Warren Wilson College:
701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778 (Google Map)
Check In: Kittredge Theater lobby
(link to map of campus)
Saturday 6/24 Arrival Check In: St. Clair’s House
If you are arriving on campus after 5:30pm, please fill out the evening arrival form.
We're very excited to see you in Asheville and the ridges and valleys of western North Carolina! Please find a detailed list of instructions in this PDF (available in May/June) for how to register for the conference and your housing. The document is filled with other information about staying on campus, meals, laundry, internet, and more.
Warren Wilson College is a small campus and you will find your way around quickly. The best point of entry is the North Entrance, next to the Kittredge Theater. Find a WWC Map here.
If you have any questions, contact the Conference Chair or Registration coordinator. (link to the contact page respectively)
We wish you happy traveling and look forward to seeing you soon!
The closest airport to Asheville and Warren Wilson College is the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). You might try the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), about 70 miles south, or the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), about 120 miles east. These larger airports are farther away but sometimes offer cheaper and more direct flights. If you are traveling by ground transportation from the Asheville Airport, take Interstate 26 West to I-40 East, then follow the instructions from I-40 West of Asheville. The drive takes between 30 and 40 minutes.
By Public Transit
There is no public transit bus service from the Asheville Airport all the way to Warren Wilson College. The “ART” (Asheville Redefines Transit) bus service has one route from the airport to downtown Asheville with connections to bus routes in the Asheville area. You can make connections to ride the 170 East route all the way to Black Mountain, 17 miles east of Asheville, along State Highway 70. Warren Wilson College is about halfway between Asheville and Black Mountain, but this service bypasses the WWC campus. See the ART Transit map. You would have to get off the bus at one of the bus stops along State Highway 70 and walk or find another way to cover the three miles to WWC. The time to ride the bus would be considerably longer than taking a shuttle or renting a car.
Shuttle and other Ground Transportation Services
The Asheville Airport has a website with links to current shuttle and other ground transportation services.
Asheville Airport Express, has service to Warren Wilson College for about $55 one way, 828 407 0221.
Asheville Premier Transportation, has similar rates and services to Asheville Airport Express, perhaps a bit higher for more amenities, 828-407-0221.
Carpool with fellow GNSI members (click on link to view list)
Have a car? Volunteer to drive and share your availability.
Need a ride? Tell us when you arrive.
*Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.
Directions to get to Warren Wilson College can be found here.
Address for inputing in to phone or GPS:
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Parking on campus
Parking permits are included with housing and will be provided at the registration table. A copy of the WWC parking map can be downloaded here.
Getting around the campus
Most conference events will be within comfortable walking distance from the dorms and the dining hall. WWC is a small, but hilly campus. Be prepared to walk up and down inclines, but distances will be reasonable, usually much less than 10 minutes between activities. There is no campus transportation services provided by WWC in the summer. Bring walking shoes and hiking boots.
Getting around Asheville
Asheville’s terrain can make for occasional congestion in the winding downtown streets, especially if there are events at the Civic Center or the Diana Wortham Theater. Public parking lots are usually the best bet. Asheville has multi-level garages and surface meters lots, as well and street side metered parking. You can find a map of downtown Asheville and the public parking garages here. Parking on the streets is free after 6:00 pm. If you are going into Asheville to visit the museums, restaurants, galleries and shops, plan some extra time for finding parking and walking to your destination.