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Orientation 2021
All new students should attend all orientation activities organised by the University for the benefit of the incoming students at the Campus, as well as those activities organised by the Students Guild.

Undergraduate Students Contact:
Tel.: 417-4165

Postgraduate Students Contact: 
Tel.: 417-4910

Please see the schedule of activities below.
Schedule of Activities
Undergraduate Orientation Forum N/A
Online Orientation (all new students) N/A
Postgraduate Orientation N/A
Undergraduate Orientation Forum N/A
Orientation International Students N/A
Parents and Partners Forum (Parents and partners of all new students) N/A
Commencement Service (all new students) N/A
Orientation Fair & ICC Expo (all new students) N/A
Library Tour (all new students) N/A
Matriculation Ceremony  N/A
Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls) N/A
Area Markets & Bridgetown Tour (all new students) N/A
First Year Experience (FYE) Launch N/A
Other Events
Online Orientation (all new students)
Details: The Online Orientation is the first step in 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 August, we will email you with a link to this online orientation so you can participate.  
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Undergraduate Orientation Forum
The orientation forum gives you the opportunity to meet persons from key departments who will provide you with further information about the five main dimensions of the New Student Experience:
  • The UWI Educational Experience
  • Student resources
  • Registration and payment of fees
  • Campus life and engagement opportunities

Campus tours will also be offered.
Email, visit the orientation page or call (246) 417-4165 to register.

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Postgraduate Orientation
Details: This Orientation session is for all new post graduate students in face-to-face programmes. Programme Coordinators will be in attendance to provide academic counselling.
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Parents and Partners Orientation
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 support the success of their loved ones.
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Commencement Service (all new students)
Details: A Multi-Faith Commencement Service is held to mark the official start of the Academic YearWe hope to see you all there!

First Year Experience Launch
Details: Strictly First Years is a preparatory course design 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.
  Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls)
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 Adaptation, Conflict Resolution, Housekeeping, Health & Safety and Healthy Eating on a Budget are areas covered during this very informative and exciting session.
Orientation Fair & ICC EXPO (all new students)
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:

Law Library Orientation (all new students)
The orientation for the Law Library is done is conjunction with the lecturer for the course Legal Methods and Research.

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First Year Experience Launch
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.

Visit the FYE page for more details »

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