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For more information, please contact Ally Wilson, Director of Community Relations, at (828) 771-2092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|Bannerman Golf Tournament*||8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Broadmoor Golf Links|
|Exploring Sustainability Through ELC Internships**||8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Meet in front of Gladfelter|
|WWC Forest Walk**||10:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Meet in front of Chapel|
|Alumni Raft Trip*||11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Meet in front of Gladfelter|
|Garden Market||11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Gladfelter Patio|
|Green Walkabout||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|WWC Forest Walk**||1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Meet in front of Chapel|
|MFA Reading||2:00 p.m.||Jensen Lecture Hall|
|Service Opportunity**||2:30 - 4:30 p.m.||Black Mountain Community Garden|
|Service of Remembrance||3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||WWC Cemetery|
|Admission 101**||3:00 p.m.||Orr Cottage|
|Natural Science Alumni Reception||3:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Ferguson Courtyard|
|Outdoor Leadership Gathering||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Mitchell House|
|Business Alumni Gathering||4:00 p.m.||Outside of Spidel|
|Sukkot Shabbat Dinner*||4:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Garden Cabin|
||5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Farm|
|WWC Chorale Performance||5:30 p.m.||Farm|
|Square Dance||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Farm|
|Men's Basketball vs. Alumni||8:00 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
|Basketball Half-Time||DeVries Gym|
|Theatre Performance & Gathering||9:00 p.m.||Kittredge Theater|
|WWC 5K Fun Run Registration||7:30 - 8:00 a.m.||In front of DeVries|
|WWC 5K Fun Run*||8:00 a.m.||In front of DeVries|
|Homecoming Registration||8:30 - 11:30 a.m.||Orr Cottage|
|Alumni Continental Breakfast**||8:30 - 10:00 a.m.||Kittredge Lobby|
|Awards and Recognition Ceremony/Alumni Association Meeting||10:00 -11:15 a.m.||Kittredge Theatre|
|Bookstore Hours||11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Lower Gladfelter|
|Parade of Classes||11:15 a.m.||Kittredge to Gladfelter|
|Reunion Celebration Lunch*||11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Canon Lounge|
|Festival on the Field||Noon - 4:30 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Women's Soccer vs. Converse College||1:00 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Men's and Women's Swimming||1:00 p.m.||Pool|
|Men's Soccer vs. Mountain State University||3:00 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Social Work Alumni Gathering and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony
||4:00 p.m.||Garden Cabin|
|Alumni Soccer Game||5:00 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Warren Wilson Showcase Dinner*||6:00 p.m.||Canon Lounge|
|David Wilcox '85 Performance
|Continental Breakfast*||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Gladfelter|
|Choir Rehearsal||9:30 a.m.||WWC Chapel|
|Church Service||11:00 a.m.||Chapel|
|Potluck Dinner for Alumni**||12:15 p.m.||Upper Fellowship Hall|
* Requires preregistration and payment.
** Free, but please preregister.
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 Broadmoor Golf Links. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event. Cost: $65.
Exploring Sustainability Through ELC Internship Program Partners** , 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This field trip will take participants to two different institutions working on environmental, social and economic challenges and solutions where WWC students have had internships. Participants will gain knowledge about the challenges these organizations deal with and will be inspired by the work they do to provide critical information and viable solutions. First, we will visit the National Climatic Data Center, a hub of global climate science. We'll learn about the work of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and what the latest climate modeling is forecasting for the future. Next we will visit Ashevillage Institute, an innovative urban permaculture homestead that puts sustainable living concepts into practice. The WWC Environmental Leadership Center is proud of our 15 year old Internship Program that has provided 350 students with fantastic learning opportunities with a variety of partner organizations such as NCDC and AVI. To learn more about the program and our partners, click here.
WWC Forest Walk**, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
Join WWC Sustainable Forestry Professor Dave Ellum on a hike through the Suicide Ridge compartment of the College forest. Participants will learn about the ecological significance of Suicide Ridge, forest management at WWC, and the role the College forest plays in the College’s teaching mission. The walk lasts an hour and a half and includes moderately hilly terrain. Meet in front of the Chapel and be sure to bring water, sturdy shoes and lots of questions. Maximum participants: 12
Alumni River Raft Trip*, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Take a four-mile guided raft trip down the French Broad River. This trip is open to children age nine and older if accompanied by an adult. Cost ($12) includes transportation and a bag lunch. Trip departs from the front of Gladfelter. Maximum participants: 10
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©, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Green Walkabout inspires and informs. Take a walking tour of campus and learn about greening principles, waste reduction practices, native landscaping, sustainable forestry and agriculture, and more.
MFA Reading, 2:00 p.m.
Warren Wilson College's highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 36th anniversary this summer. The nation's first low-residency MFA program, it is also widely considered the finest. We invite you to explore the writing side of Warren Wilson through this reading from the program's director, Debra Allbery, MFA alumna Rachel Howard and from MFA alum and current Beebe Fellow, Matthew Olzmann.
Service Opportunity: Black Mountain Community Garden**, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Serve with fellow alumni and members of the Service Learning Crew at the Black Mountain Community Garden. This community garden provides a space for families of the Swannanoa Valley to grow their own produce, supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income families through local agencies, and teaches children and adults the life-long skills of growing food and sharing with your neighbor. Come play in soil, harvest the summer bounty and get crops planted for the winter. Please preregister for this event. Maximum participants: 12
Service of Remembrance, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us as we remember those who have gone before us in Warren Wilson College history. Gather outside the Chapel at 2:45 p.m. if you would like to ride the shuttle to the service or meet at the cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
Natural Science Alumni Reception, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Stop by the Ferguson Courtyard to visit with science alumni and professors.
Outdoor Leadership Gathering, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Stop by Mitchell to visit with ODL alumni and professors.
Business Alumni Gathering, 4:00 p.m.
Come by the grassy area in front of Spidel and visit with Business alumni, students and professors.
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 a FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPE if you’d like. Light some candles, sing some Shabbat songs, shake the lulav and estrog, and hang out with new and old friends. Bring an instrument if you like for some jamming. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! PLEASE REGISTER SO WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR ALL. Email email@example.com if you have any questions. Cost: Adults, $10; Children 7-12, $5; Students and Children under 6, Free
WWC Chorale Performance, BBQ Dinner and Square Dancing*, 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 Chorale kicks off the evening and a rockin’ band will provide lively entertainment and music for dancing. A bonfire will keep us warm as the sun sets and hayrides 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. Cost: Adults, $12; Children 7-12, $5; Students & Children under 6, Free
Men's Basketball vs. Alumni, 8:00 p.m.
Come see your first glimpse of the 2012-2013 edition of the Warren Wilson College men's basketball team. All alumni are invited to attend and participate. A small alumni reception will be offered in the atrium of DeVries Gymnasium after the game as well.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, 8:30 p.m.
The Warren Wilson College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class on Friday, October 5 at Homecoming 2012. The induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium at halftime of the Alumni Basketball game at approximately 8:30 pm. The five new members will include: Dave Davis '83, Sam DeVries, Hugh Himan, Ernst Laursen '49, and Sam Millar. They will be joining 2010 inductee Rodney Lytle '73 as Charter Members of the WWC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Theatre Performance & Gathering, 9:00 p.m.
Complete your evening at Kittredge Theatre with an abridged reading of The Tempest, performed by WWC students and alumni. Casting will happen that night so feel free to join the fun!
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.
Awards & Recognition Ceremony at the Annual Association Meeting, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Join us as we honor our alumni award recipients and vote on the new Alumni Association Board members. Award recipients include the following: Distinguished Alumni Award- Michael R. "Bob" Washel '72, Distinguished Service Award- Hugh D. Verner and Bill Mosher, Distinguished Community Service Award- Tom Logan '64, Jocelyn Lai Logan '64, and A. Eugene Hileman '56. Rodney Lytle ’73, Director of Alumni Relations, and Richard Blomgren, V.P. for Advancement, Admission and Marketing, will be our masters of ceremony.
Parade of Classes, 11:15 a.m.
Following the Awards and Recognition Ceremony, meet your classmates outside of Kittredge Theatre to begin a celebratory parade to Gladfelter. The parade, led by our Award Recipients, will march together by decades.
Reunion Celebration Luncheon*, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join your classmates for great food and fellowship in Canon Lounge. Graduates of '62, '87, and '02 will be recognized. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Shuttle service will be provided between Canon and the Kittredge parking lot. Cost: Adults-$16, Children 7-12-$6, Children 6 and under-Free.
Festival on the Field, Noon-4:30 p.m.
Spend time with your friends and family Saturday afternoon on the soccer field where you’ll find crafts by students, local and alumni artisans, as well as items created by our own Work Crews- including Fine Woodworking and Fiber Arts. Be sure to bring a little extra cash or your checkbook to purchase your favorite items, as well as tasty food. This year, we are excited to have a kids tent staffed by the Mountain Area Child and Family Center to provide activities for our younger guests!
Social Work Alumni Reception and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony, 4:00 p.m.
The social work department invites all alumni to attend a reception and the induction ceremony into the Phi Alpha honor society at the Garden Cabin.
Reunion Dinners*, Various Locations and Times throughout the Evening
Enjoy the time together as you reminisce about your days here at WWC. The GAR (classes in the fifties), the class of 1962 and the class of 1987 will all celebrate milestone reunions. Separate registration required. Click here for more info.
Warren Wilson Showcase Dinner*, 6:00 p.m.
Join staff, alumni students, and their families for a dinner highlighting Warren Wilson’s Triad. The meal will be mostly sourced from the WWC Farm and Garden and the program will explore students' Triad experiences and more. Cost: Adults - $15; Children 7-12 - $7; Students / Children Under 6 - Free
David Wilcox '85 in Concert, 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with WWC alumnus David Wilcox, masterful singer/songwriter and storyteller. David's lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, ‘How Did You Find Me Here’, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth. Now, 17 albums into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David continues to find and deliver joy, inspiration, and invention across generations. Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Life.
Continental Breakfast*, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Fuel up for your journey home with a continental breakfast at Gladfelter. Cost: Adults, $4; Children 7-12, $2; Students & Children under 6, Free
Yoga, 9:00 a.m.
Greet the day with sun salutations alongside other WWC community members in Bryson Gym.
Choir Rehearsal, Church Service, Potluck Dinner**, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join your classmates for song and worship followed by a potluck dinner sponsored by the congregation of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church at the College Chapel.
* Requires preregistration and payment. ** Free, but please preregister.