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UVI’s Fall Semester Orientation Week Begins Sunday, Aug. 12

Orientation Week activities for new and transfer students attending the University of the Virgin Islands will be held from Sunday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 17, on UVI’s St. Thomas campus and Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. All newly matriculated students are required to participate in orientation week activities.
Activities include residence hall check-in, welcome ceremonies, campus tours, student workshops, placement testing and class registration. Students will be officially welcomed by UVI administrators and meet their academic deans. There will also be activities for the parents of new students.
The orientation process is designed to enhance students’ academic and social adjustment to college life, acquaint students to UVI’s rules and regulations, allow students to explore the campuses, and help students to network among themselves. Students will also meet faculty advisors to develop their class schedules and register for the fall semester classes.
Official opening ceremonies will be held on Monday, Aug. 13, on both campuses. Students will be welcomed to the university by UVI President Dr. David Hall and other university administrators. The keynote speaker on the St. Thomas campus will be UVI alumnus Rick Grant. The keynote speaker on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix will be Kishma N. Allen, author of the recently published book “It’s Your Vision, Can YOU Make it Happen?” Allen is also a UVI alumna.
Fall semester classes begin on Monday, Aug. 20, on both campuses.
The following is a partial list of Orientation Week activities.
UVI Fall Semester Orientation Week – Aug. 12-17
St. Thomas Campus
Sunday, August 12
– Residence Hall Check-In – noon to 9 p.m. – Residence Halls
Monday, August 13
– English Placement Test – 8 to 10 a.m. – CA Building Lab 103
– Mathematics Placement Test – 10:15 to noon – CA Building Lab 103
– Official Opening Ceremony – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Sports and Fitness Center
Tuesday, August 14
– Rights and Responsibilities Session – 9 to 11:30 a.m. – Sports and Fitness Center
Wednesday, August 15
– Academic Programs Overview – 9:30 to 10 a.m. – Sports and Fitness Center
– Meet Your Academic Dean – 10:10 to 11:15 a.m. – Sports and Fitness Center
– Advisement and Registration – 1 to 6 p.m. – Administration and Conference Center
Thursday, August 16
– Late Registration – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Administration and Conference Center
Friday, August 17
– Island Tour – 9 a.m. to noon – Meet at the Bookstore
– Late Registration – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Administration and Conference Center
St. Croix Campus
Sunday, August 12
– New Student Residence Hall Check-In – noon – Residence Hall
Monday, August 13
– Placement Testing, Block 1 (English and Mathematics) – 9:30 a.m. to noon – NWW /CSS Labs
– Placement Testing, Block 2 (English and Mathematics) – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – NWW /CSS Labs
– Official Opening Ceremony – 6 to 8 p.m. – North West Wing Great Hall
Tuesday, August 14
– Campus Tour – 9 to 10:45 a.m. – North West Wing Great Hall
– Supporting Student Success – 11 a.m. to noon – North West Wing Great Hall
– “It’s Academic” Meet Your Deans – 1 to 3 p.m. – North West Wing Great Hall
Wednesday, August 15
– Advisement and Registration – 1 to 4 p.m. – Evans Center and North West Wing Great Hall
– Non-Matriculated Student Registration – 4 to 6 p.m. – North West Wing Great Hall
Thursday, August 16
– Student Workshops – 9 a.m. to noon – North West Wing Labs and CSS Labs
– Late Registration – 2 to 5 p.m. – North West Wing Great Hall
Friday, August 17
– Returning Student Residence Hall Check-In – noon to 10 p.m. – Residence Hall
– Late Registration – 2 to 5 p.m. – North West Wing Great Hall

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