The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVa-Wise) is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college located in the lush mountains of Southwest Virginia.
Summit host UVa-Wise Abingdon is part of the partnership of top-ranked universities located at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Abingdon, Virginia.
The UVa-Wise Abingdon office designs and delivers professional development programs for organizations in our region. Programs may be open enrollment or customized and may be of a technical or soft skill nature. UVa-Wise in Abingdon also coordinates events to promote economic development, bring greater exposure to the region and increase awareness of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and UVa-Wise.
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Travel Information

Abingdon, VA

There are so many ways to describe Abingdon. Historic. Scenic. Charming. Artistic.
Let’s just sum it all up by saying that Abingdon is a fun place to visit. The mountains that surround the town beckon visitors to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and spectacular scenery. The downtown district with its brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets entice visitors to explore every block and visit every shop, restaurant and café. That’s what old-fashioned southern hospitality is about.

Nearby Points of Interest

Abingdon, Virginia's Tourism website includes information about Things to Do, Dining, Shopping, Where to Stay and more general information about the area. 

Air Travel & Transportation

Our venue is located 30 miles from Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
Learn more about the airport here

Hotel Recommendations

Our venue is located right next door to Comfort Inn and Suites of Abingdon, Virginia. You may contact the hotel by phone at 276-698-3040.
Abingdon also offers a variety of other accommodations such as the historic Martha Washington Hotel and Spa on Main Street.
Learn more about places to stay here

Driving and Parking Information

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is conveniently located just off Exit 14 of I-81 in Abingdon, Virginia.
  • Off I-81, follow Old Jonesboro Road and turn right onto the campus drive at the traffic light. Stay straight to crest over the hill; then look for the glass-fronted building with the brightly colored ""HirEd"" logo on your left.
The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center has free on-site parking with the following features:
  • 22 handicap parking spaces
  • 450 standard parking spaces
  • Easy access from Exit 14 off I-81
  • Easy flow pattern
  • No parking space greater than 200 feet from building
  • Semi-circle driveway for loading and unloading
  • LED light poles
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.