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UVI 2019 Fall Semester Orientation Set for Aug. 13-18

The University of the Virgin Islands will welcome new and transfer students with a week of orientation activities beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13, on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus. Orientation activities will kick-off with residence hall check-in. All newly accepted students are required to participate in orientation activities prior to the start of the semester.  

“We are delighted to welcome new and transfer students to the University as they begin an amazing journey of learning and exploration,” said Verna Rivers, dean of students on the St. Thomas Campus.  “I urge students to open their minds and hearts to new experiences and to take advantage of the service-learning, leadership and other engagement opportunities that will fuel their passion, clear sense of purpose and their capacity to become agents of change.”      

“I am excited about new student orientation, and always look forward to meeting every student,” said Hedda Finch Simpson, dean of students on the Sheen Campus. “I would like to communicate to all the new incoming students that we are elated and ready to orient you into our “UVI Buccaneer Family.”  

“New Student Orientation Week is an exciting time for our University.  It allows our UVI community to showcase the vast opportunities offered and services provided.  Our goal is not to primarily serve our incoming students but to truly amaze them,” Finch-Simpson said. “Each year, we tinker with our programming to ensure that it’s in alignment with a holistic first-year student experience that is informational and memorable.  We are genuinely committed to immersing every new student in our UVI Buccaneer Family’s pride and tradition,” she added. 

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