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Principal's Message | COVID-19

Dear Students and Staff,


Advisory 4: COVID19 - Reduction of Business Operations at The UWI Mona Campus

The current COVID-19 situation is a dynamic and continuously evolving one and The University of the West Indies (UWI), therefore is in a position of continuous evaluation and re-evaluation of its response plan. This is being done in close collaboration with national agencies, and guided by collective policies, systems, and paramount, is the public health and wellbeing of our campus and wider national community in mind.

As at today, Friday March 13, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in Jamaica has reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica which brings the total number of cases to 8.

Advisory 3 | COVID-19 - Suspension of Classes at The UWI Mona Campus

The leadership of The UWI Mona Campus in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor of the University and other authorities has taken the decision to suspend all classes at both the Mona and Western Jamaica Campuses for four weeks, effective March 13, 2020.

All mid-semester examinations scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, 2020, have subsequently been cancelled. Teaching is expected to resume, either online or face-to-face from April 14, 2020, and this may result in the semester being extended. All Jamaican students who reside on hall are required to move home during this period. International and regional students are welcome to remain on hall, but are asked to strictly adhere to all instituted protocols.

The Campus will remain open and operational until further advised.


After careful deliberation, the decision has been taken to postpone UWI Carnival 2020 events slated for March 12 to 15, as a

Mid Semester Examinations

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to advise the public that unscrupulous persons have been circulating notices to convey the postponement of mid semester examinations.

Campus Advisory | COVID-19

Campus Advisory | COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed the first known case of the Corona Virus, COVID-19 in Jamaica.

The UWI Mona Campus wishes to assure members of our community that the health and welfare of all students and staff are priority and so all plans and decisions made will be in the best interest of all members of our community.

Security Advisory: Suspension of Gate Passes

The University Hospital of the West Indies as a preventative measure against the novel Corona Virus, COVID -19 has suspended the issuing of gate passes at all points of entry in an effort to protect security guards, staff and visitors.  In light of this, The UWI Mona Campus is also suspending the issuing of gate passes with immediate effect. 
We seek the cooperation of all staff and students who drive a motor vehicle to be prepared to show their UWI Identification cards at the gate on entering and leaving. All other vehicles entering and leaving the Campus are subjected to random searches with immediate effect.

Sir Hilary Beckles Day

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