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Welcome to Western Jamaica Campus Hall of Residence

 

Dear Resident:

Welcome to the UWI, Mona– Western Jamaica Campus Hall of Residence. Thank you for choosing our residential community to pursue your academic endeavours. We have been in existence for 10 years and we are happy that you are able to join us on the residence life journey. It is a great achievement to be awarded a place to pursue a degree in a higher education institution. By making the decision to live in our Hall of Residence, you are choosing to be an active member of a community that is guided by values of student-centeredness, integrity, diversity, excellence and gender justice. Residence Life gives you easy access to all the university resources that will foster optimum learning. Our residential life programmes will afford you the opportunity to explore new ideas, create experiences, appreciate diverse perspectives, cooperatively live together and establish lifelong friendships. This is your opportunity to expand your horizons and take advantage of the unique learning experiences, programmes, activities and services offered by the hall to enable student success. Welcome to your home away from home. -- Ms Dian Bailey Student Services and Development Manager

The Western Jamaica Campus Hall of Residence

The UWI, Mona- Western Jamaica Campus Hall of Residence was established in 2008. The former Bucanneer Beach Hotel at 7 Kent Avenue, Montego Bay, St. James popularly known as “dead end” was now a residence for students pursuing degrees at The UWI, Mona- Western Jamaica Campus. The name “dead end” came about when a portion of the main road leading out of Montego Bay was abandoned because of the advent and later expansion of the Sangster International Airport. The Hall of Residence was a unique innovation as it was the first Hall of Residence to be located off-campus and in a resort town. In 2009, another space was established on the main campus at 10 Queens Drive Montego Bay, St James, known as 600-Block. The first Student Services and Development Manager was Mr Garfield Higgins who was very instrumental in creating a residence life culture for the Hall of Residence. We welcomed our first student, Ms Brianne Adams, a national of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago and was later joined by another 31 students by the end of the first semester. The first Hall Committee was established in 2008 and student government continues to be an integral part of the culture and life of the Hall of Residence to date.

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The Hall Song

Written by Donald Oliver Produced by Mark Foga

Verse 1

How many times have we started on a journey? And didn’t know of conditions up ahead? Cloudy skies; turbulence; yes, it’s raining But still we go

Chorus

We’re soaring high Above it all No! We’re not afraid to fall We wanna be, the very best We can be Born on Earth To touch the sky We will make it, once we try And we’ll be the very best We can be (Once we learn to fly)

Verse 2

How many times did others try to break us? But our soul, yes our spirit battled on Through all doubt, Past the hurt and all the barriers And still we go

-Chorus-

Bridge Can they catch us? They can’t hold us Can the keep us from going on? Can they break us? We are strong now So on and on we go

-Chorus-

The Hall Pledge

Written by Garfield Higgins

I solemnly promise to do all that is within my power to fulfill the mission and vision of this noble institution. I promise to use all my strength to lift up those around me who are less fortunate. I promise to avoid petulance, insularity, the pursuit of unenlightened self- interest and the spirit of ingratitude.

Like the hawk I will soar and succeed. This I promise!

I promise to celebrate positive achievements and thank those who help to make them possible. I promise to always render good advice. I will use the tenacity and ingenuity of a hawk to soar high above mediocrity. Like the hawk I will be discerning and respectful of my immediate and extended environment.

Like the hawk I will soar and succeed. This I promise!

I promise on my honour that I will act in a safe and healthy way, while respecting the rights of others. Each day I will do my best, and I won’t do any less. I will use my hands for helping others, and I will take responsibility for what I do and say.

Like the hawk I will soar and succeed. This I promise!

Hall Management

Ms. Dian Bailey
Student Services and Development Manager
Job Description

The Student Services and Development Manager heads the UWI, Mona- Western Jamaica Campus Hall of Residence and is the chief student affairs personnel. The responsibilities include: Ensuring the efficient and cost-effective operation of the Hall of Residence; Leading the planning and delivering of all aspects of developmental programmes designed for various groups of students in Hall; Through the use of individual and collective dialogue, research and needs assessment meet the needs of students. Supervision of the administrative staff and resident advisors; Chief adjudicator for discipline.

 
Mr. Dwight Hudson
Operations Supervisor
Job Description

The Operations Supervisor assists the Student Services and Development Manager to operate a well-run Hall of Residence where the ultimate focus is to create a living and learning environment for students. He is responsible for conducting monitoring and controlling activities to assist in the maintenance of the residence, supervising the maintenance and cleaning of the grounds and spaces and to facilitate repairs and pest mitigation in the Hall of Residence.a well-run Hall of Residence where the ultimate focus is to create a living and learning environment for students. He is responsible for conducting monitoring and controlling activities to assist in the maintenance of the residence, supervising the maintenance and cleaning of the grounds and spaces and to facilitate repairs and pest mitigation in the Hall of Residence.

 
Mrs. Simone Thomas-Parkinson
Senior Secretary
Job Description

Provide senior level secretarial support to the Student Services and Development Manager and handles the administrative affairs of the office. The Senior Secretary responds to students need for information, problem resolution, provide appropriate advice, make referrals or determine appropriate action(s) to be taken.

 
Mr. Steffon Campbell
Resident Advisor
Job Description

The Resident Advisor is a community development facilitator, educator and administrator whom is the first point of call for students. He provides support, encouragement and provide information to residents. The Advisor assist the Student Services and Development Manager in offering developmental programmes in the Hall of Residence to facilitate the holistic development of students. The responsibility also includes oversight/management of students by providing 24 hour duty and coverage for intervention and discipline.

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PROGRAMMES

First Year Experience

The UWI puts great value on each student, and the first years are no exception.

Second Year Experience

The UWI is the hub of many leadership initiatives and activities aimed at grooming the next generation of leaders.

Third and Final Year Experience

Students are directed to the Career Development Programme offered by the Office of Student Services and Development.

Social Innovation and Volunteerism

This programme is geared towards giving students the opportunity to play their part in solving social problems in their community.

Wellness, Environment and Safety

This programme is for the young, conscious student who understands the importance of balance and wants to build awareness and adapt best practices around wellness...

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DOCUMENTS

Hall Application Form

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Hall Application Form - Summer

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Charter of Hall Principles and Responsibilities

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Fresher Guide

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CONTACT

INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

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