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 112 on the 1st Floor of Sunderland Hall. Instrument Check/Lock-up is located in Room 110. Melissa McCormick is our Housing Coordinator and Ops. Assistant.

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.

Dorm Host, Diane Perry, is the primary point of contact after 6 PM. 

All staff concerns should be addressed to Jim Magill, whose office is located adjacent to the Main Office.  

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 Range Urgent Carehttps://rangeurgentcare.com/, (828) 412-0327 in Black Mountain, or to Mission Hospital in downtown Asheville. In the event of an EMERGENCY – CALL 911 and notify the Gathering Office (or Dorm Host) immediately.  Ambulance, fire, or police will respond as needed.