Welcome to Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall
Welcome to Prospective Students “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu You have begun your university journey and have taken the single most important step: choosing the Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall (ELR Towers) as your home for your UWI journey. Choosing the ELR Towers is an indication of your intent to be great and I take immense pleasure in welcoming you to the home of greatness, the home of excellence, the true “Hall of Halls”. Since our first year of existence the ELR Towers has demonstrated its commitment to the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) mandate to produce distinctive graduates committed to leadership, academic, social and personal development. This is clear in our variety of active clubs and societies that are dedicated to the holistic development of our residents. It is also epitomized by our earning and retaining of the title “Hall of Halls” 2015-2018.
The Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall
Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall (Towers) opened its doors September 1, 2012 to 132 students. Another 132 students joined the Hall on September 8, 2012 when another tower was opened. All five towers were opened in August 2013 and we now offer accommodation to 600 students each academic year. There are five towers (Tower of Dragons, Tower of Orion, Tower of Apollo, Tower of Phoenix and Tower of Olympus ) four of which are single occupancy, the other being double occupancy. All the single occupancy towers have a capacity of 132 spaces. The double occupancy tower has four levels. Level one is used as the Administrative Floor with the Manager’s Office, Study Rooms, Barbershop, Commissary and Café, Athenaeum, Commuting Student Lounge, Conference Room and a fully equipped Computer Room. Levels two and three have a total of 24 rooms and houses 48 students. Level four has 12 rooms and is used to house the Resident Advisors.
VERSE ONE: Standing tall above them all, Towers shall always reign. We move as one, second to none, We shall prevail. CHORUS: We strive for excellence, As we achieve a common goal, Long shall live Towers Hall, One and for all.
VERSE TWO: We are the wolves, we show no fear, Red, black, silver we wear. Heart of a wolf, so fierce and brave, Victory we crave.
CHORUS: We strive for excellence, As we achieve a common goal. Long shall stand Towers Hall, One and for all.
I am a wolf, I pledge allegiance to the Elsa Leo-Rhynie Pack And the Distinguished family of the University of the West Indies; I promise to leave no wolf behind Because together, we stand as tall as our Towers, Dominating the environment in which we hunt for success and prey on excellence. We use integrity to mark our place in the world And imprint the values of loyalty, respect and honour on all whom we encounter on our path to greatness. I am a wolf My pack and I are one For now and forever more AROOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall: Hall Management
To organize and implement operations and ensure that effective maintenance and services are provided.
Oversees the daily administrative functions of the office
Tower 1,First Year Experience (FYE) Towers Musical Expression
Tower 1,Towers External Affairs and Community Engagement
Tower 1, Entrepreneurship and Non Resident Experience (KAPPAS)
Tower 2, Environmental and Beautification Corps & Mentoring
Tower 3, Nurtured spaces, C.L.E.A.N.S, Health & Wellness
Tower 2, Towers Alumni Experience and Debate & Oratoical Society
Tower 3, Towers Students advancing a vision for the environment, (T-Save), Safety and Security
Tower 3, Marketing, Sponsorship & Towers Student-Athlete Development Programme (T-STAD)
Tower 4, Towers Fitness Centre, Career Development
Tower 4, Snr Resident Advisor, Towers Performing arts and Cultural Kaleidescope (TPACK)
Tower 4, Towers Mentorship and Acadamy Support Unit (T-MAS)
Tower 5, Towers Events Planning, Leadership and Communication Academy
Tower 5, Expedition, Towers Sports and Vybes
Tower 5, Towers Courtesy Society 9TCS, Personal Development and Towers Personal Development
Sports and Vybes
The division "sports and vibes" is a significant division that is central to the uplifting and betterment of the ELR "Towers" Hall.
Safety and Security
We understand that safety and security is very important to students and their families and when charged with providing a living space for persons, outside their homes, it is of utmost importance
Leadership and Communication Academy (LCA)
The Leadership and Communication Academy is a distinguished institution that focuses its attention on developing transformational leaders and effective communicators.
Towers Student Tribunal
The mission of the Tribunal is to unlock and unearth academic integrity and the advocacy potential in our students by creating a space for greater exposure to the law of the land and the codes, Charter, Statues, Ordinances and regulations of the University.
Towers’ Performing Arts and Cultural Kaleidoscope
Towers’ Performing Arts and Cultural Kaleidoscope aka T-PACK is all about providing an outlet for Towerites to express themselves through the various art forms.
Towers Courtesy Society
ELR Towers’ Courtesy Society aims to promote awareness of proper protocol, service and soft skills for personal development in residents.