Directions to Campus

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701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC

From I-40 west of Asheville:

If you are arriving by car via I-40 from areas west of Asheville, do not take the Asheville exits (I-240), but rather stay on I-40 going East until you get to Exit 55. Take Exit 55 (East Asheville), turn left and go under the interstate. Go to the first traffic light (at the intersection with US-70/Tunnel Road), and turn right onto US-70.

On US-70, go 1.5 miles until you reach the next traffic light and turn left onto Warren Wilson Road. Travel about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus. Turn right at the South entrance and bear left at the first split, continue straight at the second split. The Admissions and College Relations building will be on the right, just past Ransom House (Service Learning Office). Parking is available on the left before Ransom House in front of Ogg Building in designated spaces. If they are full additional parking is located under the pedestrian foot bridge. Handicap parking is available. The Admission Office is located downstairs.

From I-40 east of Asheville:

If you are traveling on I-40 east of Asheville take Exit 59 (Swannanoa) which has a “Warren Wilson College” sign. Bear right at the exit and go to the traffic light at the intersection with US-70. Turn left and go about 2 miles until you reach the third traffic light. Turn right on Warren Wilson Road. Go about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus. Turn right at the South entrance and bear left at the first split, continue straight at the second split. The Admissions and College Relations building will be on the right, just past Ransom House (Service Learning Office). Parking is available on the left before Ransom House in front of Ogg Building in designated spaces. If they are full additional parking is located under the pedestrian foot bridge. Handicap parking is available. The Admission Office is located downstairs.

From the airport:

If you are traveling from the airport, take Interstate 26 West to I-40 East, then follow the instructions from I-40 West of Asheville.

Parking on Campus

There is limited parking on main campus, but we do reserve several spaces for visitors. There are spaces reserved East of the Orr Cottage / Admission (beside the building, across the street from the back of the Log Cabin), and there are reserved spaces West of Orr Cottage / Admission adjacent to the Ogg and Laursen administration buildings. There is handicapped parking in front of Orr Cottage (for Alumni Relations) or behind the building (for Admission)–please call us so that we can be sure to meet your needs: 1-800-934-3536.

If there are no parking spaces available near Orr Cottage / Admission, please park in the Kittredge parking lot at the East end of campus or in the Chapel parking lot. See the campus map for where these lots are – parking areas on the map are colored green and brown.

If you get lost, don’t hesitate to ask directions from passerby!

In the event of snow and ice

In the event of severe weather, you can call 828-258-4521 for a recorded message to find out more about conditions on campus. Usually the best route to campus is from I-40 exit 59. From U.S. 70 East, cross the Swannanoa River onto Old U.S. 70 and turn left. After a short distance bear right onto Bee Tree Road. Continue on Bee Tree Road until you pass the sign for Bee Tree Community and the road becomes Warren Wilson Road in approaching Owen Manufacturing.