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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Student Move-in and Convocation

UVI Medallion Designates New Students as members of the University.

Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands orientation activities beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 20, on the St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campuses.

The University of the Virgin Islands will welcome new and transfer students with a week of orientation activities beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15, on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus. Orientation which is a requirement for new students, begins with residence hall check-in from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, on the St. Thomas Campus.

As part of orientation week, UVI will hold its fourth annual New Student Convocation. Convocation is a formal event that emphasizes the beginning of a unique new phase in the students’ lives. Faculty dressed in academic regalia will attend the ceremony and President David Hall will deliver a formal address. During the convocation, new students in attendance will receive a UVI medallion, which designates them as members of the University.  

What: New Students - Residential Students Move-in

When: Tuesday, Aug. 15

Time:  Noon – 4 p.m.

Venue: Albert A. Sheen Campus - St. Croix

What: Residence Hall Check-in

When: Tuesday, Aug. 15

Time:  Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: St. Thomas Campus

What: New Student Convocation & Buccaneer Welcome Reception

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16

Time:  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: The Great Hall - North West Wing

Albert A. Sheen Campus - St. Croix

What: New Student Convocation

When: Thursday, Aug. 17

Time:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Venue: The Sports and Fitness Center Arena - St. Thomas Campus

Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057 or pr@uvi.edu