UVI Bulletin Board for May and June

The UVI St. Croix campus.
The University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix campus.

Graduating Seniors and Their Parents Invited to UVI’s First Virtual Open House The public is invited to UVI’s first Virtual Open House set for 4 p.m., June 3, via Zoom and Facebook Live. The University’s Access and Enrollment Services (ACES) will host the event.  Graduating seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

During the open house, the university will present an overview of its programs, answer questions from the public and encourage students to enroll this fall. High school seniors, parents and anyone interested in learning about undergraduate and graduate programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix, as well as online, are invited to participate. The event will be hosted live on UVI’s Facebook page and via a 60-minute Zoom video call at 4 p.m.

The ACES team will outline the admissions process and discuss financial aid opportunities. Presenters and panelists will comprise university leaders, including UVI president Dr. David Hall and student representatives.

To attend the Virtual Open House, visit www.facebook.com/UVI.edu to access the link or visit www.uvi.edu.

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 693-1057 or at [email protected].

UVI to Host Virtual Open House for Prospective Students The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, June 3, to present an overview of its programs, answer questions from the public and encourage students to enroll this fall. High school seniors, parents and anyone interested in learning about undergraduate and graduate programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix, as well as online, are invited to participate. The event will be hosted live on UVI’s Facebook page and via a 90-minute Zoom video call at 4 p.m.

“We recognize there is a lot of uncertainty especially for new students and families as they consider what higher education options are available for them during this unprecedented time,” said David Wuinee, UVI vice provost of Access and Enrollment Services (ACES). “We want to reassure the public that UVI remains an excellent choice with a broad range of academically rigorous and globally relevant programs right here in the Virgin Islands.”

Attendees of the Virtual Open House will learn about the diversity of programs available including nursing, business, education, science, mathematics, agriculture, liberal arts and social sciences, among others. The Access and Enrollment Services team will outline the admissions process and discuss financial aid opportunities. Presenters and panelists will comprise university leaders including UVI president Dr. David Hall and student representatives.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website –  http://www.uvi.edu/

UVI Class of 2020 Overcomes Overwhelming Odds; UVI Confers Over 300 Degrees On May 12, the University of the Virgin Islands Office of the Registrar certified over 300 degrees for the Class of 2020. As a result of the coronavirus, commencement ceremonies originally slated for May 2020 have been postponed. UVI’s Class of 2020 will walk across the stage and celebrate their commencement in December 2020.  Currently, students who have earned their degrees will receive their diplomas in the mail.

“The Class of 2020 is the most unique and resilient class to ever graduate from UVI,” said UVI President David Hall. “They have obtained their academic dreams despite having to endure two category five hurricanes, a pandemic, and numerous personal and financial challenges.”

Dr. Hall said, “They have endured forces which would have stopped others from achieving their dreams. I am extremely proud of each graduate and appreciate how they made UVI a better place in the process.”

Among the graduating class will be three students of the first cohort of students enrolled in the university’s online program. Another eight students of the Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change (CLIC) doctoral program will receive their degrees as well.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/