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Media Invited to Cover Fall Semester Orientation Week Activities

Image of UVI medallion given to new students at convocation ceremonies.

Members of the media are invited to cover selected activities planned during UVI’s fall semester Orientation Week for new and transfer students. Official Orientation Week activities run from Sunday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 22. Numerous sessions are designed to help students adjust to the academic and social aspects of college life.

Prime events for coverage are: Residence Hall Move-in Day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, on the St. Thomas Campus.

The 3rd Annual New Student Convocations are set at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, on the Sheen Campus and at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, on the St. Thomas Campus. New students will receive a “medallion” designating them as members of the University. Faculty, wearing academic regalia, will attend, and UVI President David Hall will present a formal address. Both convocations will be followed by welcome receptions for the newly minted UVI Buccaneers.  

What: New Student Move-in Day – St. Croix
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016          Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Albert A. Sheen Campus – St. Croix: Delta M. Dorsch Complex  

What: New Student Move-in Day - St. Thomas
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016          Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Campus: Residence Halls, Upper Campus  

What: New Student Convocation/Buccaneer Welcome Reception – St. Croix
When: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2016        Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Albert A. Sheen Campus – St. Croix: UVI Great Hall  

What: New Student Convocation/Buccaneer Welcome Reception – St. Thomas
When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2016    Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: St. Thomas Campus: Sports and Fitness Center  

Contact: Public Relations (340) 693-1057 or