Work for the Hands


Mission Statement

Work Crews
3-D Studio
Academic Affairs Office
Academic Building Services
Academic Research
Academic Support Services
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Admission Office
Athletic Training
Auto Shop
Blacksmith Shop
Building Services I and II
Business Office
Campus Store
Campus Support
Career Services
Chapel Crew
College Press
Community Bicycle Shop
Computing Services
Cowpie Cafe
Design and Construction
Dining Services
The Echo
Education Office Assistants
Energy Services
English Research Assistant
Environmental Justice
Environmental Leadership Center
Environmental Studies/Biology
Facility Management Customer Service
Facility Management Technical Services
Fiber Arts
Financial Aid Office
Fine Woodworking
Fire Safety
First Year Programming
French Assistant
Global Information Systems
Guest Housekeeping
Health Center
Health Promotion (SUPER Crew)
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
History and Political Science
Holden Arts Center
Horse Crew
Instructional Technology
International Programs
International Student Coordinators
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Library - Archives
Library - Circulation
Library - Interlibrary Loan
Library - Serials
Library - Technical Services
MFA Program for Writers
Mountain Area Child and Family Center
Mountain Bike
Multi-Cultural Affairs
Network Service
Occupational Safety and Training
Ogg Maintenance
Outdoor Programs
Paint Crew
Peace and Social Justice Research Assistant
Peal (Literary Magazine)
Plumbing Arts
Psychology Crew
Public Safety
Recycling/Solid Waste
Religion Department
Rentals and Renovations
Resident Assistant Crew
Residence Hall Maintenance
RISE Project:
Sage Coffee House
Service Crew
Social Work Program Assistant
Spanish Department
Spirituality and Social Justice
Student Activities Office
Student Caucus Officers
Student Life Office
Student Services
Swannanoa Gathering Office
The Swannanoa Journal
Wellness Activities
Work Program Office
Writing Center
Writing Assistant


Ian Charles Robertson
Dean of Work

Ian Robertson Address:
WWC CPO 6325
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3019


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Moving the Herd

As a Warren Wilson student you will appreciate the work experience and the pride in seeing yourself manage classes, work, and service successfully. Everyone contributing and working together creates an air of respect which feeds the spirit of community on our campus.

Kneading Dough Blacksmith Shop Spreading Fertilizer

All resident students log 15 hours a week with an assigned work crew—one of over 100 crews essential to the daily operation of the College. You might be relied upon for computer repair, library support, dorm maintenance, or dining services. Or you might be trained to design publications, catalog an arrowhead, or plow fields. In return, you'll earn $3,480 in credit toward the cost of attendance.

Recycling Crew

Through the work program, you'll develop skills in organization, time management, and communication. You'll gain confidence acting in supervisory roles as well as enjoy being part of the team. Your years of work experience will give you a distinct advantage when applying for jobs or to graduate schools. Warren Wilson graduates regularly have high placement rates into graduate programs, veterinary and medical schools, and organizations such as the Peace Corps and the National Park Service.


"Work at Warren Wilson is important because if you do not do the job then who will? I always begin my orientation to new students with that statement. Students should set standards and know that work is a reflection of themselves.

I believe work has to be real and have a purpose. Warren Wilson work is real and students deal with real issues. ... issues such as how do I perform good work in a job assignment I don't particularly like? Should I work in a job that I feel comfortable in or challenge myself with new experiences?


The advantages of work are many. ... It stretches your capabilities, questions your preconceived notions, and contributes to the cost of your education. I get excited when I hear students use work situations to explain concepts in the classroom or to translate academic theories into work issues.

As a new student, expect to work. Challenge yourself to attain new skills. Be purposeful as you look over the opportunities but, most of all, accept your work assignment and do good work."

Ian Robertson Dean of Work