College Resources for Parents & Families

FAMILY DAY – Spring 2020

Join us on Saturday, March 21 for UVA Wise Spring 2020 Family Day!  See the list below of campus events, as well as links to local area opportunities, for you and your student to enjoy together.  View a printable Family Day schedule **Registration will be available through Wed., March 18.**

  • WELLNESS & RECREATION | Ely Wellness Center @ 5 am-8 pm & Greear Pool @ noon-4 pm
    Pre-registrants can enjoy our fitness facilities when accompanied by your UVA Wise student.  Ely Center — ages 15 & up.   Greear Pool — children must also be accompanied by parent/guardian.
  • CAMPUS NATURE WALK | Sandridge Science Center 10 am
    Join us for a one hour nature walk of campus led by Wally Smith, associate professor of biology.  Learn about the unique natural attributes & flora (particularly amphibians) that call the UVA Wise campus home. Dirt paths may involve muddy conditions. Open to all ages.
  • BRUNCH | Smith Dining Commons 10:30 am-2 pm
    Enjoy brunch in our campus dining hall.  Pre-registration price – $6; regular price – $9.10.
  • CAVS BASEBALL vs CATAWBA COLLEGE | Stallard Field 1 & 4 pm
    Support your Highland Cavaliers — go CAVS!   *Free admission*
    Free refreshments offered by Student Recreation.
    Support your Highland Cavaliers — go CAVS!   *Free admission*
    Pre-registrants don’t forget to use your concession ticket!
  • DINNER | Smith Dining Commons 5-6:30 pm
    Enjoy dinner in our campus dining hall. Pre-registration price – $6; regular price – $10.65.
  • WELCOME RECEPTION | Sandstone Room, Cantrell Hall 7 pm
    Drop in for light refreshments and visit with members of the Division of Student Affairs team.
  • CASINO NIGHT | Cantrell Banquet Hall 8-10 pm
    Join us for fun Casino-type activities using play money followed by an auction for UVA Wise swag.

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Family Day


UVA Wise Family News & Info will provide you with occasional news and updates to keep you informed about important dates and events. Each fall and spring, there will also be Family Weekends/Days designed for you to spend time with your student, engage in activities, and enjoy the beauty of Wise County.

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Local & Regional Events, Opportunities & Resources


Local Lodging  There are several local lodging options in the area (Wise – approx, 5 minutes; Norton – approx. 10 minutes; BSG – approx. 20 minutes) as noted below:

  • Best Western | 124 Woodland Drive, Wise | 276.328.3500
  • The Inn at Wise | 110 East Main Street, Wise | 276.321.7600
  • The Heritage Inn | 1051 Park Avenue NW, Norton | 276.679.6655
  • Days Inn | 375 Wharton Lane, Norton | 276.679.5340
  • Super 8 | 425 Wharton Lane, Norton | 276.207.8833
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites | 551 Hwy 58 East, Norton | 276.679.7000
  • Quality Inn & Suites | 4609 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap | 276.523.5911

For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at 276-328-0313 or