Welcome to FYE!

The first year of study is recognized as an important milestone and transformative period in a student’s life as it underpins (most times) the university experience that unfolds. With this in mind, the First Year Experience (FYE) programme seeks to support new students through every stage of the orientation and transition process towards preparing the foundation for success at The UWI,    St. Augustine Campus. This dynamic programme is held annually and features a comprehensive suite of orientation activities, events and initiatives designed specifically to meet informational demands, stimulate excitement for learning and foster new students’ integration into the campus community. FYE empowers students to be their best and propels them to become co-producers of their university experience.  

The FYE programme is inclusive and provides a holistic orientation process that addresses the specific needs of all subgroups within the student population including undergraduate students, post-graduate students, regional/international students, commuting students, first-generation students and students with disabilities/medical conditions. Participation of all new students in FYE programme is encouraged as the experience is vital to academic preparedness and seamless integration into The UWI St. Augustine's diverse and vibrant student community. 

FYE is a once in a lifetime opportunity that prepares students for success therefore we invite our valued first year students to get involved, get immersed and take full advantage of the FYE experience! 


Our Objectives:

  • Create an atmosphere that will minimize anxiety, promote positive attitudes, stimulate excitement for learning and connect new students to The UWI St. Augustine, instantaneously.
  • Meet the informational demands of new students throughout the transition process while introducing and highlighting key campus services, resources and opportunities that will support the pursuit of educational and personal goals.
  • Present and engage new students in diverse, experiential learning opportunities that will contribute to academic preparedness and successful integration into the campus community.
  • Provide accessible, timely and sustained support to students through each stage of the transition process to University life.



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