Special Events


Special Event

 

At Western Carolina University we host hundreds of athletic events, community activities, concerts, meetings, and conferences each year. We have special parking arrangements for many of these events.

FALL 2017 MOVE-IN MAPS

Please note that effective July 1, 2014 spaces reserved for events will be $25.00 per space or $1000.00 per lot.

Planning an event? The Parking and Operations team is happy to assist you.

Tips and information on Event Planning

Request Special Event Transportation

Request Special Event Parking

Commencement: Saturday, December 17th 

Please note handicap parking is available in Stadium lot#10 and there is a drop off area at the rear of Ramsey center for vehicles and buses. The “Drop Off” area is for dropping off and picking up visitors that cannot walk long distances to their vehicles. Cat-Tran shuttles will also be running and will use the “Drop Off” area for loading and unloading visitors (11am-5pm).  Catamount Road is closed to all vehicles except for handicap permitted vehicles to access lot#10, map below.

 

The Stadium parking lot (Lot #10), Bardo Arts Center parking lot (Lot #13), Belk parking lot (Lot #14), Creek parking lot (Lot#9C), Camp parking lot (Lot#4A) and Fieldhouse parking lot (Lot #12) are reserved for tailgating on home football game day. The Stadium lot, Bardo Arts, Belk, Creek,  and Camp lots are reserved for the Catamount Club.  The Fieldhouse lot is reserved for student tailgating. R.V permits are available for Camp parking lot(Lot#4B) and are available from the athletics department.  A permit is required to tailgate in any of these lots.  Individuals wishing to tailgate in the Catamount Club tailgate areas should contact the Catamount Club. Students may purchase a permit through the University Center.

Vehicles parked in the lots above must be moved 6 hours before game time or they will be towed.

 

2017 Football Parking Map

 

2016 Football Parking Map

 

 

Parking Map: Tow Information

LOTS DESIGNATED BY YELLOW WILL BE TOWED AT MIDNIGHT THE FRIDAY BEFORE EACH HOME FOOTBALL GAME. 

IF YOUR CAR HAS BEEN TOWED YOU WILL FIND IT LOCATED IN LOT 8B DESIGNATED IN RED.

Parking Map Tow Information

 

 

Parking Procedure: RV Parking for Football Games

 
SCOPE AND APPLICATION OF PROCEDURE

       This procedure applies to specific lots approved for RV parking on University grounds during scheduled football games .

  1. DEFINITIONS

A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is defined as a self-contained unit equipped with a bathroom, a full kitchen (including refrigerator) and pump-assisted water storage supplying water permanently to kitchen sink, lavatory sink, and toilet.

  1. ADDITIONAL POLICIES

          Additional policies that will pertain to the RV permitted lots consist of:

A)     University Policy #81 “Alcoholic Beverages”

B)     University Policy #103 “Tailgating”

C)     Policy #82 – “Facilities Use”

  1. RV PARKING LOT PROCEDURES

A)     CAMP LOT # 4B will be used as the RV parking lot for all special events.  Parking in any other lot will require permission from the Director of Parking and Transportation.  Violators will be asked to leave campus immediately

B)     Vehicles must pre-register and display their RV Parking Pass at ALL times.  ALL vehicles must be registered with athletics by Tuesday before the event.  The fee for the weekend permit is $125 regardless of the number of nights.  The fees collected will offset the cost incurred from the third party security firm.

C)     RV parking:

  1. a.     Check in: Friday from 6:00 – 10:00pm; Saturday 8:00 – 10:00am for 3:30 pm Kick-offs and 8:00 – 12:00pm for 6:00pm kick-off
  2. b.     Checkout: Must be cleared by 5:00pm on Sunday

D)    Vehicles will be assigned to a specific numbered space, not to exceed 40’ in lengthOne vehicleper space. No othertents, tables, or outside games shall impede other spaces or emergency vehicle lanes.  No other vehicles will be permitted in this area.  If your RV is a travel trailer you must stay attached to the vehicle and fit inside the 40’ space or purchase multiple permits. 

E)     There is NO water or electricity provided with this Parking Permit.

F)     There is NO dumping of sewage or gray water permitted.

G)    No golf carts, gators, or buggies are permitted.

H)    There will be 12 spaces provided for each event…”First Come, First Serve”

I)      Registering each vehicle:

  1. Athletics office will be responsible for registering and managing RV Parking Permits and CAMP LOT # 4B.
  2. A 3rd party security company will handle check in and staffed during the Saturday football games.

J)      No Vehicles other than RV’s will be allowed to park in the lot (Lot#4B)

K)     Quiet hours are from 11:00pm – 7:00am

  1. ACQUIRING A RV PARKING PERMIT

RV Parking Permits will be obtain in the following manner:

A)     Payment is $125.00 per game or $400.00 for the season and will be purchased through Athletics

B)     Must notify/reserve your space by Tuesday prior to each home football game

  1. When registering you must provide: Vehicle information (i.e. length and width)

JOIN US FOR A VIBRANT FESTIVAL DAY NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA. SEPTEMBER 30TH 2017.

The 43rd annual Mountain Heritage Day will be a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion. Visitors to will find three stages of traditional old-time, gospel, and bluegrass music and dance, with plenty of fiddles, banjos, and clogging. Festival-goers are invited to join in workshops at the Circle Tent and participate in shape-note singing, one of the mountains’ sacred traditions. Admission and parking are free so bring your family and experience all that our rich heritage has to offer.

More information on Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day Map

 

Mountain Heritage Day Bus Route

MHD Bus Route

WCU Commencement Traffic Route: Beginning at 11AM
December 16th, 2017

Fall 2016 Commencement Map

 

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