The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

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International and Regional 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 Person (International Office): Paula Jarvis at or tel: (246) 417-4542
Contact Person (Regional Office): Janet Caroo at or tel: (246) 417-4057

Please see the schedule of activities below or click here to view the flyer.
Schedule of Activities
Online Orientation August 8th - August 28th
Airport Meet and Greet August 21st - 28th
Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 23rd & 26th
Area Shopping & Bridgetown Tour August 27th
Parents and Partners Forum August 27th
Commencerment Service August 28th
Postgraduate Orientation August 30th
Orientation Fair & ICC Expo August 30th
Fresher's Cocktail August 31st
Matriculation September 2nd
Guild of Students Island Tour September 3rd
First Year Experience (FYE) Launch September 9th
Library Orientation August 22nd  - 26th
August 29th – September 3rd
September 5th – September 9th
Inter-Campus Games

May 17th – May 27th  2017

 Other Events
Online Orientation
Date: Monday, August 8, 2016 - Sunday August 28, 2016
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
Date: August 21st – August 28th
Time: 10:00 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.
Undergraduate Student Orientation Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
8.30 am -
2.00 p.m.
N.B. To confirm attendance send an email to or telephone (246) 417-4165

Venue: to be confirmed.

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Orientation: Postgraduate Students
Date: Tuesday August 30, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Venue: to be confirmed
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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Parents and Partners Orientation
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
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
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
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 Fair & ICC EXPO
Date: August 30, 2016
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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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, September 2, 2016
Commences: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Contact Person: Dale Lynch at (246) 417-4172
Visit the FYE page for more details and to register »
Library Orientation
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:

Tour dates:  August 22 – 26, 2016: 9.30 a.m.; 10.30 a.m.; 12.30 p.m.; 2.30 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.
                    August 29 – September 3, 2016: 10.00 a.m.; 2.00 p.m.; 5.00 p.m.
                    September 5 – 9, 2016: 9.30 a.m.; 10.30 a.m.; 12.30 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.
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More Orientation Events
  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday August 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, September 2, 2016.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 5 p.m.
  • Taste of Barbados Island Tour - Saturday September 3, 2016
  • Freshers’ Cocktail – Wednesday August 31, 2016 from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
  • Freshers’ Week – To be announced
  • Freshers’ Bus Ride – To be announced