Steps to Fall Orientation
on August 17, 2021

Congratulations again on your acceptance to Warren Wilson College. Your admission is a reflection of your hard work and shared values. We’re excited to work with you on the next steps.

Dates for New Student Move-in & Orientation are dependent on the developing COVID-19 situation and may change. Move-in may be staged over more than one day to facilitate social distancing. Our current move-in dates are:

First Year students – Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Transfer Students – Wednesday, August 18, 2021

In the meantime, join your new classmates in our Fall ’21 Facebook Group, and see below for important next steps. You can also connect with us on Instagram @warrenwilsoncollegeadmissions. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #warrenwilsonbound #wwcowls #wwc25 and #warrenwilsoncollege. Maybe we’ll add you to our story!

All the Details

  1. Newly Admitted?

    If you’ve been accepted to Warren Wilson and are ready to commit, please pay your $300 enrollment deposit online now. Your deposit is nonrefundable and will go straight to your first semester’s bill. Note that you will need to have or setup your WWC Admissions Portal login. Can’t get your login to work? Drop us a line and we’ll be glad to help.

    Once you’ve logged in, fill out the Offer of Admission Reply Form (if you haven’t already). After that, you will see a new item on your Application Status Page that says, “Enrollment Deposit – Submit Payment for 307.80 USD,” which is where you can pay online with a credit card. (The additional $7.80 is a 2.6% processing fee for credit card payments.)

    ​​​​​​​You can also send a check in the mail made payable to: Warren Wilson College. Send it to:

    Office of Admission
    PO Box 9000
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000

    Please put the student’s name on the memo section of the check. You’ll receive a confirmation email when we receive it.

  2. Complete Your Financial Aid

    Complete the FAFSA, and (if applicable) verification process and/or North Carolina residency determination.

    • If you have not completed the FAFSA, you will only be eligible for merit-based scholarships.  If you would like to apply for need-based aid, including federal, state, and institutional aid, then you must complete a FAFSA.
    • If you are selected for FAFSA verification, you must complete that process before you receive a final financial aid offer.  Note the verification process can be lengthy — don’t procrastinate!
    • North Carolina residents must complete and be approved for NC residency on the state NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) website before being eligible for NC need-based aid and the Warren Wilson College NC Free Tuition program.
    • If you’re accepting your students loans, you must complete all loan paperwork before funds can be disbursed.
    • For help, contact the Financial Aid Office (phone or text) (828) 771-2082 or email

  3. Accept Your Financial Aid Offer in NetPartner

    If you haven’t already done so, log in to your Net Partner account to accept your financial aid offer and view any pending requirements needed to finalize your financial aid.

    Your financial aid cannot be applied to your student account bill until you accept OR decline each of your offer(s) listed and complete all paperwork. Please log in to Net Partner for more details. You can find more information about NetPartner and how to login here.

  4. Complete the Housing Application

    Note that we are returning to our normal, largely on-campus/residential plan for the 2021-2022 academic year. Read more information on COVID preparedness.

    Select your Residency

    The majority of our students live on campus. Participating in the residential community on campus, while also working on campus, is a critical component to a WWC education. Students who live on campus have been shown to be more engaged in campus life, therefore contributing positively to their experience in college, identity development, and in most cases achieving higher GPAs.

    There are a few situations in which we allow new students to live off campus and commute to classes – these exemptions and policy details are available in the application linked below. Day Students do not have to pay Room & Board but are assessed a $500 fee per semester and billed per meal in campus dining facilities and/or may purchase flex dollars.

    Select a Meal Plan

    The cost listed below includes a standard, double-occupancy room. Note that North Carolina Sales Tax is charged on meal plans, per NC Statute – tax details are available in the application linked below.

    Plan Cost Gladfelter Cowpie Flex Dollars Sage Dollars
    PREMIUM Meal Plan $6,075 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $200 Flex $40 Sage
    PLUS Meal Plan $5,965 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $100 Flex $30 Sage
    OPEN DINING Meal Plan $5,875 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $25 Flex $15 Sage

    Residence Life

    Warren Wilson offers a variety of different living arrangements for new students, including some interesting themed communities within the residence halls. Learn more about residence life and themed housing, and find out about our residence halls.

    The Office of Residence Life supports your on-campus living experience. Our crew of Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants (RAs) provide support, programming, and events. Programs and events are designed to help you get to know others on your floor and in your building and to gain new skills and perspectives.

    Your Roommate & Housing Assignment

    As a new student, you’re assigned a room and roommate based on your responses to the Room Selection Survey. The survey will ask you about your habits, preferences, interests, and lifestyle. We make every effort to honor your preferences and place you in an environment where you’ll thrive, but living in community will involve compromise at times. Transfer students have the option of residing in a group of rooms together.

    Renter’s Insurance

    We highly recommend that all students cover their belongings with a renter’s insurance policy. Some parents may be able to claim their students belongings while at college on their homeowners insurance policies as well.

    Complete Your Application

    Once you’re ready, complete the Residence Life Application online.

  5. Complete Your Health Insurance Waiver

    You’re required to have health insurance to attend, and Warren Wilson enrolls you in a CIGNA plan and adds the charge to your bill.  CIGNA health insurance provides coverage until 7/31/2022. CIGNA is the insurance company, and CHP / Wellfleet is the plan administrator (for managing benefits, claims, and communications).

    If you have health insurance already through a parent or guardian, please fill out the waiver to cancel enrollment and reverse the charge for our student health insurance.

    • Go to
    • Choose Waive and then Waive Online. Follow the instructions to create an account.
    • Make sure to use your WWC email address, and you will need your WWC student ID number.
    • Enter your insurance information.
    • Waiving in the fall will waive coverage for the entire year.
    • It takes a few days for the insurance company to process the waiver. It’s a good idea to check back in and verify that the waiver has been processed.
    • Make sure you receive confirmation from CHP / Wellfleet that your waiver was approved. If the charge is not removed from your Student Account within 5 business days then your waiver has not been approved. Log into your CHP / Wellfleet account to complete the waiver process.

    Are you considering competing on a varsity sports team? If so, you can learn more about athletic insurance coverage here.

    NOTE: The waiver must be completed by August 17, 2021 or the charge will not be reversed.  For more information, email or call (828) 771-3800.

  6. Setup Your WWC Login Credentials and Email

    Your WWC username and temporary password have been emailed to you (if not, get in touch).  Once we have processed your deposit, your new network and email accounts will be created within 24 hours.

    New students who deferred from a previous term may have already completed some or all of these steps.  If you’re confused or having trouble, we can help – email us at

    Note that you cannot login to your new Gmail account until you setup your login credentials with the instructions below.

    Set up Your Credentials

    • Get your temporary login credentials.
    • Go to and click the “My Account” button. Do NOT click the “Forgot My Password” button.
    • Login and follow the instructions to setup your recovery email address, define your security questions, and change your password to a permanent one.  Now the temporary password in your Coloring Book will no longer work for any of the College systems — use your new password instead.
    • Give the system 10-15 minutes to propagate your new login credentials to Gmail.

    Setup your WWC Email

    • Go to (or you can just go to Gmail).
    • If you see a ‘Sign in’ screen here asking you to enter an email address to login, then continue to the next step.  If you’re already signed in to Google with a personal email, then sign out.  Note: If you’re using Chrome and want to access multiple Google accounts at once, you can add a new profile. Search “Add a person to Chrome” to find out more.
    • Use your full email address (your user and your new permanent password (the one you setup in the steps above) to sign in.
    • Check your email regularly.

    If you are having problems, or if you have not received your login credentials, then please email

  7. Send Us Your Documents

    Curious what required documents you’re missing? You can view your checklist of documents on your Application Status Page. You will need to have or setup your WWC Admissions Portal login. Can’t get your login to work? Drop us a line and we’ll be glad to help.

    Here is the list of required documents:

    • Final, official transcript showing proof of high school graduation
    • Official AP scores
    • IB scores
    • Final, official college/university transcripts (if dual enrolled or a Transfer Student)

    Paper documents can be sent to:

    Office of Admissions
    Warren Wilson College
    PO Box 9000
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000

    Electronic documents can be emailed to or delivered via a secure transfer service.

  8. Complete Your Student Health Records & COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

    You must be logged into your Warren Wilson Google account before you can access these forms.

    Student Health Record

    Before you begin, make sure that you have a digital/scanned copy of your Immunization History ready to upload.

    Don’t procrastinate! You may need to visit your doctor before this can be completed, and the Student Health Record is required before you can attend classes.

    Complete your Student Health Record online.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

    We are making COVID vaccination mandatory for all students.

    In order to show proof of vaccination, the Health Center has launched the Vaccination Verification Form. ALL students must complete this form prior to moving onto campus for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. You can complete this requirement by either providing proof of vaccination or waive this requirement by providing proof of medical exemption or by claiming a religious exemption to the vaccination. As with all medical documentation, this form is private and will only be used by our medical personnel.

    Vaccination Proof:
    The form will ask you to upload a clear copy of the vaccination card you receive when completing the COVID vaccination.

    Medical Exemptions:
    The form will ask you to provide approved documentation from a licensed physician.

    Religious Exemptions:
    The form displays a copy of the North Carolina Immunization Law, North Carolina General Statute 130A-157 for you to read and electronically sign.

    The CDC has launched a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID vaccinations to provide assistance in finding access. This website: will also help you find vaccination sites near you, and could be especially helpful for college students who need a second dose in a different state.

    Please email with any questions.

    Complete the COVID Vaccination Verification Form

  9. Complete Your First-Year Workbook or Transfer Workbook

    The First Year and Transfer Workbook will take you about 15-20 minutes to complete and will help your Integrated Advising Coach get to know more about your motivations, background, and goals for your first year at WWC. During the school year, you will use the responses in this workbook to assist in developing an individualized action plan to help guide you through a successful first year.

    Please complete your workbook before June 30.

    Start your First-Year Student Workbook
    Start Your Transfer Workbook

  10. Take Your Placement Tests

    At Warren Wilson College, we use placement tests to help determine the best level for you to begin your academic coursework. These tests are used to measure where you are right now. It’s important you take them seriously, but don’t feel pressure to study or prepare too much. Basically, we want a snapshot of where you are, so we know where you should start.

    These placement tests are hosted on our e-learning platform called Moodle. You will need to login to Moodle using your WWC username and password (refer to instructions in the step above).

    Math Placement Exam
    All incoming students are required to take this test (including Transfer Students).*

    • There is one exam. (Please read the directions thoroughly.)
    • There are 3 versions of the same exam.
    • If you don’t do as well as you expected on version A, review and take version B or C.
    • If you usually need extra time, you are encouraged to take version C, it is set for 4 hours.

    * You may omit this exam if you have satisfied your math general education course with transfer, AP, or IB credit AND if you do not intend to enroll in MAT 2410 Calculus I or Mat 2420 Calculus II. If you haven’t satisfied your math general education requirement or want to take calculus, then you must take the exam.

    LENGTH: Designed for 1 hour, however 2 hours are allowed. Must be completed in one sitting.
    NOTE: Have pencil and paper on hand. Test should be completed without a calculator.

    Chemistry Placement Exam
    Do you plan to study science at Warren Wilson? This includes natural science majors (chemistry, biology, etc.) and environmental studies students, as well as students interested in medical school or other health professions. If yes, you must take this test.

    If you are a Transfer Student considering a science major who hasn’t transferred in General Chemistry credit, you should also take this test.

    LENGTH: 80 minutes long and must be completed in one sitting.

    Spanish Placement Exam
    If you have studied Spanish in high school or speak it at home, and if you think you might take Spanish in college, you need to take this test. Register with your WWC email address. Please know that you may only take the test once.

    LENGTH: Untimed
    NOTE: The test’s password is: wwcollege

  11. Explore the First Year Seminar Experience Options

    New first year students will register for a First Year Seminar. This course is a key component of Warren Wilson’s first year experience and provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to our faculty, our academic expectations, our community engagement opportunities, and each other in small, seminar-style courses.

    Read descriptions of the different First Year Seminar courses.

    If you are a transfer student you will not be taking a First Year Seminar. If you are a first year student arriving with 24 or more credits (about 8 college classes), you may petition to opt out of taking a First Year Seminar Class. You should explore this option with your Integrated Advising Coach before making a decision.

  12. Register for an Online Group Advising Session

    The Group Advising Sessions will help you learn how the academic program and calendar work at Warren Wilson College and how to utilize available resources to build an academic schedule. All first-year students and transfer students, even those who have met with a major advisor, must attend one of these sessions. The earlier you join the group sessions and schedule an appointment with your Integrated Advising Coach (IA Coach), the more options you will have when it comes time to sign up for classes.

    The first sessions will begin on June 28th and options will be offered through July 14th.

    If you are a student-athlete or a transfer/early college student, there is a specific session just for you. But, if you absolutely can’t make it to one of those, please attend a general group session and you will need to discuss any missed information with your IA Coach.

    See all dates and to register.

  13. Schedule a Virtual Meeting with Your Integrated Advising Coach

    Your Integrated Advising (IA) Coach will serve as your pre-major advisor until you declare a major and your career advisor throughout your time at Warren Wilson College. Schedule an appointment with your Integrated Advising Coach for academic advising and prepare for your first semester at WWC.

    During the meeting between you and your Integrated Advising Coach, you will review the main points from the group advising session, discuss your goals and interests, and develop a schedule for fall classes.

  14. Complete Your Work Crew Application
    • Log into your myWWC account.
    • Go to this link.
    • Review the available open positions.
    • Begin the online application process. When asked “Have you attended Warren Wilson College before?” make sure that you choose, “No. This will be my first semester at WWC.” Apply to 2-3 crews that interest you!
    • Crew supervisors will be in touch with you after you apply to schedule brief interviews (they will contact you at your WWC email address).
    • The Work Program Office will send out official work offers via students’ WWC email address.
    • Here are some important dates you should know:
      • July 9th – Early Bird Application Deadline – To have the widest selection of open positions, apply before this deadline
      • July 23th – Round One Applicant Review – Supervisors will begin reaching out to students who have applied by this deadline first.
      • August 6th – Round Two Applicant Review – Supervisors who still have open positions to fill will reach out to applicants.
      • August 13th – Confirmation of Work Offers – Deadline by which students need to confirm job offers

  15. Pay Your First Semester Bill

    In mid-June, you receive a billing packet that provides you with a statement for your first semester along with helpful instructions about ensuring your financial aid is applied, payment plans, and payment options. (You can download a PDF of the information, but it will not include your personal statement.)

    NOTE: Completing the Health Insurance Waiver (above) will reverse the charge for student health insurance.

  16. Register for Courses

    Use the schedule for Fall courses that you developed with your Integrated Advising Coach to guide you as you register.

    Before you register for courses, please make sure that you have:

    • completed your placement tests (needed for advising)
    • sent us your final, official transcripts and test scores (needed for advising)
    • attended a group advising session
    • met with your IA Coach
    • paid your first semester’s bill

    Once you’ve completed all of the above, you can register for courses!

    This PDF will guide you through the process of course registration.

  17. Find your Roommate & Housing Assignment

    You are now able to view your on-campus housing assignment for next year by logging into myWWC.

    NOTE: You must have setup your WWC network account (refer to instructions in the step above). If you do not see a housing assignment in myWWC, it may be because we don’t have your Housing Application (above)!

    To find your room assignment, log into myWWC with your WWC credentials, then go to the Residence Life page under the Campus Life section. Scroll down to the section that says “My Residence Information” and that’s where you’ll find your room and roommate.

    The best way to contact your new roommate, if you wish, is through WWC email. If you draft an email in your WWC gmail account and start typing their first and/or last name, you should be able to find them! All WWC community members (students, staff, and faculty) are pre-loaded into WWC gmail so you can find most folks this way.

    If you have any other questions, please contact us at

  18. Pre-Orientation Programs

    We’re offering three options for Pre-Orientation Programs this Summer! Each program provides you the chance to meet other new students, experience campus and the surrounding area through a specific interest activity, and have fun!

    The options are:

    • Outdoor Adventures ($375)
      • Backpacking and Climbing Adventure
      • Lake Santeetlah Paddling Adventure
    • Craft Immersion ($275)
    • Engage 2.0 Mentoring Experience for BIPOC Students (No Cost)

    Each program has an application process, and students are encouraged to apply for more than one program as space is limited. Selected participants will be notified, and alternates will be selected and informed closer to the August arrival date if space opens up.

    Participants would move into their residence hall early, on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in the early afternoon.

    Three of the Pre-Orientation options have a cost associated with them that includes meals, transportation, a free t-shirt, and activity costs (galleries, camping fees, and social group activities around town, etc.).

    Get more information and apply!

  19. Register for Orientation & Your Move-In Slot

    New Student Move-in is on Monday, August 16 & Tuesday, August 17. Optional and social sessions with small groups will happen all throughout these days as new students have moved in and are getting settled.

    Transfer Student Move-in is on Tuesday, August 17 and because you don’t need to take a First Year Seminar, we have created a different schedule that still includes the important all-college sessions.

    Allowing move-in to happen over several days will allow new students and family to maintain social distance as they move through the residence halls.

    Orientation is a mandatory time for you to learn all about campus life. For move-in, we request that you bring only a couple family members who can help you with moving items. In order to keep the number of folks low going in and out of our residence halls, we are unable to allow several family members for each new student and hope you understand our commitment to social distancing.

    Service Day is a part of Orientation – please fill out that short registration form, as well.

    Sign-Up for a Move-In Slot

    Orientation Registration Form

    Service Day Registration Form