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View The UWI’s 10 Graduation Ceremonies Live

For Release Upon Receipt - October 7, 2016


The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that its 2016 graduation ceremonies will be available for viewing via live stream beginning with the Open Campus on Saturday October 8, 2016 in St Kitts and Nevis. Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne will confer degrees at a total of ten ceremonies hosted by the University’s four campuses to celebrate the achievements of thousands of graduands across the region. Eleven honorary degrees will also be awarded to eminent persons in various fields – among them, Olympian, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and well-known actor and humanitarian, Danny Glover. Friends and family who want to watch loved ones cross the stage can share in the moment at

A complete itinerary of the ceremonies and honorary graduands is included below:


Open Campus Ceremony


Saturday October 8, 2016

10.00 a.m. EST


Honorary Graduand:

Dr Sir Prince Ramsey – DSc


Cave Hill Campus Ceremonies


Saturday October 15, 2016

10.00 a.m. EST - Faculties of Humanities & Education, Engineering, Science & Technology, Law, Food & Agriculture and Medical Sciences

5.00 pm EST - Faculty of Social Sciences


Honorary Graduands:

Mr Richard Anthony Best – DLitt

Sir Trevor Carmichael – LLD

Dr Carissa Etienne – DSc

Dr Carol Jacobs – DSc


St Augustine Campus Ceremonies


Thursday October 20, 2016 

10:00 a.m. EST - Faculty of Science & Technology and Food & Agriculture

4:00 p.m. EST - Faculties of Engineering and Law


Friday October 21, 2016 

10:00 a.m. EST - Faculty of Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduands (Surnames A-L) and Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (Surnames A-Z)

4:00 p.m. EST - Faculty of Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduands (Surnames M-Z) and Postgraduate Graduands from the Departments of Management Studies, Economics, Behavioural Sciences, Institute of International Relations, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economics Studies and Institute of Gender and Development Studies (Surnames A-Z)


Saturday October 22, 2016 

10:00 a.m. EST - Faculty of Humanities & Education

4:00 p.m. EST - Faculty of Medical Sciences


Honorary Graduands:

Professor KE Bingsheng – DLitt

Reverend Daniel Teelucksingh – LLD

Mr Anthony Williams – DLitt


Mona Campus Ceremonies


Friday October 28, 2016

11:00 a.m. EST - Faculties of Social Sciences only (all Graduands except those from the Mona School of Business and Management) and Law

5:30 p.m. EST - Faculties of Humanities & Education, Science & Technology, Engineering and Food & Agriculture


Saturday October 29, 2016

11:00 a.m. EST - Faculty of Social Sciences, (only Graduands from the Mona School of Business and Management) and Institute for Gender and Development Studies

5:30 p.m. EST - Faculty of Medical Sciences


Honorary Graduands:

Mrs Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – LLD

Mr Daniel ‘Danny’ Glover – DLitt

Ms Lorna Goodison – DLitt


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a fully-fledged, regional University with over 50,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with three physical campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus. The UWI serves 17 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados,Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. The UWI’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)