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Amalie Krigger wears his crown and sash proudly as Mr. Incredible

Krigger Crowned Mr. Incredible at UVI

December 11, 2017 - Amali Krigger, a senior computer science major, was crowned Mr. Incredible on Friday, Dec. 1, at the third Mr. Incredible contest on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Krigger also won Best Professional Wear, Best Talent and Mr. Popularity. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Clean Streets Initiative at Hull Bay Beach

November 30, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the Clean Streets Initiative at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Hull Bay Beach.Read More
Marine Biology student takes great interest in identifying a fish.

2015 MMES Cohort Publishes Study in Major Scientific Journal

November 30, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE). The manuscript, altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive Halophila Stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the culmination of research efforts by the 2015 cohorts. The University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE). The manuscript, altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive Halophila Stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the culmination of research efforts by the 2015 cohorts. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover the "55 for 55" Great Alumni Challenge Drawing

November 28, 2017 - Read More
A group gathers for a photo celebrating the 5th Anniversay of VICCC

VI Caribbean Cultural Center at UVI Celebrates 5th Anniversary

November 20, 2017 - Despite hurricanes Irma and Maria’s damage to the Albert A. Sheen Campus and in proactive recovery mode throughout the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) celebrated its 5th Anniversary on November Nov. 9, 2017. The anniversary celebration was held in the VICCC Administrative Conference Suite in the Delta Jackson Dorsch Residential Complex with an interactive multi-cultural and multi-generational audience of the University Virgin Islands (UVI) and wider St. Croix community.Read More
Students assist with contacting Alums for donation to the University.

UVI to Host Second Annual Thank-A-Thon - UVI Alumni Surpass Campaign Challenge

November 17, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Alumni Call Center is hosting its second annual Thank-a-thon from Nov. 19-20. Alumni will be phoned and thanked for their contribution to UVI over the years. The thank-a-thon is primarily powered by highly trained UVI students and seeks to show appreciation of the support shown by alumni and the global community. This year one of the primary initiatives to be thankful for is the “55 for 55” Alumni Challenge.Read More
Mr. Incredible contenders pose for a photo.

Five Contenders to Vie for Mr. Incredible on December 1

November 17, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Office of Student Activities is proud to announce and invites the public to the 2017 Mr. Incredible Show at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the Cafeteria on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The Mr. Incredible contest was created with the vision of showcasing the talent and empowering young men at the University. Read More
UVI employees receive donations from the Hebrew Congregation

Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas Holds Hurricane Relief Distribution Drive

November 16, 2017 - “Can you cook at home?” “Do you have clean drinking water?” These were just a few needs that the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas were able to help with at a distribution drive held on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Wellness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
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Two UVI Students Win National Awards at Prestigious Conference

November 13, 2017 - Of more than 1,800 participants, two UVI students were presented awards for their posters at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this month. Deidre Lee, an undergraduate sophomore at UVI, was recognized for her poster in chemistry. Hairol Breton, an undergraduate junior, was awarded for his poster in engineering, physics and mathematics.Read More
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Volunteers Needed for Clean-up Drive Planned in Charlotte Amalie

October 31, 2017 - Residents of the St. Thomas community are invited to volunteer their services for a clean-up drive of downtown Charlotte Amalie. As the territory prepares for the return of cruise ships to its shores on Nov.10, environmentalists and volunteers have partnered to host a clean-up drive to beautify downtown Charlotte Amalie on Nov. 4. Read More
UVI Bucs cheered on by University family

UVI Bucs Men’s Basketball Season Opens Oct. 26

October 26, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Bucs Men’s Basketball season for 2017-2018 will begin on Oct. 26. The UVI Classic, the first tournament to open the UVI basketball season had to change locations to Florida because of the unavailability of the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The first game will be on Oct. 26, against Kaiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla. Read More
UVI President David Hall and UVI Board of Trustees Chair Henry Smock

UVI Board of Trustees Receive Update on Damages Caused by Hurricanes Irma & Maria & Approve Fundraising Goals for 2017-2018

October 21, 2017 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Oct. 21, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees received an update on damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the St. Thomas Campus and the St. John Academic Center on St. John. Read More
The Marine Science Building on the St. Thomas Campus

University Announces UVI Rise Relief Fund

October 18, 2017 - In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two category five storms that did substantial damage throughout the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the St. Thomas Campus and the St John Academic Center, the University created the UVI Rise Relief Fund to assist students, faculty, and staff who were impacted by the storms. Read More
The University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, Oct. 21

October 18, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Due to the challenges associated with hurricane recovery, the Board of Trustees meeting will be held in the following locations: • Administration and Conference Center, third-floor conference room, on the St. Thomas Campus • Evans Center Room 302 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix • Via teleconference Read More
Damages from Hurricane Irma at the Reichhold Center for the Arts

Reichhold Center ‘Rebound – Rebuild – Renew’

October 16, 2017 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts, the Virgin Islands’ premier performing arts venue, has suffered major damages by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Reichhold Center, a 39-year-old structure, lost the roof over the stage and suffered massive flooding to the lower levels. The stage, rigging, lighting and sound systems have all been compromised. Due to the Center’s current state, the 39th Season has been cancelled. Read More
The Etelman Observatory of the University of the Virgin Islands

LIGO & Virgo Make 1st Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

October 16, 2017 - For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time in history that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. Read More
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UVI to Resume Classes on Oct. 9; Fall 2017 Semester Extended to Dec. 22

October 05, 2017 - Classes at the University of the Virgin Islands will resume on Monday, Oct. 9, on both campuses. UVI President David Hall announced at the Governor’s Oct. 4, press conference that UVI will offer every class that was originally available when the Fall 2017 semester started. Classes will be offered in a variety of formats, including online, on weekends and other means to ensure that the semester is saved. Read More
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UVI Announces Recovery Time-frame Post Hurricane Maria

September 28, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands, now in recovery mode after two category five hurricanes, has adjusted its time-frames for resuming classes on its campuses. Read More
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UVI Announces Work Schedule for Sept. 25-29

September 25, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is requiring all employees – except essential employees – who work on the St. Thomas Campus to report to work during the week of Sept. 25-29, 2017 consistent with existing curfew hours, but for a minimum of four hours each day.Read More
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UVI to Close in Advance of Hurricane Maria - UVI Classes Cancelled at Noon; Employees to Secure Work Areas by 2 p.m.

September 18, 2017 - In preparation for Hurricane Maria, the University of the Virgin Islands will cancel all classes at noon on Monday, Sept. 18. The University will close today, until further notice. UVI employees are excused at 2 p.m., however, please stay until your work areas are secure. Read More
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UVI to Innovate to Educate

September 15, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, is developing an academic plan to allow its students to continue their education in spite of the damage caused by the storm. Read More
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UVI Sheen Campus Opens for Classes Sept. 12

September 12, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is deeply saddened by the loss of life and property that the people of the Virgin Islands have endured as a result of Hurricane Irma. The University stands ready to assist in whatever manner it can as we mourn, rebuild and transform this Territory. Many members of the University family lost their homes and precious aspects of their lives. We stand with them during this difficult time.Read More
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UVI Classes & Campuses to Close on Sept. 5 - Classes Cancelled at 11 a.m.; UVI Campuses to Close at Noon

September 05, 2017 - In preparation for Hurricane Irma, a category five storm, the University of the Virgin Islands will close today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, until further notice. UVI students and faculty are advised that there will be no classes after 11 a.m. today. Students residing on campus, who have permanent residences on island, are advised to return home. Read More
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UVI Employees Urged to Secure Work Areas Before Leaving for Labor Day Weekend

September 01, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is monitoring Hurricane Irma, a category three storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory, Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 37.8 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 miles per hour. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands at this time. Read More
Students Take a Walk on the Beach after Class Studies.

Coastweeks Partners with CZM to Recycle Plastics

August 28, 2017 - Coastweeks will begin on Sept. 16, and continues through to Oct. 31. There will be a significant change to this year’s territory wide clean up events. The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is partnering with Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (DPNR) Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Division to recycle all hard plastics collected. Read More
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Reichhold Set to Launch 39th Season & New Offerings

August 25, 2017 - Continuing with tradition, the Reichhold Center for the Arts is set to launch its 39th season at the St. Thomas St. John Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business after Hours event at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Read More
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UVI to Launch $25M ‘Campaign for UVI’

August 23, 2017 - This Fall, the University of the Virgin Islands will launch the public phase of “Campaign for UVI,” the first comprehensive fundraising campaign that the University has ever undertaken. Through this $25 million campaign, the University will raise funds in three areas: Promote Excellence in Teaching; Facilities and Infrastructure and Campus Programs. The campaign’s theme is “Creating Legacy.”Read More
View of a Solar Eclispe from the University's Etelman Observatory

Public Invited to View Solar Eclipse at NASA’s Official Location at UVI

August 18, 2017 - The US Virgin Islands will experience a solar eclipse during the mid-afternoon on Monday, Aug. 21. The Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out about 90 percent of the Sun’s surface as viewed from the Virgin Islands. Read More
UVI Medallion Designates New Students as members of the University.

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

August 11, 2017 - 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. Read More
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UVI to Welcome New Students with Orientation Activities & Events

August 04, 2017 - 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. Read More
YOE students are assessing the variety of different marine life found in the nearshore environment. This includes urchins, crabs, snails, etc

VI Students Educated on Marine Careers & Oceans at YOE Summer Program

August 04, 2017 - This summer, 20 middle school and high school students spent four weeks having fun learning about the marine ecosystem and marine careers in the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program.Read More
Dr. Kim Waddell director of VI-EPSCoR

VI-EPSCoR Welcomes a New Director

July 10, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) welcomes Dr. Kim Waddell as incoming director. Read More
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“Keepin’ It Clean in 2017” Participants Honored for Recycling Initiatives

June 28, 2017 - Seventh and eighth-grade students from the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School and fourth and fifth-grade students from Lockhart Elementary School were honored for their participation in campus-wide recycling initiatives to remove thousands of single-use water bottles, plastic bags and hundreds of aluminum cans from their schools and neighborhoods during the latter part of spring 2017. Read More
Accreditation Self Study Initiative Steering gets Presidential Appreciation Award

UVI’s Accreditation Re-affirmed!; Middle States Commission Re-affirms Accreditation with High Praise

June 27, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the accrediting body for institutions of higher education in the Middle States region. The commission notified the University of the reaffirmation of their accreditation in a June 26, letter. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph UVI Press Conference

June 26, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover a University of the Virgin Islands press conference from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, in the Neil Weiss Education and Seminar Suit in West Residence Hall on the St. Thomas Campus and in North West Wing, room 103, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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CSAP to Host Youth Violence Prevention Summit

June 23, 2017 - The Virgin Islands has experienced a rise in the rate of violence. To address this growing problem in our territory, the University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism, in partnership with the award winning anti-trafficking, sexual violence and youth crime prevention agency More Too Life, Inc., will host the first Youth Violence Prevention Summit. Read More
UVI Provost Dr. Camille McKayle, UVI President David Hall, Basketball Coach Jeff Jones , Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos,  UVI Soccer Coach Charles Long, and Track and Field Coach  Dale Joseph pose for a photo.

UVI Welcomes Three New Full-time Coaches to Athletics Program University; Strives to Create Path to Bright Athletics Future

June 19, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Athletics Program welcomed three new full-time coaches on Monday, June 19, at a press conference held in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The new hires include men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Jones, Women’s basketball Coach Reggie Carrick and women and men’s Soccer Coach Charles Long. All officially joined the UVI family this summer. Read More
Sinage of the University on the St. Thomas Campus

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Athletics Press Conference

June 16, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the Athletics department press conference from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 19, in the lobby of the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
Signage of the University of the Virign Islands

Phase I of Eastern Caribbean Center’s Annual VI Community Survey Underway

June 14, 2017 - The Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC) of the University of the Virgin Islands is conducting its annual Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS). The goal of the VICS is to provide a clearer understanding of the changing population and housing statistics in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More
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Golden Key Awards Four Scholarships with New Scholarship Fund

June 12, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Golden Key International Honour Society’s St. Croix Chapter, planned activities and initiatives to raise money to establish the first Golden Honor Honour Society Scholarship Fund. With monetary help from over 15 sponsors, the chapter received donations worth over $8,000 and awarded four scholarships in Spring 2017. The scholarship fund will help Golden Key members earn college degrees. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees Elects Officers

June 03, 2017 - In the regular session of its meeting on June 3, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Alexander Moorhead as vice chairman. Board Chairman Smock welcomed incoming members of the Board of Trustees Amiel Brown, student representative, and Dr. Adam Parr, faculty representative, who is an associate professor of mathematics. Read More
University Sinage on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph First Registered Behavioral Technician Graduation

June 02, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the graduation ceremony of the first Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) coursework training program class. Nearly 25 largely Head Start Center directors on St. Croix will be participating in a graduation ceremony from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 6, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
Site of the Etelman Observatory on St. Thomas

UVI to Host Two Astronomy Conferences Showcasing Major Discoveries

June 01, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ College of Science and Mathematics, together with the Etelman Observatory, are organizing two upcoming astronomy conferences this summer. The first one, “Generation-GW: Diving into Gravitational Waves” will take place from June 5-9. The second conference, “Unveiling the Physics Behind Extreme AGN Variability” will take place from July 11-14. Both conferences will facilitate discussions about crucial breakthroughs in the field of astronomy over the last few years.Read More
Research and Technology Park Building on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

UVI RTPark to Host VIP Investment Showcase During Caribbean Week in NY

June 01, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, (UVI RTPark), will celebrate Caribbean Week in New York and Caribbean American Heritage Month in the USA with a Big Apple VIP Investment Showcase Reception this June.Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on June 3

May 26, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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LeFebvre of Anvil 1 to Donate $750,000 to UVI

May 24, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands received a $750,000 donation on Wednesday, May 24, from Dale LeFebvre, founder of the investment and holding company 35711 and manager of Anvil 1, LLC, a technology and knowledge-intensive consulting, advising and investment firm. Anvil 1 is a Research and Technology Park client (RTPark). Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph $750,000 Presentation; GILMD Panel Discussion

May 22, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph a gift presentation to the University of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, May 24, at the Ralph Paiewonsky Library on the St. Thomas Campus. Dale LeFebvre, managing member of Anvil 1, RT Park Client, inventor, philanthropist, and investor, will donate $750,000 to the University. Anvil I is a technology and knowledge-intensive consulting, advising and investment firm. The check presentation will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.Read More
A Group of Students from the Turtle Club Pose with a Turtle

UVI & the VI Sea Turtle Project Document Their 100th Turtle

May 15, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their 100th sea turtle last month, hitting a major milestone for marine research. Read More
Photo of the Residence Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI’s Commencement Ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Relocated Due to Inclement Weather

May 11, 2017 - Due to inclement weather, the University of the Virgin Islands 53rd annual Commencement Ceremony scheduled for today on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, has been moved to the St. Croix Educational Complex auditorium. Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Nurse Pinning Ceremonies

May 08, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands Nurse Pinning Ceremony on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus, respectively. Read More
Graduation Ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. croix

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph UVI’s 53rd Commencement Ceremonies

May 05, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin 53rd annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 11 and 12, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on the St. Thomas Campus, respectively. Over 100 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus. More than 200 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
Commencement Ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. croix

UVI to Award Over 300 Degrees at 2017 Commencement Ceremony

May 05, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will award more than 300 degrees at the 53rd annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 11 and 12, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on the St. Thomas Campus, respectively. Over 100 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus. More than 200 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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UVI Announces Research Day Winners

May 05, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winning students of the 6th annual UVI Research Day. Read More
President David Hall and Dr Glenn Metts present Karima Reid

UVI Student Entrepreneurs Awarded $60,000 in 5th Annual 13D Competition

May 01, 2017 - Three University of the Virgin Islands student entrepreneurs earned $60,000 at the 5th annual 13D Entrepreneurship Competition on April 21, on the St. Thomas Campus. The 13D Competition, sponsored by 13D Research and Viya, formerly Innovative, is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have developed potentially profitable businesses, but have no access to start-up capital.Read More
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UVI Presents ‘A Toast to the Emerald Celebration for the Centennial Commemoration!’

April 25, 2017 - Join us as we celebrate the University of the Virgin Islands’55th Birthday. UVI celebrates its Emerald Jubilee in our float presentation called “A Toast to the Emerald Celebration for the Centennial Commemoration!” Read More
Photo of Gerard Bellot and Joy Grant.

UVI Entrepreneurs Place Second in Global Health Game Design Competition

April 24, 2017 - University of the Virgin Islands Sophomore Joy Grant, social science major, and UVI Junior Gerald Bellot, applied math major, placed second in the international Games4Health, the world’s largest and most competitive student health game design competition, held at the University of Utah on March 30. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Academic Achievement Awards

April 21, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands 53rd annual Academic Achievement Awards Ceremonies, which will be held beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, in the UVI Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Photo of Iyanla Vanzant, Inspirational Speaker and Prolific Author

Iyanla Vanzant, Inspirational Speaker & Prolific, Commanding Author to Speak at Commencement; Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 18, 2017 - Iyanla Vanzant, prolific and commanding author, soulful priestess, television personality and healer of people, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2017 commencement ceremonies. These ceremonies will take place on May 11, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix; and on May 12, on the St. Thomas Campus. Both ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m.Read More
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UVI Celebrates University Pride Throughout April

April 17, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will celebrate University Pride throughout the month of April. UVI alumni, students, faculty and staff will showcase their Buccaneer spirit with events in the territory, on campus and online. Read More
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Alfred Heath Lecture Series Panel to Examine VI History

April 12, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will present its annual Alfred O. Heath lecture at 6 p.m. on April 18, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and April 19, on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
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UVI To Host 2017 VI Literary Festival & Book Fair

April 11, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 3rd Annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival from April 19 to 22, on St. Croix. The 2017 VI Literary Festival and Book Fair will honor its founder, Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson, as part of its 3rd annual event. Dr. Jones-Hendrickson, a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University, is being recognized for his vision in launching the festival on St Croix. He set the foundation for making it a premiere annual event, drawing local, regional and national audiences. The festival will also pay tribute to Nobel Prize Winner, Derek Walcott, who was also a member of “The Caribbean Writer’s” editorial advisory board.Read More
Miss UVI Angelique Flemming 2017 - 2018

Angelique Flemming Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2017-2018

April 10, 2017 - Angelique Flemming was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2017-2018 at the 37th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held Saturday, April 8, at the St. Croix Educational Complex on St. Croix. Read More
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Community Invited to UVI Carnival Village: Anniversary & Centennial Celebration

April 10, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association and its Social and Cultural Committee are hosting the 2nd Annual UVI Village, which will be held on Thursday, April 13, in the Sports and Fitness Center front parking lot. Read More
Danish Prime Minister Lans Lokke Rasmussen Speaks to Dr. David Hall and Students

Prime Minister of Denmark Announces Scholarship Program at UVI

April 06, 2017 - The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, arrived at the University of the Virgin Islands on the morning of April 1, bearing gifts: An announcement that the Danish government will establish a scholarship program for students from the University of the Virgin Islands to study at a Danish university for one semester. This scholarship program, which provides approximately $1 million Danish krone or $143,300 U.S. Dollars, will cover the costs of tuition and living expenses for up to 10 students each year, for an initial five-year period. The first scholarships will be granted in 2018. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph the VI-EPSCoR Annual Conference

April 05, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) 2017 Annual Conference, “Transforming Research into Economic Development.” The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 6, at the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph 6th Annual Research Day

April 05, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ 6th Annual Research Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Research Day provides UVI students, faculty and staff the opportunity to showcase their research, which highlights diverse topics that impact the community. UVI students and faculty will be on hand with the results of their findings. Read More
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UVI Announces 2017 Afternoon on the Green Winners

April 05, 2017 - An assortment of triumphant cooks went home with prizes at the end of the University of the Virgin Islands Afternoon on the Green (AOTG) festivities held Sunday, March 19, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas Campus. Awards were presented to some 50 volunteers who prepared meals to serve to community members. The event is UVI’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Edward Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Fund.Read More
Research Day on the Saint Thomas Campus

UVI Students, Faculty & Staff to Share Findings at Research Day

April 03, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 6th Annual Research Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Research Day provides UVI students, faculty and staff the opportunity to showcase their research, which highlights diverse topics that impact the community.Read More
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VI-EPSCoR to Host Annual Conference 2017

March 30, 2017 - The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) is pleased to announce its 2017 annual conference, “Transforming Research into Economic Development.” The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 6, at the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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NSF $300,000 SEAS Your Tomorrow Grant to Educate VI Youth for Careers in STEM

March 28, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands-led project, “Supporting Emerging Aquatic Scientists (SEAS) Your Tomorrow” program was chosen out of 36 grants distributed across the country to be featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES): Envisioning Impact Video Showcase. The University of the Virgin Islands, along with Pennsylvania State University, Southern Utah University and local partners, was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from NSF to encourage more students in the U.S. Virgin Islands to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Read More
UVI President David Hall Receives a Check on Behalf of Rachel Hamilton

Scholarship Donations for $250,000 Pledged to UVI

March 28, 2017 - Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars were pledged to the University of the Virgin Islands for scholarships in the name of Rachel Hamilton, a UVI alum and treasured employee of Territory East Asset Management, LLC (“TEAM Consulting”), a longtime St. Croix company and beneficiary of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) program. Hamilton passed away a couple of years ago, and in her honor the Rachel Hamilton TEAM Consulting Memorial Scholarship was presented on Friday, March 3, at the Employee Appreciation Reception at Research and Technology Park on St. Croix. The funds will help many UVI students finance their educations over a five year period.Read More
UVI Logo for 55th Year Anniversary

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph UVI’s 55th Charter Day Program

March 23, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands 55th Charter Day program at 10 a.m. on March 24, in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The program will be livestreamed to the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Senate President Myron Jackson will be the keynote speaker. Read More
Contestants for 2017 Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition

Six to Vie for Miss UVI on Saturday, April 8

March 21, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites the public to the 37th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. This year’s competition, which alternates between campuses, will be held at the St. Croix Educational Complex. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover and Photograph the Afternoon on the Green

March 17, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the 28th annual Afternoon on the Green from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, on the University of the Virgin Islands’ Herman E. Moore Golf Course. The theme for this year’s event is “A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies.” All proceeds from Afternoon on the Green will support the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards.Read More
55th Anniversary Logo created by Astrid Carmona, UVI alumna

UVI to Celebrate 55th Emerald Jubilee March 16-26

March 16, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands will celebrate its 55th Emerald Jubilee throughout the month of March with multiple events and activities. Originally chartered by the Fourth Legislature on March 16, 1962, the then College of the Virgin Islands served the community as a publicly funded, co-educational, liberal arts institution. Today UVI offers 46 degree programs including, 37 undergraduate degrees and nine graduate degrees through five schools and colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. The University also now offers a rigorous doctoral program where students can obtain a Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change.Read More
UVI Logo for the "55 for 55" Challenge

UVI Launches 2nd Annual Multi-Lingual, Campus-Based Fundraising Calling Program

March 13, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands alumni and friends are asked to once again lend support to the University’s annual telephone fundraising drive to support academic scholarships for students in need. This year’s telephone fundraising is unique because the UVI Call Center has a permanent home in the Module Building next to the Writing Center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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Reichhold Center Presents Playing Ring Tea Meeting A Walk Through VI Culture & History

March 10, 2017 - Join the Reichhold Center for the Arts on March 25, for “Playing Ring: Tea Meeting,” an original performance art project that explores the culture and history of the US Virgin Islands through storytelling, music and dance. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees Approves Executive Committee Recommendation for Relocation of Multipurpose Center and Change to UVI’s Bylaws

March 06, 2017 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March 4, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees welcomed its newest member, Trustee Winona Hendricks, who will serve as an ex-officio member as chair of the VI Board of Education.Read More
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UVI Students Lead Effort to Win the Home Depot’s “Retool Your School” Grant

March 06, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is currently in sixth place out of 23 moderately sized Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are participating in The Home Depot “Retool Your School” Campus Improvement Grant Program. Seventy-one schools are participating overall. This program, currently in its eighth year, was developed by Home Depot Store Support Inc. to recognize and encourage innovative projects that enhance the campuses of America’s treasured Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Read More
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UVI Astronomers Granted Access to World’s Largest Telescopes

February 28, 2017 - Astronomers at the University of the Virgin Islands were granted access to two of the world’s largest telescopes in Chile and Hawaii by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). Scientists, collaborators and students will now be better equipped to study gamma-ray bursts (GRB), explosive phenomena generated by exploding stars 30 to 100 times larger than our sun. These may be the first generation of stars ever to have formed in the universe, which makes their analysis critical to our deepening understanding of the formation of the universe.Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on March 4

February 24, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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Afternoon on the Green 2017: “A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies”

February 24, 2017 - The Herman E. Moore Golf Course at the University of the Virgin Islands will be abuzz with food, fun and fellowship on Sunday, March 19, 2017, as the community gathers for the 28th annual Afternoon on the Green. The theme for this year’s event, which will be open to the public from noon – 5 p.m. is “A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies.” All proceeds from Afternoon on the Green (AOTG) will support the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards.Read More
UVI Student Samuel Joseph and Bob Godfrey of the Agricultural Experiment Station

UVI Student Researcher Awarded AES;CES Scholarship

February 22, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) granted Samuel Joseph a $500 scholarship. Joseph, a junior Information Systems and Technology major on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, received the scholarship check along with a certificate on Jan. 31, 2017, at the first AES student research meeting of spring 2017 semester.Read More
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Nine UVI Students Receive $750 Business Design Grants

February 21, 2017 - Nine students have successfully completed the second Business Design Grants Program (BDGP) at the University of the Virgin Islands, the first step on the road to victory in the annual 13D Entrepreneurship competition where students compete for $60,000 in cash resources to launch their viable business proposals. Those who completed the Business Design Grants Program were each awarded a $750 grant.Read More
UVI's Logo for the Alumni 55 for 55 Challenge

UVI Celebrates 55th Anniversary with Revolutionary Fund-Raising Campaign

February 17, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is celebrating the University’s Emerald Anniversary with a revolutionary philanthropic initiative. “55 for 55: The Great Alumni Challenge!” encourages UVI alumni to make history by achieving a 55 percent alumni giving rate in honor of the institution’s 55th anniversary. Read More
Humpback Whales were spotted in the waters at John Brewers Bay

Humpback Whales Sighted in Brewers Bay Near UVI

February 14, 2017 - Two humpback whales and a calf were spotted on Monday, Feb. 13, in Brewers Bay, near the University of the Virgin Islands in the early morning hours. Bystanders suspect that one of the whales gave birth to the calf last night in the bay, but this is unconfirmed. Read More
Students from the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School assisting with mangrove planting at UVI.

VI Marine Advisory Service Implements Mangrove Planting Project

February 14, 2017 - The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) has just implemented its Mangrove Planting Project at two schools on St. Thomas: Lockhart Elementary School and Addelita Cancryn Junior High School. The project recruits K-12 students to help rebuild red mangrove forests on St. Thomas, 50 -75 percent of which have been lost to development over the last century.Read More
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Receives an Honorary Degree at Student Convocation

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Addresses UVI Students at Convocation

February 10, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands hosted the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Feb. 9, at a Student Convocation held in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The event was live streamed to the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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Fred Hammond --“Babyface” of Gospel -- to Perform at Reichhold Center

February 07, 2017 - Join the Reichhold Center for the Arts for a spiritual festival with renowned songwriter, bassist and vocalist, Fred Hammond, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. For more than 25 years, music lovers around the world have cherished the lyrical melodies of Hammond. Known throughout the music industry as a gifted musical arranger and producer, he earned the title “Babyface” of gospel as founder of Face to Face Productions Corporation.Read More
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, United States Supreme Court justice

UVI Board Approves Honorary Degree for U.S. Supreme Court Justice

February 01, 2017 - In a special session on Jan. 31, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees reconvened in executive session to complete the agenda of their Jan. 19, meeting, which was adjourned in executive session. While in executive session, the Board ratified actions taken by the Executive Committee to award an honorary degree to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, United States Supreme Court justice. Read More
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Agrifest 2017 Set for Feb. 18-20: “Agriculture: Our Heritage & Hope for the Future!”

February 01, 2017 - The public is invited to attend the 46th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the US Virgin Islands from Feb. 18-20, at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, at Estate Lower Love onN St. Croix. The theme is “Agriculture: Our Heritage & Hope for the Future!” The entrance fee is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and $4 for senior citizens. The fair will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with opening ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Read More
Honorable U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Media Invited to Cover U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor at UVI Student Convocation

January 31, 2017 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Student Convocation featuring the United States Supreme Court Justice the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The event will be livestreamed to a close circuit feed in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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UVI Board to Reconvene Special Meeting on Jan. 31

January 26, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will reconvene a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in room 303 of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and via teleconference.Read More
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VI Educators Reduce Marine Debris & Educate Youth with UVI Grant

January 19, 2017 - Fifteen Virgin Islands educators have been awarded $26,648 for marine environmental projects that aim to educate and reduce pollution in the ocean. The “Pride in our Seas, Pride in Ourselves: Preventing Land-Based Sources of Marine Debris in the USVI through Educational Transformation and Community Engagement” project was made possible by a $99,411 marine debris education and prevention grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program.Read More
The University's St. Thomas Campus Entrance

UVI Board to Meet in Special Session on Jan. 19

January 19, 2017 - A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in room 303 in the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas Campus and via teleconference.Read More
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UVI Board Approves 2017 Self-Study for Middle States Commission

January 19, 2017 - In a special session on Jan. 19, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved the more than 100 page Self-Study document that will be presented to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is the accrediting body of the University. Read More
Dr Kevin Williams Vice Provost of Access and Enrollment

UVI Welcomes New Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services

January 04, 2017 - The University of the Virgin Islands is pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin L. Williams as its new Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services. Dr. Williams comes to UVI having served in leadership roles in enrollment management, admissions, retention and diversity – most recently at Talladega College in Alabama, but also at Mississippi Valley State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Ross University and others. Read More
Spring Orientation

UVI’s Spring Semester Begins Jan. 9; New Student Orientation Set for Jan. 3 – 5; Continuing Student Registration Underway

January 03, 2017 - Spring semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 9. Online registration for continuing UVI students is available, with access through the University’s BanWeb registration and student information portal. Late registration for new and continuing students is set for Thursday, Jan. 5. 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