Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
Beside the blue Caribbean calm
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
‘neath sunny skies and whisp’ring palm

Proud we are to tread thy ways
Loud and true we voice our praise
Open door thy every portal
‘mid sand and sea and golden days

Long the ties that will endure
Strong in heart and memory
Faithfully we’ll always honor
Our Alma Mater by the sea

Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
For guiding stars so brightly shown
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
How wide the bound’ries we have flown

Sing we now of bright tomorrows
Yesterday we never knew
Walking down thy halls of wisdom
The towerin’ heights are all in view

Here to us on islands famed
Dear to us thy name will be
University of the Virgin Islands
Our Alma Mater by the sea.




Words and Music by Wilbur “Bill” LaMotta