Presentation of Graduates

As always, our graduation ceremonies at The UWI are a cause for great pride and satisfaction, not only in the sheer number of students who have made it their tertiary establishment of choice, but also because these graduates are entering the work force and returning to their communities filled with the unquenchable thirst for further knowledge, the spirit of community service, and the sense of regional unity that The UWI has instilled in them.

Over 10,000 graduates across 10 ceremonies in 2016/2017. Then Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, conferred degrees at a total of ten ceremonies hosted by the University's four campuses to celebrate the achievements of thousands of graduands across the region.

A total of 10,202 students graduated, of which 6,574 completed their undergraduate degrees, while 2,721 completed higher degrees; 103 completed diplomas; 231 completed certificates, 36 completed associated degrees, 499 completed postgraduate diplomas and 38 completed postgraduate certificates.

Eleven honorary degrees were also awarded to eminent persons in various fields:

Open Campus

  • Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey – DSc

Cave Hill Campus

  • Mr. Richard Anthony Best – DLitt
  • Sir Trevor Carmichael – LLD
  • Dr. Carissa Etienne – DSc
  • Dr. Carol Jacobs – DSc

St. Augustine Campus

  • Professor KE Bingsheng – DLitt
  • Reverend Daniel Teelucksingh – LLD
  • Mr. Anthony Williams – DLitt

Mona Campus

  • Mrs. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – LLD
  • Mr. Daniel ‘Danny' Glover – DLitt
  • Ms. Lorna Goodison – DLitt