Housing Information - 2013
Are you considering staying on campus? The Swannanoa Gathering is not a conference center or a resort, but a music camp held on the Warren Wilson College campus. Since many of the social activities that foster the sense of community we are striving for take place outside of class – at mealtimes, in the evenings, at jam sessions and dances, all participants are encouraged to be in residence on campus during the week if at all possible. Those with special needs should include a detailed, written description of those needs with their registration materials.
Housing is available for students and staff of the Swannanoa Gathering in the college residence halls. Rooms are double-occupancy with communal bath facilities. Small deposits for residence hall keys and meal cards will be required on arrival.
There are many features common to all residence halls: Linens will be provided and will be in your room when you arrive; you will be supplied towels (bath and hand), washcloth, sheets and pillowcase as well as one light blanket and one pillow. As these linens may not be what you're used to at home, you may wish to bring an extra towel, favorite pillow and heavier blanket. Some Gathering attendees have found that a mattress pad or inexpensive twin-size foam mattress cover really does help make the beds more like home. Parents with small children staying in the residence hall with adults will need to provide the child's bedding, including air mattress or cot, pillow, blanket and linens. Click here for a list of suggested items to bring. Smoking is not permitted in or near any campus buildings. No pets please. Each residence hall has its own laundry facility, a full kitchen, and a furnished common area. Each room has a phone jack and ethernet connections or wireless connection (allowing you to connect directly into the campus network for high-speed internet access). Each room phone line is equipped with two voice mail boxes. Given the mountain location, we have found that air-conditioning is not necessary, and all rooms have opening windows. We do recommend bringing a room fan with you as summer temps can make the rooms warm. Most rooms have two beds with single 37"x80" mattresses. In addition to the beds, each room typically has two dressers, two closets or wardrobes, and two desks. All windows are equipped with blinds. All rooms are well-lighted, but a study lamp for your desk might be a good idea.
We offer on-campus housing in a variety of residence halls on campus. Housing costs vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen (private or shared housing). Housing options include:
Housing & Meals in a Shared Room - $385 :: includes a double-occupancy room for six nights, supper on Sunday, three buffet-style meals a day at the college cafeteria in Gladfelter Student Center, and breakfast on Saturday at the end of the week. These are all dormitory-style rooms with two twin beds and a bath accessible from the hallway.
Housing & Meals in a Private Room - $535 :: a limited number of single rooms are available for an additional $150 fee. Single-occupancy room for six nights, supper on Sunday, three buffet-style meals a day at the college cafeteria in Gladfelter Student Center, and breakfast on Saturday at the end of the week. These are private dormitory-style rooms with two twin beds and a bath accessible from the hallway.
MEALS: Wholesome and plentiful meals are served in the Gladfelter Student Center. The school grows many of its vegetables and produces milk and dairy products. Vegetarian, low-sodium and vegan selections are available at all meals. Our experienced kitchen staff plans daily menus to meet the needs of students with food allergies. The college is catered by Sodexho (828-298-1041). Adults staying off campus may purchase a meal ticket for $123, and meal tickets for children under 12 may be purchased for $79. Meals may also be purchased individually. STAYOVERS Those wishing to stay over on the Saturday night at week’s end may do so if space is available for a fee of $75 per person. This does not include the cost of meals. No Saturday stayovers on 8/10. We cannot house those wishing to arrive a day early.
NON-STUDENTS: As long as space permits, we will continue to allow non-students living outside the Asheville area to accompany enrolled students and be housed with them in student residence halls for payment of the $385 housing fee and an activity fee of $130, which allows admission to all events except classes. There is a $50 deposit required to register as a non-student.
OFF-CAMPUS LODGING: Click here to find a listing of off-campus lodging close to Warren Wilson College. This list incudes camp sites.