Welcome to Wise! We're ready for you.

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for orientation.
If you have questions along the way, contact the admissions team at
888-282-9324 or admissions@uvawise.edu.

Freshman Orientation Dates

Registration is currently open for the dates listed below. Remember: Your official final high school or college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 1

Check-in for all dates is at 9 a.m.

Freshman Orientation Schedule

9:00 amCheck-InSlemp Student Center
9:30 amWelcomeCantrell Banquet Hall
10:00 amActivityTBA
11:00 amMath Placement TestTBA
12:00 pmLunch
Student Resources Fair
Smith Dining Commons
Slemp Student Center
1:30 pmFields of StudyTBA
2:30 pmAdvising & schedule changesTBA

We’ll distribute the official schedule at orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation Dates

“Transfer Tuesdays”
(one session per day)

June 17 at 1 p.m.
July 1 at 9 a.m.
July 15 at 1 p.m.
July 29 at 9 a.m.

Local Accommodations

If you’re attending the June, July or August freshman orientation, you have the option of staying on campus overnight. Just contact the Office of Admissions to make a reservation. Otherwise, we can recommend a number of hotels in the area:

Best Western (Wise), 276-328-3500
Holiday Inn (Norton), 276-679-6655
Days Inn (Norton), 276-679-5340
Super 8 (Norton), 276-679-0893
Quality Inn (Norton) 276-679-7000
Comfort Inn (Big Stone Gap), 276-523-5911

The Best Western is five minutes from campus. The hotels in Norton are approximately 10 minutes away and the Comfort Inn is approximately 20 minutes away.

For Additional Information Regarding Orientation

Contact Kristi Longworth at krf2h@uvawise.edu.
You can also call 276-328-0148 or 888-282-9324.