Orientation 2016

Welcome to UWI Cave Hill Orientation 2016!

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!

Orientation Schedule



Online Orientation August 8th - August 28th
Airport Meet and Greet August 21st - 28th
Undergraduate Orientation Forums August 23rd & 26th
Parents and Partners Forum August 27th
Area Markets and Bridgetown Tour August 27th
Commencement Service August 28th
Orientation Fair August 30th
Postgraduate Orientation August 30th
Matriculation Ceremony 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 - 9th
Other Events

Online Orientation

Date: Monday, August 8, 2016 - Sunday August 28, 2016
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 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.

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 23, 2016      8:30 am

 New Student, International &       Friday August 26, 2016        8:30 am
 Regional Students Orientation

 Venue: Roy Marshall Teaching Complex (LT1)

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.


Parents and Partners Orientation

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
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 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 Year.  We hope to see you all there!

Orientation Fair

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

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 is OPEN
Commences: Friday, September 9, 2016
Venue: Roy Marshal Teaching Complex (LT1)
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: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/libraries/

Tour dates:
August 22th – 26th, 2016: 9.30; 10.30; 12.30; 2.30; 3.30

August 29th – September 3rd, 2016: 10.00; 2.00; 3.00
September 5th – 9th, 2016: 5.30

More Orientation Events

  • Area Market and Bridgetown Tour - Saturday September 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Matriculation Ceremony – Friday, September 2, 2016.  Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 6:00 p.m.
  • Guild of Students 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

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.

For more, visit the New Students' Website at http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/newstudents

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