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Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus and former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau unveiling the portrait of Leslie Robinson.

Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus and former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal,
Professor Eudine Barriteau
unveiling the portrait of Leslie Robinson.

During the calendar year 2023, The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus which was established in 1963 will be celebrating 60 years of operations. These celebrations run parallel to The UWI’s 75th anniversary commemorations being held to mark the establishment of the University’s first campus at Mona, Jamaica in 1948.

To celebrate both milestones, several activities are carded to be held in Barbados and within the Eastern Caribbean.
These year-round activities include lectures, symposia, campus tours, parish hikes and literary competitions for schools, among many others. 
Some activities will be branded as Cave Hill’s 60th Anniversary events, others as The UWI’s 75th’s Anniversary events, or co-branded as events marking both anniversaries, such as a series of lectures planned for the OECS territories which will be dual-branded.

There are separate anniversary logos and themes. Cave Hill will celebrate its 60th anniversary under its theme: Resolute and Resilient, which complements The UWI's 75th anniversary theme of Rooted, Ready, Rising.

We are delighted to invite our treasured members of The UWI community, namely: students, alumni, staff and retirees, along with government, private sector stakeholders, future students and well-wishers to join in our diamond jubilee celebrations which are designed to achieve four main objectives.

  • Reflecting on the past and connecting with stakeholders;
  • Strengthening relationships among students and staff;
  • Giving back to the community; and
  • Demonstrating the University’s contribution to Caribbean development.
To spearhead this initiative, a 60th anniversary planning committee (a wide-ranging committee chaired by Dr. Henderson Carter) has been appointed to plan and co-ordinate both the 60th and 75th anniversary events.
The committee is supported by a Secretariat located in the Faculty of Humanities and Education.
The Secretariat may be reached at (246) 417-7662 or
Further support is rendered by subcommittees which are responsible for the planning and delivery of the specific activities.
These anniversary celebrations are not just about looking back. As a progressive University with clear strategic goals and a bold vision, the University will not only be reflecting on the many outstanding achievements of the past years but also using the knowledge and experience it has generated to inform our future. Thank you for being a part of our University’s history, and thank you for taking the time to celebrate this occasion with us.