University of Virginia President Jim Ryan will join The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Aug. 14 to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year at Fall Convocation. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.

Faculty, staff, and returning students will line up near Commonwealth Hall at 9:30 to process to the Prior Center. Freshmen will line up at 9:15.

President Ryan, Chancellor Donna P. Henry and Provost Sanders Huguenin will address students and others during Convocation. The Student Government Association president and Honor Court chair will be installed during the ceremony.

Immediately following Convocation, faculty, staff and students will participate in an Activities Fair and lunch near McCraray Lawn.