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Orientation 2018-2019
All new students should attend all orientation activities organised by the University for the benefit of the incoming undergraduates at the Campus, as well as those activities organised by the Students Guild.

Contact:
orientation@cavehill.uwi.edu
or
studentservices@cavehill.uwi.edu
Tel.: 417-4165

Please see the schedule of activities below.
 
Schedule of Activities
EVENT DATE
Online Orientation (all new students) August 7th – September 2nd, 2018
Airport Meet and Greet (all new students) August 19th - September 1st, 2018
Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 21st & 24th, 2018
Area Shopping & Bridgetown Tour (all new students) August 25th, 2018
Parents and Partners Forum (all new students) August 25th, 2018
Commencement Service (all new students) August 26th, 2018
Postgraduate Orientation Session August 28th, 2018
International Students Orientation TBA
Undergraduate Fresher's Cocktail TBA
Matriculation (all new students) August 31st, 2018
Orientation Fair & ICC Expo (all new students) September 4th, 2018
Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls)    September 3rd, 2018
Undergraduate First Year Experience (FYE) Launch September 7th, 2018
   
Library Tour (all new students) August 27st – 30th, 2018 
September 3rd – 7th , 2018
September 10th - 14th, 2018
 
Other Events
 
Online Orientation (all new students)
Date: Tuesday August 7th - Thursday August 30th, 2018
Time: Open
Details: The Online Orientation is the first step of the orientation process for new students. New students will be able to access information on the University’s resources, services, policies, clubs, societies and associations, in a fun entertaining way. After completing the virtual orientation, new students can take part in pop up quizzes where prizes can be won.  In June we will email you with a link to this online orientation so you can participate.  
 
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Airport Meet and Greet (all new students)
Date: August 19th - September 1st, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Details: The Campus offers a meet and greet service at the Grantley Adams International Airport, where you will be met by a UWI, Cave Hill staff member and UWI students.  When you arrive at the Hall of Residence, you will be assisted with settling in by a staff member or a Resident Assistant.
 
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New Undergraduate Student Orientation Forums
The orientation forums give you a first glance into the important components of university life.
These sessions introduce you to the key departments within the University and give information on:
  • The UWI Educational Experience
  • Student resources
  • Registration and payment of fees
  • Campus life and engagement opportunities
Campus tours will also be offered.
 
EVENT DATE TIME
Undergraduate Student Orientation Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Friday, August 24th, 2018
8.30 am -
2.00 p.m.
   
Email orientation@cavehill.uwi.edu, visit the orientation page or call (246) 417-4165 to register.

Venue: LT1, The Roy Marshall Complex

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Parents and Partners Orientation (all new students)
Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Time: 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex
Details: This orientation for parents and partners of new undergraduate and postgraduate students provides the opportunity to interact with staff and faculty, get answers to questions about university life and receive useful advice on the type of support that will be necessary and ways in which they can assist.
 
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Commencement Service (all new students)
Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
Details: A Multi-Faith Commencement Service is held to mark the official start of the Academic YearWe hope to see you all there!
 
Orientation: Postgraduate Orientation Session 
Date: Tuesday August 28th, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Venue: LT1, The Roy Marshall Complex on the Main Campus 
Details: This Orientation session is for all new postgraduate students in face-to-face programmes. Programme Coordinators will be in attendance to provide academic counselling.

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New Undergraduate students FYE: First Year Experience
Strictly First Years is a preparatory course intended to help new undergraduate students understand the goals of higher education, take personal responsibility for their own success, become effective students and develop social, personal and interpersonal skills.

Registration Begins: Friday, August 31st, 2018
Commences: Friday, September 7th, 2018
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Contact Person: Dale Lynch at (246) 417-4172
Visit the FYE page for more details and to register »
 

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Resident Life Workshop (all new residents on Halls)
Date: Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Time: 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm.
Venue: To be confirmed
Details: This workshop is designed to encourage new students living in shared spaces to build diverse relationships and understand the importance of engaging in student activities which make the transition to a new living environment much easier. Topics such as Cultural Adaption & Diversity, Dealing with Difficult People, Housekeeping, Health & Safety and Healthy Eating on a Budget are areas covered during this very informative and exciting session.

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Orientation Fair & ICC EXPO (all new students)
Date: September 4th, 2018
Time: 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Venue: The Guild Lawn/ Student Activities Lawn in front the Bookshop.
Details: The Orientation Fair marks the culmination of the New Student Orientation activities. This extravaganza offers new students the opportunity to access information on the various amenities, services and products available to them throughout their stay here at UWI Cave Hill.  Service providers (e.g. phone companies, banks) small businesses, along with student clubs, societies and island associations, showcase their products in a festive, fun-filled atmosphere marked by entertainment and give-aways. This activity is a student-centered event not to be missed!

List of Service Providers at Orientation Fair:
  • Wholesale stores (Pricesmart, Shopsmart)
  • Supermarkets
  • Cosmetologists
  • Commercial Banks
  • Auditing Firms
  • Clothing Stores
  • Health Care Institutions
  • Disaster Management Offices
  • Cellular phone service providers

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Library Orientation (all new students)
Join one of our librarians for a tour of the Sidney Martin Library and learn about Cave Hill's collections, services, and study spaces.  For more information about the libraries that are at your service visit:  www.cavehill.uwi.edu/libraries/

Tour dates:  August 27th – 30th, 2018: 11.00 a.m.; 3.00 p.m.
                      September 3rd – 7th, 2018: 10.00 a.m.; 12.00 p.m.; 3.00 p.m.
                      September 10th – 14th, 2018: 12.00 p.m.; 3.00 p.m.; 5.30 p.m.
 
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More Orientation Events
  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday August 25th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, August 31st, 2018.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 6:00 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Cocktail – To be announced
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Week – To be announced
  • Undergraduate Freshers’ Bus Ride – To be announced