The Spring Family Day scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled. Due to COVID-19 concerns, UVA Wise has made changes to campus operations and a website is available with current information. Please refer to the website for updates over the coming days and weeks.
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.
Local & Regional Events, Opportunities & Resources
- Local eateries
- Things to Do in Wise County – Wise County Chamber of Commerce
- The Clinch: Virginia’s Hidden River outdoor recreation guide
- Explore Norton – five parks offer trails, rock climbing, and other outdoor adventures
- Visit Wise County – hiking and ATV trails, music, arts, and more
- Natural Tunnel State Park – “Eighth Wonder of the World”
- Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – musical festival in the birthplace of country music
- Barter Theatre – the state theatre of Virginia
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 OSE@uvawise.edu.