It will be a yearlong experience to help make the orientation and transition to University life a smooth one for all undergraduate and postgraduate UWI students.

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Meet & Greet

Airport Greeting for all regional and international students
August 24-30
Venue: Piarco Airport

Campus Tours

Faculty Tours for all new first year students
August 29 - September 15


Weekend orientation activities for regional and international students
August 27-28
Venue: Canada Hall

Know Your Faculty

Faculty Orientation events

Faculty of Humanities and Education
August 23, 9.00 am
Venue: Learning Resource Centre

Faculty of Social Sciences
August 30, 10.00 am (Full Time); 5.30 pm Part Time
Venue: Learning Resource Centre

Faculty of Law
August 29 & 30, 9:30 am ; 2:00 pm
Venue: Faculty of Law Auditorium

Faculty of Medical Sciences
August 29, 9.00 am
Venue: Amphitheatre A, EWMSC

Faculty of Science and Technology
September 8: 1.00pm; - 2.30pm
Venue: Daaga Auditorium

Faculty of Food and Agriculture
September 8, 1.30pm
Venue: Room A, Dudley Huggins

Faculty of Engineering
August 25, 9:00 am
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Max Richards Bldg

Useful Resources for Students and Families



First Steps – A Pre-Departure Guide to Hassle Free Travel for Incoming UWI St. Augustine Students

First Year Experience Student Booklet

Handbook for Parents and Families of New Students Joining the UWI Community

First Year Experience

First Year Experience 2016-2017

UWI Clicks

An introduction to UWI website and student portal
August 23-25, 9:00am - 12 noon
Venue: Social Sciences West Lab


UWI Guild Fest

The Guild of Students Orientation events

September 4, 7:00 pm - Guild Orientation Ceremony / Cocktail Reception
Venue: Daaga Auditorium Foyer

September 5-8, 10:00 am - Guild Orientation / Games Village
Venue: Quadrangle / KFC Greens

September 5, 6:00 pm - Cultural Show
Venue: Guild Main Stage, Quadrangle

September 6, 6:00 pm - Evening of Prayer / Fellowship
Venue: Guild Main Stage, Quadrangle

September 7, 6:00 pm - UWE Speak
Guild Main Stage, Quadrangle

September 8, 6:00 pm - Hall Spirit Competition / Integration
Venue: Guild Main Stage, Quadrangle

September 9, 1:00-3:00 pm - Taste UWI
Venue: Quadrangle

September 9, 9:00 pm - Fete X 'The Caribbean Experience'
Venue: SPEC Rugby Field

September 9 - St. Augustine Postgraduate Association Welcome Ceremony/Cocktail Reception- DAAGA Auditorium (5pm).
Cocktail Reception- Office of the Campus Principal (6:30pm)

UWI Life Support

UWI Administration forum for parents / guardians
September 1 Venue: UWI SPEC (6:00pm)

UWI Life Student & Information Village

UWI Administration orientation
September 2 Venue: UWI SPEC (9:00am)


Welcome Home

Halls of Residence welcome activities
Venue: TBA

Know Your Library

Library Orientation sessions

The Alma Jordan Library extends its Orientation Sessions for students:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.  
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August 29 - September 2

August 29 - September 2

September 5 - 23


An open session for commuting students that explores opportunities to engage and connect with organizations and other students on campus.
October 6
Venue: TBA

The Postgraduate Experience

October 13 from 1:00pm
Venue: Daaga Auditorium

Orientation for Students with Disabilities

An introduction to the support services available for students with disabilities.
September 9
Venue: Heart ease Building



Formal recognition and induction of new students as members of The University’s academic community.
September 15
Venue: UWI SPEC (2:30pm)

Co-Curricular Seminar

October 6, 1:00 pm
Venue: JFK Lecture Theatre


Career Seminars

September 29, October 13 at 1.00pm
Venue: Daaga Auditorium

Study Skills

Fix Your Focus - November 3
Calling All Crammers - November 10

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: LRC Lecture Room 2
Registration: Log on here, or visit the Office of the Director, Division of Student Services and Development, First Floor, Lloyd Braithwaite Building for more information.

Health & Well Being

Health Services Unit Screenings
November 17 & 24
Venue: TBA




Orientation for Exchange Students

Welcome for incoming exchange / study abroad students
January 17, 2017
Venue: TBA


Study Skills

Workshops on developing practical study habits
February 10 & 17 2017


Volunteer Open Day

Meet and register with volunteer organizations
February 23, 2017

First Year Experience