Drone shot of lake and campus


Come see what makes us Wise.

Discover for yourself what makes UVA Wise one of the leading public liberal arts colleges in the country.

Enjoy the beautiful rolling mountains of Southwest Virginia and experience UVA Wise for yourself -- get your first glimpse of what it means to be a Highland Cavalier! Learn about the variety of options available below and plan your visit today.

Daily Campus Visit & Tour (for Individuals)

Prospective students and family/guests are invited to join us for a daily on-campus visit with an Admissions Counselor and student-led campus tour (in-session) to learn more about our academic and extracurricular programs, admissions and financial processes and opportunities for student involvement. 

These visits include a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 1-hour walking campus tour. They are available Monday-Friday, as well as select Saturdays (allow approximately 2-hours on Saturdays). To schedule, view the calendar for dates and details.

Schedule Your Visit

Group Campus Visit & Tour (Schools & Organizations)

The Admissions Office will coordinate a custom campus visit experience to welcome groups of 10 or more visitors from schools and organizations. Reach out to us at admissions@uvawise.edu with the name of your group, available date(s), group size, and we'll be touch to coordinate the details.

Virtual Tour

Unable to travel to Wise, you can still visit campus virtually at your convenience.       

What To Do in Wise
Find places to eat, stay, shop, and explore in Wise and the surrounding area.
Discover UVA Wise Now
Take a virtual tour around our beautiful, modern campus.
Map & Directions
Download a campus map and find directions and parking information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is UVA Wise? 
We are in the town of Wise, Virginia, in the southwestern corner of the state. Driving to campus is accessible from Highway 23. Find us on Google Maps

Where do I park?
Visitor parking is conveniently located in the circle between Crockett Hall and Smiddy Hall. Visitor parking is also available in the McCraray Hall lot. Find more information about parking and directions, including a campus map.

Where should I stay, and what else can I do in Wise?
You will discover that our small town and greater surrounding region is packed with plenty to see and do: Whether you like dining, shopping, discovering arts and culture, or exploring the great outdoors, learn more about all that Wise has to offer in terms of hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and more.

How should I dress?
Dress comfortably with shoes appropriate for walking. Wise weather varies with the seasons, so be sure to check the forecast before you pack.

When do I let you know I’m coming?
For a daily campus visit, 24 hours notice is acceptable.  For special events, we need one week’s notice to get ready to welcome you. Schedule your visit today.

Can I bring a friend? What about my parents?
Of course. Friends and parents are absolutely welcome.