There is a formal rehearsal for the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa, Gros Islet, Cap Estate.

Specific information will be provided in relation to:

  • Arrival instructions
  • Assembly instructions
  • Information for guests
  • Transportation and parking arrangements
  • The Order of Ceremony
  • Academic dress and correct robing

Every effort should be made to attend as the rehearsal will guide you as to the importance of:

  • Arriving early for the ceremony.
  • Following the instructions of Queue Personnel in assembling and lining up to ensure that the ceremony flows smoothly.

While we would like all our graduands to attend the rehearsal, we are mindful that this may not be possible particularly for our non-residents.  It is therefore important that you arrive early on your day of graduation to ensure that you are properly briefed.


Transportation will be provided for non-resident graduands to and from the rehearsal.  The pickup time will be 3:20 p.m. from the designated graduation hotels (any changes to this arrangement will be displayed in the lobby of the hotels.) Transportation can only be provided from the designated graduation hotels. (See List of hotels on the graduation website –

NOTE:  In case of inclement weather, please follow the directions of The UWI Queue Personnel (Marshals).