Come see what makes us Wise.
Discover for yourself what makes UVA Wise one of the leading public liberal arts colleges in the country.
Located in the rolling mountains of Southwest Virginia, our beautiful, modern campus spans 396 acres and is an hour’s drive from the Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia.
Plan your visit today: We can’t wait to welcome you to Wise.
College Search Kickoff
All Wise County students and their families are invited to attend the “College Search Kick Off” Game on September 1. At the event, they will hear a brief UVA Wise overview, tailgate with the Highland Cavalier community, and get free entry to the football team’s inaugural game of the season against Ferrum College, which begins at 7 p.m. at Beaty-Richmond Field, Smith Stadium.
College Fair on Campus
Join us for a college fair hosted by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers on September 12. The Association chose UVA Wise to debut the Southwest Virginia leg of their tour which gives college-bound students the opportunity to learn about UVA Wise as well as other colleges. Walk-ins are welcome at this event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.
Prospective Student Tailgate
Join us on October 29 for a prospective student tailgate. Students will learn about the College and tour campus while enjoying a tailgate-themed lunch. The Cavaliers will take on Mars Hill University at noon. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Chapel.
Meet with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors
Get personalized, one-on-one advice and answers to your questions with an admissions counselor of financial aid counselor. Fill out the online form below, and we will be in touch. We are looking forward to answering your questions and telling you all about life at UVA Wise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is UVA Wise?
We are in the town of Wise, Virginia, in the southwest corner of the state. Campus is accessible by car from Highway 23. Find us on Google Maps.
Where do I park?
Visitor parking is conveniently located in the boulevard between Crockett and Smiddy Hall. Visitor parking is also available in the McCraray Hall lot and is located nearest to Crockett Hall. Find more information about parking and directions and download a campus map.
Where should I stay, and what else can I do in Wise?
Wise may be small, but you will discover that our town and 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?
Wear casual clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking. If you’re visiting during the summer months, you may want to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Wise weather changes rapidly, so be sure to check the forecast before you pack.
When do I let you know I’m coming?
We just need one week’s notice to get ready to welcome you. Schedule your visit today.
Can I sit in on classes?
Absolutely! We can tailor your visit to your interests. Let us know what you want to do while you are here, and we will put together a visit just for you.
Can I bring a friend? What about my parents?
Of course. Friends and parents are absolutely welcome.