Welcome to Wise!

Whether you are a first-time freshman, transfer, or a readmitted student returning to UVA Wise, the Office of Admissions & New Student Orientation will assist you as you begin your transition to becoming a Cav. You will be learning more about campus resources, gaining knowledge of academic expectations and requirements, and registering for your first UVA Wise classes with your faculty advisor. 

Throughout the Orientation 3-step process, students are introduced to UVA Wise systems, processes and expectations. As you complete the steps, you will begin to connect the dots with all of the items you need to be a successful Cav! 

1. Pre-Orientation Cav Module (Online, On-Your-Own)

Beginning in mid-March (for fall start)/mid-November (for spring start), students who have confirmed their enrollment in the Admissions Portal will receive the Becoming a Cav online module in their personal email. The Cav Module must be completed prior to signing up for a required Orientation session.

2. Advising & Registration (Online, by Appointment)

During this 1x1 appointment via zoom (no software required; just use provided link on your phone/table/computer), students will discuss their program of study, program requirements and register for classes. Be sure to set a reminder for the meeting so you can be present & engaged. Please remember that the advising appointment is only for students; parents/family are encouraged to assist in their student's review of information from the pre-orientation module to help students with preparing for their appointment.

3. Orientation (On-Campus, In-Person)

During this in-person, on-campus half-day, students and guests will learn more about UVA Wise along with fellow new students and meet campus resources, as well as have to opportunity to meet with your advisor to ask questions and/or make final schedule changes. You'll learn even more about being a Cav! Summer/fall 2024 session dates are: June 7, June 28, July 26, and August 9. (International students and students who reside 500+ miles from campus will have an August 16 in-person session and should contact orientation@uvawise.edu for more information or to sign up for this session).


NOTE: If sessions are not already filled, Orientation Signups will close on the Wednesday of the week before each session date to allow for advising preparation, transcript evaluation, etc.