Dedicated to creating a sustainable effort on campus, the NICE committee focuses on the creation and maintenance of neuroinclusive events on campus. The committee is made up of self-advocates and community stakeholders who are passionate and dedicated to NICE’s mission: to make WCU’s campus more inclusive. The committee meets approximately once a month during the school year, with more meetings in the Spring semester leading up to the Concert on the Quad. The committee focuses on…
Offering thoughts and concerns about inclusivity
Assisting with and advising logistics and designating tasks for the concert
Participating and providing feedback on smaller inclusive opportunities to continue engaging the community throughout the year (e.g. group drum circles, coffee house performances, etc.)
Upcoming 2023-2024 meeting dates to be posted soon. To get in touch with a committee member, visit the Contact page.
If you are unfamiliar with symphony orchestra concerts, there will be an Instrument Petting Zoo before the Concert on the Quad at 4:30pm! Come to the Academic Quad early to meet the instruments you’ll be listening to. To prepare for the concert, you can review pictures of the orchestra’s instruments below.
Note: Attendees will not be able to touch all of the instruments. Please look for signs by the instruments to know which you are allowed to touch.
Parking can be located on streets near campus, in any of the surrounding WCU parking lots or at the Sharpless Street garage. Use the interactive map and click on the “Parking” hyperlink on the right-hand side of the screen to view WCU’s nearby parking lots.
For an interactive map, visit https://www.wcupa.edu/campusmap/.
For a stationary image with important locations marked, view the image below. The Academic Quad and FHG Library will be marked for your convenience
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During the concert, accommodations will be available for your individual needs, including squishy toys, helpful volunteers, a clear schedule, accessible walking paths, coloring pages, program notes and access to a sensory-supportive room in the Francis Harvey Green Library, located right next to the Academic Quad.
The Library’s Self-Care Space is located on the sixth floor and is equipped with stimulating and calming items, including noise-reducing sound panels, light and noise machines, yoga mats, weighted blankets, noise-cancelling headphones and comfortable seating. At any time, concertgoers can request a volunteer to take them to the Self-Care Space for as long as they need during the concert hours.
For assistance with the Self Care room in the FHG Library, Librarian Gary Childs will be at the Research Help Desk on the second floor from 4:30-5pm. Otherwise, volunteers at the event are available to help at any time.
On the 2nd floor of the FHG Library, two gender-inclusive family restrooms with changing tables are available for all concertgoers. The restrooms are located in the back right corner of the second floor. View a floor map, and for any questions at the event ask a volunteer or visit the Help Desk inside the library, just beyond the main doors.