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UVI 2013 Fall Semester Orientation Slated for Aug. 11-16

UVI’s Fall Semester Orientation for new students is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 16. Activities begin when new students check into the residence halls on both campuses beginning at noon on Sunday. English and math placement tests are the first item on the new students’ agenda for Monday, Aug. 12. This year’s orientation speaker is Jonathan Sprinkles, a high-energy motivational speaker and author. He will address new students, their parents and others during the orientation opening ceremonies which begin at noon Monday in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus and at 6 p.m. that evening on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Orientation activities continue throughout the week, with advisement and registration set for Wednesday. UVI’s Fall Semester University Convocation is slated for 9 a.m. on Friday. It will be available via videoconference from multiple locations on both campuses. Classes start on Monday, Aug. 19.