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UWI welcomes new students with Orientation 2011

For Release Upon Receipt - August 17, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, inducts new students with a revamped orientation programme this year, entitled “Welcome to UWI.” It will take place from Monday 15th August to Wednesday 14th September, 2011.

Through this new multiple-event programme, incoming students will gain an all-round view of what they can expect from The University. It aims to assist students with their transition to university life, as well as to help them manage their lives throughout their UWI careers, by addressing four distinct categories: UWI Culture, Personal/Social Development, University Administration, and Learning Management/Academic Development.

The schedule of events for UWI’s Orientation 2011 is as follows:


Meet and Greet

  1. (Airport greeting for all non-nationals, both regional and international)
  2. 15th to 26th August


Campus Tours

  1. (Faculty Tours for all new first-year students)
  2. 22nd August to 2nd September



  1. (Orientation event for all non-nationals, both regional and international)
  2. 27th to 28th August


Welcome Home

  1. (Halls of Residence orientation events)
  2. 29th August to 1st September


Know Your Faculty

  1. (Faculty orientation events)
  2. Faculty of Engineering: 29th August
  3. Faculty of Humanities & Education: 29th August
  4. Faculty of Social Sciences: 2nd to 3rd September
  5. Faculty of Medical Sciences: 5th September
  6. Faculty of Science and Agriculture: 8th September


Know Your Library

  1. (Library orientation events)
  2. International Relations Library: 30th August
  3. Medical Sciences Library: 5th to 9th September
  4. Alma Jordan Library: 5th to 14th September 


UWI Life

  1. (UWI Administration orientation events)
  2. UWI Life Support: 29th August
  3. UWI Life Student: 2nd September
  4. UWI Life Extension: 3rd September
  5. UWI Life Postgraduate: 3rd September


UWI Guild Fest

  1. (The Guild of Students orientation events)
  2. 1st to 8th September


Introduction to Higher Learning

  1. (Postgraduate orientation workshops)
  2. 8th, 13th and 14th September 


Health and Well-Being

  1. (Health Services Unit orientation workshops)
  2.  5th to 7th September


The Paradigm Shift

  1. (Learning Management Seminar for undergraduate and postgraduate students)
  2. 10th and 13th September

For further information on UWI’s Orientation 2011, please contact Student Advisory Services, at (868) 662-2002 exts 82338, 84189, 82097, 84177, 82100 or 84188.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


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