05/09/13-This weekend thousands of visitors will flock to catamount country for commencement. Western Carolina University has announced the schedule and tips to help visitors and locals with the influx of traffic this weekend. Ernie Hudson, Chief of Police for WCU recommends avoiding the main entrance to WCU’s campus if at all possible. Arriving early if attending the commencement ceromonies and using the Old Cullowhee Road to bypass the majority of the traffic.
On Friday the 2013 Spring Graduate Commencement will be held at the Ramsey Center at 7pm and doors will open at 5pm. Saturday their will be two ceromonies at the Ramsey Center to accomodate the largest graduating class in WCU history. Commencement for Arts and Sciences will begin at 10am and at 3:30pm commencement will be held for the College of Business, etc.
For more driving and parking information check out http://wcu.edu/24593.asp.