Student Support Services

Outdoor & Cultural Enrichment


We offer a variety of outdoor and cultural enrichment activities designed to improve participant's academic and experiential background as well as enhance self-concept and leadership skills.

Outdoor and cultural enrichment activities are free and open to all program participants, however space is limited so students are encouraged to sign up early. Student Support Services reserves the right to decline students from participating in outdoor and cultural enrichment events.

Students who sign up for an activity and do not participate will be required to sit-out the next event and will not be eligible for the participation incentive program.

2016-17 Free Activities

December 19: NC Arboretum (Geocaching, birding & hiking)
January 19: WCU vs. Citadel basketball game (7 p.m.)
February 3: Climbing wall at WCU (9:30-11:30 a.m.)
March 7: Hiking at Panthertown Valley during Spring Break (11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
April 12: Hiking at Sams Knob/Black Balsam on the Parkway during Easter Break (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
May 12: Canoeing at Bear Lake (and hike to waterfall) during break between semesters (8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.)

Recent Outdoor and Cultural Activities

Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River
Canoeing at Cedar Cliff Lake
Hiking at Panthertown Valley
Biltmore Estate visit at Christmas