Schedule of Events
Community Picnic – 11:00 AM, Formal Gardens
Inauguration Ceremony – 2:00 PM, Sunderland Lawn
Directions to campus
FROM I-40 WEST OF ASHEVILLE
Take Exit 55 (East Asheville), turn left at the traffic light, and go under the interstate. Bear right at the intersection traffic light (intersection with US-70/Tunnel Road) onto US-70. Drive 1.5 miles until you reach the next traffic light and turn left onto Warren Wilson Road. Travel about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus.
FROM I-40 EAST OF ASHEVILLE
Take Exit 59 (Swannanoa), bear right at the exit and drive to the traffic light at the intersection with US-70. Turn left and go approximately 2 miles until you reach the second traffic light. Turn right onto Warren Wilson Road and travel about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus.
FROM THE AIRPORT
Take Interstate 26 West to I-40 East and then follow the instructions from I-40 West of Asheville.
The campus proper has two main entrances, marked as the South and North Entrances. The core campus and the site of the inauguration are between these two entrances.
Continue past the South and North Entrances and take your first right into the primary parking area on campus behind Kittredge Theater, located at 701 Warren Wilson College Road. Additional parking will be available at the National Wiper Alliance, located at 875 Warren Wilson College Road. Parking will be marked and shuttles available from both lots. If you plan to attend the ceremony only, please schedule your arrival to park for no later than 1:30 pm so that you will be sure to arrive at the ceremony site on time.
See the campus map here.
Inclement Weather Plan
If inclement weather occurs, Inauguration events will be held in the locations below. Please check this space on Saturday, May 12 by 8 am for inclement weather updates.
Inclement Weather: Community Picnic Lunch
Gladfelter Cafeteria, located at the South end of campus – see campus map here.
Inclement Weather: Inauguration Ceremony
Warren Wilson College Chapel, located at 101 Chapel Drive across Warren Wilson Road from central campus.
Please contact Madeline Wadley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.771.2092 if you require accessibility assistance in the following areas:
Hard of Hearing – WWC will reserve seating for best sound during the Inauguration Ceremony
Deaf – WWC will reserve seating in clear sight of the ASL interpreter
Mobility – WWC will provide an accessible parking pass. Parking will be close to the Inauguration Ceremony location. Accessible seating will also be available at the ceremony location. Shuttles available upon request.
Please contact Madeline Wadley at 828.771.2092 or email@example.com with any questions. Please be prepared for inclement weather; most events will be held outdoors.
Suggested Hotel Accommodations
Days Inn – Biltmore East 1435 Tunnel Road
(800) 225-3297, (828) 298-4000
Quality Inn & Suites – Biltmore East 1430 Tunnel Road
(866) 899-8039, (828) 298-5519
Motel 6 – 1415 Tunnel Road
(800) 466-8356, (828) 299-3040
Hampton Inn – 304 Tunnel Road
(800) 426-7866, (828) 255-9220
Courtyard by Marriott 1 – Buckstone Place
(888) 236-2427, (828) 281-0041
Use Code WWC when renting and Warren Wilson receives a $50 donation for each referral.
Warren Wilson College Presidents
Warren Wilson has had eight presidents since becoming a college in 1942.