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UWI CARNIVAL

Traditionally, Carnival is the last burst of celebration before Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent; a timeframe that shifts according to the Christian calendar but generally falls in early February – this year Ash Wednesday is February 10.

JAN 1949: Month of Celebration & Tragedy!

(We promised a follow-up to the approval of a Royal Charter for the UCWI. Here it is:)
In the first two weeks of January 1949, the fledgling University College of the West Indies was celebrating as pieces of its governance structure clicked into place; a week later it was touched by tragedy! How so?

FIRST GRADUATES: January 13, 1953

The UWI often talks about its first students – the fabled 33 students from across the Caribbean, 23 men and 10 women, who in 1948 were the pioneers of a tertiary education product that would grow to reach tens of thousands at a time.
But there is another group of pioneers – the first students to graduate from the then University College of the West Indies (UCWI).

Festival of Nine Lessons @ UWI

The Christmas season is traditionally celebrated at the UWI with gatherings and concerts but most solemnly with one of four annual official services: the Festival of Nine Lessons with Carols which packs the University Chapel on the second Sunday of December at 7pm. The Cave Hill campus also celebrates it and,since 2008, there has been a similar service in Montego Bay, for the UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus.

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