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Orientation 2019-2020
All new 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.

Tel.: 417-4165

Please see the schedule of activities below.
Schedule of Activities
Online Orientation (all new students) August 6th - 23rd, 2019
Airport Meet and Greet (all new students) August 18th - 31st, 2019
Undergraduate Orientation Forum August 23rd, 2019
Area Shopping & Bridgetown Tour (all new students) August 24th, 2019
Parents and Partners Forum (all new students) August 24th, 2019
Commencement Service (all new students) August 25th, 2019
Postgraduate Orientation Session August 28th, 2019
International Students Orientation TBA
Undergraduate Fresher's Cocktail TBA
Matriculation (all new students) August 30th, 2019
Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls) September 2nd, 2019
Orientation Fair & ICC Expo (all new students) September 5th, 2019
Undergraduate First Year Experience (FYE) Launch September 6th, 2019
Library Tour (all new students) August 26th - 30th, 2019
September 2nd - 5th, 2019
September 9th - 13th, 2019
Other Events
Online Orientation (all new students)
Date: Tuesday, August 6th - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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: Sunday, August 18th - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Time: 9:00 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 Forum
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 Friday, August 23rd, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Email, visit the orientation page or call (246) 417-4165 to register.

Venue: Graduation Tent

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Parents and Partners Orientation (all new students)
Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Time: 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall LT 1
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 25th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall LT 1
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: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: TBA 
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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Date: Friday, August 30th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall LT 1
Details: This Ceremony is the occasion when new students are formally recognised as members of the University community with the signing of the Matriculation Register marking their acceptance into the academic community. At the end of the Ceremony, a reception will follow which allows students to interact with lecturers, fellow students and members of the Senior Administrative and Professional Staff.

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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: TBA
Commences: Friday, September 6th, 2019
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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Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls)
Date: Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Venue: TBA
Details: This workshop is designed to encourage new students living in shared spaces to build diverse relationships and understand the importance of engaging in student activities which make the transition to a new living environment much easier. Topics such as Cultural Adaption & Diversity, Dealing with Difficult People, Housekeeping, Health & Safety and Healthy Eating on a Budget are areas covered during this very informative and exciting session.

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Orientation Fair & ICC EXPO (all new students)
Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Time: 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Graduation Tent
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:
• Monday, August 26th - Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 2nd - Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 9th - Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Please note: Students are asked to assemble on the ground floor near to the Circulation desk.
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More Orientation Events
  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Cocktail – To be announced
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Week – Sunday, September 1st, 2019 to Saturday, September 7th, 2019
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Bus Ride – To be announced