Pom-poms, floats, banners, dancing student groups, dignitaries waving in cars, the sounds of the alumni band leading the way… WCU's Homecoming Parade will spread purple and gold cheer up and down Rosedale Avenue, particularly in front of Sykes Student Union, this Saturday, October 28, beginning at 10 a.m. 
Highlighting the festivities will be none other than WCU's favorite Golden Ram, "Rammy," who will have a big surprise for his University herd this year. Rammy will reveal a brand-new look to students, alumni, borough friends, and other spectators as he strides in as the last parade attraction and officially begins homecoming festivities. Rain or shine, Rammy will be the star of the parade as he bears Halloween treats for all good students! 


WCU Is on Money Magazine’s Best Colleges List

Money Magazine has listed West Chester University among 711 of the nation's best-performing colleges, acknowledging the value the institution offers.
The magazine consulted with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and College Measures to determine education quality, financing, and value. The result is "a new, uniquely practical analysis" that used 27 factors in three equally weighted categories to evaluate the institutions:

Participate in EACE’s Road Trips to the Real World! Road Trips offers college students the opportunity to attend one-day employer site visits for between January 3-12, 2018. Host companies will talk about their organization, industry, internships, and job opportunities This is your chance to get the inside scoop and literally get your foot in the door at more than 35 participating employers…BUT space is limited and spots fill up VERY quickly, so register now!

The registration starts October 26, 2018 and ends Friday, December 1, 2017.

To Register CLICK HERE

Contact the Career Development Center for Information,
(610) 436 - 2501 or cdc@wcupa.edu


FAFSA Filing Workshop

November 18, 2017

9 AM – 12 PM

25 University Avenue, Room 103


Financial Aid staff will be available to help you complete the 2018-19 FAFSA before the WCU priority deadline of February 15, 2018.  For more information and registration, email: TNuccio@wcupa.edu

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships (i.e., scholarships awarded from non-governmental sources outside the University) are an important resource for all students.  Last year West Chester students received over $3.7 million dollars in outside scholarships.  Our office publishes a list of scholarships offered through a variety of foundations/agencies which can be found here: www.wcupa.edu/scholarships.  We suggest checking the list regularly, as there are frequent updates throughout the year.


The Parents Fund supports projects that directly impact your student’s environment and educational experience. These projects are designed to promote, satisfy, comfort, and create a home away from home for WCU students.  Over the past 20 years, parents have contributed nearly $500,000 to fund many important projects on campus including: 
Emergency funds for students' unexpected financial crises, including funds for housing, food, textbooks and tuition

  • Emergency telephones strategically located around campus 
  • Computers in the residence halls
  • Automatic external defibrillators in locations frequented by students
  • Improved campus safety, including increase police presence on streets frequented by students

Now and in the Future 
parent support is needed to help maintain student emergency scholarships, university enhancements, extracurricular activities, and provide additional campus security.

Click below to support your student today.

Looking for scholarship opportunities?  Be sure to have your student CLICK HERE and click on the SEARCH & APPLY NOW button to search for available scholarships.  Students can filter by category to see what scholarships they qualify for.  Most scholarships will open for application late in the fall semester and the early spring.  Be sure to check back often!

Questions? Contact Lauren Deacon, Assistant Director of Scholarships at Ldeacon@wcufoundation.org

 Does your student have housing for the 2018-2019 Academic Year?

Now is the time to speak with your student regarding their on-campus housing plans for the 2018-2019 academic year! University Student Housing has begun the lease application process for next year and we encourage students to complete the process early in order to secure on-campus housing. Every year we have a strong demand for on-campus housing and there are limited number of beds available for current students. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the USH Leasing Center at (610-430-4988)leasing@ushcommunities.org or visit us online at www.wcuhousing.com


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