Q. What is the deadline for responding to say if I wish to attend the ceremony?

A. The deadline for responding is September 22, 2021.


Q. What are the dates and times?

A. The St. Augustine ceremonies are on October 28th, 29th and October 30th, 2021. These are Faculty specific and the dates and times must be carefully noted. Please see here for more information.


Q.  What should I wear?

A.   Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions and graduates are required to wear as follows:

Female – white only either dresses or suits with black shoes. (Other colours are not acceptable)

Please ensure that dresses are appropriate for the occasion and should include a strap for fastening/securing of the gown. Very short dresses are inappropriate.

Male – use of formal wear/dark lounge suits.

Gowns are designed to be worn with shirts. You should therefore bring along safety pins to secure gowns to apparel. Assistance in robing will be provided at your appointment for your digital photo for use in your Virtual Graduation Ceremony.


Q.   How long will the ceremony be?

A.   Graduation ceremonies are approximately 2 hours in duration.


Q.   Am I eligible for graduation?

A.   You are required to check with your Faculty. If however your academic record indicates that you have been awarded in the 2020/2021 Academic Year, and you have no outstanding fees payable to The University, then you are eligible to attend Graduation Ceremonies 2021.


Q.   I have a temporary/permanent disability; would special arrangements be made for me to have my digital photo taken?

A.     Yes.  Please email the Assistant Registrar/Examinations at exams@sta.uwi.edu by September 22, 2021 and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Q.    I have registered for my Virtual Graduation Ceremony but I am now unable to participate.  What should I do?

A.    If you are unable to attend your appointment for your digital photo, your name will still be called and appear on screen for the Virtual Graduation Ceremony.  Any associated payment made to secure your digital photo will also be refunded.  An email to graduation@sta.uwi.edu indicating your absence will also be appreciated


Q.   At what time does my ceremony take place?

A.    Please refer here for accurate information on date and time of each Ceremony at the respective Campuses.


Q.   When can I have my official graduation photographs taken?

A.    The designated official photographer/s will be available as indicated on our website.  Kindly visit here for updated information.


Q.    If I am unable to attend the ceremony this year, is it possible to defer attendance?

A.    There is no provision for deferral of attendance.


Q.   Can I have my personal photographer take pictures before Graduation Ceremonies?

A.    No, only the designated UWI photographer/s is/are allowed to take photographs before Graduation Ceremonies. This request may be facilitated after all Graduation Ceremonies have occurred.


Q.   After I register online to participate in Graduation 2021, what should I expect?

A.  You will receive clear instructions from the Office of Marketing and Communication regarding Graduation 2021 via email and social media.  You may check www.sta.uwi.edu\graduation regularly for updates.

In order to participate in your virtual Graduation Ceremony, students may have a digital photo taken in their academic regalia. Students who have successfully applied to participate in the Graduation Ceremony would receive relevant information regarding this photo session when that information becomes available.


Q.   If I have a question concerning Graduation 2021, where can I send my queries?

A.    You may direct all questions to graduation@sta.uwi.edu and you will receive a response in less than two business days.

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