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					                                                              THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S COLLEGE AT WISE




                                                               FIELD
                                                               GUIDE
                                                              F O R    C A M P U S      V I S I T O R S




OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
One College Avenue • Wise, VA 24293

E-MAIL admissions@uvawise.edu
PHONE (888) 282-9324 (toll-free) •   (276) 328-0102 (local)
WEB www.uvawise.edu
The University of Virginia’s College
at Wise is in the mountains—nestled
among the rippling hills of southwestern
Virginia. It’s a bit of a hike from most
places, but one that students have found
well worth taking for over fifty years.You
don’t need crampons and rappelling gear
to get here. Just the desire to learn, to
explore new territory, and to breathe
fresh air. With that motivation—and
this Field Guide—you’re ready to visit.



                                   Table of Contents
  The Wise Choice. . . . . . . . . . . . 2        The Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
  Checklist: Majors                               Checklist: Local Species

  The Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4    The Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  Checklists: Housing, Sports, Activities         Checklist: Places to Stay and Eat

  The Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10   The Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
  Checklists: Attractions and Recreation          Checklist: Vital Statistics
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                                                                                                                                       v
                                                                                                                                           UVa-Wise offers 29 majors,

    The Wise Choice




                                                                                                                                                                                              BLACK BEAR
                                                                                                                                       27 minors, 7 pre-professional
                                                                                                                                       programs, and 24 teaching
                                                                                                                                       licensures. As a liberal-arts
    If you’re looking for academic excellence and a degree with                                                                        college dedicated to providing




                                                                                                                                                                                          Ursus americanus,
    prestigious name recognition, it’s here: the University of Virginia                                                                a flexible general education,
                                                                                                                                       we prepare you to pursue your
    has a national reputation. If you’re looking for a public institu-                                                                 goals—whatever they may be.
    tion’s relatively low cost, that’s here, too: our tuition is much
    lower than the typical private college. And if you’re looking for
    small classes, friendly people, and professors who get to know
    you personally, you need look no further than UVa-Wise.


                                                                                                                                       Checklist: Majors
                       UVA-WISE: THINK OF UVA AS THE GENUS AND WISE AS THE SPECIES.
                                                                                                                  q   Accounting           q   Foreign              q   Management
                                                                                                                  q   Administration           Studies                  Information
                                                                                                                      of Justice           q   French                   Systems
                                                                                                                                                                        Mathematics




                                                                                      v
                                                                                         UVa-Wise attracts        q   Art                  q   Government           q

                                                                                      top faculty members         q   Biochemistry         q   Health and           q   Medical
                                                                                      with a small-college        q   Biology                  Physical                 Technology/
                                                                                      freedom that provides       q   Business                 Education                Clinical
                                                                                      opportunities for               Administration           TEACHING LICENSURE       Laboratory
                                                                                      innovative teaching.                                 q   Health and               Science
                                                                                                                  q   Chemistry
                                                                                                                                               Physical             q   Music
                                                                                                                  q   Communication
                                                                                                                                               Education            q   Nursing
                                                                                                                  q   Computer
                                                                                                                      Science
                                                                                                                                               SPORTS MANAGEMENT    q   Psychology
                                                                                                                                               CONCENTRATION
                                                                                                                  q   Economics
                                                                                                                                                                    q   Sociology
                                                                                                                                           q   History              q   Software
                                                                                                                  q   English              q   Interdisciplinary
                                                                                                                      Literature                                        Engineering
                                                                                                                                               Studies              q   Spanish
                                                                                                                  q   Environmental        q   Liberal Arts
                                                                                                                      Science                                       q   Theatre
                                                                                                                                               and Sciences




                                                                                                     ON THE TRAIL OF THE PERFECT EDUCATION: JUDGE IT BY HOW RIGHT IT IS FOR YOU.
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                                                                                                          1. Asbury Hall                         BAR, RACQUETBALL COURTS, STU-      18. Martha Randolph Hall
                                                                                                            RESIDENCE HALL                       DENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION,          RESIDENCE HALL
                                                                                                                                                 STUDENT LEADERSHIP OFFICES
                                                                                                          2. Betty J. Gilliam                                                       19. McCraray Hall

    The Campus                                                                                              Sculpture Garden
                                                                                                          3. Bowers-Sturgill Hall
                                                                                                            ADMISSIONS OFFICE,
                                                                                                                                               7. Chapel of All Faiths
                                                                                                                                               8. College Theatre
                                                                                                                                                 UNDER RENOVATION
                                                                                                                                                                                       RESIDENCE HALL

                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Music Center
                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Culbertson Hall
    There aren’t many campuses where a topographic map is actually                                          CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE,
                                                                                                            DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, FINANCIAL
                                                                                                                                               9. Intramural Softball Field            RESIDENCE HALL
    useful—but ours is one. Many of the facilities on our 400 acres                                         AID OFFICE                        10. Crockett Hall                     22. Physical Plant
                                                                                                                                                 UNDER RENOVATION
    are built on a hill; others overlook the campus lake. Highlights                                      4. Cantrell Hall                                                          23. Science Center
                                                                                                            CAMPUS POLICE, CENTER FOR STU-    11. Darden Hall
    include a science center, baseball complex, library, and theatre.                                       DENT DEVELOPMENT, COUNSELING         ART, COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB,
                                                                                                                                                                                       NATURAL SCIENCES

    Our new five-story student center ties it all together, with a                                          & HEALTH SERVICES, DINING HALL,      EDUCATION, MATHEMATICAL            24. Smiddy Hall
                                                                                                            HOUSING, STUDENT AFFAIRS, VICE       SCIENCES, NURSING, WRITING LAB        BUSINESS, CASHIER’S OFFICE,
    bookstore, racquetball courts, fitness center, snack bar, lounge,                                       CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                                                                              12. Faculty Row
                                                                                                                                                                                       PROVOST’S OFFICE, REGISTRAR’S
                                                                                                                                                                                       OFFICE, SOCIAL SCIENCES
    and art gallery—among other amenities.                                                                5. Carl Smith Stadium                  COLLEGE RELATIONS, FACULTY
                                                                                                            BEATY-RICHMOND FIELD, COM-           RESIDENCES, THEME HOUSING          25. Stallard Field
                                                                                                            MUTER PARKING, HUMPHREYS-
                                                                                                            THOMAS FIELDHOUSE, INTRAMU-       13. Fred B. Greear Gym                26. Swimming Pool
                                                                              v                             RAL FIELD, RAMSEYER PRESS BOX        ATHLETICS OFFICE, ATHLETIC
                                              v         18                                                                                       TRAINING, BASEBALL FIELD           27. Thompson Hall
                                                                                   v                      6. C. Bascom Slemp                                                           WOMEN’S RESIDENCE HALL
                                              17                              22                            Student Center                    14. Henson Hall
                                                                                                                                                 RESIDENCE HALL                     28. Women’s Softball Field
                                                                                   9                        ART GALLERY, BOOKSTORE,
                                                                                                            CAMPUS MAIL SERVICES, CONFER-     15. Humphreys Tennis                  29. Zehmer Hall
                                                                                                            ENCE CENTER, FITNESS CENTER,          Center                               HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY,
                                                                 1                                          GAME ROOM, HONOR COURT,                                                    LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE,
                                                                                                            JEFFERSON LOUNGE, LOCKER          16. John Cook Wyllie                     STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES,
                                                                                             23             ROOMS, OFFICE OF STUDENT              Library                              UPWARD BOUND
                                                        27                                                  ACTIVITIES/INTRAMURALS,
                                                                                                                                              17. Lila Vicars Smith House
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                                                                                                            OUTDOOR RECREATION
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    The Campus                           (Continued)
    Once you’re here, it’s easy to make yourself at home. Students




                                                                                                                                  v
                                                                                                                                   Thompson Hall, one of seven
    have a key role in setting standards and taking responsibility                                                               modern residence hall facilities
    for housing. The Director of Residence Life, who lives right                                                                 on campus, is known for its
                                                                                                                                 community atmosphere.
    on campus, will work to accommodate your needs. Freshmen
    students live in McCraray Hall or Culbertson Hall. McCraray is a
    traditional residence hall with common bathrooms. Culbertson—
    our newest residence hall, opened in summer 2006—is suite style
    and air-conditioned. Both offer cable and high-speed Internet.




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                                                                                       The shoreline of
                                                                                    Campus Lake—popular for
                                                                                    relaxation and study—also
                                                                                    serves as a prime setting
                                                                                    for campuswide events.




                                                       Checklist: Student Housing
                                                       q   Asbury Hall
                                                       q   Culbertson Hall
     v Students frequent the Gilliam                   q   Henson Hall
    Sculpture Garden near the Science                  q   Martha Randolph Hall
    Building. For the last several years, the          q   McCraray Hall
    UVa-Wise campus has been named the                 q   Theme Houses             RESIDENT ADVISORS: SPECIALLY TRAINED STUDENT LEADERS LIVE IN EACH RESIDENCE HALL,
    safest in Virginia.                                q   Thompson Hall            SCHEDULING PROGRAMS AND SERVING AS COUNSELORS AND RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS.

                                                       q   Townhouses
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    The Campus               (Continued)                                                                     Checklist: Clubs and Organizations

    Academically, UVa-Wise derives much from faculty members                               q   Administration of           q   International Club    q   Residence Hall
                                                                                               Justice Club                q   Intramural                Association
    committed to teaching—and from students who really want to                             q   Art Guild                       Advisory Council      q   Society for History
    learn. Professors know you on a first-name basis and are                               q   Baptist Student             q   Lavoisier                 and Philosophy
    involved in the total college endeavor. In class and out, you                              Union                           Chemistry Club        q   Student Activities
                                                                                           q   Bass Fishing Club           q   Medieval                  Board
    don’t have to look far to find a wide range of opportunities                                                               Appreciation              Student
                                                                                           q   Black Student                                         q
    to compete and create, serve and socialize, perform and play.                              Association                     Society                   Government
                                                                                           q   Campus Judicial             q   National                  Association
                                                                                               Board                           Organization for      q   Student Virginia
                                                                                                                               Women                     Education


                                           v
                                              After five consecutive Region XII            q   Cavalettes
                                          postseason appearances and three                 q   Cheerleaders                q   National Residence        Association
                                          regular-season conference titles in              q   College                         Hall Hononary         q   Sullivan Society
                                          the past five years, the Lady Cavaliers              Republicans                 q   Omicron Delta         q   The Highland
                                          softball team took its game to the next          q   Darden Society                  Kappa                     Cavalier
                                          level in 2006, winning the 2006                  q   Greek Life:
                                                                                                                           q   Order of Omega        q   UVa-Wise
                                                                                                                           q   Oudoor Recreation         Ambassadors
                                          AAC District Tournament                              4 NATIONAL FRATERNITIES
                                          Championship.                                        AND 4 NATIONAL SORORITIES   q   Peer Educators        q   UVa-Wise Concert
                                                                                           q   Highland Cavalier           q   Phi Beta Lambda           Band
                                                                                               Marching Band               q   Pre-Law Society       q   UVa-Wise Recorder
                                                                                           q   Highland Players            q   Pre-Professional          Ensemble
                                                                                           q   Honor Court                     Club                  q   UVa-Wise Step Team
                                                                                               Instrumental                    Psi Chi               q   Wesley Foundation
                                                       Checklist: Sports                   q                               q
                                                                                                                                                     q   Wrestling Club
                                                                                               Organization                q   Psychology Club
                                                                                                                                                     q   Young Democrats
                                               Men’s                   Intramurals
                                               q   Baseball            q   Basketball
                                               q   Basketball          q   Billiards




                                                                                                                                              v
                                                                                                                                                 UVa-Wise students participate
                                               q   Cross Country       q   Fantasy
                                                                                                                                              in everything from choral
                                               q   Football                Football
                                                                                                                                              groups to community service
                                               q   Golf                q   Flag Football
                                                                                                                                              organizations.
                                               q   Tennis              q   Frisbee Golf
                                                                       q   Indoor Soccer
                                               Women’s                 q   Ping-Pong
                                               q   Basketball          q   Softball
                                               q   Cross Country       q   Tennis
                                               q   Softball            q   Volleyball
                                               q   Tennis
                                               q   Volleyball                                                THE HIGHLAND CAVALIERS: OUR ATHLETIC TEAMS EARN THEIR NAME. THE REGION
                                                                                                             RANGES IN ELEVATION FROM 1,400 TO 4,200 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
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     The Region                                                                                      From pickup sports on cam-
                                                                                                  v

                                                                                                  pus to camping in nearby parks,                                                       Checklist:
                                                                                                  the region supports a wide range
                                                                                                  of outdoor activities.                                                            Outdoor Recreation
     Shaped like a miniature of the state, the
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the Region
     wedge of southwestern Virginia is a place of
     gentle beauty. Home to the State Theatre                                                                                                                              q   Bicycling                   q   Hunting
     of Virginia as well as numerous galleries                                                                                                                             q   Camping                     q   Kayaking
     and shops, nearby Abingdon also hosts the                                                                                                                             q   Canoeing                    q   Mountain
     yearly Virginia Highlands Festival. Historic                                                                                                                          q   Cross-country                   biking
                                                                                                                                                                               skiing                      q   Road cycling
     attractions such as the Daniel Boone                                                                                                                                  q   Downhill skiing             q   Rock climbing
     Wilderness Trail and the Southwest Virginia                                                                                                                           q   Fishing                     q   Snowboarding
     Museum in Big Stone Gap chronicle the                                                                                                                                 q   Golf                        q   Swimming
     region’s development from pioneer days                                                                                                                                q   Hiking                      q   Tubing
     onward. And the natural features of the                                                                                                                               q   Horseback                   q   Whitewater
                                                                                                                                                                               riding                          rafting
     area—including state parks and a national forest—draw visitors
     from around the nation. Be sure to take in some of the sights
     during your visit to campus.

                                Checklist: Regional Attractions
      Cultural                              Virginia Highlands          Breaks Interstate Park
      q   Barter Theatre
          ABINGDON
                                        q

                                            Festival
                                            ABINGDON (JULY–AUG.)
                                                                    q
                                                                        (THE “GRAND CANYON OF
                                                                        THE SOUTH”)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WV
                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Ralph Stanley’s
      q   Dr. Ralph Stanley’s                                       q   Guest River Gorge Trail                                                           Hills of Home                          460
          Hills of Home                 Historical                  q   High Knob                                                                     Bluegrass Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                         Breaks
          Bluegrass Festival            q   Daniel Boone                Recreation Area                                                                                                Interstate
                                                                                                                                                                                          Park
          MCCLURE (MAY)                     Wilderness Trail        q   Jefferson National                                               High Knob
                                            KINGSPORT, TN TO                                                                       Recreation Area
      q   Galleries and shops                                           Forest
          ABINGDON AND WISE
                                            CUMBERLAND GAP
                                            Southwest Virginia      q   Natural Tunnel                       KY                  Trail of the
                                                                                                                             Lonesome Pine                                                                     Richlands
      q   Pro-Art
          UVA-WISE CAMPUS
                                        q

                                            Museum
                                            BIG STONE GAP           q
                                                                        State Park
                                                                        Virginia Creeper Trail
                                                                                                                            Outdoor Drama
                                                                                                                    Southwest
                                                                                                                       Virginia
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                                                                                                                                                                                        VA
      q   Trail of the                                              q   Wilderness Road                               Museum                                          UVa-Wise
          Lonesome Pine                 Outdoor                                                   To Cumberland Gap
          Outdoor Drama                                                 State Park                National Historic Park
                                                                                                                                                           Norton                  Guest River
          BIG STONE GAP (JUNE–AUG.)
                                        q   Appalachian Trail                                                                                                                      Gorge Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Galleries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & Shops
                                                                                                                                         Big Stone Gap Pro-Art                                    Barter
                                                                                                                                                                           JEFFERSON
                                                                                                         Wilderness                                                        NATIONAL              Theater
                                                                                                        Road State Park                                                      FOREST                                  Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                       To                            Highlands
                                                                                                                                         Natural Tunnel                        Appalachian             Abingdon Festival
                                                                                                                  Daniel Boone               State Park                               Trail
                                                                                                                 Wilderness Trail
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     The Forest                                                                           q
                                                                                                     Checklist: Sample Wise County Species
                                                                                              Bass, largemouth       q   Fox, red                     q   Raccoon
     It’s the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, and                        q   Bat, Indiana           q   Goldfinch, American          q   Salamander,
     it’s right across the street. With upwards of 30,000 acres in                        q   Bear, black            q   Hawk, red-tailed                 Jefferson
     Wise County alone, the forest is home to hundreds of animal                          q   Beaver                 q   Hummingbird,                 q   Skunk, striped
     species, many of which have been sighted on campus. This                             q   Bobcat                     ruby-throated                q   Turkey, wild
     backyard wilderness—with trails leading up mountain slopes                           q   Bullfrog               q   Mink, southwestern           q   Turtle,
                                                                                          q   Butterfly, monarch     q   Moth, polyphemus                 northern map
     and down cascading hollows—provides students an exceptional                                                         Mussel,                      q   Vole, pine
                                                                                          q   Coyote                 q
     resource for study and recreation. You don’t have to be a                            q   Crayfish                   fine-rayed pigtoe            q   Weasel, long-tailed
     biology major to appreciate it!                                                      q   Crossbill,             q   Opossum, Virginia            q   Woodchuck
                                                                                              white-winged           q   Otter, river                 q   Woodpecker,
 BIODIVERSITY: THE LOCAL AREA IS A CENTER OF DIVERSITY                                    q   Deer, white-tailed     q   Owl, long-eared                  pileated
 FOR SLIME MOLDS, SALAMANDERS, AND FRESHWATER MUSSELS.                                    q   Dove, mourning         q   Pheasant,                    q   Wren, Appalachian
                                                                                          q   Duck, wood                 ring-necked                      Bewick’s

                                                         v




                                                                                                                      v
                                                            Horseback riding is popular                                   Natural features of
                                                         in the George Washington                                     the George Washington and




                                                                                                                                                                                       WOOD DUCK
                                                         and Jefferson National Forest.                               Jefferson National Forest
                                                         Horse trails—some with horse                                 include ponds, mountain
                                                         camps—meander through                                        streams, rock outcroppings,
                                                                                                                      steep gorges, and waterfalls.




                                                                                                                                                                                     Aix sponsa,
                                                         miles of wilderness.




                                                                                                             BEYOND WILDLIFE: MORE PLANT SPECIES AND VARIETIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE
                                                                                                             CENTRAL APPALACHIANS THAN ANYWHERE ON EARTH—RAINFORESTS INCLUDED.
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                                                                                                           III. From Eastern                           Proceed through the                     b. From the south/west
                                                                                                           Kentucky                                    Town of Wise. At the                    (Cumberland), take Route

 The Trip                                                                                                  a. From the north (Jenkins),
                                                                                                           take Route 23S, bypassing
                                                                                                           Pound, to Wise. Turn
                                                                                                                                                       fourth traffic light, turn
                                                                                                                                                       right onto DardenDrive/
                                                                                                                                                       Route 646 (unmarked).
                                                                                                                                                                                               160 to Lynch. Proceed
                                                                                                                                                                                               across Black Mountain to
                                                                                                                                                                                               Appalachia, VA. Take Route
 Ready to explore? Getting here may not be half the fun, but it’s                                          left at the first traffic light             Follow directions from **               23N Business to Norton.
                                                                                                           onto US 23 Business.                        in I (d) at left.                       At the first traffic light in
 certainly a necessary step. After talking with our admissions                                                                                                                                 Norton, turn right. Pass
 counselors and touring our campus, you’ll be glad you checked                                                                                                                                 J. I. Burton High School
                                                                                                                                                                                               on the left. Turn right at
 out the territory.                                                                                             Checklist:                                                                     the next light. Turn right
                                                                                                       Accommodations and Restaurants                                                          onto US 23N (second
 I. From Abingdon, VA           Turn left (US 11 South/US       Town of Wise on Business                                                                                                       ramp). Follow directions
 a. From I-81, take exit 17-    58A West). Go to the sec-       23. The road will come                                                                                                         from * in I (d) at left.
                                                                                                           Abingdon                           Norton
 Abingdon/South Holston         ond traffic light. Turn right   to a traffic light at a “T”                                                                                                    IV. By Air
 Dam. If you are traveling      onto US 58A West.               intersection. Turn right.
                                                                                                           q   Alison’s                       q   Applebee’s
                                                                                                               (276) 962-1805                     (276) 679-5790                               Fly to the Tri-Cities airport
 SOUTH on I-81, you will        b. Proceed to the stop sign     You will see the his-                                                                                                          in Blountville, Tennesee.
 turn right into Abingdon.                                      toric Wise Inn and the
                                                                                                           q   Comfort Inn                    q   Days Inn
                                at the intersection of US                                                      (800) 228-5150                     (276) 679-5340                               From the airport you may
 Those traveling NORTH          19N/US 58A West (1 mile).       Courthouse on the right                                                                                                        take I-81N and follow
 should turn left. Go to                                        as you proceed through
                                                                                                           q   Martha                         q   Inn at Norton
                                Turn right. Proceed 12.2                                                       Washington Inn                     (276) 679-7000                               the Abingdon directions
 the second traffic light       miles north to the intersec-    town. Continue through                                                                                                         or travel I-81S and I-181/
 (.7 mile). This is the main                                    town to the third traffic                      (276) 639-3161                 q   Mifinca
                                tion of where US 58A and                                                                                                                                       I-26W to Kingsport/Gate
 street through Abingdon.                                       light (.7 mile). **Turn right              q   Starving Artist                    (276) 679-5444
                                                                                                                                                                                               City and follow the
                                US 19 split. TURN LEFT                                                         (276) 628-8445                 q   Monterrey
                                and travel 30 miles to          onto Darden Drive/Route                                                                                                        Kingsport directions.
                                                                                                                                                  (276) 679-5850
                                Norton. You will bypass         646 (unmarked). A Shell
                                                                food market is on the                      Wise                               q   Mosby’s
                                the towns of St. Paul                                                      q   Best Western                       (276) 679-0101
                                and Coeburn.                    corner across from you.
                                                                The College is approxi-                        (276) 328-3500                 q   Romano’s Fairmont
                                c. As you approach Norton,
                                you will see the Inn at
                                                                mately .8 mile on your
                                                                left. The Office of
                                                                                                           q   Reno’s
                                                                                                               (276) 328-2924                 q
                                                                                                                                                  (276) 679-1889
                                                                                                                                                  Super 8Clarksburg                                                 MD
                                Norton and the Super 8                                                         Roma’s                                                                                                      95
                                motel on your left. You
                                should be in the right lane
                                                                Admissions is located in
                                                                Bowers-Sturgill Hall.
                                                                                                           q
                                                                                                               (276) 328-3714   OH                (276) 679-0893

                                                                                                                                                                   Huttonsville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                                        66
                                and exit on US 23 North         II. From Kingsport, TN                                                                                                           81
                                                                If you are traveling on                                                                                                                      29
                                directly across from the Inn                                                         Grayson                                                                                        95
                                                                I-181, take the US 23N                                                                 Charleston                               Harrisonburg
                                at Norton and the Super 8.                                                                                                                              250

                                d. *Proceed on US 23N
                                to the second traffic light
                                                                exit (Gate City). Follow
                                                                US 23N for approximately                                        23                         77
                                                                                                                                                              WV                                Charlottesville

                                                                45.6 miles, past the Big                                                                                           64                64
                                                                                                Richmond                                                                                 Lexington
     v
    Once you’re on
 campus, make your first
                                (2.5 miles). You will see
                                McDonald’s on your right.
                                                                Stone Gap and Norton
                                                                exits (2 each). After pass-
                                                                                                                       KY    Pikeville
                                                                                                                                                            Lewisburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                RICHMOND
 stop at the Office of          Turn right here and pro-        ing the second Norton                                                                                                                                295
                                ceed 1.2 miles into the                                                                     Jenkins                                                Roanoke
 Admissions. You’ll find us                                     exit (marked 58W to                                                                           77         81
                                                                Coeburn), follow the                                                 UVa-Wise
 in Bowers-Sturgill Hall,
 just off Darden Drive.                                         directions in paragraph d
                                                                of Section I above.                 Middlesboro
                                                                                                                       Norton
                                                                                                                                23
                                                                                                                                         58
                                                                                                                                             Abingdon          58
                                                                                                                                                                                        29
                                                                                                                                                                                                        VA           95    Norfolk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Virginia
 Visitor parking is nearby.                                                                                                                Bristol                                           Danville                      Beach
                                                                                                                                      Kingsport         Cherry Lane
                                                                                                                          TN         23    Johnson City
                                                                                                                                                                   77         40
                                                                                                                                                                                        NC      Durham
                                                                                                                                                                                                               95
                                                                                                   Knoxville                                                                       Greensboro                             Williamston
                                                                                                                                                  Morgantown                                      Raleigh
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                                                                                                Residential Life             financial assistance, includ-      Visiting Campus
     The Facts                                                                                  Students may choose
                                                                                                between traditional resi-
                                                                                                dence halls, suite-style
                                                                                                                             ing federal and state grants,
                                                                                                                             scholarships, student loans,
                                                                                                                             and college employment.
                                                                                                                                                                Individual appointments
                                                                                                                                                                available M–F from 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                to 4 p.m. A typical visit
     To help you identify just who we are, here’s one more checklist of                         living, townhouses, and
                                                                                                                             Cost (2007-08)
                                                                                                                                                                includes an interview
                                                                                                apartments on campus.                                           with admissions staff, a
     vital statistics. For even more information before you visit, check out                                                 TUITION AND FEES:                  student-led campus tour,
     our Web site at www.uvawise.edu. Hope to see you soon!                                     Honor Code                   Virginia residents:                and lunch or dinner. Please
                                                                                                All students are expected    $6,151                             call our Admissions Office
                                                                                                to uphold the UVa-Wise       Out-of-state students:*            toll-free at (888) 282-9324
 Character                        Admissions                     24 softball teams. Flag        honor code of respect and    $17,815
 Founded in 1954, UVa-Wise        Moderately selective.          football teams compete                                                                         or locally at (276) 328-
                                                                                                responsibility.                                                 0102 to arrange your visit.
 is a small public liberal-arts   Median SAT scores              nationally. Half of all                                     ROOM AND BOARD:
 college of the University        500 V, 490 M. Average          students participate in        Campus Technology            Room: $3,819                       UVa-Wise 360˚ Events
 of Virginia.                     high-school GPA 3.4.           some intramural activity.      Most residence hall rooms    Meals: $2,923                      Special Saturdays are
                                                                                                are wired with Ethernet      TOTAL COSTS PER YEAR               set aside for prospective
 Ranking                          Curriculum                     Organizations                  connections. There are
 UVa-Wise is ranked by            29 majors, 27 minors,          More than 50 clubs and                                      (excluding books, travel, etc.):   students and families. The
                                                                                                five easy-access computer    Virginia residents:                program includes an aca-
 U.S. News & World Report         7 pre-professional             student organizations          labs on campus. Free
 among the nation’s top           programs, 24 teaching          on campus.                                                  $12,892                            demic and activities fair
                                                                                                e-mail accounts are avail-   Out-of-state students:             staffed by faculty, admin-
 public liberal-arts colleges.    licensures.                                                   able to all students.
                                                                 Cultural Activities                                         $24,504                            istrators, and students; a
 UVa Benefits                     Faculty                        The Pro-Art Association        Counseling and               *Students from Kentucky and        campus tour; a financial
 • Graduates of UVa-Wise          91 full-time; 71 percent       brings a variety of perform-                                Tennesee should inquire about      aid information session;
                                                                                                Health Services                                                 tours of the residence
   receive the prestigious        hold terminal degrees.         ances to campus each year.     On-campus health care        Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG).
   University of Virginia         Student-faculty ratio 17:1.    Past groups have included                                                                      halls; and complimentary
                                                                                                provided by Norton           Admission                          student tickets to a cam-
   diploma.                       86 percent of classes          the Joffrey Ballet and the     Community Hospital.
 • Students have access           are taught by full-time        Vienna Boys Choir. The                                      Admission to the College is        pus event (as available).
                                                                                                Free personal counseling     moderately selective and
   to UVa’s library               faculty members.               College also hosts lectures    is available on campus.                                         2007-08 UVA-WISE 360˚ DATES:
   resources.                                                    and special events through-                                 offered on a rolling basis.
                                  Athletics                                                                                  Students may be admitted           Saturday, October 27
 • UVa-Wise recruits                                             out the year.                  Financial Aid                                                   Saturday, February 16
   outstanding faculty.           Member of the Appalachian                                     80 percent of our students   for fall, spring, or one of
                                  Athletic Conference in         International Study                                         two summer terms.                  Saturday, April 26
 • UVa-Wise hosts                                                                               qualify for some form of
   visiting scholars from         the National Association       Through the Connections                                     Freshman applicants                State law requires all state colleges with
   Charlottesville.               of Intercollegiate Athletics   program, UVa-Wise stu-                                      should ask their admission         campus police forces to report crimes to
                                                                                                                                                                the Virginia State Police. The figures are
                                  (NAIA) and the Mid-South       dents can study at sister                                   counselor about the bene-          included in an annual report called
 The Campus                       Conference (football only).    institutions in Turkey and                                  fits of Early Action I and II      “Crime in Virginia” and are also for-
                                                                                                                                                                warded to the FBI as part of that agency’s
 400 acres near the Town          About 200 students partici-    Spain. Summer placement                                     dates. All applicants are          Uniform Crime Reporting system.
 of Wise, located in the          pate in 6 men’s and 5          in France is also available.    UVa-Wise has                encouraged to apply well
                                                                                                                                                                UVa-Wise does not discriminate in any
 Appalachian Mountains            women’s programs.                                              one of the best             in advance of the term in          of its programs, procedures, or practices
 of southwestern Virginia.                                       Pre-Med Program                                             which they wish to enroll.         against a person on the basis of age,
                                  Intramural Sports              Our rigorous program,           ratios of Resident                                             citizenship, color, handicap, national
                                                                                                                                                                origin, political affiliation, race, religion,
 Enrollment                       Best small-college pro-        paired with close faculty       Assistants to               School Codes                       sex, sexual orientation, or status as a
 1,950 students; male-            gram in the Southeast.         advising, leads to high                                                                        disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. The
                                                                                                                             SAT Code: 5124                     College operates equal opportunity and
 female ratio 43:57.              90 programs, including         rates of acceptance to          residents in the            ACT Code: 4343                     affirmative action programs for faculty,
                                                                                                                                                                staff, and students. UVa-Wise is an Equal
                                  34 basketball teams,           medical school.                 Commonwealth                Federal School Code:               Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
                                  27 flag football teams,                                                                    003747
                                                                                                 of Virginia.                                                   NCSDO U29068 7.07
                                  24 volleyball teams, and

				
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