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Things to do as soon as possible

All New Students
Mark these dates on your calendar:
  Semester 1 Semester 2  
Begins: Sunday August 29th, 2021 Sunday January 16th, 2022  
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021 Friday May 13th, 2022  
Other dates (including examination periods, etc.) for 2021-2022 are available on the CHOL student portal.

If you have any special challenges or disabilites, physical or otherwise, register with the Student Health Clinic as soon as possible, so that we can make arrangements for when these are needed.

Read our Disability Policy and get familiar with the accommodations that we provide for any of our students with physical or other disabilities.  More information is available from the Health and Wellness section of this website.
International and Regional Students
Finalise your travel information.
Plan to arrive in Barbados ahead of the Live Online Orientation on August 28th.  
Remember that on arrival in Barbados you will be required to follow the National
COVID-19 Protocols
governing quarantine and other requirements, depending on the country from which you are travelling and your recent travel history.
You may also view the Campus' COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

If you have been offered a place in a Hall of Residence, you should refer to your correspondence from the Halls for the date by which your deposit must be paid. 
Review the check-list for students joining us from abroad.

New Undergraduate Students
If you have been accepted into an Undergraduate programme, and you have to take FOUN 0100 Fundamentals of Written English, note that the fee for this course is an additional BDS $500, and this must be paid before registration.

New Postgraduate Students
  • If you have a firm offer, review the conditions and submit all documents requested as quickly as possible. 
  • If you have a provisional offer, let us know as soon as your degree has been conferred.
  • If you are graduating from a UWI campus, you will not need to submit a new transcript. 
  • If you are graduating from any other University, make arrangements to have your completed transcript sent to us as quickly as possible so that your offer can be confirmed.

 Things to do during August 

All New Students
Become familiar with the Campus IT Services you will be using : Read the The Student Handbook - Essentials Guide 2019/2020.  Make sure to review the Campus' Refund Policy on p.84 and the related deadline dates.

Key Dates
Friday August 27th Halls of Residence move-in day.
Monday August 30th  Refer to the Semester 1 Registration schedule and note your  registration dates.(ONLINE)
Friday August 27th Undergraduate Orientation Forum(ONLINE)
Sunday August 29th All students are invited to attend the Multi-faith Commencement Service. (ONLINE)
Sunday August 29th Semester 1 fees should be paid by this date.  
Keep your receipt as you will need it to collect your ID card during registration week.
Monday August 30th
Registration Week - All Students
New Student Academic Counselling and Registration schedule for the  date/time of your session (ONLINE)
All Undergraduate Students must:
  • attend their Dean’s address,
  • attend the mandatory academic counselling,
  • register on-line for classes, and
  • collect ID cards.  
Note: Dean's Address, Academic Counselling and Registration will all take place (ONLINE).
Sunday, August 29th - Saturday, September 11th Undergraduate students are invited to attend Freshers’ activities.
TBA All Postgraduate Students are to attend the Orientation session and meet their Programme Coordinators/Academic Advisors. (ONLINE)
TBA Applicants to the University are required to take an (ONLINE) Proficiency Test in English. 
Please review the information and register to take the test HERE.
  New Undergraduate students should sign up for FYE (First Year Experience) programme.
Friday September 3rd All new students are invited to attend the Matriculation Ceremony. (ONLINE)
Please note that links to access all (ONLINE) activities and events will be sent to you via email. If you do not receive the link for any activity or event listed here, send an email to

Things to do during September

Monday September 6th Teaching Begins - All Students
  • Classes start this week. 
  • Double check your online timetable in CHOL to ensure your registration is accurate.
  • Check that a personal email address is included in your record to assist in password reset when necessary. Log into your CHOL account, select Personal Information then the Update E-mail Address(es) options.
  • Update your Term Time address while in CHOL
  • Note that student notices to you will be posted on the Student PortalCHOL Website or sent to you via your mycavehill email address.
  Complete the New Student Survey!  Tell us what went well,  what did not go so well, and how we can improve.
Monday September 13th
  • Tutorials start this week - Week 2. You will be advised by your lecturer.
  • Double check your online timetable via the CHOL Login for any room changes. 

Friday September 17th

If you have been accepted into a Postgraduate programme and for some reason cannot take up that place, this is the deadline to inform the Graduate Studies office in writing. 

At the end of the period you should be ready to transition to the Current Students webpage and have a Great Year!

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