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Remote Operations tomorrow November 28, 2022

For Release Upon Receipt - November 27, 2022

St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago. Sunday 27 November, 2022 – As at 3.43 pm, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office maintained its Orange level Riverine Flood Alert and Adverse Weather Alert. (

Campus Management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus has, therefore, taken the decision to close the campus physically tomorrow, Monday 28 November 2022. Staff will switch to remote/online work, except for Campus Security, Facilities Management, Halls of residence, Health Services Unit, and Libraries.

This week is the designated reading week so no classes or assessment are allowed except for certain programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS). Classes at the FMS will be online for this week.

However, the Alma Jordan and Medical Sciences libraries will open tomorrow from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Thank you for your attention and please stay tuned for further updates as we monitor the weather situation.


About The UWI

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region.

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Monain Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hillin Barbados, Five IslandsinAntigua and Barbuda and itsOpen Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). In the latest World University Rankings 2022, released in September 2021, The UWI moved up an impressive 94 places from last year. In the current global field of some 30,000 universities and elite research institutes, The UWI stands among the top 1.5%.

The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean, it is also in the top 20 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

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