Campus Entrance AreaThis busy thoroughfare at the center of campus leads directly to the Admissions Office, the Student Center, and Smiddy Hall, one of the main academic buildings. It's a place to see and be seen, stop and chat, and get where you need to go. The buildings retain the original stone exteriors and a new library is in the works.
C Bascom Slemp Student CenterThe Slemp Center was designed to be the campus living room. Named for C. Bascom Slemp, a former U.S. congressman and the personal secretary to President Calvin Coolidge, it bridges the upper and lower campus and provides meeting areas for clubs and organizations ranging from Greek life to student government. At the Slemp Center you’ll also find the bookstore, post office, Cavs Card ID office, a campus restaurant and pretty much anything else you need for daily life at Wise.
Winston Ely Health and Wellness CenterBeyond your studies, pursue physical health and fitness at this state-of-the-art facility made possible by an $8.3 million gift from the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation. The center houses the latest exercise equipment, a multipurpose room for group exercise and dance, conference rooms for individual and group health advising, and locker rooms. Memberships are also available to the public in an effort to improve quality of life in the community.
Residence Hall ExteriorsUVa-Wise residence halls are the place to set up home and find your people. In your first year, you'll live with a roommate in a traditional double room, but as you graduate to the upperclass halls, you'll choose from a variety of suite- and apartment-style living options, all with convenient access to campus and a strong sense of community.
McCraray Hall RoomYour dorm room is your home base, and you can personalize it the way you want. McCraray Hall has three floors, with men's and women's wings joined by a main lobby. Its first-year residents enjoy Wi-Fi, ground floor laundry, main floor card swipe entry and individual room key access.
Hunter Smith Dining CommonsUVa-Wise students eat most meals at the Smith Dining Commons, named for long-time benefactor Hunter J. Smith. The upper level houses the main dining hall, which provides a variety of all-you-care-to-eat menu options, including student-favorite fro-yo. Papa Joe's, downstairs in the Dining Commons, offers coffee, gourmet sandwiches, pizza, and salads for grabbing on the go or just getting a change of pace. And as a recent addition, you can now feed your late-night study habits at Papa John’s Pizza with your Cavs card.
David J Prior Convocation CenterCheer on the Cavs in a Division II game at the David J. Prior Convocation Center. The $30 million, 78,000-square-foot center also houses the college bookstore retail shop, concession stands and an outdoor patio and plays host to a wide variety of concerts and conventions that come through the area.
Carl Smith StadiumCarl Smith Stadium was christened in 1999 by a 49-19 victory over West Virginia Tech. Opened with a $25 million gift from University of Virginia alumnus Carl Smith, the stadium has seen several upgrades since then, including the addition of bleachers in 2001, the Humphreys-Thomas Field House in 2003, the installation of the Ramseyer Press Box in 2004, and the change to Astroturf GameDay 3D in 2011. Most recently, Lelia Maude Richmond field received lacrosse lines in preparation for the school's newest sport.
John Cook Wyllie LibraryThe John Cook Wyllie Library provides an inviting space for students to study, research and read seven days a week. In the Campbell S. Edmonds wing, you'll find periodicals as well as a classroom, a lab, and Books and Brew, where you can break for coffee and a sandwich. A new six-floor addition is currently under construction next door with plans to be complete in August 2016. Stop by to see its progress and say hello to the omnipresent crane.
Leonard W Sandridge Science Center - Lecture HallThe Sandridge Science Center's recent renovation added software engineering, computer science and physics laboratories while earning LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Science Center also houses a lecture hall, quiet study space, computer lab, biology and chemistry labs and classrooms, and offices for the Department of Natural Sciences.
Organic Chemistry LabUVa-Wise classrooms provide an intimate setting for learning, with small groups of students and daily personal interactions with faculty. (Our student-faculty ratio is 17:1.) The college is strongly rooted in the Jeffersonian tradition and believes an interdisciplinary view is essential to understanding the world, so regardless of the discipline you choose, you’re destined to engage in academic areas beyond your major and grow as a citizen of the world.
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