Welcome to PAWS.WCU.EDU

PAWS.WCU.EDU is a web server at Western Carolina University exclusively for faculty and staff. The purpose of this server is to provide employees with a web presence and a web application development environment.

Account Name

Your account name will be the same as your WCU mail username (DO NOT include the @email.wcu.edu.) and your password is the same as your email password.
Your web address (URL) on this server will be http://paws.wcu.edu/accountname/ (without the @email.wcu.edu).

For Example: Your username would be wcu\abjones and the url would be http://paws.wcu.edu/abjones1

Disk Quota

Account disk quotas are set to 500 Mbytes. Disk storage is a limited and finite resource, so we ask everyone to do periodic account housekeeping.

Who is Eligible for this Server?


Current employees may request an account on paws.wcu.edu. Request an account.

How Long Do Accounts Remain on Server?

Faculty/Staff Accounts will reside on the server as long as you are employed at the university. Once Faculty/Staff leave the university their account will be terminated.