SRPI Virtual Conference
March 19 2021
Communication students at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) won top awards at the 70th annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) virtual conference last month. Jada Roberts, George Francis, and Kalyna Nielson received third place for ‘Best Public Service Announcement’ for their video presentation on the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. Kendrekus Jackson received third place for ‘Best Radio Podcast’ and M’Kayla Sullivan received second place for ‘Best Photograph’ in a feature story. The conference, hosted by Savannah State University, had participations from Bethune Cookman University, Georgia Highlands College, Augusta University and North Carolina Central University.
Dub Lab Reggae Band
March 15 2021
The Reichhold Center for the Arts is launching a new project aimed at showcasing the artistic talents of Virgin Islanders. The concert series, dubbed RCA Sessions, will launch as a live streaming event on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. featuring local reggae band Dub Lab. Concert viewers will enjoy bi-monthly performances by local performing artists who are encouraged to explore their creativity and develop works that exemplify their art form.  
President Orville Kean
March 12 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is celebrating the 59th anniversary of its charter with a wide range of events including a formal Charter Day Ceremony marking the occasion when the University, formerly known as the College of the Virgin Islands, was officially created by the V.I. Legislature in 1962.  
University of the Virgin Islands Graduation Tassel and Stole
March 11 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands, Division of Student Affairs on both campuses are working with Ascendium’s Project Success to offer paid internship opportunities for students to complete their course requirements for graduation. The program will be administered through the Office of Student Employment, collectively, with the University’s schools and colleges to provide paid opportunities for students enrolled in student teaching, clinical, and internships beginning the Summer of 2021.
Back the Bucs Logo
March 10 2021
UVI Celebrates Back the Bucs Week 2021
Photo Taken by Joe Sellars with Olympus Digital Camera
March 8 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program has received a generous donation in the amount of $60,000 from the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation. The purpose of the donation is to continue supporting research efforts surrounding the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles and lead to the creation of an action plan for the recovery of hawksbills in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A Native Plant Blooms on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
March 5 2021
Junior high and high school students are invited to apply to the AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program at the University of the Virgin Islands. The program will be conducted by staff of the School of Agriculture on both the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix from July 18 - 31, 2021. Students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to apply by visiting the website at There are no registration fees.
Logo of the University's Small Business Development Center
March 5 2021
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) is honored to share its achievements in the form of best practices to fulfill its initiative to help businesses grow and succeed.
Logo of the UVI's Small Business Development Center
February 26 2021
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) encourages small businesses affected by COVID-19 to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) federal disaster assistance before the March 31 deadline. Counselors and consultants are available to provide confidential consulting and no-cost assistance with application submission.
A pond in Bordeaux used by farmers for livestock and irrigation of crops; photo by Royce Creque
February 24 2021
In celebration of #WorldWaterDay, the Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) at the University of the Virgin Islands will host World Water Month outreach events throughout March to showcase the ways Virgin Islanders can learn more about water quality, safe drinking water, water conservation strategies, wastewater, and the impacts of drought on agriculture.