Dear Alumni,

I’m delighted to extend an invitation for you to join me and colleagues from across the Caribbean and the wider globe at our Mona Campus for Chancellor’s Week, from July 23-29, 2018.

Set to be one of the highlights of a year-long celebration of the University’s legacy of “70 years of service, 70 years of leadership”, this “homecoming” offers a diverse and exciting programme of events, catering to the interests of the various age cohorts of The UWI family and the general public.

We especially look forward during this week, to reconnecting with you, our vast alumni network and sharing in your success stories. Indeed, The UWI’s success has been each one of the graduates who has left our campuses to form the fabric of the West Indian society, in every field of endeavour.

Chancellor’s Week begins on Monday, July 23 with a Welcome Gala Reception hosted by Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, MP, at Jamaica House.

On July 24, Nostalgic Conversations, an interactive public forum hosted at The UWI Regional Headquarters, will feature a selection of distinguished alumni reflecting on the history, contributions and achievements of The UWI, and their shared experiences. 

On July 25, at the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre, seven alumni selected by peers and representing each decade from 1948 to present, will be honoured at The 70th Anniversary Pelican Awards, for their illustrious contributions to their communities and areas of endeavour.

Come July 26, the four campuses’ Guilds of Students will stage Pelican Projections: A University for the Future - UWI then, UWI now, UWI to come. This forum at the Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre promises to be a thought-provoking and animated panel discussion led by young leaders from The UWI, Government and further afield. 

The One UWI Festival and T-20 Cricket Match scheduled for July 27 will bring together past and current Pelicans from the various campuses. This event will feature pavilions showcasing the cuisine and culture of all The UWI campuses, competitions, entertainment and an exciting cricket match between a Student team and a special Chancellor’s XI team, at the Mona Bowl.

Chancellor’s Week culminates with a weekend-long celebration of the music, colour and culture of the Caribbean. An all-inclusive UWI All White Breakfast Party in collaboration with party promoters Sunnation, rolls out the festivities on July 28, at the Oriental Gardens and will precede the Pelican 2K Party, also on the campus that evening, targeting party fans, and our current and incoming students.

The week closes on a high note with the Chancellor’s Jazz Farewell on July 29. Dynamic jazz/reggae saxophonist and recording artiste from Barbados, Arturo Tappin will headline a cavalcade of some of the region’s most accomplished performers, under the stars at the Oriental Gardens. 

It is all for a worthy cause, as proceeds from Chancellor’s Week will go to The UWI Regional Endowment Fund (UWIREF) to support undergraduate and graduate students and other projects based on merit and financial need.

I look forward to having you join us in the celebrations!

Robert Bermudez 
The University of the West Indies


About the Alumni Affairs Office

The Alumni Affairs Office is responsible for enriching the lives of graduates from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine by engaging all of you via a series of events and programmes that will reconnect you with your old friends and classmates, your home Campus and the wider regional alumni community which numbers over 100,000 strong!

Some of the services that will be available to all of our graduates will be:

  • networking events
  • professional development opportunities
  • information and updates on the Campus via a quarterly newsletter
  • product and service discounts
  • and in the near future, career advice and placement
So fill out the form on this website to provide your updated contact info and we will be sure to stay in touch!

About the Alumni Association

The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (Trinidad and Tobago Chapter) is an autonomous membership-based organization created under the University’s Charter to ensure that you, our graduates, continue to have an active and productive impact on your alma mater. It is committed to giving back to the UWI through its mix of fund raising and student development programmes such as its Wine and Cheese Festival, Independence Cruise, Student Mentorship and bursary programmes.

Some of the benefits for joining the UWIAATT are:

  • build professional and social contacts
  • network with well-connected, influential alumni
    and corporate representatives
  • participate in university and alumni events
  • seminars and workshops for members
  • meet new people and make new friends
  • reading privileges at the UWI Main Library
  • use the UWI swimming pool, tennis courts and
    associated facilities
  • join the UWI gymnasium at SPEC and access
    commercial benefits at selected businesses,
    local, Regional and International.
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Contact Information

Fundraising and Alumni Affairs
Office of Institutional Advancement & Internationalisation
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine Campus
Trinidad and Tobago
TEL. NO.: + 1 (868) 224-3739/224-3740