Orientation 2018

Welcome to UWI Cave Hill Orientation 2018!

Congratulations on your admission to UWI Cave Hill! Come out to orientation and get an understanding of what university life is all about. Find out about key university departments and how they’ll be working for you. Receive vital information on registration, payment of fees and your faculty’s academic requirements. Have a look and ask about the student services offered to you!
Open Online Orientation (all new students)
Click here to access the online orientation.
August 7th - September 2nd
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Airport Meet and Greet 
(regional and international students)
August 19th - September 1st
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 21st & 24th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Area Markets & Bridgetown Tour
‚Äč(regional and international students)
August 25th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Parents And Partners Forum 
(of all new students)
August 25th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Commencement Service 
(all new students)
August 26th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Post Graduate Orientation August 28th
Open New Student Survey August 28st - September 17th
5:00 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony
(all new students)
August 31st
11:00 am. - 3:00 pm. Resident Life Workshop (all new Hall residents)  September 3rd
11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m Orientation Fair & ICC Expo September 4th
2:00 p.m. First Year Experience Launch September 7th
11:00am - 12:00pm
& 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
August 27th - 30th
10:00am - 11:00am,
12:00pm - 1:00pm,
& 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
September 3rd - 7th
12:00pm - 1:00pm,
3:00pm - 4:00pm,
& 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
September 10th - 14th
10:30am - 11:30am Faculty of Medical Sciences Library Tour August 29th
2:30pm - 3:30pm Faculty of Medical Sciences Library Tour August 30th
10:00am - 11:00am CLR James Cricket Research Centre Library Tour August 28th & August 31th
11:30am - 12:30pm Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit Tour August 28th & August 31st
Sports Week
Contact: Nicholas Valiyatharayil in the uwi app
November, 2018
Job Fair March
RBC Race for Kids March 10th, 2019
Guild Elections March
Student Awards April
Mathematics Proficiency Test(MPT) April 22&23

Online Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Sunday September 2, 2018
Time: Available online 24 hours daily
Link: Online Orientation
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.

Airport Meet and Greet

Date:August 19th – September 1st 2018
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.

New Undergraduate Student Orientation Forums

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.

 EVENT                                      DATE                                  TIME

 New Student Orientation             Tuesday August 21, 2018      8:30 am

 New Student Orientation              Friday August 24, 2018        8:30 am

 Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)

Parents and Partners Orientation
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
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.

 Commencement Service
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
Details: A Multi-Faith Commencement Service is held to mark the official start of the Academic Year.  We hope to see you all there!


Orientation: Postgraduate Students

Date: Tuesday August 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 7: 30 p.m.
Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
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.


Resident Life Workshop (all new Hall residents)

Date: Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Time: 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm.
Venue: to be confirmed
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. 


Orientation Fair

Date: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: The Guild Lawn/ Student Activities Lawn in front the Bookshop.
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

FYE: First Year Experience Seminar

Registration opens August 7th.
Commences: Friday, September 7, 2018

Venue: Roy Marshal Teaching Complex (LT1)
Contact Person: Dale Lynch at (246) 417-4172
DetailsStrictly 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 and to register »

Sidney Martin Library Orientation

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: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/libraries/

Tour dates:
August 27th – 30th, 2018: 11:00am - 12:00pm; 3:00pm - 4:00pm

September 3rd - 7th, 2018: 10:00am - 11:00am; 12:00pm - 1:00pm; 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
September 10th – 14th, 2018: 12:00pm - 1:00pm; 3:00pm - 4:00pm; 5:30pm - 6:30pm

More Orientation Events

  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday August 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, August 31, 2018.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 6:00 p.m.
  • Freshers’ Week  To be announced
  • Freshers’ Bus Ride  To be announced

Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT)

All new applicants to the Faculty of Social Sciences (for entry September 2018) who are required to write the above-mentioned test are hereby informed the test will be held on:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 & Thursday, August 23, 2018
10 A.M. – 12 NOON & 1 – 3 P.M.

See here for details.

New Students Checklist

Before registration, there are certain things every new student should ensure. Click here to view the new students checklist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view answers to FAQs about orientation.

The Office of Student Services
Tel.: (246) 417-4165/6/7 Fax: (246) 424-5348 | Email: studentservices@cavehill.uwi.edu