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UVI to Welcome New Students with Orientation Activities & Events

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 and Buccaneer Welcome Reception from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, and from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, on the St. Thomas Campus. 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. New students are required to wear white tops and blue or black bottoms. During the convocation, new students in attendance will receive a UVI medallion, which designates them as members of the University.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.