Registration for Family Weekend 2018 is now closed.
This year’s highlights include the following events. Click for details and description:
Questions? Call 866-992-2586.
All future communication concerning Homecoming and Family Weekend will be made via email. If you have not updated your email with us for a while, now is your chance! You can make this update now by contacting: Mary Craig, Database Manager at 828-771-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 5
|Registration + Information||8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.||In Front of Gladfelter|
|Attend Classes with your WWC Student||8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.||Various Locations|
|Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament||8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||Black Mountain Golf Course|
|Campus Store||9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.||Lower Gladfelter|
|Green Walkabout||10-11:30 a.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|Elizabeth Holden Gallery||10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||Elizabeth Holden Gallery|
|Garden Market||11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Gladfelter Patio|
|Forest walk||1:00-3:00||WWC Chapel|
|Poetry and Fiction Reading||2 p.m.||Sage Café|
|Multicultural Cafe||3:30-5:00 p.m.||Ransom House|
|Athletics Hall of Fame Induction/Team of Excellence Award||4:30-6:00 p.m.||Bryson Gym|
|BBQ Dinner, Music, & Bonfire||5:00 – 8:30p.m.||Farm|
|Men’s Basketball vs. Alumni||7:30 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
|Dance Party||After Dark||Pavilion/Bryson|
Saturday, October 6
|5K Fun Run||8:00 a.m.||Devries Gym|
|Breakfast with President Morton||8:30 – 10:00 a.m.||New Academic Building|
|Internship Panel for Families||10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||New Academic Building|
|Study Away Workshop||10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||New Academic Building|
|Fiber Arts Crew Tour||11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Fortune Property|
|Garden Crew Tour||11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Warren Wilson College Garden|
|Forestry & Archeology Tour||11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.||Sawmill Loop (on the Farm road)|
|Festival on the Field||12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Soccer: WWC Women’s Soccer vs. Hiwassee College||1 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|WWC Men’s Soccer vs. Hiwassee College||3 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Elizabeth Holden Gallery||1:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Elizabeth Holden Gallery|
|Social Work Alumni Gathering and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony||4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||New Academic Building|
|Roller Skating||8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
Sunday, October 7
|Brunch||10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Gladfelter|
|Church Service||11:00 a.m.||WWC Chapel|
Friday, October 5
Many professors and crew supervisors welcome you to attend class, work, or service with your student – please check in with them about their schedule.
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: $85 per player or $320 per team.
You’re invited for a campus stroll to learn about sustainability technologies and practices WWC employs every day. The tour includes stops at the college farm, garden, recycling and composting 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.
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.
Take on our very own Warren Wilson College trails with forest director and professor of ecological forestry, Dave Ellum, Ph.D., and learn about some of the beauty that surrounds our campus. Be prepared for hills and rough terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Warren Wilson College’s highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program, founded 41 years ago, was the first low-residency MFA in the country. The College’s undergraduate Creative Writing department, originally developed by MFA alumna Ann Turkle, has continued to benefit from the renowned MFA Program through the program alumni appointed as the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow, through MFA faculty who serve as visiting writers-in-residence, and through the Residency Class offered to a select group of undergraduate students each January. We invite you to experience the writing side of Warren Wilson, featuring:
The Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at Bryson Gym this year and will celebrate the accomplishments of four players and coaches that helped lay the foundation for past and present athletic success. Please Register!
Stop by for snacks and a celebration of multiculturalism on our campus and within our alumni community at Ransom House, the new home for International Programs, WIDE, and the Interfaith Office.
Head down to the Farm for our traditional feast of freshly smoked pulled pork or barbecued tofu. Local 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, $12; $15 day of event; Children 7-12, $6 Students & Children under 6, Free.
Come see your first glimpse of the 2018-2019 edition of the Warren Wilson College men’s basketball team. All alumni are invited to attend and participate. Please Register!
Saturday, October 6
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.
Come enjoy a light breakfast with Warren Wilson College’s eighth president. Cost: $7, all participants.
Hear from current students who have or are completing an internship about their individual experiences of this great opportunity.
If your student has an interest in studying off-campus sometime during their college career, come learn about the class offerings and other sponsored programs with our Intercultural and International Opportunities staff and hear from students who have taken advantage of these programs.
Take a shuttle from the New Academic Building to the Fortune Property to visit the Fiber Arts Crew and learn about how they integrate work and academic study while creating beautiful, regionally significant, hand-made crafts.
Come to the WWC Garden to see and learn what students of this crew do for their work. You will tour the Herb cabin, the apiary, some green houses, and see horses and chickens too!
Take a tour of the Sawmill loop to see the work of these crews. You will tour the sawmill that mills WWC felled trees, the native tree nursery and the black walnut syrup operations. Along the way you will make a stop at our very own archeological dig site to get oriented to the Native American settlements that once occupied this beautiful valley!
Festival on the Field is a time to indulge in many of the great things Warren Wilson has to offer – sports, food, music, crafts, and fun! Head out to the soccer fields to enjoy an afternoon cheering on the WWC Soccer teams. Then peruse unique crafts by students and alumni artisans that are available for purchase. Or try delicious foods prepared by students, staff vendors and local food trucks. Also, Student Activities will have a free crafting tent for kids!
The social work department invites all its alumni and Phi Alpha Inductees to attend a reception in the New Academic Building.
We’re turning DeVries into a retro roller skating rink! Bring the family, lace up your skates (provided), and dance the night away to your favorite roller rink jams.
Sunday, October 7
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.
Brunch in Gladfelter will be available, pay at the door.