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Students walk to class on the University's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
February 5

U.S. Virgin Islands High School Graduates Eligible for Free College Tuition at UVI

Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students who have graduated from secondary school in the U.S. Virgin Islands will have one less concern about their college careers: tuition payments. That’s because the Territory has adopted legislation to provide financial aid for tuition to residents of the Virgin Islands for post-secondary education at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). more

A Participant dishes Food at the annual Agriculture and Food Fair on St. Croix

Agrifest 2019 Set for Feb. 16-18: “VI Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019”

The public is invited to attend the 48th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands from Feb. 16-18 at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, Estate Lower Love on St. Croix. The theme is “VI Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019!” The entrance fee is $6 for adults, $4 for children, and $5 for senior citizens. The fair will open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with the opening ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. read more
University of the Virgin Islands President Dr. David Hall

Editorial: A Compelling Case for Free Tuition

On January 4, 2019 Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signed into law Act 8155, entitled the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship program. This bill was introduced by Senator Tregenza Roach, who now serves as Lieutenant Governor, and was unanimously supported by the 32nd Legislature. read more
Students Gather for Snorkeling with the Youth Ocean Explorers Program

Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program Launch on St. Croix

For the first time, students from St. Croix will have an opportunity to participate in the popular Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) program this summer. Based at the University of the Virgin Islands, YOE is a marine science-based summer enrichment opportunity that aims to increase students’ interest and engagement in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the ocean sciences. read more
UVI President  David Hall and Board Chairman Henry Smock

UVI Board Approves Free Tuition Policies & Procedures

In a special session on Jan. 23, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures to aide with the implementation of Act No. 8155, the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program, which requires that financial aid be granted to residents of the Virgin Islands for post-secondary education at UVI. The Board voted unanimously to approve the policies and procedures, with several amendments. read more
Signage of the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board to Meet in Special Session on Jan. 23

A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in room 303 in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus via videoconference and teleconference. read more
Image of Emergency Radios to be distributed to the Hearing Impaired

UVI Secures Emergency Radios for Individuals with Disabilities

Members of the disability community in the Virgin Islands will soon be equipped with emergency radios that could mean the difference between life and death in the face of a disaster, thanks to the efforts of the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). read more
Campus Signage at the University of the Virgin Islands

UVI’s Spring Semester Begins Jan. 14; New Student Orientation Set for Jan. 8 – 11

Spring semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 14. Online registration for continuing UVI students is available, with access through the University’s BanWeb registration and mycampus portal. Late registration for new and continuing students is set for Friday, Jan. 11. UVI class schedules, a link to the BanWeb login page and additional details are available from the Registrar’s section of the UVI website: read more
CVI First President Lawrence Wanlass

UVI Mourns the Loss of First CVI President, Dr. Lawrence Wanlass

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the first president of the University of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Lawrence Wanlass, passed away in California. He is survived by his wife, Anita, and their four children. For nearly two decades – from 1962 to 1980 – Wanlass worked to establish the then College of the Virgin Islands and to create a world-class curriculum for its students. read more
Dr. Luciano, UVI Professor of Data Science

UVI Welcomes New Professor of Data Science

The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano to the University’s College of Science and Mathematics. She will work in the department of Computer and Computational Sciences to develop curriculum in Data Science. This multidisciplinary field blends data inference, algorithm development, and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems. Data science is ultimately about using this data in creative ways to generate business value while being sensitive to and respectful of data privacy, data security, data stewardship and the ethical use of data. The incoming professor has so far proposed two new courses in Health Web Science and will be teaching a special topics course in Data Science this spring read more
ABRCMS Winners

UVI Students Take Top Honors at National Biomedical Research Conference

Three students from the Caribbean’s preeminent Historically Black College and University (HBCU) captured Best Poster Awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last week in Indianapolis. read more
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