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New Student Orientation for Spring 2018 Set - Jan. 16 – 18 - Returning Students Urged to Re-enroll before Jan. 26th Deadline

University of the Virgin Islands 2018 New Student Orientation

Spring semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 22.  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 Friday, Jan. 19.  UVI class schedules, a link to the BanWeb login page and additional details are available from the Registrar’s section of the UVI website: www.uvi.edu.

New Student Orientation

Orientation activities are planned from Tuesday, Jan. 16, to Thursday, Jan. 18, for new students enrolling at UVI on both campuses.  New student advisement and registration is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on the St. Thomas Campus.  All newly accepted students are required to participate in orientation activities prior to the start of the semester for academic advising and development of their class schedules.  Orientation also includes sessions to introduce new students to UVI, networking with other students and instructors, campus tours, an official welcome from UVI President David Hall, and student exchange meetings on both campuses.

“The University is excited to welcome new students to our campuses for Spring 2018,” said Verna Rivers, dean of students on the St. Thomas Campus. “Planned activities will get them ready to be successful academically. Campus tours will inform them of computer lab access, including needed resources like our 24/7 computer labs and our Center for Student Success.”

“We will welcome our new Buccaneers with open arms to our campus,” said Hedda Finch-Simpson, Dean of Students on the Sheen Campus. “Our orientation plans aim to acclimate students to life on campus to ensure their rapid success socially and academically.”  

Orientation Schedule - St. Thomas Campus

Wednesday, January 17

  • Orientation Check-in and Buccaneer Welcome Session: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Classroom Administration Building (CAB)
  • Get Connected to UVI’s Resources: 10:30 a.m. – Noon., CAB
  • Lunch: Express Burrito Bar/ ID pictures: Noon – 1 p.m., UVI Cafe
  • It’s All About Academics (Meet Your Dean): 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., CAB
  • All Aboard: Set Sail for Success Celebration: 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., CAB

Thursday, January 18

  • Advisement and Registration: 9 a.m. – Noon, Administration and Conference Center (ACC)

Orientation Schedule - Albert A. Sheen Campus

Thursday, January 18

  • Orientation Check-In: 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m., Great Hall.
  • Resource Presentations: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30, Great Hall
  • BYOB: Build Your Own Burger: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., UVI Lawn
  • Advisement and Registration from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Details below:
    • Faculty Advisement (New Students ONLY) - EVC 300 Level/P-100 Nursing Only
    • Access & Enrollment Services-Registration Data Entry - EVC 811
    • Access & Enrollment Services-Financial Aid Processing - EVC 814
    • Authorize Release of Financial Aid/Complete Tuition & Fees Payment - Cashier's Office EVC 134 
    • "Island Tour": International & National Student Exchange: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Student Center
    • "In The Mix": New Student Mixer: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Pavilion
    • "Let The Good Times Roll": Bowling Night: 7:30 p.m. -  9:30 p.m., Tropical Ten Pin Bowling Alley
    • "Rep Your Alma Mater": College Night: 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Bungalow

Friday, January 19

  • Campus Tour: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Great Hall
  • Tide Pool Hike & Beach Day: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Late Registration (Returning Students) 1 p.m.-4 p.m., EVC 300
    • Faculty Advisement (New Students ONLY) - EVC 300 Level/P-100 Nursing Only
    • Access & Enrollment Services-Registration Data Entry - EVC 811
    • Access & Enrollment Services-Financial Aid Processing - EVC 814
    • Authorize Release of Financial Aid/Complete Tuition & Fees Payment Cashier's Office 9 EVC 134 
    • UVI Student ID Distribution Card & Survey Completion: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., EVC 807
    • Residential Students Move- In (Returning Students): 2 p.m.- 7 p.m., Residence Hall

Monday, January 22

Classes Begin

  • Add/Drop Week- 1/22-1/26 (Make Necessary Changes To Your Schedule), EVC 811
  • 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.- Smoothie Social, Student Center
  • 1:00 p. m.- 4:00 p.m.- UVI Student ID Card Distribution & Survey Completion, EVC 803

Orientation schedules and additional information for UVI’s St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix are available from orientation.uvi.edu or from the New Student Orientation link in the Student Life Menu of the UVI homepage, www.uvi.edu.