Orientation 2017

Welcome to UWI Cave Hill Orientation 2017!

Congratulations on your admission to UWI Cave Hill! Come out to orientation and get an understanding of what university life is all about. Find out about key university departments and how they’ll be working for you. Receive vital information on registration, payment of fees and your faculty’s academic requirements. Have a look and ask about the student services offered to you!
Open Online Orientation (all new students) August 8th - 31st
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Airport Meet and Greet 
(regional and international students)
August 20th - 27th
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 22nd & 25th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Area Markets & Bridgetown Tour
‚Äč(regional and international students)
August 26th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Parents And Partners Forum 
(of all new students)
August 26th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Commencement Service 
(all new students)
August 27th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Post Graduate Orientation August 29th
Open New Student Survey September 1st - 21st
5:00 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony
(all new students)
September 1st
1:00 pm. - 5:00 pm. Taste of Barbados Island Tour
(all new students) (registration closed)
September 3rd
11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m Orientation Fair & ICC Expo September 5th
2:00 p.m. First Year Experience Launch September 8th
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
August 21st - 25th
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
August 28th - August 31st
5:00 p.m. Sidney Martin Library Tour
(all new students)
September 4th - 8th
10:30 a.m Faculty of Medical Sciences Library Tour August 23rd
2:30 p.m Faculty of Medical Sciences Library Tour August 24th
10:00 a.m CLR James Cricket Research Centre Library Tour August 28th & August 29th
10:00 a.m. • 2:00 p.m Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit Tour August 30th & August 31st
RBC Race for Kids
Student Awards
Guild Elections

Online Orientation

Date: Monday, August 8, 2017 - Sunday August 31, 2017
Time: Available online 24 hours daily
Link: Online Orientation
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.

Airport Meet and Greet

Date:August 20th – August 28th 2017
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.

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

 New Student Orientation             Tuesday August 22, 2017      8:30 am

 New Student Orientation              Friday August 25, 2017        8:30 am

 Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)

Parents and Partners Orientation
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)
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.

 Commencement Service
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
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 Year.  We hope to see you all there!


Orientation: Postgraduate Students

Date: Tuesday August 29, 2017
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.


Orientation Fair

Date: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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

FYE: First Year Experience Seminar

Registration opens August 8th.
Commences: Friday, September 8, 2017

Venue: Roy Marshal Teaching Complex (LT1)
Contact Person: Dale Lynch at (246) 417-4172
DetailsStrictly 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.
Visit the FYE page for more details and to register »

Sidney Martin 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: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/libraries/

Tour dates:
August 21st – 25th, 2017: 9:30am; 10:30am; 12:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm.

August 28th – 31st, 2017: 10:00pm; 2:00pm.
September 4th – 8th, 2017: 5:00pm.

More Orientation Events

  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday September 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, September 1, 2017.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 6:00 p.m.
  • Taste of Barbados Island Tour - Saturday September 3, 2017 (registration closed)
  • Freshers’ Week  To be announced
  • Freshers’ Bus Ride  To be announced

New Students Checklist

Before registration, there are certain things every new student should ensure. Click here to view the new students checklist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view answers to FAQs about orientation.

The Office of Student Services
Tel.: (246) 417-4165/6/7 Fax: (246) 424-5348 | Email: studentservices@cavehill.uwi.edu