The History of Western Carolina University

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Origin of Western Carolina University

Cullowhee Academy? Where is that? No, that is not the name that most alumni call Western Carolina University; however, that name holds a rich past of stories, history, and mountain memories.

Changes to Western Carolina University from 1888 - 1950

An educational institution marches down the hill and occupies the valley.

Changes at Western Carolina University from 1955 - present

Most of what is the current Western Carolina University campus was built between 1955 and the present. As the campus center moved, academic, administrative, recreational and social buildings were constructed.