Once new students arrive in St. Kitts and settle in their new living arrangements, a variety of activities are planned for new students at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS).
Students coming to theUniversity of Medicine and Health Sciences for the first time attend New Student Orientation during their first week on campus. This gives new students time to acclimate to island life, connect with fellow classmates, and be introduced to the campus, academic programs, and student services.
Seminars occur during orientation to help new students become familiar with their unique living environment. Students meet with the St. Kitts police to learn about traffic safety and security. Local government officials will discuss visas, immigration, and national security. Campus tours take place that orient students to the Ann Ross Library and the Learning Resource Center.
During orientation week, several events are planned to help students acclimate to their new environment, including a first semester party, a catamaran/snorkeling trip for students and faculty, and a tour of St. Kitts. We also arrange to have a local cell phone vendor on campus for students to acquire a cell phone. A trip to the local banks is also planned as well as a visit to the local supermarket. During the evening hours we try to keep the students busy by scheduling a number of social events to acclimate students to the local restaraunts.
Student Class Registration
Registration for each new semester occurs at the end of orientation. New students will obtain their university identification badges at that time. All students will receive their class schedules at registration. Representatives from the UMHS Financial Aid office will be available during registration to assist students and respond to any questions.
New students are assigned a faculty member advisor who is available to provide academic and professional counseling. A counselor is available on campus to students seeking personal counseling.