Potential students to see what WCU can offer

Future Catamounts finding out information about various WCU programs. Photo by Alisha Lambert

Future Catamounts finding out information about various WCU programs.
Photo by Alisha Lambert

Western Carolina University will greet potential future Catamounts and their families at the first Open House of the school year on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The events start at 9 a.m. at the Ramsey Center getting information about the programs that they’re interested in. There will be multiple information sessions throughout the day for both students and parents about academic programs, campus tours, and meet with academic advisors.

During the sessions, faculty members will give detailed information about the programs that are offered in their departments and provide students with tours of the labs and classrooms that they use. Potential students and their families will be able to look around at various student organizations at the University Center.

According to the Office of Admissions, there are 300 students registered to attend, but they expect around 1000 visitors on the campus. Assistant director of admissions Heather Crawford said, “Open House is an exciting time that potentially resembles a student’s first step towards their climb; it is an event they don’t want to miss out on.”

“The goal is for the guests to start the day without any knowledge of WCU and then end the day having a complete understanding of everything that WCU has to offer students and what you can expect as a student,”  said senior assistant director of admissions Patrick Frazier.

There will be many other activities throughout the day, including a guided tour of campus and a choice of various residence halls that are available for viewing. Other dates for Open Houses during this school year are November 22, February 14, 2015 and March 21, 2015. Signup and more informations is available here.

The story was edited by Ceillie Simkiss