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UVI Revises Academic Calendar for Spring Semester 2010

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced the revision of its Academic Calendar covering the 2010 spring semester. The calendar stipulates the schedule for all academic activities at the University - such as the registration, orientation, the start and end dates of classes, holidays, final exams and commencement - for the period from Jan. 4 through May 16, 2010.

The revised calendar begins on Jan. 4, the date UVI staff members will return from the holiday break. UVI faculty members return on Jan. 7. New student orientation and registration are set for Jan. 7. Advisement and late registration are scheduled for Jan. 8. Spring semester classes begin on Jan. 11.

UVI President Dr. David Hall said the revised calendar was "informed by the deliberations of the Calendar Working Group, feedback from all constituency groups - Faculty Association, Staff Council, SGAs (Student Government Associations on both campuses), the University Senate, and deliberations of the Cabinet." While the revised calendar addresses most of the concerns raised by these groups," Dr. Hall said, "No academic calendar will perfectly address everyone's needs. In weighing the various concerns, I erred on the side of our academic and student needs."

Other dates of note in the revised calendar include:

• March 8-13: Spring Recess
• March 31: Last day to apply for graduation
• April 28: Last day of classes
• April 29-May 1: Carnival Recess
• May 3-8: Final Exams
• May 15: St. Thomas commencement
• May 16: St. Croix commencement

The University's revised Spring Semester 2010 Academic Calendar is available from the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu.