SVGCC hosts Orientation Week for incoming students
A student of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC).
Press Release
September 12, 2023

SVGCC hosts Orientation Week for incoming students

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) is this week hosting Orientation Week which will feature a range of activities designed to foster a sense of belonging and to help students transition smoothly to college life.

The week began yesterday, September 11 with a welcome General Assembly for incoming students. In addition, information booths were set up by each department, division and faculty to provide students with a holistic view of the College as well as the opportunity to learn more about the roles of departments such as the Registry and IT Services.

Students were also given the chance to win prizes including SVGCC Tuition Scholarships.

Beginning today, Tuesday, September 12, students will participate in three days of divisional and program-specific orientation activities. During this time, they will complete essential orientation tasks such as paying their registration fees, officially enrolling as students into the College, and meeting their Dean, Deputy Dean and Lecturers. Students will also participate in activities that will allow them to familiarize themselves with the structure of the college. These activities include a library orientation and guided tours of their divisional campuses.

The week will culminate on Friday, September 15 with “Let’s Vibe”, a Freshers Fun Day. This day, which is open only to SVGCC students, faculty and staff, “promises to be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience where students can unwind, socialize with their peers, participate in various fun activities and kickstart their academic journey on a high note,” a release from the college said.

According to the release, this year, in preparation to receive the 2023-2024 cohort, “the St. Vincent

and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) provided early academic advising to prospective students in the last week of August. Students met with academic advisors from across the Division of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) and the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies (DASGS).

“This year, academic advising allowed students to meet with our experienced lecturers to plan their academic journey and select the right program of study based on their grades and career aspirations.”