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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.
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 January 

All New Students
Become familiar with the Campus IT Services you will be using :
Key Dates
Thursday January 6th Undergraduate Orientation Forum(ONLINE)
Monday January 10th All Postgraduate Students Registration 
Saturday January 15th Halls of Residence move-in day.
Monday January 10th Semester II fees should be paid by this date.  
Keep your receipt as you will need it to collect your ID card.
Wednesday January 12th  Refer to the Semester II Registration schedule and note your  registration dates.(ONLINE)
Wednesday January 12th - Friday January28th New Undergraduate students should sign up for FYE (First Year Experience) programme.
Teaching Begins  
Monday January 17th 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.
Monday January 24th
  • 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 January 28th Registration Deadline
Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students

If you have been accepted into an Undergraduate/Postgraduate programme and for some reason cannot take up that place, this is the deadline to inform the Admissions Office / Graduate Studies Office in writing. 
Complete the New Student Survey!  Tell us what went well,  what did not go so well, and how we can improve.
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

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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