Academic Calendar

Notice

NOTE: Classes resumed on campus for face-to-face instruction as of the May 2022 semester. All students and faculty in the Premedical and Basic Medical Sciences program are required to be physically present on campus to attend classes.

Academic Calendar 2023

January 2023/ Winter 2023 

Semester begins – January 9th, 2023 
Semester ends – April 21st, 2023 
Semester break – April 24th – May5th, 2023 

May 2023 / Summer 2023 

Semester begins – May 8th, 2023 
Semester ends – August 18th, 2023 
Semester break – August 21st – September 1st, 2023 

September 2023 / Fall 2023 

Semester begins – September 4th, 2023 
Semester ends – December 15th, 2023 

ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION

New Students:

All newly enrolled students are expected to attend the orientation week of activities and complete their registration process prior to the first day of class.   Students who do not attend the orientation week may be deferred to the following semester.

 

Returning Students:

All returning students are expected to complete their registration by the end of the first week of the semester.  Notice of the registration dates, late registration period, deadlines and fees will be placed on the University’s website.  This information can be updated at the sole discretion of the Office of the Registrar.  Students are responsible for checking the University’s website for updates and changes with regards to registration or contacting the Office of the Registrar for further information.

REgistration

Late Registration Fee: 

The late registration period will be determined and posted by the Office of the Registrar. A late registration fee will be charged as follow: –

  • First business day of late registration: US $100.00
  • Second business day of late registration: US $125.00
  • Third business day of late registration: US $175.00
  • Fourth business day of late registration: US $200.00

Registration after the Late Registration period has ended: US $300.00. Any student seeking to register after the closure of the late registration period must receive approval from the Office of Student Affairs.

VISA REGISTRATION

New Students:

All new students traveling to campus will be required to complete Immigration Registration upon arrival on campus or before the end of the first week of the semester.  This process is necessary for students to obtain their Student Visa and Residency Permit status during their program.  This is a separate visa from the entry visa issued for traveling into St. Vincent and must be completed by ALL students.

Returning Students:

All returning students must update their immigration status with the Office of Student Affairs at the beginning of the semester.

Student Visa Processing Fee:  Any student submitting a passport for a Student Visa endorsement with less than 14 days validity of the current Student Visa will be charged a non-refundable Student Visa Processing Fee of US $100.

Students requiring a Student Visa Endorsement are asked to speak with the Immigration Liaison, Mr. Kelvin Malcolm to initiate the process.  Students are required to complete an immigration form and submit their passport to the Office of Immigration at the Belair Campus of Richmond Gabriel University, SVG for processing of Student Visa Endorsement Application.  Students are not allowed to deposit or uplift passport on behalf of another student.

RETURNING FROM LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Undergraduate and Basic Science Students:

Students should petition the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of return for permission to return to study. Students must prove that the circumstances leading to the Leave of Absence has been addressed and they are ready to resume their studies without further interruptions. Once permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student MUST then contact the Officer of the Registrar to begin the resumption process.

Clinical Clerkship Students:

Students should inform the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Clinical Affairs of their intent to resume their clinical rotations. Written notice should be provided to the Dean of Clinical Affairs no later than 6 weeks prior to the intended return date.

For more detailed information governing the Leave of Absence application process and procedures, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs.

Fall 2021 Semester Notice

NOTE: Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic Richmond Gabriel University Will Be Conducting The Fall Semester Via Online Learning In Compliance With WHO And CDC Guidelines Of Physical Distancing.

FALL 2021 Calendar

Orientation Ceremony

September 6, 2021

Orientation Week:

September 6th – 10th, 2021

Classes Start:

September 7, 2021

Late Registration:

September 13, 2021

Late Registration Closed:

September 17, 2021

Clinical Student Meeting:

TBA

Block 1 Examinations:

October 7th – 8th, 2021

Block 1 Exam Grade Release:

October 12, 2021

Commencement of Tutoring Program:

October 14, 2021

Mid-Semester Course Evaluation Posting

October 20, 2021

SVG Independence Day (National Holiday)

October 27, 2021

General Student Body Meeting:

October 26, 2021

Last Day for Course Withdrawal:

October 29, 2021

Clinical Student Meeting:

TBA

Tuition Fees Payment Deadline: November 1, 2021 

MD5 Clinical Orientation Seminar: November 5, 2021 
Block 2 Examinations: November 11th – 12th, 2021
Block 2 Exam Grade Release: November 16, 2021
Clinical Student Meeting: TBA

Block 3 Examinations: December 16th – 17th, 2021
Clinical Student Meeting: TBA
Semester Ends: December 21, 2021
Final Grade Release: December 21, 2021
Semester Break: December 21 – January 9, 2021

Examination Dates:

Block 1: October 7th – 8th, 2021
Block 2: November 11th – 12th, 2021
Block 3: December 16th – 17th, 2021

Orientation

Orientation Week Schedule:

Student Orientation Assembly:  
September 6, 2021 – 10:30AM AST
Master of Ceremony: Dr. Gomattie Chunilall
Keynote Speaker: TBA
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Meet the Counsellor:
September 7, 2021 – 3:30PM AST
Speaker: Ms. Ellica Matthews
Medical school and university can be overwhelming! Learn about coping techniques and the counselling services that are available to you throughout your education at ASUSVG!​​​​​​​

Careers in Medicine:
September 8, 2021 – 3:30PM AST
​​​​​​​Speaker: Dr. Brown-Caesar
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Student Affairs – It’s All About YOU! :​​​​​​​
September 9, 2021 – 3:30PM AST
Speaker: Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Chunilall
Learn about student services offered by the university that can assist you throughout your medical education!

Student Club Day :
September 10, 2021 – 3:30PM AST

Speaker: Student Club Representatives
Engage with members of various student clubs/organizations such as the SUG, AMSA and Sports Club. Learn about the various activities and exciting opportunities to participate in.

Advisor-Advisee Program – Meet My Advisor: 
September 13th – 17th, 2021 
All New and returning students will have their first meeting of the semester with their respective Academic Advisor. This is an opportunity to get to know your Advisor and discuss an early approach to a successful semester. The time slot will be sent to you by your advisor.

Registration

All students are required to be on campus on the semester commencement date specified in the Academic Calendar. Effective January 1, 2020, all students are required to complete registration for each academic semester/term. Registration, will take place in the Office of the Registrar at the Belair Campus.

Notice of the registration dates, late registration dates and fees, and closure of registration will be placed on the University’s website. This information can be updated at the sole discretion of the Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for checking the University’s website for updates and changes with regards to registration or contacting the Office of the Registrar for further information.

Late Registration Fee:

Effective May 1st, 2020 any student who registers after the regular given registration period by the Office of the Registrar will be subjected to payment of a Late Registration Fee. The late registration period will be determined and posted by the Office of the Registrar.

The late registration fee will be charged as follows

  • First business day of late registration: US $100.00
  • Second business day of late registration: US $125.00
  • Third business day of late registration: US $175.00
  • Fourth business day of late registration: US $200.00

Registration after the Late Registration period has ended: US $300.00. Any student seeking to register after the closure of the late registration period must receive approval from the Office of Student Affairs.

VISA REGISTRATION

Effective January 1, 2020, all students are required to complete Immigration Registration for each academic semester/term. Immigration Registration, will be conducted by the Student Affairs Immigration Department and will take place in the Office of the Registrar at the Belair Campus concurrently with your Registration period specified in the Academic Calendar.

Student Visa Processing Fee: Effective March 1st 2020, any student submitting a passport for a Student Visa endorsement with less than 14 days validity of the current Student Visa will be charged a non-refundable Student Visa Processing Fee of US $100.

Students requiring a Student Visa Endorsement are asked to speak with the Immigration Liaison, Mr. Kelvin Malcolm to initiate the process.  Students are required to complete an immigration form and submit their passport to the Office of Immigration at the Belair Campus of Richmond Gabriel University, SVG for processing of Student Visa Endorsement Application.  Students are not allowed to deposit or uplift passport on behalf of another student.

Returning Student Guideline

Undergraduate and Basic Science Students: Students should petition the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of return for permission to return to study. Students must prove that the circumstances leading to the Leave of Absence has been addressed and they are ready to resume their studies without further interruptions. Once permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student MUST then contact the Officer of the Registrar to begin the resumption process.

Clinical Clerkship Students: Students should inform the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Clinical Affairs of their intent to resume their clinical rotations. Written notice should be provided to the Dean of Clinical Affairs no later than 6 weeks prior to the intended return date.

For more detailed information governing the Leave of Absence application process and procedures, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs.