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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

  • April 12, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
  • June 28, 2019
  • July 26, 2019

Orientation is only for those students who have been accepted to the College and have received an invitation by mail.  Before you register, please be aware that orientation fees are non-refundable.

Transfer students should visit the Transfer Orientation page.

Register Now for Freshmen Orientation


Remember: Your official final high school or college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Check-in for all dates is at 8 a.m.

Freshman Orientation Schedule

8:00 am Check-In Slemp Student Center
9:30 am Welcome Cantrell Banquet Hall
10:00 am Activity TBA
11:00 am Math Placement Test TBA
12:00 pm Lunch
Student Resources Fair
Smith Dining Commons
Slemp Student Center
1:30 pm Fields of Study TBA
2:30 pm Advising & schedule changes TBA

We’ll distribute the official schedule at orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation Dates

  • June 14, 2019
  • July 14, 2019

Local Accommodations

Best Western (Wise), 276.328.3500
The Inn at Wise (Wise), 276.321.7600
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 276.328.0114 or 888.282.9324.