Our Community:

One of the aspects of The Swannanoa Gathering that makes this event so special is the community created over the course of the week.  For the summer, Gathering participants also become part of the greater Warren Wilson College community.  We want the week to go well for all, so please: pick up after yourself; use trash and recycling receptacles; if you move chairs from jam areas, put them back for the next folks; respect the 10:00 PM Quiet Hour inside of the residence halls and jam or socialize outside away from the residence halls; hike the campus trails, or visit the farm.

Our Offices:

There are three Swannanoa Gathering Offices.
For linen requests, maintenance or janitorial requests or reports, fan or lamp loans, technology needs, and the like, please visit our Housing Office, located in Room 114 on the 1st Floor of Sunderland Hall. Instrument Check/Lock-up is located in Room 122. Wynn Walter is our Housing Coordinator.

For other student concerns:

  • Visit our Information Table located in the lobby of Sunderland Hall (Mon. – Sat.)
  • Visit the Main Office located at Room 115 in Sunderland Hall, next to the elevator.
  • Text the main office at (828) 298-3434
  • Email: gathering@warren-wilson.edu

Kimberly Ann Clark, Operations Manager, is the primary point of contact during the day for student needs and concerns beyond what falls under the Housing Office or Information Table.

After 6 PM, please contact Public Safety for any needs. 828-230-4592

All staff concerns should be addressed to Jim Magill, whose office is Sunderland #116 (near the elevator). 

Room Keys/Residence Hall Codes:

Keys for rooms will be issued at check-in, up to 2 per room.  A $10 deposit is required for each key and will be returned at checkout. Key deposits donated each week to our Youth Scholarship program help fund the scholarships, of which 22 were awarded this summer. 

Campus Security & Public Safety:
The Campus Public Safety Office is located in the lower level of the Ogg Building (across from the cafeteria).  Their phone number is 828-230-4592.  In case of an emergency, please dial 911, and then contact Campus Security.  There are 4 emergency call boxes (look for blue light) located on campus:  in the parking area between DeVries Athletic Center and the tennis courts, in front of Boone, in the Kittredge Theatre parking lot near the theater, and near the Ballfield residence hall on the far west side of campus.  Please keep your vehicles and residence hall rooms locked at all times.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Medical Services:
If anyone should require medical attention during the Gathering, they will be referred to:
(in order of distance from WWC; times given in ideal traffic)

In the event of an EMERGENCY – CALL 911 and notify WWC Public Safety immediately (and then the Gathering Office as soon as you are able).  Ambulance, fire, or police will respond as needed.  Public Safety: 828-230-4592     Gathering Office: 828-298-3434

Mercy Urgent Care: https://mercyurgentcare.org/east-asheville/     (828) 209-8679    1272 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805   35.58571999927946, -82.47353757043703  8-10 minutes West

MinuteClinic at CVS: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/   (866) 389-2727    11 River Ridge Dr., Asheville, NC 28803    35.57048762314279, -82.50548302617649  11-15 minutes West

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Carewww.gohealthuc.com/novant-asheville , (828) 419-1035   201 NC-9, Black Mountain, NC 28711    35.615009980427054, -82.31850180525112  13-15 minutes East

Mission Hospital ER in downtown Asheville:
   (828) 213-1111    509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801       35.578116353764834, -82.54901374986376  17-20 minutes West