2024 Orientation Information

Welcome to The Swannanoa Gathering!

All of us here at Warren Wilson College are looking forward to this year’s Gathering and are delighted that you have decided to spend a week(s) with us.  This link tree contains most of the information that will help you prepare for the Gathering. 

Included in this link tree you will find:

  • Directions for getting to The Swannanoa Gathering
  • Information describing how to best plan your stay with us
  • Orientation information
  • Warren Wilson College information and policies



When you login to your account on our website and go to your User Page, you can see the classes that you are registered for. (Click Here for Login Help)

Next week, we will add a link to your User Page (and this page) with a printable pdf copy of this welcome/orientation information.
In an effort to use less paper, we will be printing less to hand you at check-in when you arrive.
If you prefer a printed copy, please print and bring with you (we WILL have some copies on hand and will post the information in some central locations.) A QR code to this page will also be posted.

Some instructors will provide digital handouts that are uploaded to your website user page. If your instructor has done so, you will see a link below the class name on your schedule. This will occur IF and when an instructor requests it. 

An Attendee Contact List will be available on your User Page by, or before, you arrive to camp.


Check-In & Class Changes

Campus Dining/Meals

Additional Special Events

How To Get Here

What to Wear & Bring

Amenities & Other Activities

Program & Campus Policies


Bear Safety

Respiratory Virus Safety

Should you have any questions, ask a team member and we’ll do our best to answer them.