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FAFSA Fridays

WPCC Financial Aid Counselors provide assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) when you attend any scheduled FAFSA Friday. NO appointment is necessary! WPCC’s priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is June 1st each year. However, WPCC will continue to process FAFSA applications and award aid to students as financial aid files are completed throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule for FAFSA Fridays (all are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall 127):

  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • December 1
  • December 8

Spring 2018 Graduates

If you have not applied for Spring Graduation, the preliminary due date is Friday, November 17, 2017.

  • Pick up a graduation application in Student Services, print form from Moodle, or request that one be sent to you.
  • Contact your advisor for an appointment to review the requirements of your program of study. The application must be signed by both you and your advisor.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before November 17, 2017. Documentation used by your advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive a letter indicating completion of hours and payment information for the business office. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will be sent to you and your advisor listing these deficiencies.
  • If your graduation audit reveals that you have completed, or are currently registered for all classes required for graduation, a $30 graduation fee will be added to your student account. This fee will be good for the current academic year in which you applied. If you do not complete all of the required courses within the academic year in which you apply, you will be charged an additional $30 fee upon re-application.
  • If you do not intend to register for any outstanding courses during the early registration period, you should not submit a graduation application until you register or by the final deadline of Monday, February 5, 2018.
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WPCC's Professional Crafts: Clay students will debut their handmade pottery alongside the National Pastel Society with an opening Saturday, October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Burke Arts Council’s Jail House Gallery located at 115 East Meeting Street in downtown Morganton.

Beginner to advanced pottery students will showcase a collection of wheel thrown and hand-built salt and pepper shakers. The exhibition offers students practical experience in preparing and installing a public exhibition.
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“Fascinating, humane, and provocative reframing of conceptions of 'normal' bodies and 'disability." – University of Miami

"Fixed is a brilliant look at the intersection of the disability experience and art, technology and societal perceptions. It seamlessly weaves significant discussions about disability together in a way that is accessible to everyone, from school-age students to university scholars. It also presents an important challenge to older, discriminatory ways of thinking about disability. It should be seen by one and all." Towson University, Maryland
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FIXED - The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

October 23, 2017, 11:00am - October 26, 2017, 5:00pm

“Fascinating, humane, and provocative reframing of conceptions of 'normal' bodies and 'disability." – University of Miami "Fixed is a brilliant look at the intersection of the disability experience and art, technology and societal perceptions. It seamlessly weaves significant discussions about disability together in a way that is accessible to everyone, from school-age students to university scholars. It also presents an important challenge to older, discriminatory ways of thinking about disability. It should be seen by one and all." Towson University, Maryland

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Fall Fest is in full swing! Come out and enjoy free burgers and hotdogs from Jake's Wayback Burgers! Plus free items like make and take tie-dye coasters and license plates. We also have laser tag and FUNNEL CAKES for students to enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Western Piedmont Community College shared Western Piedmont Community College Student Government Association (SGA)'s post. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us tomorrow, October 17th, for Fall Festival! Please check in to get your meal voucher before getting your food. We are so excited to see you all there! 🍁🍔🌭🎪

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College Fair, coming next week, Oct. 16th from 12-1:45 in the Library. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hearing a professor say the dreaded words “Research Paper” can strike fear into the heart of any student. This workshop will explore some basic components of research writing as well as some suggestions to help you feel more at ease about long-term projects that involve research writing including how to site your sources. Today - LRC 111 - 12-12:50 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Drama Department of WPCC proudly presents, Dracula! The Radio Play. Admission is free - seating is limited. All shows will be held in The Studio located in LRC 099. ... See MoreSee Less

Dracula! The Radio Play

November 7, 2017, 7:00pm - November 9, 2017, 8:30pm

The Drama Department of WPCC proudly presents, Dracula! The Radio Play. Admission is free - seating is limited. All shows will be held in The Studio located in LRC 099.

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Western Piedmont Community College shared WPCC Emergency Services Program's event. ... See MoreSee Less

25th Annual Burke County Fire Rescue College

October 19, 2017, 8:00am

The Burke Fire Rescue College will have numerous classes that will begin at different times from Thursday through Sunday. Lunch is provided for all students on Saturday by the Burke County Firefighters Asssociation and there will be numerous vendors on site. Classes will be held at the Foothills Higher Education Center, The Emergency Services Training Center and the Morganton Dept of Public Safety Training Tower.

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We are at the Patton Homecoming game! Come see us to enter to win this FREE WPCC jacket! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you have any questions please stop by Student Services in Hildebrand Hall or call (828) 448-6046. If you’re having trouble with Pioneer Pass, your email, or other computer issues, visit the Help Desk online or call (828) 448-6030. You are also welcome to get in touch with us by submitting a request below.

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