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New Student Orientation for Summer 2018 Set – July 11 – 12

University of the Virgin Islands Signage at the Entrance of the St. Thomas Campus

The University of the Virgin Islands will hold Summer Orientation from Wednesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 12, for new students enrolling on both campuses. 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 a National Student Exchange meeting.

 New student advisement and registration are scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and Thursday, July 12, on the St. Thomas Campus.   

“We look forward to welcoming our Buccaneers who have chosen to get a jump start on their academic pursuits,” said Hedda Finch-Simpson, dean of Students on the Sheen Campus.  “As a part of the UVI family, students will be provided with a “uniquely Caribbean” learning experience. Orientation is intended to acquaint students to life on campus to ensure their rapid success socially and academically.”    

“The University is excited to welcome new students to our campuses for Summer 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.”

Summer semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands began on Monday, May 21, 2018.  Online registration for continuing UVI students is available for Fall 2018, with access through the University’s BanWeb registration and student information portal.  UVI class schedules, a link to the BanWeb login page and additional details are available from the Registrar’s section of the UVI website:

See Orientation Schedules below:

Orientation Schedule - Albert A. Sheen Campus
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Orientation Check-In: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Great Hall.

Resource Presentations: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Great Hall

  • Student Affairs Team
  • Enrollment Services 101
  • Navigating Your Success
  • Get Connected to UVI
  • Taking Care of Business
  • Security Department Information & Safe Sexual Assault & Harassment 101

LUNCH: Wings & Things: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Great Hall

It’s All Academics: Deans’ Talk: 1:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m., Great Hall

Advisement and Registration from 1:30 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 

“ Welcome to the Family” UVI Game Night: 7 p.m. -  9 p.m., Student Center

Thursday, July 11

Buccaneer Trek: Caledonia Springs 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15

New Student Convocation & Buccaneer Welcome Reception: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- Great Hall

(Mandatory Attendance for All New Students)

(Attire: White Tops & Black or Blue Bottoms)

Orientation Schedule - St. Thomas Campus

Thursday, July 12, 2018


  9:00 a.m.                             Orientation Check-In 

  9:30 a.m.                              Buccaneer Welcome                        

  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Get Connected to UVI -  Round Robin Sessions:

  • Navigating Your Success
  • Buccaneers Connect (IT)
  • Life as a Buccaneer (Campus Safety & Security)
  • Campus Tours
  • Advisement & Registration
  • Authorize the release of Financial Aid & Make Payment                    

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.               Supporting Your Buccaneer SFC

Noon                                       Lunch: Express Burrito Bar

Thursday, August 16, 2018

*Convocation: Students are required to wear: White top & Blue or Black Bottoms*

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.           New Student Convocation (Required for all New & Transfer Students)

  • Welcome
  • President’s Remarks – Dr. David Hall

11:30 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.        It’s All Academics ~ Meet Your Dean~

  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS)
  • College of Science & Mathematics (CSM)
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

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