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Homecoming 2018 Postcard

This year’s highlights include the following events. Click for details and description:

Friday, October 5
Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament – 8:30 a.m.
Athletics Hall of Fame – 4:30 p.m.
BBQ Dinner, Music, and Bonfire – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
Breakfast with President Morton – 8:30 a.m.
Festival on the Field – 12:30 p.m.
Soccer – 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

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

Full Schedule

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

Attend Classes with your WWC Student, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Many professors and crew supervisors welcome you to attend class, 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: $85 per player or $320 per team.

Green Walkabout, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Forest Walk, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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.

Poetry and Fiction Reading, 2:00 p.m.

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:

Debra Allbery: Program Director since 2009 and MFA faculty member since 1995

Gary Hawkins: WWC MFA 1995 and Director, Center for Faculty Innovation & Excellence

Rachel Himmelheber,  Undergraduate Creative Writing faculty, Fiction, and Department Chair

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Bryson Gym.

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!

Multicultural Cafe, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Ransom House.

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.

BBQ Dinner, Music, and Bonfire 5:00-8:30 p.m.

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.

Men’s Basketball vs. Alumni, 7:30 p.m.

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

5K Fun Run & Walk, 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.

Breakfast with President Morton, 8:30 – 10:00a.m.

Come enjoy a light breakfast with Warren Wilson College’s eighth president. Cost: $7, all participants.

Internship Panel for Families, 10:00am – 10:30am

Hear from current students who have or are completing an internship about their individual experiences of this great opportunity.

Study Away Workshop, 10:30 – 11:00am

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.

Fiber Arts Crew Tour, 11:00am – 11:30pm

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.

Garden Crew Tour, 11:30 – 12:00pm

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!

Forestry & Archeology Tour, 8:30 – 10:00a.m.

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, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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!

Social Work Alumni Reception and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

The social work department invites all its alumni and Phi Alpha Inductees to attend a reception in the New Academic Building.

Roller Skating, 8:00 pm – 11:00 p.m.

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

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.

Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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