how different it may be’.

See photos from the Information Fair.