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Orientation Week for New UVI Students Begins Aug. 15

Orientation and registration for new and transfer students attending the University of the Virgin Islands will be held from Aug. 15-20, on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. All newly matriculated students are required to participate in orientation.

The orientation process is designed to enhance students' academic and social adjustment to college life. There will be activities to acquaint students with rules and regulations of the University, to allow students to explore the campuses, and for students to network among themselves. Students will also meet faculty advisors to develop their class schedules and register for Fall semester classes.

Orientation includes residence halls check-in, placement testing, class registration, island tours and social events. Students will be officially welcomed by UVI administrators. There will also be activities for the parents of new students.

Fall Semester classes begin on Monday Aug. 23, on both campuses. See a partial list of Orientation Week activities below. For complete orientation schedules visit the UVI website at www.uvi.edu.

St. Thomas Campus

Sunday, August 15
• Residence Hall Check-in - 1 to 5 p.m. - Student Housing Office

Monday, August 16
• English Placement Exam - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Sports and Fitness Center 2nd Floor
• Commuters Check-in and Meet - 2 to 4 p.m. - Sports and Fitness Center Mezzanine
• Math Placement Exam - 4 to 5:30 p.m. - CA Building room 305
• Cultural Reception and Entertainment - 6 to 7 p.m. - Dining Pavilion

Tuesday, August 17
• President's Breakfast - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Sports and Fitness Center
• Orientation Ceremony and Official Welcome - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Sports and Fitness Center
• Mandatory Sessions - 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Sports and Fitness Center
• Class Schedule Distribution - 4 to 6 p.m. - Sports and Fitness Center

Wednesday, August 18
• Academic Program Overview/Meet the Deans - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Sports and Fitness Center
• Advisement and Registration - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Administration and Conference Center

Thursday, August 19
• Advisement and Late Registration - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Administration and Conference Center
• VI Night Life - 10 p.m. until - Dining Pavilion

Friday, August 20
• Beach Picnic - noon to 4:30 p.m. - Brewers Bay
• Advisement and Late Registration - 3 to 6 p.m. - Administration and Conference Center

St. Croix Campus

Sunday, August 15
• Residence Hall check-in (New Students) - noon to 10 p.m. - Residence Hall

Monday, August 16
• English Placement Exam - 8:30 a.m. to noon - Q-100 and R-100
• Math Placement Exam - 4 to 5:30 p.m. - Q-100 and R-100
• Orientation and Official Welcome - 6 to 8:30 p.m. - North West Wing Great Hall

Tuesday, August 17
• Campus Tour - 9:30 to 11 a.m. - Campus Tour, Student Activities Center
• Cultural Party - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - North West Wing Great Hall

Wednesday, August 18
• The Freshman Year Experience - 11 a.m. to 12:30 - North West Wing Great Hall & Evans Center 300 level
• Advisement and Registration - 12:30 to 4 p.m. - Evans Center - 300 Level and North West Wing Great Hall

Thursday, August 19
• UVI Alumni Give Back - 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Student Center
• Late Registration - 2 to 5 p.m. - North West Wing Great Hall

Friday, August 20
• Island Tour - 1 to 4:30 p.m
• Late Registration, 2 to 5 p.m. - Evans Center Room 811