Family Weekend

October 2 – 4, 2015

Online registration opens August 17 at 8:00 a.m.
For more information contact Kelly Ball, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at (828) 771-5810 or kball@warren-wilson.edu.

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2015 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 2  
Registration8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Orr Cottage
Attend Classes with your WWC Student8 a.m.-5 p.m.Various Location
Bannerman Golf Tournament8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Black Mountain Golf Course
Campus Bookstore9 a.m.-4 p.m.Lower Gladfelter
Elizabeth Holden Gallery-A Way of Working10 a.m.-5 p.m.Elizabeth Holden Gallery
Green Walkabout10 a.m.-11 a.m.Orr Cottage Patio
Service of Remembrance10:30 a.m.-NoonWWC Cemetary on Dillingham Circle
Garden Market11 a.m.-1 p.m.Gladfelter Patio
Green Walkabout, afternoon1-2 p.m.Orr Cottage Patio
Poetry and Fiction Reading with MFA Director and Alumni2 p.m.Sage Cafe
Shabbat Dinner4:30-6:30 p.m.Garden Cabin
BBQ Dinner5-6:30 p.m.Farm
WWC Bluegrass and Old Time String Bands5:30 p.m.Farm
Square Dancing6-8 p.m.Farm
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction6:30-8 p.m.DeVries Gym
Bonfire(weather permitting)DuskFarm
Men's Basketball vs Alumni8:30 p.m.DeVries Gym
Saturday October 3rd
5K Fun Run8 a.m.DeVries Gym
Continental Breakfast8:30-9:45 a.m.Upper Fellowship
A Conversation with President Steve Solnick9 a.m.Upper Fellowship
College Resource Fair10-11:30 a.m.TBD
Festival of the Field-craft vendor, food trucks, art car, carnival boothsNoon-4:30 p.m.Soccer Field
Children's Soccer Games, 5-10 and 11-15Noon(20 min game)Soccer Field
Men's Soccer vs Johnston University1 p.m.Soccer Field
Women's Soccer Game vs WC Tech3 p.m.Soccer Field
Alumni Soccer Games, (three games, one men's, one women's, and one co-ed)5-6 p.m.Soccer Field
Elizabeth Holden Gallery- A Way of Working1-4 p.m.ELizabeth Holden Gallery
Family Dinner6 p.m.Cannon Lounge
Sunday October 4th
Brunch10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Gladfelter
Church Service11 a.m.College Chapel

Family Weekend Event Descriptions

Friday, October 2


Attend Classes with your WWC Student, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Academics, work and service continue as normal during Family Weekend, but you’re invited to be a part of the Triad. Many professors and crew supervisors welcome you to attend class or work or service with your student – please check in with them about their schedule.


Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Have fun shooting a round of golf in support of scholarships! Registration fee includes breakfast, one mulligan and one red tee, greens fees, cart and lunch at the Black Mountain Golf Course. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event. Cost: $75.


Green Walkabout©, 10:00 a.m.

You’re invited for a campus stroll to learn about sustainability technologies and practices WWC employs every day. Tour guide Stan Cross, Interim Director of the ELC, has helped lead WWC’s sustainability efforts for the past 15 years. The morning tour will focus on food systems and stops include the farm, garden and compost operations. All tours start on the Orr Cottage Patio outside Admissions. The walkabouts will stick to campus roads and walkways, which are hilly. Wear comfortable shoes.


A Way of Working Exhibit at Elizabeth Holden Gallery, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Weavings by Robin Johnston will be on view alongside collaborative works by the WWC Fiber Arts Crew. Robin Johnston’s work deals with measuring time and capturing moments as they pass. She collects various data such as sleep patterns and moon cycles to create conceptually driven woven works. Johnston holds an MFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts and recently completed a 3-year artist residency at Penland School of Crafts.


Service of Remembrance, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Join us as we remember those who have gone before us in Warren Wilson College history. Gather outside the Chapel at 10:15 a.m. if you would like to ride the shuttle to the service. Otherwise meet at the Warren Wilson College Cemetery on Dillingham Circle at 10:30 a.m.


Garden Market, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Meander through the Garden Market in front of Gladfelter and see freshly harvested food from our Garden. You can purchase garden items and take a taste of Warren Wilson home with you!


Green Walkabout©, 1:00 p.m.

You’re invited for a campus stroll to learn about sustainability technologies and practices WWC employs every day. Tour guide Stan Cross, Interim Director of the ELC, has helped lead WWC’s sustainability efforts for the past 15 years. The afternoon tour will focus on green building and landscaping and stops include LEED Gold Orr Cottage and nationally acclaimed LEED Platinum Eco Dorm. All tours start on the Orr Cottage Patio outside Admissions. The walkabouts will stick to campus roads and walkways, which are hilly. Wear comfortable shoes.


Poetry and Fiction Reading with MFA Director and Alumni, 2:00 p.m.
Warren Wilson College’s highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 39th anniversary this summer. The nation’s first low-residency MFA program, it is also widely considered the finest. We invite you to experience the writing side of Warren Wilson, featuring:

Debra Allbery: Program Director and MFA faculty member since 1995
Gary Hawkins: WWC MFA 1995 and WWC Associate Dean
Lia Greenwell: WWC MFA 2013 and current Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow


Sukkot Shabbat Dinner for Students, Families, and Alumni, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

“Kehila” (the Jewish Student Association/WWC Hillel) is hosting a vegetarian/vegan friendly dinner to celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot (the holiday of harvest and pilgrimage) at the Garden Cabin. It will coincide with the BBQ dinner, leaving plenty of time for those who want to venture down to the Farm for square dancing and the bonfire. This event is open to all students, their families, and alumni. We will celebrate the holiday with local fruit and veggies cuisines, and we welcome you to bring your own FAVORITE FAMILY dish to share if you’d like. Light some candles, sing some Shabbat songs, and hang out with new and old friends. Bring an instrument if you like for some music jamming. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! PLEASE REGISTER/RSVP SO WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR ALL. Email beckstein@warren-wilson.edu if you have any questions. Cost: Adults, $15; Children 7-12, $6; WWC Students and children under 6, free


BBQ Dinner, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Head down to the Farm for our traditional feast of freshly smoked pulled pork or barbecued tofu. The WWC Bluegrass and Old Time String Bands will provide lively entertainment and music for dancing. A bonfire will keep us warm as the sun sets and wagon rides are offered too, weather permitting. It’s an event for the entire campus, so students, staff and faculty are invited to join in the fun. Food service from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: Adults, $15; day of event, $17; Children 7-12, $6, Students & Children under 6, free


Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 6:30 p.m.

The Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame and Team of Excellence induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium (alumni basketball game to follow at approximately 8:30 pm). Hall of Fame Inductees: Loci Zsuppan ’02, Harry Mills ’83, Audrey Lowney Sloan ’78, and Ron Wilson. The 1975 Men’s Soccer Team will receive the Team of Excellence honor.


Men’s Basketball vs. Alumni, 8:30 p.m.

Come see your first glimpse of the 2015-2016 edition of the Warren Wilson College men’s basketball team. All alumni are invited to attend and participate.

Saturday, October 3


WWC 5K Fun Run, 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy a peaceful 3.1 mile run or walk around the Warren Wilson campus. Meet in front of DeVries Gym to register and take your mark. The course will be marked, and all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Registration fees ($5) and all additional donations support the WWC Athletics Fund.


Continental Breakfast & A Conversation with President Steve Solnick, 8:30-9:45a.m.

Enjoy a continental breakfast with faculty, staff and the families of fellow WWC students. At 9:00 a.m., our president, Dr. Steve Solnick, will speak about the College and answer questions. Cost: $7.00 adults and children 7-12; Students and children under 6, free


College Resource Fair, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Take the opportunity to learn more about the resources available on Campus. Families can visit with various departments, meet the staff, and ask questions. Tables include Housing, Gender and Relationships, Public Safety, the Career Development Center, and more.


Festival on the Field, Noon-4:30p.m.

Spend the afternoon on the soccer field to cheer on the WWC Soccer teams and play a game with fellow alumni. Along with the games, you’ll find crafts by students and alumni artisans that are available for purchase. And to also temp you‒ delicious food prepared by student and staff vendors and local food trucks. New this year-get your own craft on by helping transform a WWC crew car into a piece of art!

Noon: Children’s soccer game (pre-registration required, 20 min game)
1:00 p.m.: WWC Men’s Soccer team plays Johnson University
3:00 p.m.: Women’s Soccer team play WC Tech
5:00 p.m.: Alumni soccer game (approved)


A Way of Working Exhibit at Elizabeth Holden Gallery, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Weavings by Robin Johnston will be on view alongside collaborative works by the WWC Fiber Arts Crew. Robin Johnston’s work deals with measuring time and capturing moments as they pass. She collects various data such as sleep patterns and moon cycles to create conceptually driven woven works. Johnston holds an MFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts and recently completed a 3-year artist residency at Penland School of Crafts.


Fall Family Dinner*, 6:00 p.m.

Join students and their families for a festive fall dinner. Learn more about the exciting things happening at Warren Wilson College through presentations by students. Cost: Adults, $18; Children 7-12, $10; Students and children under 6, free.

Sunday, October 4

Brunch, 10:30am-1:00pm

Brunch in Gladfelter will be available, pay at the door.

Church Service, 11:00am

The congregation of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church welcomes you to join them for a service in the College Chapel.