One of “The Best Small College Areas to Live and Study”
From engaging with Asheville community organizations and citizens through service to showcasing their craft at the semi-annual Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) to utilizing alumni relationships at local farms and businesses for internships and jobs, students blur the line between Asheville and Warren Wilson daily.
You Don’t Have to Choose
The city. Or the mountains. When you go to Warren Wilson, you don’t have to choose. Asheville has all the arts, culture, and professional opportunities you seek from a city. And when you get back to campus, you’ll be surrounded by one of the most beautiful campus’ in the country. It’s the best of both worlds, so you don’t have to choose.
Our Alumni Connection
The successes of Asheville and Warren Wilson have been, and will continue to be, the same. Our mutual influence is vast and due in part to the loyalty of WWC alumni to Asheville. When you’re in town, we encourage you to seek out and visit our alumni at their places of business. Here are just a handful of the many connections between WWC and local business:
- Astral (Philip Curry ’95)
- Bull and Beggar (Matthew Dawes ’98)
- Fonta Flora Brewery (Todd Boera ’08)
- Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Amy ’00 and Jamie Ager ’00)
- Liberty Bicycles (Claudia ’69 and Mike Nix ’70)
- Spring Forth Flower Farm (Megan Cornett Leiss ’10)
- Table and All Day Darling (Jacob ’98 and Alicia Sessoms ’00)
Asheville has a regional airport (AVL) with direct flights to 26 cities including Baltimore, Miami, Denver, Charlotte, Chicago, and New York City. The Asheville airport is about 20 minutes from campus. Many families also fly into Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) or Greenville Spartanburg (GSP), which are 2 hours and 90 minutes away, respectively.