Family Weekend Registration & Event Selection

  • Make your selections by clicking the box to the left of the event title. An event with ***FULL*** at the end of its title has reached its maximum number of participants. If you are interested in a full event, please contact Kelly Ball at or (828) 771-5810 to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Please register your student for all events except for the BBQ (students are automatically registered for the BBQ as part of the meal plan). Depending on the activity, your student is either registered as a "participant" or as a student in terms of meal pricing.
  • Press "Next" to go to the next step or press "Previous" to return to a previous step. Be sure to use these buttons to move back and forth in your registration, not your web browser's navigation buttons, if you need to make any changes to your registration.
  • On the following screen, indicate how many in your group will be attending each activity. Click on an event name to view details about that event.
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Event Selection
Registration for Family Weekend 2014 is REQUIRED. There is no fee but you must register in order to attend any of the Family Weekend events.
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Registration fee covers breakfast, one mulligan and one red tee, green fees, cart and lunch at the Black Mountain Golf Course. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event. Cost: $65
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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 ($15) includes transportation and a bag lunch. Trip departs from the front of Gladfelter. Maximum participants: 11
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints, a joint exhibition with Warren Wilson College and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design features recent quilts and prints made by four accomplished artists from the community of Gee's Bend, Alabama. We will meet at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery, which is located on campus and engage with Julie Caro, co- curator and faculty member and student docents. Together we will travel to The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown Asheville to view the rest of the exhibition. This is the first time the Gee's Bend quilts and prints will be shown in our region. The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The morning will conclude with a dutch-treat lunch at Tod's Tasties, a Montford restaurant owned by Jacob '98 and Alicia Sessoms '00. Cost ($5) includes transportation. Maximum participants: 13
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Guided by a current student, the tour is an opportunity to become familiar with the Warren Wilson College campus and traditions. Meet in the Admissions Office, Lower Level Orr Cottage
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Green Walkabout inspires and informs. Take a walking tour of campus and experience sustainability and resilience initiatives that have earned WWC national acclaim in the areas of food systems, waste reduction, landscaping, forestry, green building and more. Meet at Orr Cottage patio outside Admissions Office.
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Warren Wilson College's highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 38th anniversary this summer. The nation's first low-residency MFA program, it is also widely considered the finest. We invite you to experience the writing side of Warren Wilson, featuring:

Debra Allbery: Program Director and MFA faculty member since 1995
Gary Hawkins: WWC MFA 1995 and WWC Associate Dean
Matthew Olzmann: WWC MFA 2009, former Beebe Fellow and current WWC faculty
Nathan Poole: WWC MFA 2011, and current Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Serve with fellow alumni and members of the Service Learning Crew at the Dr. Wilson Community Garden in Black Mountain. 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:6
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM
"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 your own FAVORITE FAMILY dish to share if you'd like. Light some candles, sing some Shabbat songs, and hang out with new and old friends. Bring an instrument if you like for some music jamming. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! PLEASE REGISTER/RSVP SO WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR ALL. Email if you have any questions.
Cost: Adults, $12; Children 7-12, $5; WWC Students and Children under 6, Free
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Head down to the Farm for our traditional feast of freshly smoked pulled pork or barbecued tofu. The WWC Old Time String 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; $15 day of event; Children 7-12, $5 Children under 6, Free. (Students are free but do not register for this dinner as it is included in their meal plan)
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Enjoy a continental breakfast with faculty, staff and the families of fellow WWC students. At 9:00 am, our president, Dr. Steve Solnick, will speak about the College and answer questions. The breakfast is complimentary, but please preregister to help us avoid waste.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Join staff, alumni students, and their families for a dinner highlighting Warren Wilson's Triad. The meal will feature local food and the program will explore students' Triad experiences and more. Cost: Adults - $17; Children 7-12 - $10; Students / Children Under 6 - Free
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

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