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As a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the University’s Registrar’s Office has extended the add/ drop period, until Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Students with questions are asked to send an email to registrar@uvi.edu. Students who wish to withdraw from classes must do so before Oct. 13, 2017. See this link the Withdrawal Form & the Hurricane Irma and Maria Refund Policy.

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October 5

UVI to Resume Classes on Oct. 9; Fall 2017 Semester Extended to Dec. 22

Classes at the University of the Virgin Islands will resume on Monday, Oct. 9, on both campuses. UVI President David Hall announced at the Governor’s Oct. 4, press conference that UVI will offer every class that was originally available when the Fall 2017 semester started. Classes will be offered in a variety of formats, including online, on weekends and other means to ensure that the semester is saved. ...read more


 
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LIGO & Virgo Make 1st Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time in history that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. read more
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Reichhold Center ‘Rebound – Rebuild – Renew’

The Reichhold Center for the Arts, the Virgin Islands’ premier performing arts venue, has suffered major damages by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Reichhold Center, a 39-year-old structure, lost the roof over the stage and suffered massive flooding to the lower levels. The stage, rigging, lighting and sound systems have all been compromised. Due to the Center’s current state, the 39th Season has been cancelled. read more
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UVI Announces Recovery Time-frame Post Hurricane Maria

The University of the Virgin Islands, now in recovery mode after two category five hurricanes, has adjusted its time-frames for resuming classes on its campuses. read more
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UVI Announces Work Schedule for Sept. 25-29

The University of the Virgin Islands is requiring all employees – except essential employees – who work on the St. Thomas Campus to report to work during the week of Sept. 25-29, 2017 consistent with existing curfew hours, but for a minimum of four hours each day. read more
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UVI to Close in Advance of Hurricane Maria - UVI Classes Cancelled at Noon; Employees to Secure Work Areas by 2 p.m.

In preparation for Hurricane Maria, the University of the Virgin Islands will cancel all classes at noon on Monday, Sept. 18. The University will close today, until further notice. UVI employees are excused at 2 p.m., however, please stay until your work areas are secure. read more
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UVI to Innovate to Educate

The University of the Virgin Islands, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, is developing an academic plan to allow its students to continue their education in spite of the damage caused by the storm. read more
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UVI Sheen Campus Opens for Classes Sept. 12

The University of the Virgin Islands is deeply saddened by the loss of life and property that the people of the Virgin Islands have endured as a result of Hurricane Irma. The University stands ready to assist in whatever manner it can as we mourn, rebuild and transform this Territory. Many members of the University family lost their homes and precious aspects of their lives. We stand with them during this difficult time. read more
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UVI Classes & Campuses to Close on Sept. 5 - Classes Cancelled at 11 a.m.; UVI Campuses to Close at Noon

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, a category five storm, the University of the Virgin Islands will close today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, until further notice. UVI students and faculty are advised that there will be no classes after 11 a.m. today. Students residing on campus, who have permanent residences on island, are advised to return home. read more
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UVI Employees Urged to Secure Work Areas Before Leaving for Labor Day Weekend

The University of the Virgin Islands is monitoring Hurricane Irma, a category three storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory, Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 37.8 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 miles per hour. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands at this time. read more
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Coastweeks Partners with CZM to Recycle Plastics

Coastweeks will begin on Sept. 16, and continues through to Oct. 31. There will be a significant change to this year’s territory wide clean up events. The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) is partnering with Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (DPNR) Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Division to recycle all hard plastics collected. read more
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