Living in Community
One of the most unique features of Warren Wilson is its strong campus community. Warren Wilson is a residential campus where 90% of students live on campus, which creates a vibrant residential experience.
Residence Life Staff
Your residence hall experience is guided and overseen by three levels of staff support, with Residence Assistants (RAs) living in your hall and working directly with you to create an environment that supports learning, openness, tolerance, respect, and individual responsibility. RA’s are backed-up by Residence Directors and Area Coordinators that help handle administrative issues, facilities, mediation, and emergency response.
Can I Commute?
Warren Wilson is deliberately a residential community. 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, which contributes positively to their experience in college, identity development, and in most cases achieving a higher GPA. That’s why we require 3 years of campus residence and Work Program participation to graduate (with exceptions for transfer students).
Students who have yet to complete 90 credit hours or are under age 22 (including most First Year students) will be approved to live off-campus only when one of the following is true:
- Living with parents or guardians in the area
- Living with spouse or domestic partner
- Living with dependent child
- Financially independent as determined by the IRS