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Orientation 2017-2018
International and Regional students should attend all orientation activities organised by the University for the benefit of the incoming undergraduates at the Campus, as well as those activities organised by the Students Guild.

Contact Person (International Office): Paula Jarvis at or tel: (246) 417-4542
Contact Person (Regional Office): Janet Caroo at or tel: (246) 417-4057

Please see the schedule of activities below or click here to view the flyer.
Schedule of Activities
Online Orientation (all new students) August 8th - August 31st, 2017
Airport Meet and Greet (all new students) August 20th - 27th, 2017
Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 22nd & 25th, 2017
Area Shopping & Bridgetown Tour (all new students) August 26th, 2017
Parents and Partners Forum (all new students) August 26th, 2017
Commencement Service (all new students) August 27th, 2017
Postgraduate Orientation Session August 29th, 2017
Undergraduate Fresher's Cocktail August 30th, 2017
Matriculation (all new students) September 1st, 2017
Guild of Students Island Tour (all new students) September 2nd, 2017
Orientation Fair & ICC Expo (all new students) September 5th, 2017
Undergraduate First Year Experience (FYE) Launch September 8th, 2017
Library Orientation (all new students) August 21st – 25th, 2017 
August 28th – Sept 2nd, 2017 
September 4th - 8th, 2017
Inter-Campus Games (all students)

May 17th – May 27th, 2017

Other Events
Online Orientation (all new students)
Date: Tuesday August 8th - Thursday August 31st, 2017
Time: Open
Details: The Online Orientation is the first step of the orientation process for new students. New students will be able to access information on the University’s resources, services, policies, clubs, societies and associations, in a fun entertaining way. After completing the virtual orientation, new students can take part in pop up quizzes where prizes can be won.  In June we will email you with a link to this online orientation so you can participate.  
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Airport Meet and Greet (all new students)
Date: August 20th - 27th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Details: The Campus offers a meet and greet service at the Grantley Adams International Airport, where you will be met by a UWI, Cave Hill staff member and UWI students.  When you arrive at the Hall of Residence, you will be assisted with settling in by a staff member or a Resident Assistant.
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New Undergraduate Student Orientation Forums
The orientation forums give you a first glance into the important components of university life.
These sessions introduce you to the key departments within the University and give information on:
  • The UWI Educational Experience
  • Student resources
  • Registration and payment of fees
  • Campus life and engagement opportunities
Campus tours will also be offered.
Undergraduate Student Orientation Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Friday, August 25th, 2017
8.30 am -
2.00 p.m.
N.B. To confirm attendance send an email to or telephone (246) 417-4165

Venue: to be confirmed.

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Parents and Partners Orientation (all new students)
Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Time: 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex
Details: This orientation for parents and partners of new undergraduate and postgraduate students provides the opportunity to interact with staff and faculty, get answers to questions about university life and receive useful advice on the type of support that will be necessary and ways in which they can assist.
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Commencement Service (all new students)
Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
Details: A Multi-Faith Commencement Service is held to mark the official start of the Academic YearWe hope to see you all there!
Orientation: Postgraduate Orientation Session 
Date: Tuesday August 29th, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Graduate Studies Lecture Theatre (GRLT), School for Graduate Studies and Research, Paradise Park Campus (Lazaretto)
Details: This Orientation session is for all new postgraduate students in face-to-face programmes. Programme Coordinators will be in attendance to provide academic counselling.

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New Undergraduate students FYE: First Year Experience
Strictly First Years is a preparatory course intended to help new undergraduate students understand the goals of higher education, take personal responsibility for their own success, become effective students and develop social, personal and interpersonal skills.

Registration Begins: Friday, September 1st, 2017
Commences: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Contact Person: Dale Lynch at (246) 417-4172
Visit the FYE page for more details and to register »

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Orientation Fair & ICC EXPO (all new students)
Date: September 5th, 2017
Time: 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Venue: The Guild Lawn/ Student Activities Lawn in front the Bookshop.
Details: The Orientation Fair marks the culmination of the New Student Orientation activities. This extravaganza offers new students the opportunity to access information on the various amenities, services and products available to them throughout their stay here at UWI Cave Hill.  Service providers (e.g. phone companies, banks) small businesses, along with student clubs, societies and island associations, showcase their products in a festive, fun-filled atmosphere marked by entertainment and give-aways. This activity is a student-centered event not to be missed!

List of Service Providers at Orientation Fair:
  • Wholesale stores (Pricesmart, Shopsmart)
  • Supermarkets
  • Cosmetologists
  • Commercial Banks
  • Auditing Firms
  • Clothing Stores
  • Health Care Institutions
  • Disaster Management Offices
  • Cellular phone service providers

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Library Orientation (all new students)
Join one of our librarians for a tour of the Sidney Martin Library and learn about Cave Hill's collections, services, and study spaces.  For more information about the libraries that are at your service visit:

Tour dates:  August 21st – 25th, 2017: 9.30 a.m.; 10.30 a.m.; 12.30 p.m.; 2.30 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.
                    August 28th – September 2nd, 2017: 10.00 a.m.; 2.00 p.m.; 5.00 p.m.
                    September 4th – 8th, 2017: 9.30 a.m.; 10.30 a.m.; 12.30 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.
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More Orientation Events
  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday August 26th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, September 1st, 2017.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 5 p.m.
  • Taste of Barbados Island Tour - Saturday September 2nd, 2017
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Cocktail – Wednesday August 30th, 2017 from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Week – To be announced
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Bus Ride – To be announced