Break Work Information

The Warren Wilson College Work Program hires students during breaks in order to facilitate and support the ongoing use of the college campus.  Students who apply for and receive a break contract receive payment that does not directly contribute to their work requirement during the academic year.  This is an opportunity for students to earn extra money, explore what other crews do, and get to know the college campus on a new level.  See below for our Break Contract Handbook and application dates/deadlines for the academic year.

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Break

October 8-15

  • If you are interested in working and living on campus during Fall Break, have a conversation with your supervisor. Reach out to the WPO with any questions.
  • More information will be posted via email regarding Fall Break work.

Winter Break

December 17 – January 15

  • If you are interested in working and living on campus during Winter Break, have a conversation with your supervisor. Reach out to the WPO with any questions.
  • More information will be posted via email regarding Winter Break work.

Spring Break

March 13-17

  • If you are interested in working and living on campus during Spring Break, have a conversation with your supervisor. Reach out to the WPO with any questions.
  • More information will be posted via email regarding Spring Break work.

Summer Break

  • Applications are open April 8-15; want to be put on the waitlist? Apply here!
  • Contact our offices for more information on crews operating, how to contact the supervisors, and more!
  • wpo@warren-wilson.edu

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: April 8th-15th
  • Contract Offers: Sent around April 25th-27th
  • Contract Confirmations: due April 29th at 5pm

New Block Schedule: Sessions 1 – 4  are made up of three weeks each. Students may only sign up to work a session if they can work all three weeks.

  • Weekend 1: Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15
  • Week 1: Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22
  • Session 1: Monday, May 23 – Sunday, June 12
  • Session 2: Monday, June 13 – Sunday, July 3
  • Session 3: Monday, July 4 – Sunday, July 24
  • Session 4: Monday, July 25 – Sunday, August 14
  • Week 14: Monday, August 14 – Sunday, August 23

Cash Advance Forms:

  • The dining hall is closed for the first 4 weeks of break. Cash advance forms are due no later than May 9th at 8:00am.
  • Click here for the form.

Break Contract Handbook: